Event

A stitching workshop - October 2023

Bonsall Village Hall, The Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
14/10/2023

An opportunity to attend a workshop of stitch - you will put together a design incorporating a bird. You will be tutored in selecting your colour themes and design in the first part of the workshop. We will work together to layer the fabric to produce a textural substrate. You will be assisted with stitches and stitching according to your level of expertise.

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Case study

Case study: The Dispensary Gallery

The Dispensary Gallery is a research-led art gallery in Wrexham. Its dynamic programme of exhibitions and events brings together local, national and international artist-researchers, providing a supportive hub and a space to display their work.

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Artist profile

Zelga Simone Miller

A constantly evolving lexicon of characters is created which when combined allude to a narrative of solitude and personal reflection. The intention is to create a dialogue, pose a question – to have the conversation. Whatever the subject or medium each image and each stroke is individual yet...

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News article

Revolve:R, edition four / Artwork Gifting

Revolve:R, edition four began in summer 2021 and our bookwork is set to be published by the close of 2023. As edition four kicked off partly with an open-call on CuratorSpace we thought to link back here with an opportunity / offer to coincide with the edition four launch.

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Curator profile

Alex Hetherington

I sustain a visual art practice (with an emphasis on the moving image, performance, text and sculpture) through various positions as artist, curator, programmer and writer, and often work under a title or pseudonym, for example Modern Edinburgh Film School, Neon John and ‘The Men and...

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Resource

Funding library

The White Pube

This library is a resource of successful funding applications that you can learn from to write your own bids. It also includes links to other resources such as application templates and crib sheets.

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Upcoming opportunity

UN Climate Change Book

27/09/2023   Expo City Dubai  

We welcome submissions from various forms of visual art, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. We are eager to see submissions that showcase your artistic voice and vision. Being featured in CUP28 will not only give you the opportunity to have your work published, but it will also enable you to connect with a wider community of fellow young artists, art enthusiasts, and potential mentors. This is an excellent chance to gain recognition for your talent and inspire others with your creative abilities. Please Note that participation requires an adult parent, guardian or relative to sign up for you. CuratorSpace requires members must be at least 18 years of age. Thank you

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Event

CGS Discovery Day at V&A Museum London

V&A, Cromwell Road, London
Symposium
08/12/2023

Listen to 5 eminent makers describe their journeys and work, explore this amazing gallery, network and more.

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Artist profile

Abigail Brown

Abigail Brown has been producing contemporary designs in silver since 2001. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Saatchi Gallery, Goldsmiths' Hall and the German Goldsmiths' House in Hanau. Her silverware is included in the public collection...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #20: Arlo Lawton

Arlo Lawton is a 25-year-old freelance artist and photographer from the North West, now based in Norfolk, England. The basis of their photographic work often lies within LGBTQ+ awareness and environmental activism. Their digital artwork predominantly revolves around transmasculine identities and life experiences.

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Case study

Case Study: The Kent Downs AONB

The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally protected landscape stretching from the white cliffs of Dover to the Surrey and London border. With ancient bluebell woodlands, rugged chalk coastline, internationally rare chalk grassland, and ragstone villages, there is beauty to explore all year round. The North Downs Way National Trail, one of 15 national trails in England and Wales, is home to the arts trail, and much of it follows the legendary Pilgrims Way from Canterbury to Winchester.

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Curator profile

Karen Sherwood

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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Upcoming opportunity

Open Call for Art Under The Theme 'Dazzling Demons'

28/09/2023   Leicestershire  

We are looking for art that falls under the theme 'Dazzling Demons' for our online exhibition @phantasmalgallery

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Resource

Case studies for reducing your carbon footprint

Sustainable Arts in Leeds

SAIL are a group of organisations, individuals and networks, working together to promote a zero carbon / zero waste future for the cultural and creative industries of Leeds and beyond. Their website features case studies of how SAIL members on how they’ve managed to reduce their carbon footprints.

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Curator profile

The Art House

The Art House provides studios and programmes offering time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their creative practice and progress their professional careers.

The Art House building is home to 45 artists' studios and three makerspaces - a print studio, ceramics...

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Event

In Memory Of

The House of Smalls, Cambrook Court, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
30/08/2023 to 30/09/2023

In Memory Of is The House of Smalls Chipping Campden Gallery's fifth show.

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Artist profile

Jake Mullins

Based in Wakefield, Jake Mullins is a painter concerned with space and how we construct, observe and interact with the places we inhabit. Mullins documents interior spaces on the boundary of the public and the private realms to showcase those things that are often overlooked in todays fast...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #20: Ali Pickard

Ali Pickard, otherwise known as The Yaffingale, is interested in which stories are told, and who tells them. Trained in metal art as part of a Women's Welding collective, she creates 3D, kinetic artworks, mixing wood and metal with fabric and embroidery.

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Upcoming opportunity

EMERGE @ The Undercroft *Norfolk / Suffolk artists*

30/09/2023   Norwich  

Emerge at The Undercroft is a new art show which aims to highlight the brightest contemporary art talent in and around Norfolk. It is organised by working artists, to bring together those who are on their way up in an accessible and fun display in the heart of Norwich.

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Upcoming opportunity

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #21

30/09/2023     

CuratorSpace have adapted their artist bursary scheme to support artists in maintaining their art practice. Six bursaries of £250 will be awarded.

