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Art Workshop Leaders




Art Workshop Leaders for ART EAT Festival - Call for proposals.

Deadline: 15th April 2019


ART EAT Festival is taking place along the Ipswich Waterfront on the 21 & 22nd September 2019.  We have a budget to deliver 16 x 2-hour free workshops to the attendees of the festival. Workshops generally need to be child-friendly and be open to people of all ages (in special circumstances and if essential a minimum age can be set).


We have 4 designated locations or ART STATIONS along the waterfront from which the workshops will be delivered.

Workshops need to be centred around the main themes of the festival; Urban Art, Creativity, Food, Community etc. They can use the pavement or walls as canvases, or as supporting structures. Evolving participatory artworks contributing to the festival landscape and general decoration are also encouraged.

Workshops need to be in designated spaces, so please consider where your activity will actually take place. If you would like to run a workshop in a particular place along the Ipswich Waterfront please mention this, we can move our ART STATION bases to suit the proposals we decide upon.

Proposals need to be Health and Safety aware (we can advise on this) so please bear in mind needs for crowd flow, safe use of tools, ladders or scaffold, materials, as well as water safety, slip hazards, rubbish and clearing up afterwards.

Proposals need to consider clean-up. We would like to leave things such as chalk and or washable materials, but anything that looks messy or does not deteriorate easily will need to be removed at the end of the festival, the artists will agree to do this as part of the workshops. The aim of the workshops should be to create beautiful work which everybody agrees should remain as a positive legacy to the artists’ and participants’ work and to the festival.

Once approved artists will be responsible for sourcing materials and equipment, coordinating and delivering the workshops. Artists are welcome to propose various workshops and deliver more than one workshop over two days. If a single group of artists want to run all workshops, this would be great. Final decisions will be based on ideas, so get those creative juices flowing.

N.B. the purpose of these proposals is not only for us to decide on what will take place but is also so that we can cover the H&S as well as inform major stakeholders and landowners of the planned activities that will take place on their land.

What will be provided as a basic space

2 x gazebos (more if required)

2 x tables

8 x chairs

1 or 2 volunteers/helpers per workshop

1 x board for advertising workshop times (will also be in printed program)

No electricity - No water


Artists fees - £125 per 2-hour workshop (including prep, set-up and take-down)

Materials budget - We have what we would consider an adequate budget for materials to cover all workshops. This will be allocated as required. Please include a budget proposal for all the materials you will need to carry out your workshop activities.

Essential requirements:

All workshop leaders will need DBS (valid within 3 years)

Artists must be available on the 21st & 22nd of September 2019


Artists local to Ipswich or surrounding counties will be given preference due to lack of travel budgets

Applications must include the following

Name, or organisation name

Registered address

Contact details including phone number

Art workshop proposal with image references

Number or workshops proposed

Materials list and costs

A maximum number of participants per workshop

Minimum age of participants

Children under 16 accompanied by an adult?

Health & Safety risk assessment (at least some considerations please)

Art Station Locations (Ipswich Waterfront) 

Behind Dance East in Courtyard

In front of Pizza Express

Wherry Quay, opposite Pizza Al Taglio

Outside of Cult Cafe



Entry Fee:

Contact & Links: 

There but for fortune: solo show by Susie Mendelsson



There but for fortune: solo exhibition by Susie Mendelsson

There but for fortune – the lives of others

an exhibition of new artwork by Susie Mendelsson

Frame Workshop and Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ

3 – 27 May 2017

Susie Mendelsson was born in London to Jewish parents who both fled Germany because of the war. She has decided to donate the proceeds of her latest solo exhibition, There but for fortune, to Suffolk Refugee Support. Her exhibition of paintings and models of the human figure takes place at the Frame Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich from 3 – 27 May.

As an artist Susie has always been intrigued by representations of the human figure and she is particularly drawn to the work of outsider artists. Though the sources of her imagery are often autobiographical, her work communicates universal concerns and emotions. Despite herself, an element of humour often makes an appearance in her work.

Although she began as a painter, since moving to Woodbridge in 2010, Susie has worked exclusively in three-dimensions using paper, wood, wire and recycled materials. One phase of her work used coloured sugar wrappers to create large crowds of people in a variety of settings. More recently she has been collecting used and discarded dolls which she then dismembers and reassembles, placing them in new configurations.

“Most of the materials I use in my work have been discarded: unwanted dolls, magazines that have been read, items from second-hand shops, lost toys. These objects embody their own past and private history which has been abandoned by their owners. I then enhance and draw this past out by reconfiguration and distortion. Perhaps it is this act which allows me to take back control — something that I had very little of as a child.”

Rather than make a conscious effort to arrive at a particular end-product, the process has become more the focus of Susie’s work so the act of ‘play’ has become a priority. This seems to her to be a more valuable and honest way to work. Susie’s journey into the unknown ends up being an investigation into what makes us human.

The overarching theme of her latest solo exhibition is the idea that bad things only happen to ‘others’, never ‘us’. Yet we are all born under a single sky and these scenes from the lives of others could just as well be scenes from our own lives … “there but for fortune may go you or I.”

Susie completed an MA in Art in 2001 and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Recently she has exhibited in London in an Outsider Art group show and “The Art of Caring” at St. Pancras Hospital.

You can see much of Susie’s work on her own website:

There but for fortune – the lives of others – an exhibition of new artwork by susie mendelsson

Frame Workshop and Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ

3 – 27 May 2017

Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1700 (Mondays opens 1000, Saturdays closes 1630)

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