Face to Face

Face to Face

 

Face to Face

Last formal Meeting of Face to Face Creative Project

Meeting Saturday 17th November 11.00am – 1.00pm 

11.00am – Drinks

11.10am – recap of project, publication information

11.20am – creative challenge feedback from last month’s chosen artists

  • Cliff Hayward
  • Anna Mitchell
  • Ruth Judd
  • Cathy Jones
  • Karen Barlow
  • Sally White

 

12.00pm  – any other news opportunities, networking break.

12.20pm – artists to continue discussions on personal project developments in groups

Groups:

  1. Dawn Harris, Bryonie Williams, Julie Swinsco, Zarina Keyani, Cliff Hayward, Anna Mitchell
  2. Deb Catesby, Helen Garbett, Jilly Oxlade- Arnott, Jane Spence, Mark Robins, Ruth Judd
  3. Carolyn Morris, Bridget Rea, Magggie Shuter, Shaun Hughes, Rachel Doughty Cathy Jones
  4. Chris Rider, Cristina Celestini, Kim Philpotts, Maria Boyle, Tor Hildyard, Karen Barlow
  5. Brian Cook, Mathew Rea, Deb Eldred Michala Gyetvai, Claire Watson, Sally White

Look forward to seeing you there.

Dawn

 

Face to Face – Sat 20th October

This is the last opportunity to join in with our networking and creative challenge project… to find out more and join in do come to the meeting, its very informal, join the discussions and join in the creative challenge or just listen in and enjoy the morning. Face to Face part V –  This months talk – Funding

Guest Speaker – Anne Marie Legram 

11.00 am – Introduction

11.05 am – How to find and achieve funding

  • Applying to the arts council – writing a successful application (based on my personal experience/artists perspective)

11.50 am – Break

1200 -12.30pm – funding discussion and questions.

12.30pm – Artists presentations of work/ ideas to date by:

Mark Robbins

Tor Hildyard

Clair Watson

Rachel Doughty

Zarina Keyani

12.50pm  – Artists pairings for all those who would like to take part but have not been selected for the creative challenge to date. Everyone who would like to join in will have the opportunity to do so.

1.00pm – General networking.

Time table of the whole Face to Face project

May 19th 5.00pm – 8.00pm Launch  first 5 artist show work, Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with second layer, work begins
June 16th, 11.00am – 1.00pm group visit to Little Buckland gallery, Broadway. Second layer of artist show work. Pair with third layer of artist, work begins
July 21st, 11.00am – 1.00pm third layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with fourth layer of artist, work begins
September 15th  11.00am – 1.00pm fourth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with fifth layer, work begins
October 20th   11.00am – 1.00pm fifth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with sixth layer, work begins (last set of pairings)
Nov 17th, 11.00am – 1.00pm sixth layer of artists show work, discussion. Group networking and discussion through 5 separate lines of pairings.
Nov 24th 11.00am – 1.00pm all works delivered for photographing
EXHIBITION : Fri 5th – Sunday 14th April Exhibition and Publication Launch

Face to Face – Saturday 15th September

We are delighted with how our networking and creative challenge is progressing through our face to face meetings. thank you for your input and continued support of this project.

The last meeting in July saw a focus on the presentation/talk, I would like to redress the balance with our next meeting focussing on the wonderful creative work that has, so far, been going on behind the scenes.

I’ve had the pleasure of some really interesting conversations with some of you regarding how your initial idea has developed since the beginning of the project. In response to this I have invited a number of the artists involved in the creative project, to share with the group as a whole their progress so far. This will be by way of a very informal conversation and include showing works that have been made to date, I for one am very interested to hear what’s been happening.

For those who have not taken part in the project thus far this is a perfect opportunity to come along and get a real insight into what we have and are continuing to achieve through Face to Face.

This general discussion will be followed by our usual feedback from the 5 artists who were chosen in July:

Maria Boyle

Michala Gyetvai

Zarina Keyani

Jane Spence

Shaun Hughes

Remainder of face to face meetings:

October 20th   11.00am – 1.00pm fifth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with sixth layer, work begins
Nov 17th, 11.00am – 1.00pm  sixth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion..

Face to Face – Saturday 21st July

It’s not too late to join in with our networking and creative challenge project… to find out more and join in Face to Face part III –  This months talk – Promote yourself online – Saturday 21st July

Speaker Zarina Keyani

11.00 – Introduction plus aims

11.05 How to promote yourself – Marketing strategies

Marketing and financing

Finding the right platforms.

11.30 Online Portfolios

Create an online portfolio.

Websites and web design.

Other online platforms.

11.45am Break

12.00 Maintaining your online presence – Minimum effort, maximum output!

SEO, Google etc

Blogging and the use of blogs.

Vlogging.

Social media including facebook, twitter, instagram. etc

Time management.

