AA2A Artists Quotes
The following comments are taken from Artists' evaluation forms between 2014 and
"It has been life changing and revolutionary. I feel quite bereft at the thought of it
ending. The college was very accommodating and helpful and the technicians were wonderful. I could
not have made my PhD application without access to such a wonderful library."
Sophie Cullinan Anglia Ruskin University
"I loved the AA2A programme and the opportunity it gave me to further my career with the
support of the University, but with absolute freedom, and I wish the scheme could have lasted longer
to continue building on more opportunities!"
Francesca Moore University of Derby
"AA2A was a wonderful opportunity as an artist in terms of participating in a residency
programme and accessing art facilities that are hard to use as an independent artist in London.
Furthermore, I led two workshops with BA students which helps my career as a tutor and had a chance
to show my work which I made in relation to my time at the Uni."
Sun Ju Lee University of Bedfordshire
"Access to the facilities, the staff, the technicians and the students gave me renewed
confidence, a focus and a means to move forward, which I wouldn't have had otherwise. "
Lisa Creagh City College Brighton and Hove
"The scheme gave me a creative freedom that at the same time provided workable deadlines
that I kept myself to. This creating a motivated atmosphere to work in. Being in contact with other
artists was also very good."
Matthew Bailey Liverpool Hope University
"Having the access to the excellent glass facilities, with excellent support, and some
financial support as well, has enabled me to undertake an exciting project which would otherwise not
have been possible for me."
Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin University of Hertfordshire
"Access to the ceramic workshop facilities has been incredibly productive and immensely
enjoyable. Its opened up a whole new area of experimentation in my practice which wouldn't have
happened without my participation in the scheme."
Clare Thornton Plymouth University