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.
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.
Bournemouth Arts and Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe 2015 is on until (Bournemouth Arts) Sunday 18th October and (BEAF) until 1st November.
These two very different, but equally brilliant festivals spend a week crossing over and really do make the most of what the borough has to offer with events spreading from Boscombe all the way to Winton which borders Poole.
As part of the Bournemouth Arts Festival we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Museum of Water, a crazy sounding arts piece that traverses art to include science, history and memory, all through that most seemingly simple of elements, water.
Chief curator and creator of the Museum of Water, Amy Sharrocks has spent over two years amassing a collection of different types of water that have been donated by visitors to this travelling museum. What we loved about this exhibition is that every bottle tells a story and even if some of them might not be all they seem, they have non the less been treated as if they are precious (and who know’s in 30 years they may well be precious owing to water shortages). There are numerous vessels of various kinds holding this elixir of life (as a side note some of them even contain bodily fluids) each with a handwritten note from the donator lying beside. My favourite ones had lovely stories attached involving glaciers and teardrops, but there is even containers for spit from a trombone.
So vast is the collection that curatorial decisions have to be made about what to include in each space. If like us you have no donation to leave you can use a sheet of their beautiful letterpressed paper to tell what kind of water you would have brought.
Sunday 18th October is the last donation day although the museum will continue to tour and to collect from other countries.
We were also lucky enough to attend the Stevn Moberly show at The Old School House on the 16th October. I love Steven’s work and first became aware of him as an emerging artist at Platform 21014 in the exhibition at Aspex gallery. It is deeply layered work that seems to transcend meaning; partially realised bodies, suggestions of other worldliness a hint of cheekiness, and so much colour.
I should add I am thinking of stalking Steven and trying to get him to bring his work to Fareham. To see more of his work visit http://www.stevemoberly.co.uk/
We were also lucky enough to attend the opening of Here and There at the Old School House in Boscombe on Saturday evening. A great exhibition reuniting three members of student art collective, The Coal Collective. A photographic exhibition of great contemporary photography by three young women all with a bright future in the industry ahead of them. One of them, Christina Miller we will be showcasing in a solo show in the near future in Fareham.
The Fringe runs until 1st November with a varied program in traditional and non traditional spaces and we suggest you visit Bournemouth during this time if you can. Unlike the Bournemouth Arts Festival which is organised with the help of Bournemouth Council, the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers who are are keen to give a space for new and exciting work to reach the widest audience possible.
Live Art Local artist, Debbi Hyde will be exhibiting at the Southern Nature Art Exhibition this weekend.
The exhibition runs from Friday 28th – Monday 31st August at the Grade II listed Rookesbury Manor, which is set in fantastic grounds near Wickham, Hampshire.
Entry and parking for the exhibition is FREE,
The Exhibition will be opening its doors to the General Public from 10am till 5pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
There will be Paintings and Sculptures in various mediums on the theme of Nature, complementing this will be an Art Market, where you will be able to purchase some of their Prints, Cards and Merchandise.
Artists and Sculptors will also be demonstrating their skill as well as being available to discuss their creations.
A Tea room will be selling Hot and Cold Drinks, Cakes and Light Snacks to complement your day.
Disabled Access available.
We can’t wait to see more of Debbie’s work, we hope some of you can make it to.
This Thursday is the private view for our newest exhibition: HOPE. Featuring artists from around the UK working in a variety of media, this latest exhibition asks what is hope and what happens when hope is lost; where do we go next?
The private view begins at 5:30 and ends at 7:30pm. We will have wine and nibbles available for our guests, and being the lovely kind of people we are, there will even be soft drinks for those drivers and tee-totallers among you!
Following our private view the exhibition will run until the first week of July and will be open to the public every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-4pm
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