Event

Introduction to Lino Print workshop

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
12/04/2024

Come along and spent a great, creative day learning the technique of lino printing with local artist Sue Rowland. Sue will teach you how to create your own original design and to use the different lino tools to cut the lino plate. Sue will then help you to print your own small edition of fabulous prints to take away with you!

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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

Sasinun Kladpetch

Sasinun Kladpetch is a San Francisco based multimedia artist. I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I received her Bachelor’s degree in Decorative Art at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2016, she graduated with a Master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute, California....

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Event

Book Illustration for adults workshop

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
09/03/2024

You will be guided through making a series of simple books exploring visual narratives, character development and the interplay of text and imagery.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Rebecca Korn

Rebecca Korn's interdisciplinary practice stems from a fascination with the intersections between art and science. Her recent interests explore the posthuman body, investigating ideas around symbiosis, sympoiesis and speculative futures, re/imagining how bodies may adapt/evolve through learning from and with non-human counterparts.

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Event

TOT'24

The Talleryrand, 1030 Stockport Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Exhibition
28/02/2024

'Ostranenie,' in Russian, meaning 'making strange' or 'defamiliarization,' coined by Russian writer and critic Viktor Shklovsky. Destabilizing the relationship between subject and object, removing reality from its context and subverting the ordinary - the essence of art.

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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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Resource

Shape Arts

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.

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Event

MINI TEXTILE HANGINGS WORKSHOP

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
25/05/2024

Do you have a collection of natural treasures that you’d like to use in your work but are not sure how? This workshop will explore ways of combining fabrics, found objects, natural treasures such as feathers and shells and hand embroidery to create beautiful mini hangings.

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Upcoming opportunity

Miniatures Revisited - Open Call Exhibition 16th March - 27th April

27/02/2024   Sheffield  

Cupola Gallery has previously hosted an exhibition entitled Miniatures. We would like to return to this exhibition. Miniatures come in many forms from tiny paintings, insects made from grass, scale models, photos on slides, the only limit we have is that the piece should fit into a 10cm cube (not including framing or plinth). Work needs to arrive at the gallery before Friday 8th March. The exhibition will run from 7:30pm 15th March to 27th April.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Natalia Janula

Natalia Janula is a Polish-born artist of Roma heritage, currently based in London. Their artistic practice spans sculpture, moving image, installation and performance. They are interested in urban and natural environments and the slippage between the two. Repeated themes within their work include domestic and fictional landscapes, object oriented ontologies, queer interspecies bodies and the natural world.

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Event

“Sparkle! A Spectrum of Contemporary Glass”

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB, Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom
Exhibition
19/01/2024 to 27/02/2024

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is delighted to be collaborating with Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset in the launch of a new open-to-all members exhibition in the Centre's Long Gallery.

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Artist profile

Izabela Ignatowska

I design and create jewellery using textile techniques with natural stones, sterling silver and silks.

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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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Event

14th Community Art Exhibition in Virtual Reality

Exhibition
08/02/2024 to 28/02/2024

The 14th Community Art Exhibition in Virtual Reality is up and running!



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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

Animals - Open Call

27/02/2024   Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

Fronteer Gallery are looking for small works on the theme of animals, birds, and beasts.

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Event

Wet Felting Workshop: Spring / Summer - Create your own wool painting:

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
18/05/2024 to 02/03/2024

10am-3pm: Learn how to create your own unique wool painting artwork using the ancient craft of Wet Felting: Katy, your tutor will teach you the basics of wet felting: Easter/Mothers Day: Free parking: Materials, equipment & instruction included. Goody bag: Tea, coffee, cake available. Beautiful, bright studio space overlooking Yorkshire countryside: £65.00: katy@feltedyarns.co.uk

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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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Event

Beyond The Words

Making Space Gallery, 48 Aberfeldy St, Aberfeldy Village, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition
01/03/2024 to 03/03/2024

Explore the enchanting worlds of ‘Beyond the Words,' where Celestine invites you to discover scenes and landscapes from children's books, transcending linguistic boundaries through a universal language of colour and unlocking the door to imaginary realms.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Gabrielle Hoad

Gabrielle Hoad makes work that includes live, ephemeral elements as well as more lasting documentary traces such as photographs, films, publications and objects. She has a long-standing interest in the crossover of art and science.

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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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Event

CGS Spring Awaits

On line show
Exhibition
17/01/2024 to 04/03/2024

CGS first 2024 Online Exhibition Spring Awaits.... From 15th January 2024 A new year is upon us, and we start to look forward to longer days, light breezes and the sunny days of Spring.

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Artist profile

Catherine Jack

Based in Manchester, I make paper collages using old National Geographic Images.

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Upcoming opportunity

Hybrid Realities: Lab - 7 week programme full scholarship

27/02/2024     

In partnership with Mnemozine interdisciplinary research collective we present a new pilot programme for artists. A unique 7 week, intensive learning, research, and development programme utilising a virtual studio space

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Event

Artizan Studio Artists

Artizan Collective, 74 Fleet Street, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
24/02/2024 to 17/03/2024

Introducing Ian Cox, William Mills, Claire Harmer and Olya Baklan

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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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Upcoming opportunity

Hybrid Realities: Lab - 7 week programme partial* scholarship

27/02/2024     

In partnership with Mnemozine interdisciplinary research collective we present a new pilot programme for artists. A unique 7 week, intensive learning, research, and development programme utilising a virtual studio space

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Event

Let Us See You Exhibition - APS Gallery Edition

Aire Place Studios, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
23/02/2024 to 22/03/2024

Showcasing Leeds Talent at APS Gallery!

