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Journeys Festival International is HERE!

So tomorrow is the launch of the Portsmouth leg of Journeys Festival International.  This yearly event is a celebration of the amazing stories and talent of refugee artists and through its program it aims to create a “positive interface” with the community.

Over twelve days there is an assortment of paid for and free events where people are invited to watch, to view, to listen and most importantly, to participate with the work of refugee artists; learning more about their stories and engaging with their practice.

Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism
Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism

Events range from the container project, know as the “Well-Come” project where 10 young artists from the refugee and asylum seeker community will work with urban artist, M-One, exploring their creativity inside the container.  To Cafe Conversations on a variety of topics related to the themes that affect refugees and the wider world; to a reading from Hidden  a Sunday Times book of the week by young person’s author, Miriam Halahmy; to pop-up theatre; more theatre; visual art including the work of Nikos Papadopolous’ Plasticobolism series which will be viewable around the city (you can find our more about the work here) and later in The Container Project.

 

We will be checking in with quite a lot of the work over the coming twelve days and will keep you updated, our highlights will also feature in the Winter edition of South Central.

To view the catalogue visit http://issuu.com/artreach4/docs/jfi_a5_brochureportsmouth_digital/4?e=25748967/39138086

 

Solo Show Opportunity for Artists Working in 2D

This is an opportunity for an artist or collective working in any 2D media, including illustration and graphic design to have a solo exhibition at our Garbos space in Southsea.

This exhibition will run for a period of 2 months and is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

Our Garbos Gallery space is situated in the heart of Southsea, inside the modern Garbos salon and yet separate from it.  Sticks Gallery/Live Art Local CIC took over management of this space from Island City Art and before that Add Art, so it has a history of showcasing great emerging artists.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.  This means that work must be framed (if required), with loops or D-Rings at the back and wire or cord connecting them (mirrorplates are not an option).  The gallery wall uses a hanging system and no work is attached to the wall itself.  Due to this box canvases also need to come with hanging wire.  Works on paper can be hung without a frame with the use of clips that we can supply.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Our current exhibition in this space, Andrew De Bere’s “Painting with Light” has been very popular and half of the pieces have already sold.  If you wish to see his work it is on display until our next exhibition in the space.

Andrew de bere flyer

 

You can submit to this open call either as a guest with a one off donation of £3.  We are a not for profit organisation and this money helps us to carry on our work and contributes to the exhibition costs.  There is no other money involved.  To submit work please pay your donation via paypal. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form where you will be asked to complete your details and upload up to 4 examples of your work.




 

OR for FREE as an Affiliate Artist.

Affiliate Artists can log in to the Affiliate Artists site and submit via http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/stickslive-art-local-cic-opportunities/.  To become a member is easy, you just need to visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/.  Once your membership is approved you will be able to enter all of our call outs for FREE, attend crit groups, workshops, meetups and more all as part of your membership.

 

Please note this opportunity closes on Sunday 24th April at midday  and we will notify the successful artist by Monday 25th April.   The exhibition runs from 2nd May until 4th July.  Work can be sold during this time.

Curator-Artist Opportunity Sticks Gallery

Deadline:  Midnight March 5th

Notification if successful: March 20th,

please note we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.

 

Have you got an idea for a show that you would really love to put on but you need a space to do it?  Do you have some favourite emerging artists you think deserve to have their work seen by a wider audience?  Do you need some support to help you do this?  If the answer is “yes” then this curator-artist opportunity, Sticks Gallery is perfect for you!

 

As part of our program to support emerging talent, Sticks Gallery is welcoming proposals from emerging curators and artists with an interest in curating to put on their own show from May 5th – Saturday June 4th at our main space in Fareham Shopping Centre.

You will have a week to install the show and if your proposal is successful we will send you an information pack with details about the space and it’s workable dimensions.

To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/ and join Sticks Affiliate Artists today and enter all our call outs for FREE plus much, much more

New Affiliate Artists Scheme

We are migrating our artist membership to our new affiliate artists scheme website offering more for artists than ever before………

The new Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artists Scheme

What does this mean for our current artists:

For our current artist members this means that you will be transferred over to our new artist only site over the coming week.  You will not need to register under our new system as owing to the changes we are making there will be changes to the cost and benefits.

As current members we will give you access to our new silver membership level for the amount you are currently paying on a weekly or quarterly basis.   We will continue to provide this better service at the reduced cost for the next year and on 15/1/17 you will be given the option to join up under our new scheme or have your membership terminated.

Those on a yearly subscription will need to do nothing until their current year ends.  They will then have the option to start a new subscription at the current rates and scheme

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We have done this to provide more for artists and to also lessen the affect of the changes we are making on our current artist members.

From the time we migrate you over you will access everything via the affiliate artists sub site

http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk

You will not need new login details, unless you have altered your password as we will migrate you over with the same details.  In order to make this as seamless as possible we may need to reset certain passwords but you will be able to change these again after the change over.

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This is great news for artists as it means more, more help, more support and more opportunities.  On the new site have an opportunities wall that is updated with the newest opportunities from the art world; you can still enter our call outs for free; we have a new look artist listing on the sticks gallery main site which you can upload work and a statement to be on; we have changed the way meetups work and have now created bimonthly artist circle peer review groups and workshops enabling you to get the most out of your practice… and more.

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We are also featuring a selected artist on the main Sticks Gallery website each month, featuring an interview and selected images, allowing a bigger audience to get to know you better.

