At the tail end of last year Neil Whitehead Sheila Walsh-Blackmore and myself discussed the option of launching an online Arts magazine to display the superb work already published here in the Art Department Gallery.
Followers of the Gallery and mirror FaceBook page would be in agreement in that the quality of artistic prowess from our Members far out-strips that of amateur status.
The works of Jon Lisle-Summers, Les Orton, Ian Palmer and many others should be ( or already are ) enjoyed by countless more. We wanted the Mag to celebrate the creativity in our midst, and to stimulate healthy debate and offer handy hints.
For pure practicalities I am running with Village Online ( an aborted project of my own from last year ) The base artworks are set up, and the name has already had some pre-launch publicity... too good to waste.
I do have most artists files on system, as some feature on the free Art Portal thewebcircle and I also help administer the Art Department's FB page. Page proofs available shortly!
So, as always....watch this space.
for and on behalf of the Art Department.