Feedback from animation workshop

DASH hosted a two-day animation workshop with artist Neil Webber - and it proved a great success with participants.

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Feedback from last week's animation workshops:

'Content was nice and simply explained' ~ 'All just brilliant' ~ 'Fun but very difficult' ~ 'Great atmosphere - but would like to do more sound editing' ~ 'Workshop was too short'...

Two participants heard about the workshop via the DASH website, one from a DASH e-newsletter and finally another participant was given a place on the workshop as a present from their daughter.

All in all, a great two-day workshop was had by all who attended and were involved, thanks to workshop leader Neil Webber!

Artist development studio visits

A call for applications - the Artist Development Studio Visits will be taking place in autumn 2013 across the West Midlands.

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Artist Development Studio Visits during Autumn 2013:

A call for applications - six well-respected and influential artists, curators and gallerists will undertake studio visits to artists in the West Midlands this Autumn.

If you wish to apply for a studio visit please download an application form by visiting: www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/studio-visits/

The six people undertaking the visits will be:

  • Adrian Plant – Exhibitions Officer, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
  • Angela Kingston – Freelance Curator and Writer
  • Nina Coulson – Artist & co-Director MOVEMENT Gallery, Worcester
  • Craig Ashley – Visual Arts Producer, mac birmingham
  • Paul Hedge – Managing Director, Hales Gallery, London
  • Kate Stoddart – Independent Curator

DAC@30 Visual Art Exhibition

Disability Arts Cymru invite you to submit work for the DAC@30 Visual Art Exhibition, at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

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Celebrating our 30th Birthday and the International Day of Disabled People 2013.

Open to d/Deaf and disabled artists and those with long term health conditions, residing in Wales, aged 16 and over.


The closing date is Monday September 30th
and there is a £5 Entry fee. Work will be exhibited from December 3rd 2013 through until January 4th 2014.

For more information contact Disability Arts Cymru by telephoning
02920 551040.

Quality captioning

Captioning theatre performances may be logistically demanding but a small touring company has just managed it − and so can others, says Mark Makin of Arts Professional.

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'We knew that one captioned performance in a venue would not be enough to reach an audience disenfranchised from live performance. Unanimously venues stated that they wanted to offer more captioned performances to build up their audience but they simply could not take on the cost. Kings Lynn Arts Centre's Liz Falconbridge wondered whether improvements in voice recognition software or venues training an in-house captioner would make it more cost-effective. John Luther from Reading’s South Street Arts Centre cut straight to the point: captioning is not just about venues, it's also about touring companies. Tours are the best way to make the current method cost-effective, and clearly it is up to companies to embrace captioning and budget for it.'

Above is an extract from the article. Read the rest by visiting: www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/266/case-study/quality-captioning

 

We knew that one captioned performance in a venue would not be enough to reach an audience disenfranchised from live performance. Unanimously venues stated that they wanted to offer more captioned performances to build up their audience but they simply could not take on the cost. Kings Lynn Arts Centre's Liz Falconbridge wondered whether improvements in voice recognition software or venues training an in-house captioner would make it more cost-effective. John Luther from Reading’s South Street Arts Centre cut straight to the point: captioning is not just about venues, it is also about touring companies. Tours are the best way to make the current method cost-effective, and clearly it is up to companies to embrace captioning and budget for it. - See more at: http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/266/case-study/quality-captioning#sthash.Cafl5tvA.dpuf

A review of M21

Here's a recent review of the M21 publication. "The book and the DVD are beautifully produced, and I am so glad I had a chance to engage with them!" Petra.

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The book contains a wealth of documentation of live art practices by UK-based practitioners, as well as two DVDs, one of live art events, one of video work, wonderful resources for the classroom.

"Live Art" as a term is not very familiar in the US: this work emerges out of performance art, sculptural practice, and visual art discourses, but has a stronger research and theory component than much "old school" performance art. The Live Art Development Agency in London holds a wide variety of material created under this label, and Access All Areas collates much of it, making the collection an invaluable resource of cultural practice.

Read the rest of Petra's detailed and thorough review by visiting: dsq-sds.org/article/view/3787/3293

Willow Gallery - Call for entries

Natural Selection exhibition - We invite all artists to enter contemporary, innovative and traditional works of art, in a wide range of media into this exciting exhibition opening on the 6th of September.

