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The end…of a season.

by Geoff Hall on August 30, 2016

August 2016 – The end…of a season “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes.   The Group has been around for 15 years. We started in 2001 and have experienced many (…)

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Pro-creation – Co-creation

by Geoff Hall on July 29, 2016

July 2016 – Pro-creation – Co-creation Salt, yeast and mustard seed. Our work is likened to some earthly things, elements that transform the very substance they are added to.   The trick to the efficacy of these elements is that (…)

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The Cultural Way of Being

by Geoff Hall on March 31, 2016

March  2016 – The Cultural Way of Being Five years ago, ‘The Cultural Way of Being’ was published.  http://upptacka.com/publications (All quotes are from the Kindle Edition). TCWB was at the time, a kind of manifesto of intent, moving on from (…)

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Simple Questions for Artists #1 – Enough of survival…it’s overrated!

by Geoff Hall on October 27, 2015

October 2015 – Enough of survival… An article full of quotes.   I think survival is overrated, how about you? “I have come that you have Life, so that you may survive”, doesn’t come into it. I think living life (…)

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What gets you up in the morning…

by Geoff Hall on September 30, 2015

September 2015 – What gets you up in the morning… Living your life as an artist will invariably lead you to thoughts of calling it a day. How long can you go on in the face of scepticism from family, (…)

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Is community still possible?

by Geoff Hall on August 3, 2015

      July, 2015. In a response to Sheona’s guest blog article, I commented about my desire for community; whilst we understand that we make things in isolation from each other in the hope of one day making the (…)

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Will artists have patrons in heaven?

by Geoff Hall on July 28, 2015

Hi Everyone, I’d like to thank Sheona Beaumont for being our guest blogger. This is the last in the series of three articles from Sheona, focusing on her residency at Trinity Theological College in Bristol. Whilst the title may surprise you (…)

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New Tree House Event

by Geoff Hall on May 28, 2015

Hi, The Next Tree House event will be on Wednesday, June 24th at the Hooper House Cafe, Stokes Croft. Doors open at 8pm with Tapas provided!   Jane Lee will be speaking to us about her work as artist-in-residence  at Saint (…)

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Pause…for thought.

by Geoff Hall on May 1, 2015

April, 2015 – Pause…for thought. Today Kit Jennings (Sozo Arts, Portugal) and I played catch-up in the Bar of Bristol Temple Meads station. We ‘talk’ quite a bit via email, and I think we’ve even logged a Skype call, but (…)

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January 2015 – Art: an act of remembrance

by Geoff Hall on January 29, 2015

January 2015 – Art: An act of remembrance       January has been a month of remembrance, with Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. For my part, I sat and watched the documentary on (…)

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