I have become involved in the running of Dartmoor Pechakucha  .

Dartmoor Pechakucha is a monthly event where artists and makers show images to each other and members of the general public.  There are very strict rules to avoid it becoming boring or any monopolising of time.  There are also opportunities to chat informally over a drink.  The first one was a great success and it serves an important function in a place where visual culture is poorly served.  Odd, because Dartmoor is a beautiful place that attracts visually oriented people.   Thanks to Joanna Brown for most of the hard work to get this up and running.


Drawing from Nature


I am very happy to be the artist in residence at Celf o Gwmpas

Here I am, working from nature and pleased to demonstrate how to capture the movement of a waterfall.




ArtBTheatreTitleMore dramatic readings of the worst artist statements, gallery press releases and art criticism every week, except when I don’t do them every week.

This week’s artist is asking “how can triangularization contribute to the ever-increasing signification of subject formation?”, certainly one of the most pressing issues in the world right now. At least someone is dealing with it instead of just sitting around and ignoring the effects of triangularization. Come on everybody, let’s get it sorted out.

International Art English tropes in this episode of Artbollocks Theatre, rated on a scale of one to five stars

Tongue twisters *, pseudoscientific claptrap ****, bad grammar, typos or misused words **, telling us what we see or think ****, spurious appeals to art history *, art world jargon ***, pretending artists are more [superlative adjective] than people who are actually [adjective] (0), justifying nothingness or lack of…

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Article in Jackdaw magazine by Stephen Park

This article has a strange origin. I was posting comments on Facebook, some of which were in response to other comments. A founder of the Stuckists took an interest, pieced my words together into an article and sent it to me for approval. I made a few changes. They made a few minor corrections to my poor punctuation and dropped my strap-line, “Never-was pours cold water on over-rated has-beens”.

I thought about not allowing its publication because some of it might be taken personally by some people if they read it,  and inevitably some people might think its only my sour grapes.  I decided that it was worth these risks to exercise my little voice. After all I was there,  and it’s a little irritating listening to version  of those times being repeated without being able to say, ‘actually that’s not really how I remember it.’ That’s all.


Sarah Hoskins' Journal



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