Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Painting Seminar


If you type in ‘Painting is dead’ on Google search it returns 64,400,000 results.

The fortunes of painting wax and wane, at times carry the stigma of it being perceived as a traditional art-form and “of the past”. It has suffered the effect of sidelining by more currently “fashionable” art-forms of film, video and performance. Katie Allen's 'Nature Illuminated' at Mission Gallery and the Beep Wales international painting prize organised by Elysium Gallery at Volcano, demonstrate that painting is well and truly alive.

You are invited to the painting seminar at Mission Gallery on the position of painting in contemporary arts practice through an open discussion between an audience of practitioners and the public.

More information on the event page here.


Free Admission | All Welcome

Monday, 30 July 2012

Critical Mass: Call for Papers

Critical Mass Symposium, 6th December 2012

Artes Mundi have a really exciting opportunity to propose papers for its Critical Mass Symposium to be held as part of a programme of events during Artes Mundi 5.

Critical Mass aims to initiate alternative critical dialogue with emerging practitioners, writers, students and recent graduates. Critical Mass is particularly interested in experimental papers, ideas, actions, collaboration and processes of learning, which will engage this specific audience with Artes Mundi 5.

Proposals are welcomed from individuals and groups across practice-based, theoretical, literary, philosophical, sociological backgrounds and beyond. The aim of Critical Mass is to occupy the in-between, the unpredictable and fluid space between institution (university, museum) and the practices of this year’s shortlisted artists: Miriam Bäckström, Tania Bruguera, Phil Collins, Sheela Gowda, Teresa Margolles, Darius Mikšys andApolonija Šušteršič.

The Critical Mass Symposium will seek to explore the potentiality of the green room, as both a space of performance and the space of waiting to perform. Where art practice can no longer be defined by studio and gallery environments how do artists filter, prepare and become equipped to perform on such a stage.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on the 31st August 2012.

For more information and details on how to submit your proposal, visit am5-criticalmass.tumblr.com

Peaches & Cream II

A photography competition, exhibition and award

Deadline - 6 August 2012

Millennium Images is launching it's second annual photographic competition in conjunction with Milim Gallery and Crane Kalman Brighton.

Peaches & Cream is offering all photographers the chance to win a contract with Millennium Images and the possibility of seeing their work published on the front cover of a best selling novel.

Prizes include:

- Three Year Contract with Millennium Images
- £500 Cash Prize
- Exhibition in Central London at DreamSpace Gallery in October 2012 with four other runners up.
- Special Graduate Award

We are looking for a series of 3-10 images on any theme and in any style, for example documentary, fine art, travel etc.

Millennium Images is best known for their book covers with some of the top selling publishers in the UK and abroad. For examples of previous published work, click here.

Entry costs £10 per submission before 29 July. £20 from 30 July - 6 August.


Thursday, 26 July 2012

The FibonARTcci Project

The FibonARTcci Project will launch with an event at the Welsh Institute of Sport Leisure Centre, Sophia Gardens, CF11 9SW, on the 12th August 2012 at 2pm.

With the help of 144 people, the first twelve images in a sequence will be created. The participants will be immortalised in one of the largest art installations ever conceived!

The project are looking for 10 volunteers on the day to assist with registration of the attendees and runners, and assist the artist Peter J Symonds.

Even if you are not able to attend as a volunteer, you are invited to bring family and friends to spend an afternoon with the FibonARTcci Project, and end up in the photographs!

Here is the facebook event where all the information about the day is:
For more information, and to offer assistance, email fibonartcci@gmail.com

Friday, 20 July 2012

Disruption2 - Saturday, 21st July - 2-4pm - High St. Swansea

On Saturday 21st July between 2-4pm High Street Swansea will be host to Disruption 2, a series of post apocalyptic performances and events.

Artists involved include:

Barrie J Davies | Rowan Lear | Philip Cheater | Sophie Victoria Elliott | Sylvie Evans | Simon Farid | Jennifer Foster | John Muir | Micheal O'Conner | Klaus Pinter | Ben Ross | Tim Kelly | Natasha Tresadern-Hill | Wanda Zyborska | Elena Videnova | Cerys Thomas | Tiff Oben | Helene Roberts | Alessio Rutigliano | Victoria Malcolm | Carys Shannon | Sandra Demar | AE101 Collective | Kapspike & Goebbels | Jason & Becky | Emergent Behaviour | Tracy Harris | David Marchant | Jessica Lerner |Alys Hugs | Plus the team of Disruption documentors

Hand in Glove presents PLATFORM opening tonight at Bristol Diving School

This weekend Hand in Glove present PLATFORM at Bristol Diving School, a group exhibition showcasing artwork from a selection of 2012 graduates from University of the West of England, Bristol, Bath Spa University and University of Wales, Newport. PLATFORM features the work of Gordon Bon, Hannah Clark, Blanche Crossley, Sam Laughlin, Holly McLean & Tom Maryniak, Richard Moment, Pietro Motisi, Trevor H Smith, Katie O'Brien and Josephine Sowden.

The artists will be in discussion from 6 -7pm this evening and the opening event will continue until 9pm with fun, cheap drinks and live artwork! The show continues over Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July from 12 - 5pm.

More information about PLATFORM and Hand in Glove can be found at http://handinglovebristol.blogspot.co.uk/

Bristol Diving School, Albion Dockside Estate, Hanover Place, Bristol, BS1 6TZ

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

290.25m3 Exhibition in Bristol

For one night only artists from Top Floor Studios present 290.25m3, a pop-up exhibition, the second in a series of shows being organised by members of the Spike Island community in a temporary gallery space.

290.25m3 features new video, photography, print, painting and installations from:

Noe Baba, Angela Baum, Richard Broomhall, Julian Claxton, Matt Davies, Carol Jackman, Gina Lundy, Milo Newman, Darn Thorn and Kamina Walton.

290.25m3 opens to the public for one night only on Thursday 19th July 6-8pm, The entrance to the exhibition is at the rear of the building on Sydney Row.

spike island 
133 Cumberland Road,
Bristol. BS1 6UX

Monday, 9 July 2012

26th July - Art in the Public Realm

Meeting Point: The spot where Penarth Road meets Taff Mead Embankment , CF11 6NG. 6.30pm

We’re going for something a little different for July’s event. In the spirit of the theme of ‘Art in the Public Realm’, Forum will take the form of a walk from Taffs Mead, along the river and eventually leading to the Mochyn Du pub in Canton. We’re currently approaching artists, curators and collaborators who may provide interventions or discussion points along our group's walk. These will provide prompts for varying and rich discussions and will promote, share and informally critique the practice of the contributors. If you have any questions or ideas just email Freya at intern@g39.org.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Mostyn Open 2012

Mostyn gallery has opened submissions for its 18th Open call. Running since 1989, the open invites submissions from artists of all ages, mediums and locations. There will be an exhibition of selected artworks, and a prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist of collective, as selected by a panel of artists, directors and curators. For the first time ever, there will also be a 'Peoples Choice' prize of £1,000, as voted for by the visiting public.

There is an entry cost of £25 and the deadline for submissions is 16th July 2012

To find out more, and to enter, visit the Mostyn website