New Exhibiting Opportunity — WINTER

We have a new exhibiting opportunity — Winter.   Running from Monday January 11th until Saturday 12th March we are seeking work for a new exhibition at Cafe Ethos from up to 4 artists in response to “Winter”.  We would like to show a number of pieces by the artists selected so please send us a few examples of your work.

Works do not have to explicitly reference winter and can be inspired by anything

Due to the nature of the venue we can only accept works in 2D, but you are not limited by size.

Work can be for sale and we will also feature them on the Sticks website.  Commission for sales via the venue are 25% (5% goes to Live Art Local CIC) and via our website 15% commission.  Please bare this in mind when pricing your work.

We will notify selected candidates by January 3rd and pieces are to be delivered to Sticks either Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th 10:30-3pm  or at a time and day arranged with us.

This submission is free for Live Art Local artists and costs £3.50 to help toward costs for other artists.  If you would like to become a Live Art Local artist please visit http://liveartlocal.co.uk/get_your_art_seen/  .

If you are a Live Art Local artist log in to submit for free.  If not and you do not wish to join please submit by donating £3.50 below and you will be taken to a submission form on payment.




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Private View Thurs 10th Dec — Work in Progress

Today is a special day, it is the launch of our new exhibition with Portsmouth University’s CCI Faculty.  This evening we will be opening up Sticks in Fareham to a preview of CFA: Work in Progress.

Private View Thursday 10th Dec -- Work in Progress

 

What’s it about….?

This new show offers a chance for members of the public to see what goes on behind the creation of a piece of art.  It enables us to see the process of making art, and as this is the first in a series of exhibition detailing these emerging artists and their move into being artists out on their own, the progress they make on their work throughout their final year of study, culminating in their degree show to be held at Portsmouth University and in London next year.

The private view runs between 5:30-7:30pm this evening and all the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with you and answer any questions.  The Live Art Local CIC/Sticks gallery team will also be there to discuss and answer any questions you might have about us and what we plan for the future.

There will also be free food and drink and if we can make them in time lovely homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit!

Don’t know where sticks is, don’t worry, you can find us in the Fareham Shopping Centre at Unit 79a just inside opposite Millets

Can’t make the preview don’t worry we are open every Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am – 3pm

CFA Private View Thursday 10th Dec Sticks Gallery

All are welcome to join us this Thursday 10th December as we launch the newest exhibition taking place in Sticks Gallery.

From 5:30-7:30pm join us for the private view of Work in Progress a new show featuring the work of Contemporary Fine Art students from Portsmouth University’s Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty.

CFA Private View Thursday 10th Dec Sticks Gallery

Curated and installed by students from the University this is a first collaboration between ourselves and the University of Portsmouth and is aimed at showcasing great work by emerging artists and giving them a chance to gain valuable experience in many aspects of putting on an exhibition.

There will be food and wine and fantastic work so do join us if you can!

sticks CFA show

Footsteps to the Square Opening Monday 23rd December

MA Fine Art student and Live Art Local CIC artist, Ailsa Brimms (www.peppermintsea.com) received a commission to create a series of work based around Portsmouth and the people who live and work there in September for  the Porsmouth Cultural Trust at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The show, entitled “Footsteps to the Square” is now up and the opening takes place this Monday 23rd November at Portsmouth Guildhall, alongside the opening of a very special exhibition, Logomania (Christmas Tree) featuring the work of distinguished Chinese Artist, Cheng Henfeng www.chenhangfeng.com.

The preview for both pieces is this coming Monday 23rd December at Portsmout Guildhall, with food and drink available.  The launch runs from 6pm-8pm.

 

 

 

Aspex Emergency — Shortlist Announced

That biennial exploration of what emerging artists are creating now is upon us and the EMERGENCY shortlist has been announced, with one  or two familiar faces if you’ve attended the Platform exhibition at Aspex in recent years.

Out of nearly 400 submissions a final 10 were selected these are:

Alison Carlier;

Rita Evans;

Euan Gray;

Chris Shaw Hughes;

Caroline King;

Jane Lawson;

Laura Malacart;

Steve Moberly;

Maya Ramsay, and

Tim Simmons.

 

The exhibition runs from 28th November 2015 until 11th January 2016, with a PREVIEW on Friday 27 November, where all are invited to attend.

To find out more about Aspex, it’s opening times and how to get there please visit http://aspex.org.uk

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Christina Evans — Boxes of Oranges at Ferneham Hall

For Sticks and Live Art Local CIC’s first exhibition at Fareham’s brilliant theatre, Ferneham Hall, we are featuring the work of Arts University Bournemouth alumni, Christina Evans.

This is Christina’s first solo show since she graduated in 2014 with a 1st in Photography.

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Explores an ambiguous common ground of the everyday. Utterly influenced by her surroundings during a trip to several countries in Europe, colour and composition become subject matter.

The camera becomes a tool to engage with the immediate. The experience in taking the picture being most important, the work relates to direct perception; the subtle strangeness in the familiar.

 

blue door photograph boxes of oranges
Blue Door
Lady
Lady
Brown Dog photograph
Brown Dog
Tree
Tree
Split Boulevard
Split Boulevard
Pink Chair
Pink Chair
Bananas photograph
Bananas
Resting in the Hay
Resting in the Hay

All pieces are available to buy via our “buy art” page.  The exhibition runs until the 7th November