Resource Hub

The Resource Hub is a great place to be- whether you are starting a new project, seeking inspiration, or simply want to learn something new- this is the place to start.

Find resources about art, creativity, culture, and sustainability below...

Art Dealer
 

ART

Here are our favourite art resources...

Books

  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, David Bayles and Ted Orland, (2001), Image Continuum Press

  • Art as Politics: The Future of Art and Community, Adam Krause, (2011) New Compass Press

  • Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, Claire Bishop, (2012), Verso Books

  • Boredom: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Tom Mcdonough and Iwona Blazwick, (2017) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Destruction: Documents of Contemporary Art, Sven Spieker and Iwona Blazwick, (2017) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Exhibition: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Lucy Steeds, (2014) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, Olivia Laing, (2020), Pan Macmillan

  • Magic: Documents of Contemporary Art, Jamie Sutcliffe, (2011) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Nicole R. Fleetwood, (2020), Harvard University Press

  • Nature: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Jeffrey Kastner, (2012) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Paintings: Documents of Contemporary Art, Terry R. Myers, (2011) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Practice: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Marcus Boon and Gabrielle Levine, (2018) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Science Fiction: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Dan Byrne Smith, (2020) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Seven Days In The Art World, Sarah Thornton, (2009), Granta Books

  • The Emancipated Spectator, Jacques Rancière, (2011), Verso Publishing

  • The Everyday: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Stephen Johnstone, (2008) Whitechapel Gallery

  • The Story of Art, E. H. Gombrich, (2007), Phiadon Press

  • Time: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Amelia Groom, (2013) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Utopias: Documents of Contemporary Art,  Richard Noble, (2009) Whitechapel Gallery

  • Ways of Seeing, John Berger, (1972), Penguin Books

  • Women, Art, and Society - World of Art, Whitney Chadwick, (2020), Thames & Hudson Ltd

Podcasts

Colorful Notebooks

Creativity

Here are our favourite art resources...

Books

  • Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice, Todd Henry, (2014), Portfolio

  • Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create, Philippa Stanton, (2018), Leaping Hare Press

  • Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All, David M. Kelley and Tom Kelley, (2015), Harper Collins

  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason Currey, (2020), Picador

  • Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer, (2012), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists, Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley, (2020), Phaidon Press

  • Show Your Work! 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity And Get Discovered, Austin Kleon, (2014), Algonquin Books

  • Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono, (2016), Penguin Life

  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, Twyla Tharp, (2008), Simon & Schuster

  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson, (2011), Penguin

  • Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, Scott Barry Kaufman, (2016), Penguin Random House USA

 
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Culture

Here are our favourite art resources...

Books

  • Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Andy Crouch, (2013), IVP USA

  • Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures, Erin Meyer, (2016), PublicAffairs

  • Living On Thin Air: The New Economy, Charles Leadbeater, (2000), Penguin

  • Mind the Gap, Ferdinand Mount, (2010), Short Books Ltd

  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala, (2019), Two Roads

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paolo Freire, (2017), Penguin Modern Classics

  • Random House Business, Paul Wood, (2019), Quadrille Publishing Ltd

  • The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution, Dan Hicks, (2020), Pluto Press

  • The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, Daniel Coyle, (2019), Random House Business

  • They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities, Eris Young, (2019), Jessica Kingsley Publishers

  • Understanding the World's Cultures, Craig Storti, (2018), John Murray Press

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Sustainability

Here are our favourite art resources...

Books

  • A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future, David Attenborough (2020), Ebury Press

  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, (2020), Penguin

  • Cradle to Cradle. Remaking the Way We Make Things, Michael Braungart and William McDonough, (2009), Vintage

  • DrawdownThe Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming, Paul Hawken, (2017), Penguin Books (USA)

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, Bill Gates, (2012), Allen Lane

  • On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, Naomi Klein, (2019), Allen Lane

  • Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, (2000), Penguin Classics

  • Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, E F Schumacher, (1993), Vintage

  • The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, David Wallace-Wells, (2019), Penguin

  • The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance, Michael Braungart and William McDonough, (2013), Tantor Media Inc

  • There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, Mike Berners-Lee, (2019), Cambridge University Press

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein, (2015), Penguin