12.30pm Questions and Feedback

12.45pm Presentation of artworks in progress by: Debi Eldred, Jilly Oxlade Arnott, Kim Philpotts, Julie Swinsco, Maggie Slater.

Followed by general discussion and networking.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday 21st July, Dawn

Timetable:  Face to Face Arts Project

May 19th 5.00pm – 8.00pm Launch  first 5 artist show work, Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with second layer, work begins
June 16th, 11.00am – 1.00pm group visit to Little Buckland gallery, Broadway. Second layer of artist show work. Pair with third layer of artist, work begins
July 21st, 11.00am – 1.00pm third layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with fourth layer of artist, work begins
September 15th  11.00am – 1.00pm fourth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with fifth layer, work begins
October 20th   11.00am – 1.00pm fifth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion. Pair with sixth layer, work begins
Nov 17th, 11.00am – 1.00pm  sixth layer of artists show work. Interim exhibition, artists talk, discussion..
Nov 24th 11.00am – 1.00pm all works delivered for photographing
EXHIBITION : Fri 5th – Sunday 14th April Exhibition and Publication Launch

 Face to Face – Saturday 16th June

A very big thank you to everyone that attended the launch of Face to Face project and made the afternoon such a positive experience.

Anne Marie Legram gave us plenty to think about with regard to being a self employed creative practitioner, I know there were a few things she mentioned that seemed obvious but had slipped my mind, and plenty I hadn’t ever thought of !

Our first 5 artists, Deb Catesby, Dawn Harris, Carolyn Morris, Brian Cook and Chris Rider presented their response to the theme of Penda, King of Mercia, each artist has plugged in to a perspective that is of interest to them, leading to an interesting and diverse start to the project both in terms of context and materials. The next 5 artists who were literally pulled out of the jar from those who attended the meeting were: Cristina Celestini, Bryonie Williams, Mathew Rea, Bridget Rea and Helen Garbett. I am intrigued to see what these artists present to the group in Face to Face part II.

So on to Face to Face part II

Sat 16th June, 11.00am

As part of this supportive networking project, we are asking artists to take part in a creative challenge, providing inspiration and motivation to start a new piece of artwork, and a momentum to finish it. Those artworks will be exhibited at the Little Buckland Gallery in Broadway and be included in a publication about the project.

Face to Face part II is a guided visit to Little Buckland Gallery, to meet and discuss with its owner, Arabella Kiszely, factors connected with the exhibition and more general subjects connected with gallery representation. It is also intended that the visit will allow the artists time to consider their artworks in relation to the space it is going to be shown in.

After our tour and discussions we will then view the 5 new pieces of work in progress and select the next 5 artists from those present to take part in the creative challenge.

Little Buckland will be showing their Open Exhibition ‘Reflection’ and taking part in the  Broadway Arts Festival 2018 so there will be plenty to see in the area if you would then like to stay on in Broadway and enjoy the festival. https://broadwayartsfestival.com/

It is not too late to join in and take part, all welcome.

Free to ArtistsWorkhouse Members

£5 per session to non members

Meeting at Little Buckland Gallery on Saturday 16th June at 11.00am.  http://www.littlebucklandgallery.co.uk/  Little Buckland Gallery is 20 minutes away from ArtistsWorkhouse.

I will be at ArtistsWorkhouse at 10.15am if you would prefer to meet there. Please do let me know if you meeting at ArtistsWorkhouse.

Face to Face – Saturday 19th May

ArtistsWorkhouse is very happy to announce the launch of a new networking and creative project Face to Face.

Face to Face – The Launch Event: Sat 19th May

Interim Exhibition showing works in progress by: Deb Catesby, Carolyn Morris, Brian Cook, Chris Rider and Dawn Harris

5.00pm – 5.10pm – Introduction and refreshments

5.10pm – 7.00pm – Presentation and Talk by Anne Marie Lagram on Becoming and being a self- employed creative practitioner- all you need to know !

7.00pm – 7.30pm – Discussion around and in connection with the interim show on display

7.30pm – 7.35pm – 5 new artists  announced for the creative challenge of responding to  the works on show (artists chosen from those in attendance at the meeting and wishing to take part in the creative challenge)

7.35pm – 8.00pm General networking and discussion time.

Looking forward to a vibrant and interactive evening with lots of inspirational discussion. Everyone Welcome.

Refreshments available.

FREE to ArtistsWorkhouse members,  £5 to non members

ArtistsWorkhouse Membership Scheme

Next meeting Sat 16th June

Background information

ArtistsWorkhouse is looking to form a new network linking together contemporary artists in our rural area who would benefit from a place to meet up for discussions, collaborations and projects, initially based around the notion of meeting (in real life !)

We are aware that there are many people in all fields of contemporary art and craft working in isolation in our rural ‘Heart of England’ region, where there are few, and increasingly fewer, facilities and venues nearby. We hope that by joining together, new and creative ideas for exhibition and project work can be explored and we can all benefit from development, learning and perhaps most importantly, inspiration and challenge.

