Call for artists

Join PaP

PaP artists peer group meet­ing in #New­For­est, togeth­er car­ry­ing out cre­ative inves­ti­ga­tions into the area and pro­vid­ing a forum of support.

13:00 17/07/21
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PaP is a peer group for artists with monthly meet-ups happening across the New Forest, together carrying out creative investigations into the area and providing a forum of support, sharing, caring and exchange to strengthen one another’s practice. We explore practices of creative commoning, forming new knowledge of the area and collective ways of being. Our activities mirror the ancient agricultural commoning practices of the New Forest, which question accepted patterns of ownership and artistic authorship.

PaP directly puts into action More Than Ponies’ intention to survey the New Forest as a real and metaphorical site for idea generation and contemporary art making via the inter-relationship of people and place.

PaP artists are Annabel Pettigrew, Harry Meadows, Gemma Gore, James Aldridge and Laura Eldret.

* No fee is paid or charged for attending group.

* Alongside the meet-up, PaP artists may be invited to partake in a More Than Ponies mail art subscription series and coproduction of a ‘creative commoning’ print work and event exploring wider contexts/ ways of collaboration, community economies, common licensing and co-production.

* PaP is an artists’ peer network, initiated by Laura Eldret as part of MTP (More Than Ponies) and generously made possible with supported from ‘a space’ arts, Southampton. Funding is used to cover the costs of the organisation and sharing of PaP activities, and to provide artist fees for those partaking in the production of 'Creative Commoning’.

We are inviting expressions of interest from individuals who may wish to join us, more info here or please email ( please do not spend too much time fashioning a formal application, just email!).