Andy Metcalf-Artist/Collaborator
Multi, Immersive, Thoughtful
The New Now Project

Artist Led Projects

My art practice is now centred on developing, and participating in artist led projects. A few of us have come to a way of working which optimises the art making process as well as producing an enjoyable environment . A small group of artists come together to produce work around an agreed theme. While the work of each individual artist gets feedback and discussion, the work itself remains completely under the control of each artist.

Artist Led Project - Then and Now

Artist Led Project - Then and Now

In 2015 , four artists gathered in the Old Mortuary Room of Hornsey Town Hall to do a 5 day residency. We would make individual works guided by the theme of the Now: the Present Moment. Sabrina Osborne created a video,/performance piece; Paul Berry made an installation; I painted large scale surfaces inspired by the car park s out back; and Peter Coyte composed a sound piece. A year later we showed the Now Project in the same room we had made the work - but now it had been transformed into the Ply Gallery.

In the Spring of 2019 , we are setting out on a new iteration of the Project, asking new artists to join us around a new theme.

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 Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre donated to the Project a large space to develop the Now Project for 5 days in July 2015.

Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre donated to the Project a large space to develop the Now Project for 5 days in July 2015.

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