Seed Commissions 2020: Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom – Mollie’s Story

In Summer 2020, we put out a call for artists and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions – a way we could support local artists and community groups to get new creative projects off the ground and to try something new in Medway and Swale. One of the projects chosen was artist Hannah… Continue Reading

Lighting up Medway’s Hopes & Dreams at The Pentagon Centre

Ideas Test and Chatham-based artist Xtina Lamb are helping Medway bring the light of Hopes & Dreams to The Pentagon Centre this holiday season. In a year that has seen many changes and challenges, local arts organisation Ideas Test wants to team up with ordinary – and extraordinary – people in Medway to create lanterns… Continue Reading

How to apply to Stacy Makishi’s Live Art Social (distance) Club

We know that applying to things can be scary, so before Halloween, we’re taking the anguish out of applications. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to apply to Stacy Makishi’s Social (distance) Art Club – one of Live Art Development Agency‘s (or LADA) DIY 2020 workshops by artists, for artists. Beware – You only… Continue Reading

DIY 2020 – Stacy Makishi: Live Art Social (distance) Club

Social life marooned like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Don’t befriend a volleyball, get social at Stacy Makishi’s Live Art Social (distance) Club! This DIY is run in partnership with LADA. About the workshop Live Art Social Club is all about connection. Connection is that oxytocin-rich-‘energy shake’ shared between people when they feel seen, heard, and… Continue Reading

An interview with Marissa Mardon

Marissa Mardon is a fine artist and the creator behind the exhibition Landing at Dawn, which will be on show throughout May and June. On the day she installed Landing at Dawn, Ideas Test invited Marissa to talk a little bit more about her new work. Could you talk a little bit about the process you… Continue Reading

Close up photograph of a latex art exhibition

An interview with Matt Bray and Wendy Daws

On March 10, Matt Bray and Wendy Daws hosted their Live Making event at No.34. Afterwards, Ideas Test invited Matt and Wendy to talk a little more about their collaborative exhibition, Material Conversations. You can hear more from Matt and Wendy by coming along on March 24 to Meet the Artists, from 1pm – 3pm. Has creating… Continue Reading

An Interview with Rosie Melville

Ideas Test sat down with exhibiting artist Rosie Melville to discuss her exhibition, Fragility and Tension, which is on display at No.34 until February 28. Ideas Test: Has creating the work for this exhibition inspired you to create any future work? Rosie Melville: Yeah, I think it has really because I did quite a few experiments leading… Continue Reading