Arts Council Wales has the ArtsWales Database, which has been established to showcase the work of Wales' artists and arts organisations. A wide spectrum of artforms is represented as well as background information and contact details. The database also contains examples of artists' work.
Contact: Visual Arts and Crafts Departments, Central Office, Arts Council Wales ,
9 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX.
Tel: 02920 376500. Fax: 02920 221447. Website: www.artswales.org.uk
Axis: all about artists
Axis is an online guide to artists practising in the UK today. As a national organisation for the visual arts, Axis provides a unique information service presenting new artists, new work and new trends. Axis has provided a national information service about contemporary artists since 1991 and in 1999 Axis launched its online service and now hosts a comprehensive national database of 4000 + contemporary artists practising in the UK. It is a contacts database, putting artists and makers in touch with those wishing to work with them - see the section How to Find an Artist. For artists who wish to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For general enquiries email email@example.com
Contact: Axis, Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds LS11 5QP
Tel: 0845 3628230;Fax:0845 3628231. Website: www.axisweb.org
Commissions North's Imagebank holds information on a wide range of artists within the North East and nationally which clients can select from.
The Crafts Council PhotostoreR Online is an applied art research and commissioning tool profiling over 1000 selected designer-makers and featuring 50,000 images of their work. It is an interactive, user-friendly system enabling users to easily find images and information by maker, object, material or technique. Print-outs are available. PhotostoreR Online is now available online as well as via regional terminals at 17 key arts venues across England and Wales, including the Crafts Council offices. Details of the venues and contact details are on the Crafts Council website.
Contact: Picture Library Officer, The Crafts Council, 44a Pentonville Road,
London N1 9BY.
Tel: 020 7806 2503. Fax: 020 7833 4479. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen has over 230 makers across the whole range of crafts. Work can be viewed at the Riverside Mill, including commissioning folders, or use the Crafts Directory on the Guild website. Also PhotostoreR, the Crafts Council's resource providing access to over 50,000 images and the work of over 900 selected makers, is available as a touch screen facility at the Devon Guild.
Contact: Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF.
Tel: 01626 832223. Email: email@example.com
Diversity Art Forum (formerly African and Asian Visual Arts Archive) is a unique and comprehensive archive of contemporary visual arts by artists of African and Asian descent working in the UK. The archive houses over 6,000 slides of artworks as well as publications and videos about and by artists.
Contact: Pauline De Souza, Director, Diversity Art Forum, The Learning Resource Centre, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Off Royal Albert Way, London E16 2RD.
Tel:020 8223 7676.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloucestershire County Council Register of Public Artists has been created to serve the County Council's "Percent for Art" programme of commissioning works by artists in strategic capital developments. Artists have been selected following national advertisement to suit the work expected in the programme, such as schools, libraries, highways, cycle paths and so on. Increasingly artists are involved in rural and urban design and masterplanning teams. You can search on the website to see artists listed and can contact the artists direct. In case of difficulty or for advice on Gloucestershire County artist networks, ring the Arts Development Office.
Contact: Gloucestershire County Council Arts Development Office.
Tel: 01452 425079. Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/publicartists
Women's Art Library/Make (closed October 2002)
Women's Art Library was a resource, which began as an artist-led slide library and was developed to provide information on the practice, impact and achievement of women in visual culture. The library contains written documentation, photographs, videos, a substantial slide collection and artists' files on contemporary women artists. There is also a complete run of the MAKE serial publication. The collection has now been transferred to the Library at Goldsmiths' College, University of London and access is by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Contact: Althea Greenan, Special Collections, Rutherford Information Services Building, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London SE14 6NW.
For further information, e-mail: email@example.com
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