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What Should Your Portfolio Look Like?

I teach Professional Practice to students on the BA Hons Fine Art course at Staffordshire University.  I recently gave a lecture about my practice, with the following tips on preparing a portfolio and artist statement.   What Should Your Portfolio … Continue reading

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Enchanted Milton

In 2014 I was commissioned by EACH to make a piece of work for their foyer in Milton.  Working at the hospice was truly inspirational.  The building and indeed the staff  are very warm and welcoming, with spaces for kids … Continue reading

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Cambridgeshire Moments

A few years ago I was commissioned to make work for a Dementia Ward in Cambridge.  It was the first time I had worked with people with Dementia and I had a lot to learn from the Art Therapist.  Obviously … Continue reading

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Successful and Unsuccessful Proposals

Whilst it is always disappointing not being awarded a commission it is important not to let it impact on your enthusiasm.  There could be many reasons why you are not awarded the commission and it is always good to have … Continue reading

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Our Relationship with Spaces and Places.

Whilst the outcome for Love Ties was a major public art commission, I have long been fascinated with our relationship with space.  I think this stems from having absolutely no sense of direction, which means I find negotiating spaces quite … Continue reading

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Love Ties – Material Changes and Social Capital

This was a report written by myself and my friend Professor Nick Lee.  Initially I had proposed a lot more community engagement for Love Ties.  Stoke Approach who were commissioning some of the project disagreed with this and nearly pulled … Continue reading

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Love Ties – The Final Work by Emily Campbell

Love ties was commissioned in 2005 by Stoke on Trent City Council and Regeneration Funding. I worked with communities and other artists to talk about Love.  Participants wrote Love Letters, quotes of which were then fabricated in Stainless Steel and … Continue reading

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Love Ties – The Making Of

The making of Love ties took an enormous amount of work from different people to make it happen.  It was really important to me that I reached as many groups and residents living in and around Hanley Park as possible. … Continue reading

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Love Ties – Inspiration

This post discusses the inspiration for one of my favourite pieces of work Love Ties.  The proposal for Love Ties first came from a Public Art training project run by pro-POSIT in 2003.  A group of 10 artists were all invited … Continue reading

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Harplands Psychiatric Hospital Reflective Space

In 2007 I was commissioned by North Staffordshire Combined Health Care to transform a small and rather dingy meeting room into a Multifaith Reflective Space for patients at Harplands Acute Psychiatric Hospital.  This was funded from a grant from the … Continue reading

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