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An inspiring and intimate look at the work of a generation of British artists across all disciplines.

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The Artist in Time: A Generation of Great British Creatives by Chris Fite-Wassilak

The Artist in Time brings together twenty creatives from across the UK, with photographs and interviews that disclose their daily working habits and motivations. All born before 1950, this is a collective portrait of a generation who have shaped our artistic landscape. They provide a range of different answers to the question 'what makes an artist?', and a set of insights into what makes up a creative life. Giving the reader access to the studio and working spaces of a diverse group of painters, poets, choreographers, filmmakers, illustrators, musicians, photographers, sculptors, writers and creators, The Artist in Time is a handbook for creativity and inspiration, made up of artists from all backgrounds who have all in their own way shaped, and continue to shape, the creative landscape of the United Kingdom.

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About Chris Fite-Wassilak

Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and critic based in London. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, Art Papers and frieze, and a contributing editor of ArtReview. His books include the survey publication Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now) (ed. Claire Doherty, Art/Books, 2015) and the book of essays Ha-Ha Crystal (Copy Press, 2016). Ollie Harrop is a photographer based in Margate. His commercial clients include The Freud Museum, Tate Galleries, The Zabludowicz Collection, Turner Contemporary and The Arts Council, with large scale commissions at the Olympic Park and Dreamland Margate. His monograph I Love It When You Sing will be published in 2020. The Baring Foundation is a grant-making charity which protects and advances human rights and promotes inclusion. For the past 10 years, it has focused its arts funding on promoting creativity for older people.

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Participants include: Rasheed Araeen (b. 1935 Pakistan, based in London) is a London-based conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer and curator. Araeen has been advocating for the inclusion of artists of African, Latin American and Asian origins in UK institutions since the 1970s. In 2019 he opened Shaminyaana, a restaurant/art space purpose designed for conversation and eating. Frank Bowling (b. 1934, Guyana, based in London) is a painter; attending the RCA alongside David Hockney and RB Kitaj, Bowling has been a leading pioneer of British painting for decades, defining an approach of politicised abstraction. Recognised with a solo exhibition at the Whitney in 1971, his major solo exhibition at Tate Britain opened in May 2019. Margaret Busby (b. 1944, Ghana, based in London) is an editor, writer, publisher and broadcaster. The UK's youngest and first black, female book publisher when she co-founded the publishing house Alllison and Busby in 1967, Busby is acknowledged as pioneer in British Black publishing. Shirley Collins (b. 1935, England) is an English folk singer. Her first album in 38 years, Lodestar, was released in 2016. Wendy Cope (b. 1945, England, based in Ely) is an award winning and bestselling poet, whose poems are featured in school curricula and quoted in popular culture - rare popularity for a poet. She has been publishing since 1986, with dozens of collected editions of her poems, ranging from rhyming verse to parodies of well-known poets. Michael Foreman (1938, England, based in St. Ives) is an author, illustrator and painter, producing over 50 of his own children's books, and illustrating over 170 titles, working with authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones. His books include The General, Long Neck and Thunder Foot, and War Game, winning the Kate Greenaway Medal three times over a prolific career. John Fox & Sue Gill (b. 1938/1940, England, based in Ulverston) worked as performance and event company Welfare State International from 1968 to 2006, producing live events and interactive theatre that transformed the conception of street theatre. They continue to devise events and rituals, based mainly around their local area in Cumbria, that emphasise art's place in everyday life. Ken Loach (b.1936, England, based in Bath) is an award-winning filmmaker whose work is grounded in social realism. Working across both television and film, Loach is regarded as one of the UK's most important film directors. Alaister MacLennan (b.1943, Scotland, based in Belfast) is an influential practitioner of live art, and a founder of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1997. Maggie Nicols (b. 1948, Scotland, based in Wales) is a musician, who has been a leading proponent of free jazz and improvisation since the late 1960s. Working with one of the first improvisational groups, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, and a founder of the Femnist Improvising Group, she has worked with musicians such as Robert Wyatt and Julie Tippetts among countless others. Bisakha Sarkar (b. 1950, India, based in Liverpool) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, who has been involved in teaching and performing Indian dance in the UK since the early 1970s. She founded the dance company Chaturangan, and continues to perform her own work. Ralph Steadman (b. 1936, England, based in Kent) is an illustrator, recognised for his wild and humorous style. His work accompanying the articles of Hunter S. Thompson are his most well-known, while also working with writers like Ted Hughes and making album covers for Frank Zappa and The Who. Anne Tallentire (b. 1949, Northern Ireland, based in London) is an artist, who has been producing video, performance and sculpture since the early 80s. Teaching at Central Saint Martins for three decades, she has been highly influential on generations of artists, retiring recently to focus on her career, with recent exhibitions in the Dallas Museum of Art, USA, and the Grazer Kustverein, Austria. Roma Tomelty (b. 1948, Northern Ireland, based in Belfast) actor and theatre director, founder of the Centre Stage company in the 80s, dedicated to Ulster theatre and still going, while also appearing in recent films such as Your Highness (2011).

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The Artist in Time: A Generation of Great British Creatives by Chris Fite-Wassilak
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