Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm. February 2019.

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The Protocols of the New Art College.

Stephen Park

When I get round to writing my book The Protocols Of The New Art College, the first rule will be that you don’t talk to people who are working. You wouldn’t talk to someone while they were writing, dancing or composing music, why would anyone talk to anyone who is painting or drawing? Talk is sabotage. Any artists in any discipline who thinks they can do something else while they are doing whatever they think they are doing, is on a hiding to nothing.  In communal spaces where people work it is important that an atmosphere of relaxed concentration is achieved.  Responsibility for maintaining this must be shared rather than falling solely upon teachers. It can feel slightly oppressive if teachers are reminding people to be quiet.

The second rule will be that if you are the person who has made some artworks*, you are excluded from the role of…

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Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm. January 2019.

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5 pencil drawings. A4 Sketchbook. Christmas 2018.

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Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. November 2018.

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6 pencil drawings. A4 Sketchbook. Beginning of November.

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