So why not do it again? We hadn’t planned for a fourth on-line show in 2020, then again any plans we did have for the year went out the gallery window ages ago…

We hadn’t planned for a fourth on-line show in 2020, then again any plans we did have for 2020 went out the gallery window ages ago. We did actually start running on-line shows alongside the physical gallery shows back in 2017, well before this damn covid thing infected everything. We were always going to curate…

And indeed, with good reason, far from the turmoil…

“And with good reason” she said, (And with good) Reason then, a third and final on-line art exhibition brought to you by Cultivate during these strange locked-down virus-fearing times, it opened on-line last Thursday evening.  When we first planned April’s #43Artists show, the first of what has now become a trilogy of on-line exhibitions, we…

The full artist line up for the (And with good) Reason show that open’s tomorrow night, looks like this…

The full artist line up for the (And with good) Reason show that open’s tomorrow night, looks like this… AMY ROBSON, ANNABELLE RICHMOND-WRIGHT, BEN FENTON, BRETT BANKS, DAN BROUGHTON, EMMA HARVEY, FERGUS HARE, GIRL SHIT, HARRY MARTIN, HELEN SHULKIN, IZZIE BEIRNE, JAMES HALLINAN, JAMES JOHNSTON, JEREMY MORGAN, JESSICA HILL, JOHN GATHERCOLE, KAREN BEATTIE, KATYA GRANOVA,…

This Thursday night’s opening then, bring your own beer and computer monitor, don’t you dare use one of those little phones, get it on the big screen now…

One last on-line show during these strange locked down times, while the Arts Council here in England congratulate themselves, we’ll get on with actually walking it rather than just talking it. Yeah, I know I said I’d shut up about the damn council, I did promise we’d never mention the damn Art Council again but…

So I ask once more, only this time with a slightly more angry tone than last time, What is Arts Council England actually about during these days of lockdown?

The two clear and obvious messages we’ve managed to gather from our mostly failed attempts to communicate with the still rather aloof Arts Council England over the last couple of weeks are, whatever you do don’t ever try to be in any kind of way “self-sufficient” and please don’t attempt to stand on your own…

What is Arts Council England actually about during these days of lockdown? Or for that matter any time? Not the likes of us so it seems, but then it never has been…

What is Arts Council England actually about? On this page you can see shots from various Cultivate shows from the last seven or eight years, mostly shots of people at our shows rather tha njust the art.  Cultivate is an artist-led space run myself Sean Worrall, and fellow artist Emma Harvey. We’ve put on over…