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Case study

Case Study: Fronteer

Fronteer is run by Michael and Sharon Borkowsky and began as a freelance arts initiative to provide exhibition spaces and host open calls for artists. In October 2020 they opened a gallery of their own; Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield and have established the annual art prize 'The Fronteer Open'.

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Curator profile

b-side

b-side is an arts organisation based in Dorset, UK. We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. We invite professional artists to make artworks in response to...

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Resource

Contract of Self Care

Luminara Florescu

This toolkit supports a best practice model for artists who have a social practice as well as the participating members of the public involved in their projects. It explores ways of working as a social practice artist that are sustainable for artists, including those with physical and mental health disabilities. Funded by a-n Artist Bursary 2021 TIME, SPACE, MONEY.

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Event

(Un)Balanced

Robert Phillips Gallery, Manor Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
Exhibition
27/09/2023 to 15/10/2023

(Un)Balanced: A Captivating Textile Art Exhibition by Phoenix Contemporary Textiles at the Robert Phillips Gallery in Walton on Thames KT12 2PF

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Artist profile

Hayley Williams -Hindle

An activist for the celebration of human Neurodiversity (brain and behaviour trait difference), and inclusion in its widest sense. I am a multimedia artist currently exploring working with acrylic, drawing, light and VR work.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #20: Alan Gignoux

Alan Gignoux is an award-winning documentary photographer and founder of Gignoux Photos, which produces documentary photography and film projects focusing on socio-political and environmental issues around the world.

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Upcoming opportunity

"Alternative Screens" - CUVO International Videoart Festival 2024 OPEN CALL

30/09/2023   Madrid  

The International Videoart Festival CUVO launches a new open call for the next edition of the festival called "Alternative Screens" intended for video artists all around the globe.

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Curator profile

Saltaire Inspired

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and...

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Upcoming opportunity

aqb Artist-in-Residence Open Call

30/09/2023   Budapest  

Haggenmacher Brewery in Hungary. As an art center aqb contains ateliers, studios, a gallery, and community spaces. Around fifty Hungarian artists and creative enterprises found their constant base in the reconstructed industrial building complex. In our main non-profit gallery space, aqb Project Space we organize contemporary art exhibitions and art education programs collaborating with curators and other international institutions. Aqb also hosts other types of cultural programs like concerts, performances, readings, film screenings, workshops, and gastronomical events. Since 2013 aqb runs an international Artist-in-Residence program offers accommodation, a private studio, and a pop-up solo show in request.

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Resource

Contemporary Visual Arts Network England

CVAN England leads a collective agenda for policy change across the visual arts. They campaign to be heard, valued, and recognised so that the sector can thrive now and in the future. Links to nine regional networks across England.

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Case study

Case Study: Benji Appleby-Tyler

Benji Appleby-Tyler is an emerging artist turned curator, who is currently studying Fine Art at University. He create an open call on CuratorSpace to work with other artists on his participatory project 'IDEA Portable Protest Kit'. Artists followed instructions to construct a 'soap box' and create an individual performance which was collated into a showreel.

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Event

Ilkley Arts Open Exhibition 2023

Ilkley Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
16/09/2023 to 15/10/2023

TAKE TIME: Ilkley Arts Open Exhibition 2023. Presenting outstanding work by artists from across the UK. Hosted by Ilkley Manor House.

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Artist profile

Kate Rolison

I am a hand embroiderer, illustrator and writer whose practice is beginning to include zines and comics as well as prints and embroidery. My focus is on memoir, mental health, folk (art), and language.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #20: Kofi Perry

Kofi Perry (1998) is an American figurative artist based in London. Using historical methods, he paints and draws characters set in a Afrofuturist world he has created. Critical to his practice is the technique of figurative invention, or working without the use of live models.

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Curator profile

Alice Bradshaw

Alice Bradshaw is an artist, curator and writer. She is interested in discarded, everyday materials and words. Recycling and repetition are important strategies in her work, which sets up a dialogue around the value of rubbish through objects, publications, exhibitions and events. Alice's...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #20: Yang-En Hume

Yang-En Hume is an Australian artist with Singaporean heritage. Hume grew up in Sydney, Australia and acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of that land. She pays her respects to their Elders past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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Artist profile

Becky Long-Smith

My practice is muti-disciplinary but a unifying starting point for most of my work is print or collage. I am an artist and educator interested in the social applications of art. I like to create work that is playful and invites interaction in some way. Ritual, play, wonder, performance,...

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Case study

Case Study: ARTbound

ARTbound is an arts organisation, developed and managed by photographer and curator, Meg Oxford. It began in 2014 and primarily creates events and exhibitions, by building partnerships with other art organisations, galleries and creative venues, to support artists in showing and selling their work.

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Event

Expressions of Nature Sculpture Exhibition at Sussex Prairie Garden in West Sussex

Sussex Prairies (Sussex Prairie Garden), Dutch Barn Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Exhibition
01/06/2023 to 15/10/2023

The Sussex Prairies is approx. 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 60,000 plants and over 1,600 different varieties. It is a colourful garden with views of the South Downs. The sculpture exhibition is being curated by Gabrielle Argent of The Glass Garden. The collection of sculptures will feature many styles and materials.

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