Annual Event: Make.Practice.Perfect.

How do we make art.How do we maintain our art practice.Where do we look for help.

The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Friday 24th March 2017, 10am – 5pm


Booking for this event is essential, click to book. Refreshments and lunch are included.


At our 2017 Annual Event Make.Practice.Perfect. we will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all.

Aimed at artists, students and academics, as well a non-practising public, this event discusses how, where and why we produce art works today, what are the barriers to production and how we may overcome them through our working methods and accessing relevant networks and resources. 

Our contributors will include:

Conohar Scott – lecturer in photographic theory and a practicing artist at the School of Media & Film, University of Lincoln

Daniel Sean Kelly – artist, co-director of Two Queens and School of the Damned student 2017

Joanne Lee – photographer, writer, researcher and publisher and Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University

Mark Smith – Executive Director, Axisweb

Roma Piotrowska – Exhibitions Manager, Ikon Gallery

CVAN EM Document artists (Andrew Bracey, Geoff Litherland, Jessica Harby, Kajal Nisha Patel, Tim Shore, Tracey Kershaw)


See the full programme.

The event will be broadcast by this is tomorrow.


Dizzy Ink will lead a workshop in Nottingham on Friday 31st March for Make.Practice.Perfect attendees to collaboratively create a two colour beak zine, featuring a set of principles and actions agreed on at the event and a design of their own using content from the event. The workshop will be open to all attendees of the Make.Practice.Perfect. There will be a limited number of places, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It will be free to attend the workshop.


Our Annual Events are designed for and to inspire an open and diverse audience of those working in the sector as well as non-arts professionals. Featuring keynote speeches, discursive breakouts, informal networking and member contributions, these events allow us collectively to explore ideas relevant to the sector, capitalise on the knowledge, skills and assets of the network and expand its terms of reference and aspiration.