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Friday
Aug282015

Latest artists' news and opportunities bulletin published

Included in this edition: Herefordshire Art Week, across the county from 12-20 September.

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

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 17 September 2015.

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

 

Thursday
Aug272015

Artist Development - Bursaries for British Art Show 8

The Artist Development programme, run by The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands, is offering three bursaries of £100 each to artists wishing to attend the British Art Show.

British Art Show 8                               

9 October 2015 - 10 January 2016, Leeds Art Gallery.

The British Art Show is widely recognised as a significant marker of recent developments in contemporary art, unrivalled in its scope and national reach. The exhibition introduces a wide public to a new generation of British artists, providing a vital overview of the most exciting art produced in this country during the previous five years. BAS8 will take over all the galleries within Leeds Art Gallery.

The application form and more information can be found here.

Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 6 September 2015.

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A free tour of the British Art Show with Curator Sarah Brown, organised by Turning Point West Midlands, and open to all, will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 October 2015. To book a place, please email Wendy Law wendy.law@bcu.ac.uk by Monday 7 September 2015.

 

Tuesday
Aug252015

Welcome to Midville - Art, Money, Market

The Last Day, 2012 (c) Paul Newman. Paul’s solo show `Stage’ will be at mac birmingham from Saturday 26 September to Sunday 22 November 2015.
 

WELCOME TO MIDVILLE – Art, Money, Market

Date: Thursday 1 October 2015, 3-7pm.

Venue: Nest, based in Glenn Howells Architects, 321 Bradford Street, Birmingham.

Who for: Artists, curators and other professionals in the visual arts based in the West Midlands.

FREE

 

PROGRAMME

This event is organised by New Art WM and Turning Point West Midlands. Midville is a term coined by Charles Madge and Barbara Weinberger to define the research parameters of an art education survey at two art schools in the West Midlands. In her New Art West Midlands 2013 catalogue essay Lynda Morris expands Midville’s boundary to mean 'not London'.

'Welcome to Midville' takes a look at Art, Money, and Market in relation to where we are, what we do and who is our audience.  London may be the centre of the UK art market, but good art comes from anywhere.

The event is in three parts:

ART - We’ll kick off at 3pm with Pecha Kucha-style sessions from artists and curators. There will be a focus on mentoring, mentoring in its different forms and the role of mentor and mentee.

We will go on to MONEY in the visual arts – investment in artists, talent, research, new work, promotion of work, and projects.  We’ll hear from speakers on where money can come from and we’ll have provocations on the current position of visual artists and enterprise.

And then on to the MARKET – who buys what and why? What goes on at international art fairs, the role of independents, commissioning for collections and who is the audience for the region’s art market activity.

We will end with food and drinks and an opportunity to network.

Full programme details will be posted in the next two weeks.

The event will be documented. 

 

Book here (via Eventbrite).

 

Wednesday
Aug192015

KULES Residency

KULES is an annual, month long artists’ residency in Stoke-on-Trent that seeks to offer artists the opportunity to develop new works and engage with a city that has a rich industrial heritage and unique resources.

Early and mid career artists working in any medium are invited to respond to this year’s theme 'The Public As Material'.

There are also two micro-residency opportunities for artists who have graduated from Staffordshire University’s Fine Art Course within the last four years.

Deadline: 6pm, Saturday 29 August 2015.

More information on the residencies can be found here.

 

Thursday
Aug132015

New Studios for Stoke

ACAVA (the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) have announced that they have acquired a lease on premises in the former Spode Works in Stoke-on-Trent. In a collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Arts Council England, they will convert it into 41 artists' studios over the next 6 months.

The 11 acre site, which includes buildings dating from the early days of the pottery industry in the eighteenth century, is being regenerated as a major cultural hub. The British Ceramics Biennial (which returns in September) is already established on the site, and with the addition of studios, student accommodation and other arts organisations, it is set to become an important centre of creative energy.

In May the Artist Development programme with AirSpace Gallery held an event that explored models of Artists' studios, in which Duncan Smith from ACAVA spoke in light of the plans. Audio from the day can be found here.

 

Thursday
Aug062015

Latest artists' news and opportunities bulletin published

Worcestershire Open Studios - taking place across the county from 29-31 August 2015.

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

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 27 August 2015.

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

 

Tuesday
Aug042015

One Leg Supporting the Weight of the Body, the Other Slightly Bent

Chris Clinton 'Ghosts' 2015. (c) Chris Clinton

One Leg Supporting the Weight of the Body, the Other Slightly Bent is a two year exhibition at Croome Court in Worcestershire opening this week. Curated by Birmingham-based curator Anneka French, it also features the work of several artists who have previously exhibited as part of New Art West Midlands and/or are currently based in the West Midlands.

Nine contemporary artists have been invited to make new sculptural works for ten niches carved into the walls of Croome's Long Gallery. These spaces have previously held life-sized neoclassical sculptures of gods and goddesses which have since been sold, lost or destroyed. They have been empty for more than 60 years.

The exhibition is presented within a new arts programme at Croome as part of Croome Redefined, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The exhibition takes place from 7 August 2015 to 6 August 2017.

 

Monday
Aug032015

Welcome to Midville: Art, Money, Market 

 
The Last Day, 2012 (c) Paul Newman. Paul’s solo show `Stage’ will be at mac birmingham from Saturday 26 September to Sunday 22 November 2015.
 

Welcome to Midville: Art, Money, Market

Date for your diary: Thursday 1 October 2015, 3-7pm.
Venue: Nest, Glenn Howells Architects, 321 Bradford Street, Birmingham.
 
For artists and other arts professionals.
Programme and booking details will be posted on the TPWM website soon.