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Preservation and Reproduction of Artworks

Preservation and Reproduction of Artworks

In this article I am going to discuss the issues surrounding the preservation and reproduction of artworks. I will examine the ways in which Young British Artist Damien Hirst, born in 1965, addresses death and mortality in his work through the use and presentation of decaying materials, focusing particularly on one of his most famous works, ‘A Thousand Years’ . This work involves the observation of the life cycle processes taking place within a glass box involving thousands of flies feeding from a decaying cow’s head (the flies in fact fed from a sugar-water solution). The rotting head of the...

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Olivia Rubin x Etsy Designer Collaboration

Olivia Rubin x Etsy Designer Collaboration

Olivia Rubin x Etsy Designer Collaboration This article was originally written in September 2019. The collection ran from 1st October - 31st December 2019.  I'm very proud to say that my work is part of the limited edition collection in collaboration with British Designer Olivia Rubin and Etsy UK. The collection features 6 other sellers who have made a rainbow inspired range of homeware products. In May 2019 I was contacted by Etsy to ask if I would like to be part of the collection, and a few weeks later I was off to Etsy headquarters in London to...

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Land Art

Land Art

Whilst I was at Liverpool Hope University my main topic of focus was Land Art. Researching this topic came to inform my own artwork. I was always drawn to this area of study because I found it so fascinating. Land Art emerged in the United States of America in the late 1960s during an era of radical change. The movement involves working within the landscape – often in deserted areas far away from civilisation – and rearranging the natural state of the Earth. Various terms refer to the movement, the most popular being ‘Earthworks’ – a term coined by Land Art’s...

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How to Package an Artwork

How to Package an Artwork

In this article I will discuss how to package an artwork. Whilst I was studying Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University I volunteered in several galleries across Merseyside. During the several hundred hours of volunteer work that I did, I learnt everything from assembling an exhibition to constructing the visitor information for the gallery walls. One of the most important things that I learnt along the way was how to package an artwork properly. Whether an artwork is travelling across the globe or a mile down the road, protective packaging is a must to ensure it’s safety and quality. This...

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Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

Small Business Christmas Gift Guide Written by Peter Chesters. For content writing enquiries please contact peterchesters@hotmail.co.uk Let's support our local small businesses this Christmas by purchasing beautiful handmade gifts from independent creatives based in Merseyside! Featuring 17 of the very best makers and creators in the North West we've got you covered. From sumptuous chocolate making experiences to mistletoe cacti. The perfect gift for your Nan and gorgeous handcrafted jewellery for your girlfriend. Festive jumpers for the little ones, and fragrant bath bombs and scents to help you unwind and relax. Let us guide you through the very best Christmas...

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