Moving Online: Virtual art sessions & artist interviews

So much has moved online over the last year with virtual art sessions, interviews, talks, and webinars as well as online exhibitions. Many of our artists have made the move to digital over the last few months creating short films showcasing art techniques and giving people a glimpse into their studios. Recently some of MAFA’s members have been involved in online artist interviews talking about their latest creative projects and colloborations which have been undertaken during the pandemic.

Art in the Park

A few weeks ago we introduced a innovative project Art in the Park bringing together artists, Knowsley Safari Park and Kirklees Gallery. MAFA Printmakers Anthony Ratcliffe and Julia Midgley were both involved. They had undertaken a body of work looking at different aspects of animal care and conservation.

The films below look at their different approaches and dig deeper into the project with Q & A sessions.

In conversation with…

President of MAFA, Malcolm Taylor, has also featured in a virtual artist interview with Catherine Strong on Art Speak. In it he discussing his latest work and techniques. Malcolm talks about his journey from railway designer to full-time painter. His chats about his abstract and figurative work which is full of colour, interesting motifs and characterised by a restrained sensitivity to subject and composition.

Top tips with MAFA artists

Another artist to watch out for who has been regularly sharing his painting and drawing tips is Norman Long. His short films created from his art studio give a glimspe of what life is like as an artist. They’ve included themes such as drawing to generate ideas, playing with vantage points and studio realities. Make sure you check out his Facebook page.

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