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Thursday
Nov202014

Latest artists' news and opportunities bulletin published

Recipient of a residency at the Library of Birmingham as part of New Art West Midlands, Lucy Hutchinson presents 'I Sell the Shadow to Save the Substance' from 2 December at the Photographers' Wall at the Library of Birmingham.

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be found here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 11 December 2014.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk

 

Wednesday
Nov192014

Reminder: Artist Editions Talk

 

ARTIST EDITIONS

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6-7.30pm. Lecture room, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University. Free.

We are seeing an ever increasing amount of artist editions for sale, prints, multiples, film, and even companies selling editioned digital works by high profile artists, not for walls but our online devices. We will debate the cultural and market position today of the`fine-art' print. Come along and be part of the debate, and hear from our special guests:

  • Why are artist editions on the increase?
  • What the benefits can be for the artist who editions work, and the gallery
  • Working with a gallery on an edition
  • How is a`fine art' editioned print different from any other limited edition (digital) print?
  • How are decisions made on the size of an edition?
  • How are editions priced, promoted and sold?
  • What more can the region do to promote artists and editioned work?

There will be an opportunity for questions and for artists to share their own thoughts and experiences.

Special guests:

Deborah Kermode, Deputy Director, Ikon Gallery

Ailsa McWilliam, Artist and Print Demonstrator, Coventry University.

Justin Sanders, Technical Demonstrator in Printmaking, Birmingham School of Art

The discussion will be chaired by Wendy Law, Director of Turning Point West Midlands.

 

The event is free but booking is essential. Please book your place by emailing Annabel Clarke - annabel.clarke@bcu.ac.uk

 

Monday
Nov172014

Birmingham Production Space Survey

Over the last nine months Ruth Claxton, artist and Associate Director at Eastside Projects has been working with Alessandro Columbano and Mike Dring  from Birmingham School of Architecture and Project Manager and printmaking specialist Sean O’Keeffe to develop the Birmingham Production Space proposal. In it they imagine a new piece of cultural infrastructure for the city, an affordable, professional interdisciplinary workspace with workshops and space for making at its core.

To make the case that this space is needed, they need to gather evidence, find out who is working in the region and where and how artists, designers, architects, makers and cultural producers are accessing production facilities or technical skills development.

If you are one of the above, the team would like to hear from you via the survey here. The survey will take about 15 minutes and the results will be made public and available for others to use in December. Responses need to be submitted by Sunday 23 November 2014.

 

Tuesday
Nov112014

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

This week a new space for art, technology and science opens in Birmingham city centre. BOM (Birmingham Open Media) will include a gallery, co-working and creative spaces, a workshop programme, open studios, wetlab and cafe.

The launch night takes place on Friday from 6pm with the opening of their inagural show Chaos Computer Club.


Friday
Oct312014

TPWM Business Suite: Artist Editions - What do we mean by Artist Editions?

 

ARTIST EDITIONS

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6-7.30pm. Lecture room, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University. Free.

We are seeing an ever increasing amount of artist editions for sale, prints, multiples, film, and even companies selling editioned digital works by high profile artists, not for walls but our online devices. We will debate the cultural and market position today of the`fine-art' print. Come along and be part of the debate, and hear from our special guests:

  • Why are artist editions on the increase?
  • What the benefits can be for the artist who editions work, and the gallery
  • Working with a gallery on an edition
  • How is a`fine art' editioned print different from any other limited edition (digital) print?
  • How are decisions made on the size of an edition?
  • How are editions priced, promoted and sold?
  • What more can the region do to promote artists and editioned work?

There will be an opportunity for questions and for artists to share their own thoughts and experiences.

Examples of artist editions available at Ikon Gallery, Grand Union and Eastside Projects.

Special guests:

Deborah Kermode, Deputy Director, Ikon Gallery

Ailsa McWilliam, Artist and Print Demonstrator, Coventry University.

Justin Sanders, Technical Demonstrator in Printmaking, Birmingham School of Art

The discussion will be chaired by Wendy Law, Director of Turning Point West Midlands.

 

The event is free but booking is essential. Please book your place by emailing Annabel Clarke - annabel.clarke@bcu.ac.uk
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Business Suite Session - 9 October 2014

FOLLOW UP INFORMATION
-The Artist/Gallery Contract
- Pricing and Selling Your Work
 
Useful links:
Artist Contracts:
Artquest - Contracts
Artquest - Basics of contracts       
Own Art 
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Pricing and Selling:
The Artist's Guide to selling Work by Annabelle Ruston (2nd Ed).
ISBN: 9780713671599)
 
Thursday
Oct302014

Latest artists' news and opportunities bulletin published

The Jones family. Today Ikon unveils A Real Birmingham Family, a public sculpture that is the culmination of a four-year project with Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing.

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be found here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 20 November 2014.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk

 

Tuesday
Oct282014

West Midlands Open 2014

Paul Newman, Fly © Paul Newman
The West Midlands Open is a biennial exhibition showcasing work by practicing and emerging artists from across the region. This edition takes place at the Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery with work including painting, sculpture and photography, selected by a panel of judges, including Turner Prize nominee, Roger Hiorns.

Much of the work will be available for sale. The exhibition runs until 15 February 2015.

 

Monday
Oct272014

The Influence Machine

The Influence Machine (c) Tony Oursler

The Influence Machine is a multi-media work by Tony Oursler which haunts an urban landscape with spectres, sounds and smoke. The piece will be shown at St Peter's Gardens, Wolverhampton from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 29 October to Saturday 1 November 2014 as part of the Black Country Echoes Festival.

The event has been organised in collaboration with the Artangel Collection at Tate, an initiative to bring outstanding works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK.

Black Country Echoes Festival runs until December.