So it’s that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it’s winter edition. South Central is the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.
Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on “properties” to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website, by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.
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.
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.
Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC is on the lookout for an intern to join our small but perfectly formed team.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in Contemporary Art and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Understanding/experience of blogging platforms/ social media desirable.
Age is not an issue, nor is experience in a similar role.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
Help out in Sticks Gallery one day a week during exhibitions (4 hrs a week)
Help with one off events, such as Fun Palaces
Help with the install/deinstall of exhibitions
Writing blog posts/ general website contributions
Input/Upload information and exhibition details to online directories
General Arts Administration duties and other roles as required
Although this is an UNPAID position there are a number of benefits to the role; these are as laid out below:
Experience in a new up and coming arts organisation
Space to work upstairs when not on duty in the gallery (during opening hours or when other staff member there)
FREE Membership of Sticks Affiliate Artists
£10 a week travel/food allowance
Chance for progression and to run own projects (dependent on funding)
If you would like to apply for this role then please send an email to email@example.com detailing why you want the role; what you can bring to the role and what experience you have in the areas we have specified.
Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret………
A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities. These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.
We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application. The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.
After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.
This is a great opportunity for any artist working in 2D media. The Live Art Local CIC family is unleashing a new art and culture publication on the world based around the south central region and those making art and culture happen in it. With a DIY aesthetic each issue will be an artefact in its own right and we seek to showcase the amazing talent that is out there in our area!
We are seeking an artist who lives or works within the region shown below to create the lead artwork for the inaugural edition of South Central due to launch on March 15th 2016
Artists can work in any 2D medium/media and work can be new or existing work. We are especially keen to see work that has some relationship to the south central region, although this is not necessary.
To submit work is absolutely free, if you are not chosen for the front cover this time we may still be able to include your work. Artists will be credited and a link to their website provided within the first 2 pages.
All you need to do is to fill out form below and upload the piece you would like featured. Please save the file you are sending in the format “name – title-southcentral”. We need to receive all works no later than the 15th February. The successful artist will be notified no later than the 17th February.
As we are using the image you send us you need to make sure that the photo you send is well lit and at least 300dpi with dimensions no less than A5 size. We can accept jpegs, eps, psd,ai, png, and pdf files
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.
Work is for sale in Garbos and online via Sticks Gallery. There is a commission of 20% for sales made in store and 15% online. Please consider this when pricing your work.
If you are not a Live Art Local member but wan to submit your work as a one off you can do so by making a donation below. This money goes towards our projects and continued work. You will be taken to a submission form on payment. There is no added cost if you are accepted
We are looking to install the work in late January and will let successful applicants know by mid January.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!