The project is open to anyone to come and join in, through a programme of informal networking, talks and discussions and to express an interest in taking part in a creative challenge through 6 interim shows.

The first 5 artists chosen to take part in the creative challenge are: Deb Catesby, Brian Cook, Carolyn Morris, Chris Rider and Dawn Harris. They have been given a suggested  starting point for research and inspiration of:

Penda, King of Mercia 

Way back in the first century, Britain was ruled by warring warrior kings. Here in the Midlands, the shifting borders of the Kingdom of Mercia stretched across our lands from the Welsh border to the East Coast and from the Peak District down to the Cotswolds. King Penda took the throne in 625 and saw it rise to the most powerful Kingdom in Britain before he was defeated in battle by the Northumbrians. He was the last Anglo-Saxon King to reject Christianity and his defeat marked an end of Anglo Saxon Paganism. Penda’s name lives on in the local village of Pinvin (Penda’s Fen), near Pershore (this was the subject of a fascinating ‘Play for Today’ in the 1970s) and we all know we’re in West Mercia Police area, a term still used to describe this part of the southern midlands.

We are beginning our trail of inspiration with King Penda and the physical and political landscape in which we live – neither north nor south, but in the rural Heart of England.

The first 5 artists now have 4 weeks to begin a piece of artwork that in some way responds to this theme. The artwork will form part of the Launch Event on Saturday 19th May 2018. 5 new artists chosen randomly from those in attendance at the meeting will be announced at each meeting and the cycle will continue.

Where will we begin ? the inspiration for the first set of 5 artists comes from:

Penda, King of Mercia 

Way back in the first century, Britain was ruled by warring warrior kings. Here in the Midlands, the shifting borders of the Kingdom of Mercia stretched across our lands from the Welsh border to the East Coast and from the Peak District down to the Cotswolds. King Penda took the throne in 625 and saw it rise to the most powerful Kingdom in Britain before he was defeated in battle by the Northumbrians. He was the last Anglo-Saxon King to reject Christianity and his defeat marked an end of Anglo Saxon Paganism. Penda’s name lives on in the local village of Pinvin (Penda’s Fen), near Pershore (this was the subject of a fascinating ‘Play for Today’ in the 1970s) and we all know we’re in West Mercia Police area, a term still used to describe this part of the southern midlands.

We are beginning our trail of inspiration with King Penda and the physical and political landscape in which we live – neither north nor south, but in the rural Heart of England.

Face to Face is a venture by three artists, working in partnership with ArtistsWorkhouse in Studley. We are looking to form a new network linking together contemporary artists in our rural area who would benefit from a place to meet up for discussions, collaborations and projects, initially based around the notion of meeting (in real life !)

We are aware that there are many people in all fields of contemporary art and craft working in isolation in our rural ‘Heart of England’ region, where there are few, and increasingly fewer, facilities and venues nearby. We hope that by joining together, new and creative ideas for exhibition and project work can be explored and we can all benefit from development, learning and perhaps most importantly, inspiration and challenge.

If you’re interested, please contact Dawn at ArtistsWorkhouse (an artist-led studio and exhibition space) via email to: artistsworkhouse@outlook.com. Our first meeting is scheduled for Sat 27th January at 11.00am, where we can discuss some initial ideas and hear some of yours.

Face to Face – meeting 27th Jan 11.00am at ArtistsWorkhouse

Agenda

  1. 11.00am – 11.15am Welcome  and coffee
  2. 11.15am – 11.20am Apologies
  3. 11.20am –  11.30am Introduction to the project  and times scales
  4. 11.30 am – Discussion and questions

Face to Face project consists of 2 parts that run within each other.

  1. Artist’s talks, networking, general discussion and invited discussion through 6 interim shows, all over 6 sessions open to everyone.
  2. A creative project, where you are required to create a piece of artwork

Times scales:

Sat 27th Jan – feasibility meeting – is there a need?

Sat 31st Jan– sign up to take part in creative project closes, confirmation via email.

Funding application commences and continues.

All networking meetings are open to all wishing to attend, invites via social media and AW newsletter.

1. Launch at 19th May Face to face interim exhibition (5) works (Part I) talk, network, and creative project first layer

2. June Saturday 16th – Face to face interim exhibition (5) works (Part II) talk, network, and creative project next layer

3. July Saturday 14th, Face to face interim exhibition (5) works (Part III) talk, network, and creative project next layer

4.September Saturday 15th  – Face to face interim exhibition (5) works (Part IV) talk, network, and creative project next layer

5.October Sat 20th – Face to face exhibition (5) works (Part V) talk, network, and creative project next layer

6. November Sat 17th  – Face to face exhibition (5) works (Part VI) talk, network, and creative project next layer

7.  November 24th – professional photography session, all works documented for the publication

8. Exhibition and launch of publication Spring 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you on 27th January.

Dawn

 

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