Welcome to my web site. My name is Fiona Dix and I create, learn and share art textiles on a small Scottish island.
Since starting the Art and Social Practice course I’ve been subscribing to the free Mailout newsletter, which is full of useful information. The most recent issue mentions a paper by Francois Matarasso, ’Creative Progression: Reflections on quality in participatory arts‘, which is … Continue reading
This was the conversation from which our project grew. We were talking about how to increase involvement and engagement with art, and ways to create artworks where the community (communities?) feel a sense of ownership and value. It wasn’t in … Continue reading
Several writers we’ve studied identify two extremes of a participation spectrum: where the participants are co-authors, and where the participants are raw material. Helix Arts call these the ‘Kester-end’ and the ‘Bishop-end’ (referring to a critical exchange between Grant Kester … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago in our weekly Art and Social Practice session we discussed and pooled ideas about the practices, qualities and skills an artist needs to bring to participatory work and why you would want to do it. … Continue reading