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Key themes for inspiration: Wild Places, Endangered British Species (Birds, Marine life, Insects, Mammals), Plants to Encourage Insects/Wildlife, Heritage and Legacy, Man in Nature, Folklore and Myths of the natural world, The Changing Face of Farming.
Summary: An open exhibition based around our relationship with the natural world.
This can be a literal or an abstract interpretation.

The gallery will also be organising a film event, art workshops and other events in connection with the exhibition. If you would like to run an event or workshop or be involved then please let us know.

Mediums: Open to all mediums: paintings, original prints, sculpture, textiles, drawing, photography, video etc. 

Description: This exhibition will run for 6 weeks. Artists can submit single or series of work, submission fees are gauged on spaced used rather than number of works submitted.

The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork.

Exhibition Timetable:

Entry Form, entry fee and signed Exhibitors Agreement - hand in deadline is 29th August. 
Artwork Delivery: 2nd September 2013. (Alternative day can be arranged by prior agreement.)

Preview: Friday 6th of September between 6pm and 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 7th September until 19th October 2013

Collection of all unsold artwork: 21st October 2013 (Alternative day after this date can be arranged by prior agreement.)

Submission Types and Prices:

Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <100cm - £15 
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <200cm - £30 
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <300cm - £45 
Type 4:  Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <400cm - £60 
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm - £20 

All cheques should be made payable to: Willow Oswestry CIC
or alternatively you can pay in person at the gallery by cash or card.

Entry Form: Title your postal application or email: Natural Selection Exhibition 2013. Please send JPEG images of your work, plus a list of the works you wish to exhibit and the dimensions.

Preparation of work:
All framed/canvas work must be mirror plated and strung using D rings and picture wire. All artwork including sculpture must be clearly labeled on the back. All framed/canvas works must have a luggage style label hanging down from the back of the artwork giving artwork details as described above. This label must be clearly visible when the work is on the wall. The top of the work should also be clearly marked This is essential for accurate labeling and hanging of artwork.

Artist Statement: All work needs an artist statement included, this should be no larger than an A5 page at font size 12, Garamond style. A statement could elaborate upon your working practices, mediums used, inspirations, or a literacy piece which accompanies your work and an image of you working, if you wish.

Please send application and enquiries to: The Willow Gallery CIC, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE.

Email: willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com

Launch of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

This Bursary is offered in memory of Adam Reynolds who died in 2005. Adam was a Chair of Shape and renowned sculptor and activist for disability equality in the arts.

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Shape is a charitable company aiming to achieve access to the arts for disabled and deaf people.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled or deaf artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome. The successful applicant receives a grant of £5,000 and a three-month residency at Spike Island - an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design - in Bristol in winter 2013/14.

The artist will also be able to benefit from support and advice from the Artists Professional Development team at Shape.

The Bursary intends to provide time, space and support for artists to work in an open-ended way for a period of three months. The grant may be used to cover any costs associated with this work, for example:

  • Hiring equipment.
  • Purchasing materials.
  • Paying for assistant artists or technicians in order to realise a particular work.
  • Living expenses to free up time to concentrate on the residency (for example, childcare costs, rent or lost income).

Disabled or deaf visual artists based in the UK may apply to this programme. Applicants must demonstrate that they have been making and showing work for over five years.

The 2013 submission deadline is 2 September 2013.

Read more at: www.shapearts.org.uk/artandexhibitions/adamreynoldsmemorialbursary.aspx

Mike's Blog - A Visit to The Public

Mike's thoughts about his trip to see Sound Canvas at The Public.

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It was great to see some familiar faces at The Public on Saturday (13/07/13).  Mandy Fowler was there with her family, Alison Smith from Pesky People, DASH Trustees Ian Wainwright and Yvette Priestley, and of course the commissioned artist Zoe Partington and Exhibition Manager,  Graham Peet. 

Many people were interacting with Sound Canvas, laughing and smiling at the work and they quickly discovered it was something they could play with, something they could control and direct.  Even the 'cool' guy waved his arm at it!

The art work can be triggered by everyone as it is affected by body movement so you don't need to press a button or do any complicated interaction. The idea is to draw people to play sounds that are familiar like laughter into making their own individual experience by using movement.

The ribbon cutting by Linda Saunders was literally quite a laugh, as the ribbon and Linda were triggering the sensors on Sound Canvas.