AuthorHolly Willats

Holly Willats is an independent curator & writer, and the founder and Director of the arts organisation, Art Licks. Art Licks supports the work of early career artists across the UK and champions artist-led activity and self-organised initiatives. Art Licks launched in 2010 and exists as a website, tours, printed magazine, learning programme, commissioning programme and annual London-wide festival: the Art Licks Weekend.

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Through working on Art Licks, I am in regular dialogue with artists in the UK and acutely aware of how local issues effect their practices emotionally, financially and practically. As current political and social issues become uncertain and we find ourselves in unstable times, it is healthy to remind ourselves of cultures outside of our own bubble and be inspired by how artists working across the...

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