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Fine Art lecturer Steven Paige joins a-n magazine's AIR council

<p>Fine Art lecturer and artist <a href="">Steven Paige</a> is one of three new artist members set to join the AIR Council, an advisory group to a-n that campaigns to improve artists’ representation.</p> <p>Paige, a long-standing advocate for new models of artists' representation, wants to see the worth attributed to artists translated into a process that harnesses their skills and knowledge.</p> <p>He said: “As an artist, I have a vested interest in supporting how we are enabled or recognised for doing good work – either in the production of artworks or the social and economic capital that we bring to an organisation, project or event.</p> <p>"An artist, like any other professional practitioner, should be able to expect to be fairly recompensed for their endeavours, however that is manifested.”<br /></p>
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<p>Other new members to the council include London-based artists Binita Walia and Gayle Chong Kwan, who exhibited work in Plymouth's Saltram House, as part of the group show Sinopticon in 2012.</p> <p>“AIR looks to the needs of artists, best practice and advocates on artists’ behalf...” says Walia.</p> <p>"I am looking forward to contributing to the research and activating the campaigns.”</p> <p>Chong Kwan wants to see more artists involved in campaigning.</p> <p>She said: “I am keen to explore ways to involve members in decision-making processes, reflecting the complexity and diversity of contemporary visual arts practice. I want to support strategic campaigns, such as the timely Paying Artists Campaign, which aims to create long-term change in the economic and social status of artists.”</p> <p>For more information on a-n, AIR Council and the Paying Artists Campaign visit: <a href=""></a></p>