Thank you and we hope to be back real soon.
Its fair to say that we have been away for quite a while, continuous changes in circumstances have forced us to take a change in direction which will fundamentally change how this website runs. For a website will be what we will become. We still plans to continue with themes but rather than publish we will display all works on the website. We will have writings on culture and current happenings as well as thoughts on the art historical, musings on pop culture, the gaming scene (board games that is) and pondering's on all things go cultural interest. We have published on this website (on the gallery page) some of the work we have had submitted, but not all. We hope that this will in some way slake your thirst whilst we rearrange and redesign our website.
Thank you and we hope to be back real soon.
Hello. Well it has been a while but we are still here. Due to some financial and time constraints, Richard and I have been working too hard earning money, we have had to have a little rethink about our publishing schedule. We have decided to change from monthly to quarterly for the digital issues and publish in print once a year. We will keep the themes but they will run for three months. The hope is that as well as giving us more time it will allow yourselves more time to create, paint, sculpt, write, draw and design. We both hope that this is not to much of a disappointment for you all. Will still need submissions for all the themes (dates and release dates have been updated) but we do have an exciting announcement. As well as one print issue we will be holding a yearly exhibition of the work featured or at least as much as we can get a hold of. his exhibition will be held here in Leeds, UK, at least to start, a city of 750,000 people ( as both Rik and I found out recently as we lost at a pub quiz). Again we are sorry for the delay and the changes but our ethos remains the same. We also hope to get more involved in both the local and international arts scene and to share with the world all the great work we continue to receive. If their are any events you would like us to cover, advertise, attend (thats my favourite bit) drop us a line and we will do our best.
Well thats all for now, we are back and we are born to arts.
Well it has been a while and I have been quite busy with Annotation Magazine, my Preparation for a Phd and now I have to decorate but I thought it was time for a quick update and to introduce some new friends. I am sitting at my desk, smoking, drinking green tea and staring at a computer screen hoping for some inspiration so I can finally write an article that I have been working on for a few weeks (read months). Meanwhile I have some interesting website for people to look at the first being artplode.
Artplode is a website which sells artworks at 0% commission it, rather than sticking a percentage on the end of a sale, charges a one off fee to hold the work on their site. The site was founded by Maureen McCarthy who for twenty years worked as an agent for the publishing arm of the John Lennon estate. She created artplode when she identified a gap in the market because of the "absurd rates of commission charged by auction houses to resell art" not only that but the fact that the is the "outrageous . . . practice of some art sales websites requiring artists to sign an exclusivity agreement" so the artist is selling to a limited market.
we here at Annotation Magazine think that McCarthy has hit the nail on the head. The limiting of an artist to publicise there own work by the creation of such an agreement must surely limit the artists ability to sell. So that is why we here at Annotation ask for no money to publicise artists, writers, poets and all others work and in fact hope to be able to pay those artists back for their belief in us. Artplode is now a year old and has all sorts of art available from the unknown artist to Andy Warhol. The site is well worth a visit and we wish not only artplode but all those who sail in her the best of luck.
The second site that has caught my eye this week is EARLY WORK aiming to introduce you to "Pablo before Piccasso". This site aims to introduce the world to the young, and maybe not so young, artist coming out of the various arts courses and universities. It is exclusively reserved for students and recent graduates providing an online platform for the sale of work which they may find hard to get into the public eye through more mainstream channels. These young artists will have the ability to 'control their creativity independently from the very beginning of their career, all based on fair economic considerations' and who can say fairer than that.
As for us here at Annotation Magazine we have started to receive submissions for the first edition and a very long editorial meeting is long over due with Rik over at Water Closet Press. Don't forget to submit work, we take all sorts, the more the merrier.
Well guess I had better get back to that article for my PHd and another pot of green tea.