Event

Calligraphy Workshop

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
05/07/2024

Learn how to write gorgeously swirly modern calligraphy with your tutor Claire Gould, of ‘By Moon & Tide’. You’ll have fun getting to grips with a dip pen and copperplate nib in this friendly and relaxed calligraphy workshop. From initial scratches and swirls you’ll soon be learning how to write beautiful letters, all in the space of a couple of hours!

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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

Nicky Cure Artmaker

Artist, multimedia, cross disciplinary, process hacker, intuitively following the process, expecting the unexpected, looking for the unknown.

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Event

Summer Meadow Wool Painting - Create your own artwork - Learn Wet Felting

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
20/07/2024

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: 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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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #23: Luminara Florescu

Luminara Florescu is an artist, curator and creative director living in Somerset, UK. Within her practice, she considers themes of wellbeing and self care, including how disabled artists and those with caring responsibilities can sustain a thriving and exciting art practice. Public engagement, collaboration and playfulness are integral to the activity of co-creation within her work.

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Event

Botanical Painting Workshop

Daylesford Farmshop, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Workshop
27/06/2024

This unique botanical watercolour painting workshop lets you be immersed in nature as you spend a whole day in the heart of our Market Garden. Guided by experienced artist Katie Lenegan, you will learn how to explore expressive drawing techniques and use line, tone and colour to create experimental paintings.

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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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Resource

Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network

A network to champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in the Leeds City Region. Focus on Place-Based Arts and Health, Creative Ageing, Creativity Wellbeing, Creativity Workforce Wellbeing. Regional and general resources available.

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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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Upcoming opportunity

English Riviera Summer Open 2024

14/06/2024   Torquay, Devon  

The English Riviera Summer Open is back and we've got two big reasons to celebrate...

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Artist profile

John Sproul

John Sproul works with the figure to explore human identity and experience. It is the way he explores and gains understanding of the world and himself.

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Event

ALL I WANTED WAS EVERYTHING - AN EVENT BY THE SECRET SALON

Safehouse 2, 137 Copeland road, London, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition
15/06/2024 to 16/06/2024

The Secret Salon returns.... Following on from the success of our previous Secret Salon art shows in London we are presenting our fourth pop up exhibit, London on June 15th / 16th This exhibition will be looking at the darker side of life, think: Gothic. Baroque. Religion. Rock n Roll.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #23: Joanna Penso

Joanna Penso is a multi-disciplinary artist based between London and York, UK working with sound-led experiments in film, performance, radio programmes and sound installations. She has exhibited nationally, including at St Ives September Festival, Aesthetica, Southwark Park Galleries, The Lakeside Centre, and Nunnery Gallery.

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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

‘The way I see it’ art exibition

Horsebridge, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable
Exhibition
05/06/2024 to 17/06/2024

‘Apart’ are a group of ten artists based in Rochester. The exhibit throughout the year and at the wonderful Horsebridge gallery every two years. They are exhibiting oils and mixed media. Private viewing: 8th June.

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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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Upcoming opportunity

Studio Greenly's Summer Tea Party

14/06/2024   Saltaire  

Studio Greenly's 4th Event: a summer workshop and market combo - apply here to sell your products!

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Event

Open Day at The Station Gallery

The Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
18/06/2024 to 18/06/2024

Are you curious about exhibiting at The Station Gallery, but feel you'd like to know more before you apply? Then come along to our special Gallery Open Day at our beautiful converted Victorian railway station.

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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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Curator profile

Fruitmarket

Fruitmarket is a free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement...

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Event

Wet Felting Workshop - Design and create your own unique wool felted bag.

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
22/06/2024

10am-3pm: Learn how to create your own unique wool felted bag using the ancient craft of Wet Felting: Katy, your tutor will teach you the basics of wet felting: Party / Family / Wedding: 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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Artist profile

Heather Steele

I am an practising public artist working with galleries, schools and community groups. I am highly experienced in Art workshops for Young Children, Primary, Secondary, Post 16, SEN, including Adults of all ages and capabilities. I've been a PGCE Secondary Art and Design Teacher, a Higher Level...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #23: Sarah Wishart

Sarah Wishart is a film maker, writer, and artist based in Glasgow’s Southside. They have a PhD in how the documentation of live art includes the memories of audiences. Collaborative practice is a key component in much of their work.

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Event

DRAWING + beyond

Training for Counsellors, Haddock House + Mews - Pleckgate Road, Ramsgreave - Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Workshop
22/06/2024

Creating an activity and space/place for personal Revelations to show up through the joy & rapture of using a pencil on paper. This gentle and therapeutically amazing workshop allows you to free your mind and see what else is possible.