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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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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Melanie King

Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios, and the London Alternative Photography Collective. Melanie is a practice-based PhD Candidate in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.

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Event

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order To Live: Works of Sue Vaughton

Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
12/03/2024 to 30/03/2024

Artizan Gallery are delighted to welcome photographer Sue Vaughton to the gallery in March where we shall be curating a particularly intimate and personal exhibition of her works in our Basement Gallery.

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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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Upcoming opportunity

Spring Time - Open Call

27/02/2024   Halifax, West Yorkshire  

The Open Gallery is looking for artworks on the theme of 'Spring Time' for an exhibition in April 2024. This exhibition provides artists with a great opportunity to get greater exposure by exhibiting their work at the Open Gallery in front of a new audience.

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Event

Let Us See You Exhibition - Left Bank Leeds Edition

Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
06/03/2024 to 30/03/2024

Showcasing Leeds Talent at Left Bank Leeds!

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Artist profile

Stefania Romano

I am an emergent mixed media artist who enjoys taking photographs of the world, and keep connected with Mother Nature with writing while creating book artist. By capturing movements of people and nature I engage with a meaningful dialogue that lights invisible messages, for me, to interpret.

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Event

GUNA: Views and voices of women

City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney Street, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
10/03/2024 to 06/04/2024

GUNA is a version of the ancient Greek word for 'woman' and the work on show explores, promotes and celebrates the creativity of women through the work of emerging and established local artists.

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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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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

Wet Felting Workshop - Spring Meadow: Create your own wool painting:

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire
Workshop
06/04/2024

10am - 3pm: Learn how to create a wool painting using the ancient craft of Wet Felting: Katy, your tutor will teach you the basics of wet felting your first felted picture: Create a unique artwork: Easter / Mothers Day: Free parking: All materials, equipment and instruction included. Tea, coffee, cake available. Beautiful, bright studio space overlooking wonderful Yorkshire countryside: £65.00

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Naomi Aderonke

Naomi is a burgeoning multidisciplinary research and narrative led artist who has developed their illustrative and narrative skills past digital art and traditional print into 3D work. Exploring ceramics and textile through tufting, Naomi looks at the form, colours and materials used, not just the image, to create the stories they want to tell. Naomi is a storyteller who thrives on folk, history and culture; looking into ways of exploring that through artistic objects.

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Upcoming opportunity

Mini Art - Open Call

27/02/2024   Halifax, West Yorkshire  

The Open Gallery is currently accepting entries for their Mini Art Exhibition, which will run from 13th April - 2nd May 2024. The Open Gallery is looking for artists to display 2D and 3D artworks in our Halifax gallery space. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm.

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Event

The Great Paignton Paint Out - Legacy Exhibition

Artizan Collective, 74 Fleet Street, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
24/03/2024 to 21/04/2024

Celebrating a Creative Paignton - Part of Wide Open

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Resource

YVAN

YVAN is made up of Visual arts professionals, individual artists and makers, studios, collectives, Higher and Further Education departments and professionals, visual arts organisations and artist networks in Yorkshire. Alongside region-specific advice, opportunities, events and support, they have also gathered regional and general resources to support artists in developing their practice.

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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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Event

Collective Creativity

The Atrium Gallery, Bexley Wing, St. James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
10/02/2024 to 26/04/2024

Highlighting Leeds Artists!

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Artist profile

Virginia McArdle

Virginia McArdle 1957- Education : St Martin’s School of Art 1974-1978 Royal College of Art 1978-1981, Teaching : Chelsea School of Art 1982-1989, Studios : Worcestershire , UK. Sogn og Fjordane , Norway. My paintings, prints and art bindings have been widely exhibited...

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Event

Snippets of Time

The Station, Richmond, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LD, Richmond , North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
09/05/2024 to 22/05/2024

Snippets of Time is a collaboration between 3 artists; Isobel Rooke, Christine Hughes and Hannah Turlington, whose identities as artists coexist with that of being an artist.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Sam Metz

Sam Metz is an artist based in Hull who creates work that engages with the concept of ‘neuroqueering’. They create sculptural installations that incorporate both film and animation while exploring body-based responses to ecology. As a neurodivergent artist and curator with sensory processing differences, Sam creates work in non-verbal ways that begin and end in movement and embodied interactions without recourse to traditionally privileged verbal and written forms of communication.

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Artist profile

Kirsta

I am a sustainable textile artist currently creating embroidery work depicting pandemic data and vintage medical imagery. I use recycled and reclaimed materials and equipment along with traditional hand embroidery techniques.

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Event

Artists Around Wetherby - Open Studios

8 Oakwood Road, Wetherby, Leeds
Exhibition
01/06/2024 to 09/06/2024

Open Studios is in a 6 mile radius of Wetherby. 25-30 artists will be taking part, one of which is myself. Originals, prints, ceramics, cards, glass, felt art at a number of different locations in Wetherby and the surrounding villages. Most artists taking part are open both weekends (just call in) and some during the week by appointment only.

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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

TWO DAY INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
14/06/2024 to 15/06/2024

On this two-day course, students will learn the basic skills of stained glass – creating a suitable design or adapting an existing template with guidance from the tutor. The panel will be made up of coloured glass, some painted and kiln-fired glass, and soldered lead.

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