John Cage said ‘Art’s socialised.’ Ian Brownlie is interested in art as social practice – improvisational, collaborative and meaningful.
Ian works with ideas of shared cultural production, looking at what it is in creative action that is common between disciplines and art forms, between the practice and discipline of the artist, the labourer, the scientist, the teacher, the child. For Ian, art requires participation and the sharing of ideas; recognising the value of presenting ideas in order that others can inform and improve upon them, leaving space for personal innovations and adding to collective knowledge. Making art means exploring new ground, sometimes getting lost and celebrating the journey. Ian enjoys working with all ages and abilities.