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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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

Alan Pergusey

I'm based in Leeds and currently painting is at the forefront of my practice. The paintings are about the people I know and landscapes that are painted from memories of special places. I attempt to exhibit the work regularly, and curate solo and group shows at 'Gallery 16', a venue in my house....

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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

Reimagining the Landscape

Bulkeley, Cheshire
Workshop
26/04/2024

Two-day weekend art workshops with creativity and mindfulness/well-being at its core. Suitable for all abilities from complete beginners who think they might enjoy being out in a landscape playing with a variety of mixed art media to those with experience who are looking to loosen up their work and get new ideas about artistic process.

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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

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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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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Upcoming opportunity

MonART

22/04/2024   6 Old Fox Yard, Stowmarket IP14 1AB, Suffolk  

Open Call for artists: MonART. Send us your Digital Work to show in our art gallery.

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Artist profile

Jennifer Szypillo

I have recently completed my BA Hons in Fine Art at Newcastle University and am now living in the area to develop my practice further. My work currently consists of printmaking, photography and film. My most recent projects were created in Southern and Central Poland as well as The Arctic Circle.

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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

Pebble Mosaic Workshop with David James of Olicana Mosaics in Ilkley

Workshop
27/04/2024

Learn how to create a stunning pebble mosaic that will provide a talking point for your garden from David James of Olicana Mosaics.

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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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Upcoming opportunity

Apollo Painting School

22/04/2024   Manchester (UK) and Latina (Italy)  

Apollo Painting School is an intensive 3-month summer programme designed for UK-based emerging artists with a painting practice. The programme will be accessible by open call and the applications will be reviewed by a judging panel comprised of internationally acclaimed artists and educators.

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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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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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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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Artist profile

Kate Rossini

Kate Rossini’s work is about exploring aspects of her own identity using surrealist techniques to access the subconscious mind - looking inwards to mine what is hidden - exploring the juxtaposition between methodologies that impose rules & elements of chance in creating work and those...

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Event

4th Community Art Exhibition

Circular ArtSpace, 780 Fishponds Road, behind The Crafty Egg Café, Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom
Exhibition
05/04/2024 to 28/04/2024

New Col­lec­tive Art Exhi­bi­tion in Fishponds.

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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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Upcoming opportunity

Narratives of Care: Interview series

22/04/2024   Online  

We are excited to announce an open call for interviews on the theme of care, inviting artists, and activists to share their insights, experiences, and practices in a series of interviews.

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Upcoming opportunity

Leek Open Studios - Meet the Maker 2024

24/04/2024   LEEK  

Leek Open Studios - Meet the Makers is a one day event held one the 21st September 2024 in Leek, Staffordshire. You will have the opportunity to meet the public and demonstrate what you do. You are welcome to make sales and display your work on the day but this is not the main focus of this event. We will be arranging venues in Leek for those who do not have a studio in the town.

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Event

Edgelands

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition
19/04/2024 to 29/04/2024

An exhibition of textile art by Prism Textiles, an international group of exhibiting artists working with or inspired by textiles.

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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

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

Platforma Arts and Refugee Network

Platforma arts and refugee network supports and develops arts and culture by, about and with refugees and migrants. Platforma is managed by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with organisations across the country. Every two years they run the Platforma Festival in a different part of England. They also provide one-to-one information to artists and organisations on subjects including, access to opportunities, contacts, project development and fundraising.

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Event

Flatland

The FG Gallery, Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Exhibition
19/04/2024 to 05/05/2024

Flatland is an exhibition of contemporary painting from the Northwest.

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Artist profile

Ezma Zhao

I'm a textile artist living in a 100 year old house by the River Severn. In mid-wales, I create book art, embroidery and mixed media pieces inspired by my surroundings, nature and the need to capture those moment in ink and on the go.

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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

This Is The Seventh Wave

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom
Exhibition
03/05/2024 to 12/05/2024

Group exhibition curated by Dee Ferris and Judy Stevens. Featuring Polly Arnett, Nicholas Carrick, Emma Critchley, Alej ez, Dee Ferris, John Haywood, Solange Leon Iriarte, Andre Lichtenberg, Catalina Mejia Moreno, Judy Stevens, Francisca Vidal Vergara+Pulso Austral, Arantza Vilas, Carole Villain and Jonathan Wright.

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Upcoming opportunity

Collect Art: Women Art

24/04/2024   Tbilisi  

For the upcoming edition, we are looking for WOMEN artists, working in different media, such as painting, drawing, textiles, illustration, mixed media, photography, collage, and digital art.

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Upcoming opportunity

The Sea - Open Call

24/04/2024   Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

Fronteer Gallery are looking for artwork for an exhibition of the sea.

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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

16th Community Art Exhibition in Virtual Reality

Exhibition
15/04/2024 to 16/05/2024

A new art exhibition in Virtual Reality.

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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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Artist profile

Abbie Jennings

Abbie is an award winning freelance Photographer, Curator and Creative Producer based in Hull, UK. She holds a first class degree in Photography and an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

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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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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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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

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

Contemporary British Printmakers @ Delamore Arts

The Wagon Shed Gallery,, Delamore Estate, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
01/05/2024 to 31/05/2024

Three Galleries and Magnificent Sculpture Gardens Open for the Whole Month of May

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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

Huxley

A professional oil painter who works out of his studio in Cheshire. Whilst Landscapes and Cityscapes remain prominent in his work, he turns to whatever subject matter draws his attention, including embracing the freedom and limitless potential that abstraction offers. He has now created a...

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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

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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