Jun 27, 2012

Blogs away...

The hunt for this year's blogger came down to two candidates - Hassan Vawda and  Kate Rolison. In the end we decided on Hassan but we also decided to commission Kate to write us a few special reviews as well so we have ended up with the best of both worlds. 

Given the huge size of the Trail (and the small size of the budget) I will actually kick off the blog myself this year before handing over to Hassan who will then get down to the nitty-gritty, hectic, crazy, mad, mad rush of trying to see and review as much on the Trail as humanly possible. This is going to be even tougher than usual this year given that the Trail is on for longer and there is (natch) a new record set for listed  events.

As well as Hassan, and our commissioned reviews from Kate, the trail blog would not be the trail blog without YOU!

As always we love to get reviews and comments from all you lovely people out there. So please remember that during the trail you are more than welcome to submit images, reviews, video clips and anything related to the trail that takes your fancy. We had a lot of guest reviews last year from our wonderfully generous participants and audiences and this aspect of the blog always makes it an eclectically awesome community project as well as an amazing online archive. So if you have something to say about the trail let us know and we will put it up here along with any links to your own websites or blogs. 

In the meantime please watch this space for the preview questionnaire which will be coming soon. If you can't wait and are ready to go with your preview, info and pics that's fine too! Please feel free to start sending things in.  Blog address as always: 


Will look forward to seeing what you are all up to!

Jun 11, 2012

This year's Blogger?


The E17 Art Trail Blog is a key documentary and review feature of the E17 Art Trail which takes place in Walthamstow, E17 every September.

We are currently looking for this year's official blogger!

All that is required is experience in writing, formatting and posting text, images, video and links to a blog.

The format is simple - in the lead up to the Trail you will create a short questionnaire to be submitted to participating artists and you will then post their images and responses onto the blog. During the Trail itself your mission is to visit, photograph and review as many Art Trail events as you possibly can.

As a creative exercise in its own right the blog is entirely open for whoever takes it on, to do whatever they want with it. So are you the official blogger for the E17 Art Trail 2012?

We can't guarantee much money but there will definitely be two hundred pounds, possibly more depending on how the fundraising goes over the next couple of months. However, absorbing the information, deciding what you think of it and then writing the copy quickly, clearly and daily is really good experience. It also means that you will have an entire project published online which will remain part of this ongoing and unique event.

Please look carefully at the blog to get a sense of what is required and what you could do with it.  Then if you are interested in taking this on, please get in touch with us, briefly detailing your experience and why you would like to do this project.

Thank you