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Upcoming opportunity

Call for Artists and Writers - Issue #7 - Wretched & Divine - Forget-Me-Not Press

15/06/2024     

A two part issue:

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Event

Bonsall Art Trail

Bonsall Village, Clatterway, Bonsall, Derbyshire, Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Festival
29/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

Bonsall Art Trail is a new arts trail located in the village of Bonsall on the edge of the peak district. As a curated trail we aim to showcase the work of talented established and new artists and makers who want to exhibit and sell their work. The trail is over the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2024. Please take a look at our opportunity on CuratorSpace to apply.

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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

62 Group Membership Application 2024

16/06/2024     

Application for Membership to the 62 Group of Textiles Artists is now open. The Group invites those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide to apply. We are an artist led organisation. Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.

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Event

We Carry It With Us

Workshop
27/03/2024 to 30/06/2024

I'm looking for people willing to be photographed for a photographic portrait project visualising the impact of childhood bullying on adult life.

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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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Artist profile

Kurtis L Perrigo

I am a self taught sculptor of stainless steel pieces, I have been a metal polisher for over 20 yrs and have worked with all types of metal

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Event

Artizan Women's Open Exhibition

Artizan Collective, Unit 5 Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
19/05/2024 to 30/06/2024

Continuing the conversation as we revisit our Women's Open Exhibition for a second year.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #23: Emily Joy

Emily Joy (UK, 1982) is a socially and environmentally engaged artist making sculpture, installation, and performative work. Emily is also a ceramic sculpture tutor and facilitates public creative projects as half of creative partnership ‘Periscope’. Currently exploring Swiss glacial melt and associated ecological and social impacts, her practice centres around communication, empathy and ecology.

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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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Event

6th Community Art Exhibition

Circular ArtSpace, 780 Fishponds Road, yard behind , Bristol
Exhibition
08/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

A new group show in y/our refurb art/bus community art gallery in Fishponds, Bristol!

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Upcoming opportunity

Associate Membership Application for The 62 Group - 2024

16/06/2024     

The 62 Group are inviting emerging/early career textile artists to apply for a two-year Associate Membership that includes financial support, mentoring to develop your practice and exhibitions with a renowned international textile group.

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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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Event

Glasshouses & Greenery: An Art Exhibition by Cat Barrett

Ilkley Arts Studio, 4 Castle Yard, Ilkley, United Kingdom
Exhibition
29/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

Explore the captivating exhibition Glasshouses & Greenery by local artist Cat Barrett at the Ilkley Arts Studio. Cat, known for her love of glasshouses, greenery, and nature, uses vibrant watercolours and acrylic inks to bring botanical beauty to life.

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Upcoming opportunity

18th Community Art Exhibition in Virtual Reality

17/06/2024     

Open Call for Artists!

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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

Curious Creatives retreat

Workshop
15/07/2024 to 19/07/2024

An exciting opportunity to immerse oneself for 3 full days, in an inspiring location, and learn a variety of new skills, and join a group making mosaics

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Artist profile

Claire Finlay

I have recently completed an art degree in Glass and ceramics from the University of Sunderland. I am a experienced craft tutor and work for WEA and Cultural Spring. I have also run her own workshops at different venues in the North East for several years. During the pandemic I supplied craft...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #23: Jacqui Barrowcliffe

Jacqui Barrowcliffe lives and works in North Yorkshire where her practice focuses on exploring human connections to nature and evolving environmental threats. She works across disciplines but is particularly drawn to photography and installation, often responding to a specific space or context through temporary interventions.

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Event

Contemporary British Printmakers On The English Riviera

Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
20/06/2024 to 03/08/2024

Bringing A Piece of Delamore Arts to the English Riviera!

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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

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

The Lie of The Land

The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery,, Haslingden Road,, Rossendale, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
30/05/2024 to 18/08/2024

An exhibition of works by Carolyn Curtis Magri and Deirdre Kelly, wandering pathways, tracing trajectories point to point, exploring isotherms, unfolding narratives with global threads.

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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

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail

Venues across Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Art walk
17/08/2024 to 18/08/2024

Chapel Allerton Artists invite you into their homes and studio spaces for the 2024 Chapel Allerton Arts Trail, on the 17 and 18 August from 11-5pm.

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Artist profile

David Barton

Born Bury Lancashire 1943. Goldsmiths College and ATC Course. On the ATC Course I became a student of Anton Ehrenzweig, whose emphasis on the process of searching for and testing out ideas with words, drawings and paintings in what he called “Tease & Worry Books” in order to find,...

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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

PLY-SPLIT BRAIDING - THE BASICS - WORKSHOP

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
13/09/2024 to 14/09/2024

This two-day workshop is an introduction to ply-splitting, and gives a good grounding in the key ‘stitches’ or ‘weaves’ that are used. We start simply and build gradually, making braids, small mats and projects – these are things to refer back to in the future should you wish to take things further.

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