Monday, 30 April 2007
This is a comment I recently got from a die hard VAN fan. I had to reply
At present you are correct –Anne McKay runs a Shrewsbury based open studios as part of the Shrewsbury Summer Season. Because we are a voluntary organisation it has been up to volunteers to come forward to organise and run events but since Steve Vicary did A Shropshire wide open studio some years ago open studios in Shropshire have been organised at a local level. Borderland Visual Arts do one around Oswestry and the Borders – I have heard of one around Broseley – If more people talked about it and could agree a format with enough people working with their local artists it could be made to happen. It’s not my thing though although I do visit some open studios - I do my best at keeping information flowing and try to provide ways for people to communicate. Others need to come to the fore to make a Shrops Open Studio happen.
A reply came -
Maybe after I have launched my new studio/workshops I will put on my thinking cap to get something started more locally.
Post your interest here - nothing is going to happen about this if people don't get involved by talking about it.
THIS IS WHERE IT CAN HAPPEN ACROSS SHROPSHIRE!!!! COMMENT
Friday, 27 April 2007
Adult and Community Learning
The Gateway Arts and Education Centre,
Shrewsbury invites you to
An Exhibition of Tutors’ Work
Paintings, Drawings, Embroidery, Sculpture
Artwork by Meg Arrol, Keith Ashford, Mick Gilmore,
Jane Gosling, Malcolm Hague, Angela Martin,
Heather Prescott, Rosie Read, Lorna Ward and many more
Artworks 30th April – May 25th 2007
Launch Monday 30th 5-7pm
For more details ring the Gateway 01743 355159,
Don’t miss the
Gateway Fashion Event Tues 12.15-4.00pm 22nd May
For details of adult and community learning
Workshops and courses
www.aceshropshire or www.shropshire.gov.uk
As an opportunity to meet me and/or to see what it is I do, I would very much like to invite you all to the opening night of my Exhibition this Tuesday evening, the 1st of May, at Frank Cafe/Bar, 7pm onwards.
If you are unable to make Tuesday, but would still like to see my work, it will remain up until the 2nd of June.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Clive CE Primary School
Telephone / Fax: 01939 220385
Monday, 23 April 2007
Sandfords 'May' exhibition this year will include Shropshire painter Judith Moy.
We are looking forward to yet another selection of wonderful paintings from her both old and new.
Judith has taken time out from a very busy exhibition schedule to exhibit with us for our second year season with a mixture of exciting new works.
I don't think Judith has every produced a mediocre picture. Her standards, expertise and skills increases year after year.
These new pieces reflect her fascination, inventiveness and exploration of the medium of paint.
This will compliment the regular Sandford Gallery artists who will also be displaying new works as always.
Judith Moys Exhibition runs from 3 May to 27 May with a Open Day Private View on Sunday 6 May 11am - 5pm all are invited (bring a friend)
'Judith Moy @ Sandford'
3 May - 27 May 2007
1,Sandford Place, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6DY
Open 11am -5pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun and all Bank Holidays
You are invited to the launch of ART WORKS Monday, 30 April 2007 5:00-7:00 p.m.
An exhibition by the Adult & Community Arts Tutors
Featuring the work of Meg Arrol, Sheila Sharpe, Mick Gilmore, Caris Jackson, Lorna Ward, Fiona Nisbet, Fiona Wade, Jane Gosling, Angela Martin, Malcolme Hague, Keith Ashford, Judy Willerton, Nick Williams, Heather Prescott and many more.
Exhibition runs from May 1 to May 25, 2007
Thursday, 19 April 2007
I am looking for help in locating a local artist to share their work
and ideas with the children at Trefonen Primary School for a day
during our Art Week, week beginning Monday 21st May.
email your interest to
The Head Trefonen CE Primary School
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
"You may be aware of plans to develop a Voluntary Sector Assembly for Shropshire. This is a joint project between all members of the voluntary & community sector and a wide range of partners represented on the Shropshire Partnership. The join aim for the VCS Assembly is to provide an effective forum to improve the representation and engagement of all parts of the third sector (VCS) and to give the sector a stronger voice in the development of key policies, strategies and public initiatives.
The VCS and Shropshire Partnership are currently appointing a Co-ordinator to help in the development of the Assembly and to work to improve relations between the sector and LSP partners. The working unch will give you the opportunity to meet the new co-ordinator.
There will be an opportunity for open discussion and questions"
Short notice but it would be useful for a VAN representative to get along to this meeting and report back.
Monday, 16 April 2007
What is it?
A one-day symposium providing a forum for professional and aspiring makers to reflect on and discuss new ideas within national and international crafts practice.
The morning will consist of presentations by five speakers. Themes for discussion will include; approaches to practice, new markets for work, connecting to other modes and ideas of practice through exchange and collaboration. Particular emphasis will be placed on international working and perspectives.
The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions lead by one of the morning speakers in partnership with a guest critic. These are an informal opportunity for delegates to talk with the speakers. The discussion points from the sessions will be fed back for a wider panel discussion during the plenary at the end of the day. In addition, the Symposium will provide an ideal networking day for makers and other professionals within the Craft sector.
James Evans, jeweller, writer and critic, will chair the day.
The speakers are:
· Lin Cheung, jeweller
· Neil Brownsword, ceramicist.
· Maxine Bristow, textile practitioner.
· Schnuppe von Gwinner, curator and Director Craft 2eu, Germany.
· Niels van Eijk/Miriam van der Lubbe, Dutch design team.
The breakout sessions will be supported by: maker Helen Carnac, curator Lesley Millar and writer Kate McIntyre.
The Symposium will be held at Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke-on-Trent,
on Saturday 16th June 2007.
How do I become a delegate and what does it cost?
The fee for the day is £30 and includes lunch and delegate pack. There is a subsidised fee of £15 for 50 designer makers based in the West Midlands (subject to eligibility and availability). For a booking form please contact Lennie Ashwell 01782 294828 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.staffs.ac.uk/pb
Who are the partners?
Staffordshire University, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design in partnership with Craftspace and Designer Maker West Midlands are organising the event to accompany the ‘Made in the Middle’ national touring exhibition. It also forms part of the Faculty of Arts, Media and Design’s continuing involvement in projects that stimulate design and creativity in the Staffordshire region.
For more information in the first instance contact the Symposium organiser, John Grayson Tel: 01782 294815 Email: email@example.com or for a booking form, Lennie Ashwell Tel: 01782 294828 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 13 April 2007
Shropshire County Council provides services to its communities with skill and imagination. The Service delivers economic and social benefits by developing inspiring and high quality artistic projects, products and services. Through the work of the art service, Shropshire's built and cultural heritage and landscape is made accessible to and celebrated by local people and visitors through arts activities that reveal its historic and contemporary relevance to people.
Agree? or disagree? discuss
Craftbox is a Shropshire County Council - Bilston Craft Gallery Partnership project
Monday, 9 April 2007
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
‘The 2007 New Season Exhibition’
New Contemporary Paintings & Prints by
Ros Burns, Di Purser, David Mace
Tony Purser, & Steve Vicary.
1, Sandford Place,
Easter Weekend Opening 6th April 2007
Good Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Easter Monday
11am – 5pm