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At ART X PARADISE, we cherish collaborative work and admire actions that support artists. One of our first year members has organised an event called Art on the Sly. Here all art is welcome, nothing will be rejected. Their mission is to create a night of appreciation, pride and community. They are working with Love C.O.P’s who host and co-produce inclusive, community-centred events.

Art on the Sly will be held on Friday 16th March at 10pm with the location yet to be announced. Check their Facebook page here:

During the Art X PARADISE events programme, we aim to focus on collaborative working environments, community engagement and social support of creativity. Perhaps Art on the Sly could inspire your designs and intentions for the site that we will be working with during your events programme?

Paradise Works want to see design interventions which promote social engagement that could kick-start development of the site and be welcoming to the community.
Posted 11 Mar 2018 11:41


Throughout the Events programme, we will each be hosting a workshop aimed at introducing creativity. We are currently discussing the prospect of providing you with workshops that vary in materiality and focus on craft. The concept of making and testing techniques is something we encourage. We are excited to see your artist talents and hopefully these will inspire your designs.

As well as sending you over a programme by email and facebook, a brief outline of what we are planning will be posted on here in the next few weeks. Keep a look out !

Posted 10 Mar 2018 15:17


Jo is currently undertaking a Practice based PhD at the University of Leeds which examines Painting and Materiality. She previously studied Fine Art at the University of West of England and completed her MFA at Manchester School of Art.

Her practice is concerned with hybridised forms of painting that have resonance within the phenomenological ambitions of Minimalism. She considers how the compositional and material components of painting affect the experiential basis of the viewer, not what the painting means but what it does. Her observations become translated through the construction of three-dimensional pictorial compositions ‘in between’ the space of painting and architecture.

The practice aims to provoke an artistic reorientation towards painting that engages the sensorial and brings painting back into a materialist dialogue with real things in the world. She creates a re-evaluation of a painting’s relationship with space, where painting is matter and space, real and physical; allowing the viewer to establish a dual physical and optical relationship to the work.

Posted 4 Mar 2018 11:59


During the Events week we will ask you to select an artist, who is working at Paradise Works, to base your work on. Your initial design proposals should aim to derive from artistic inspiration and illustrate topics which are highlighted by one of the artists. Established in April 2017, Paradise Works is currently home to 28 proactive, intergenerational, contemporary artists; working across sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, design, film, audio, performance, photography & curation.

Over the course of this week we will be posting a few profiles to give you a flavour of the expanse and range of all the artists to choose from.

If you want to see the full list of artists working at Paradise Works, have a peek at their website here:

Posted 27 Feb 2018 10:39