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Sculpture Trail at Saltaire Festival Open Gardens

We are looking for artists working in any 3D medium suitable for external display to show work in one of around twelve small garden spaces.
This two-day event is a a major element of the Festival Opening Weekend
Because of the nature of the Grade II listed architecture in the village, most spaces are small - many no more than enclosed back-yards, so the event is suitable for sculptural ceramics and glass as well as sculpture.  
Work may be for sale, and the footfall for the event is very good.
There is a small fee to selected artists of £20 to contribute to publicity and administration costs for this volunteer-run event, but no commission is taken on sales.


Degree Shows 2018

Uncover the spirit that drives everything we do. From digital to traditional and everything in between, our annual degree shows dynamically showcase work from the freshest in creative talent.

Highlighting work from students across the college’s undergraduate programmes, this summer’s Degree Shows, from Friday 8 to Thursday 21 June 2018, offer an exclusive window into life at an independent art school, and a chance to preview a new wave of makers ready to take over the creative industries.

Music at the Museum with Firefly Burning

If you’re 16-25, working towards a music career and want to be inspired this summer – join experimental folk rock band Firefly Burning for ‘Music at the Museum’ – a week-long residency of collaborative songwriting and music-making.

Taking inspiration from the incredible collections at Manchester Museum, you’ll spend five days from 8-12 July writing, creating and performing new music under the artistic guidance of award-winning artists John Barber and James Redwood from the band Firefly Burning.

You’ll get the chance to:

A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Libraries Unlimited are seeking to commission five, UK based, professional older artists (born before 1948) to make new contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown alongside craftwork made in local community workshops, in a celebratory exhibition ‘A Good Age’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Autumn 2019.

Proposals to be in all disciplines of craft including photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Criteria: any UK based contemporary craft practitioner over the age of 70 (born before 1948).

To apply: By email - see below.

Fee £2,500 per commission.

Poetry course with Ian Duhig/Hannah Lowe: Nothing Useless

Residential Poetry Course 11 - 16 June, tutor Ian Duhig, guest reader Hannah Lowe

‘Nothing Useless’ – As International Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and elsewhere, Ian Duhig has helped a wide range of people make poetry from those with literacy problems to postgraduates. He is known for his supportive, positive and enjoyable tutoring approach, using a broad repertoire of materials and exercises. Whatever your age, background or life, as Johnson puts in Rasselas, “To a poet nothing can be useless”: Duhig can help you identify and get the best out of your experience so you can write to the best of your ability.


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