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Working with the edges is a podcast developed as part of TOMA . Equally excited + worried by the conversations taking place with visitors to the programme about the future of education, specifically art education, TOMA founder + artist Emma Edmondson and Arcade + Campfa director Clare Charles host a series of conversations, essays + sound art shorts. We aim to learn more about practitioners’ creative education journeys, the art world, criticism and ask what makes a contemporary artist?

We speak to artists, critics, curators, arts policy makers, admin assistants, artist-led communities, politicians and everyone and anyone who makes up the art world society we live in and ask - - - > in a time of austerity + costly education fees are we all fucked? Or can we all work together to make things better? We are better if we work together, even if it is around the edges.

All podcast imagery by Emma Mills.

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Episode #1 \\ Working with the edges // Everyone should go to art school \\

In episode one, Everyone should go to art school, we talk to Laure Prouvost about her journey as an artist through education + narratives in her work, Rosalie Schweiker about how giving tutorials is similar to being a GP + how art education saved her. There is also the first part of our series of train chats with writer critic Rose Cleary, artist Paige Ockenden + Emma Edmondson, some 5 minute sound works from Elle Reynolds + Michaela Bannon + some artists’ advice bureau stuff from Rosalie Schweiker. The podcast was conceived as part of TOMA’s development and is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

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Episode #2 \\ Working with the edges // Women who collaborate \\

In episode two, wo(men) who collaborate, we talk to Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis about support structures, institutional critique, artists as teachers + how their experiences in art education helped them forge DIY spaces after graduation + form a collaborative practice. This interview was recorded in Spring 2018. Kerri + Sophie also recommend music, artwork + books + have given us a track from their band Molejoy’s EP. We talk to Ruth Hazel + Ruth Jones about their collaborative studio + practices + taking up space as a woman, class, dyslexia + explore their studio + the objects within it. 

There is also another part of our series of train chats with writer critic Rose Cleary, artist Paige Ockenden + Emma Edmondson, some 5 minute sound works from TOMA artists reading out content from a automatic writing workshop from Lolly Adams which formed a manifesto. The podcast was conceived as part of TOMA’s development and is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

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Episode #3 \\ Working with the edges // 21st century art theory part #1 \\

In episode three visual theorist Griselda Pollock shares her history in art education + talks about excavating forgotten histories of women artists. Griselda also discusses the neoliberalisation of the university + diversity in art schools. Academic + writer Jeremy Spencer discusses stopping making art + how critical theory can be an art practice. There is also another part of our series of train chats with writer critic Rose Cleary, artist Paige Ockenden + Emma Edmondson + a discussion walking down Southend high street about the frame + art in shopping centres.

The podcast was conceived as part of TOMA’s development and is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

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