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Curating the Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail by Nikki Hawkins

Emerging freelance curator Nikki Hawkins was appointed to work with The Arts Development Company to curate the 2018 Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail, funded by Lyme Regis Town Council and Lyme Forward. Here Nikki walks us through the process from selecting sculptures, working with artists and partners to final installation: Selection Process After my appointment to the project, the first stage was meeting the team at The Arts Development Company to select the final pieces from the submissions.  With four plinths to fill we were looking for existing sculptures that created a cohesive group, whilst offering opportunities to both new and established artists...

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Culture+ course mapped the way to making my own website

Steve Richardson tells how a Culture+ workshop gave him the tools to start a new venture, by building his own website. Recently retired, with a passion for making maps, I decided to set up as a freelance cartographer specialising in digital mapping. I had various contacts through social media, and I had won a prize for mapping from the Ordnance Survey and British Cartographic Society, so I had some form. However, if I was to turn my passion into a part-time business, I needed a shop-front, preferably a web-based one. When I searched for ‘how to build a website’,...

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