Details gets under the skin of the people, organisations, collectives and any other group who deserve a closer look. Here you will find features that get to the heart of it, whether ‘the heart’ is to be found in a studio, an exhibition space or somewhere even harder to find. The Aesthetic Trust gets out and about and has a chat with those creating something worth talking about.

  • Juneau Projects

    Juneau Projects

    Juneau Projects are a duo that is still working out just how a shared practice should work and the products of their professional and personal journey are exhibited publically.

  • Kid Acne

    Kid Acne

    The worst thing you can do is to try and second-guess what you think other people want, when in actual fact they’re not bothered either way. It’s much healthier to polarise opinion rather than try to appease everyone I think.

  • James Clarkson

    James Clarkson

    One of the most industrious and respected young artists to be found in the country, Clarkson is open about the historic root of his practice.

  • Nicholas Dietrich Williams

    Nicholas Dietrich Williams

    Williams can sound romantic when he talks about his work. Painting, for him, is the grand love affair.

  • OWT


    Having created a universally loved ‘zine and embarking on numerous exciting projects as a design collective, OWT Creative consider how failure might be a better option.

  • David Mackintosh

    David Mackintosh

    David Mackintosh’s drawings – simple outlines and contour drawings, centrally placed on paper - employ an incredibly simple economy of line.

  • Emily Speed

    Emily Speed

    Emily Speed chose to venture onto the lake, in a waterborne wooden shelter, suggesting that the artist is fearless when it comes to breaking new ground.

  • Supercollider


    Finding Supercollider in the world’s most famous seaside resort is to forget so many tired clichés and discover an unlikely oasis of critically engaged art in the shadow of the tower.

  • Richard Woods

    Richard Woods

    For a while, Richard Woods does not answer the door to his studio in East London, and I have a chance to peer through the letterbox.

  • Remembering 2011 & Looking ahead to 2012

    Remembering 2011 & Looking ahead to 2012

    Well, that was 2011 then. How was it for you? We asked some friends about the past year, and what they hope the next twelve months holds in store.

  • Rachel Goodyear

    Rachel Goodyear

    Rachel Goodyear's work invites the viewer to explore the divide between love and hate, fear and excitement and repulsion and yearning

  • David Bailey (Kiosk)

    David Bailey (Kiosk)

    Can design compete with rock and roll? For a few talented creatives, the experience of travelling the world and meeting fans of your work can come true.

  • DR.ME


    Not long out of university, Eddy and Ryan, otherwise known as DR.ME, have conjured up one of the most intriguingly fresh creative partnerships to be found in the north west of England.

  • Oliver East

    Oliver East

    Manchester-based artist Oliver East is one such artist who, through the healthy embrace of sideways thinking and seizing the moment when inspiration strikes, has managed to illuminate the seemingly ordinary.

  • Mercy


    Combining art and commercial creative excellence, Mercy is one company that has embraced Merseyside’s modern culture of creating artistic opportunity.

  • Richard Rigg

    Richard Rigg

    Planting two telegraph poles through the centre of an old Post Office, now Workplace Gallery, in Gateshead sounds like the work of an artist with something to prove.

  • Lazerian


    Working from their workshop in an anonymous former mill in Denton, Lazerian can be found.