Lauren, and partner Jill Howitt, secured funding for a new, innovative critical arts publication from Arts Council England and Hull City Arts. This journal, titled The Critical Fish, invites a broad writer/readership to explore the issues and ideas that surround the visual arts by commissioning both traditional and experimental art-writing. This research and development period culminated in the first issue of Fish, launched 16 May 2019. Future plans are currently being developed.
For this project, The Critical Fish successfully developed connections with external organisations. The Critical Fish was/is supported by and/or partnered with Humber Street Gallery, Ferens Art Gallery, Form Shop and Studio, Bridlington Contemporary, The Ropewalk Barton, Creative ENRG, Artlink, Shape Arts, Disability Arts Online, a-n, YVAN, Double Negative and countless artists and writers locally, nationally and internationally.