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Draw to Perform Residency Program




Draw to Perform Residency Program

6-20 October 2018

Headed by artist and curator Ram Samocha, founder of Draw to Perform, the D2P Residency program for Drawing Performance is a unique opportunity for professional artists and art students to engage in this dynamic artistic discipline.  The program provides foundation to develop drawing and performance skills and translate creative practice into live action. This is a 15 days structured program of mentored residency. It includes one on one mentorship, workshops, intensive studio time, studio visits and artist talks by UK drawing performance artists.

The program is located at the heart of the vibrant and creative city of Brighton. It also includes guided tours to key exhibitions and art events in Brighton and London, and ends with an evening of live drawing performances to celebrate and showcase the output of this creative time.

Focus Group Research Invitation: Calling for Art Lovers & Emerging Artists




This is a master project from Goldsmiths, the University of London. We are conducting a study on building communication between emeging artists and public art lovers through sharing their inspirations. We need a few people who are art lovers, art buyers, creative practitioners, emerging artists to join our discussion. You don't have to be so professional or experienced in art buying/ selling, but we do expect that you are interested in creative & art, and have paid/ willing to pay for it. We will have a 1-2 hour discussion about the current art market (online especially), the situation of emerging artists, and the connection between artists and the buyers. Prototype test may also be included. 

The discussion will be held in two ways: 

One way is online discussion (Skype) in a 3-5 people group, and it's voluntary. The date is optional and you can choose from one of our slots here: 13th May 8pm,15th May 8pm, 16th May 8pm.

The other way is a meetup discussion at Barbican's Cinema Cafe, if you are based in London and available on 13th May 3pm, 15th May 3pm, 16th May 4pm, 17th May 4pm. Travel expenses assistance will be provided, and also coffee & snack refreshments. 

All the information you give will be confidentially used to inform parts of our market research. Welcome to share your thoughts with us.

We also attached our questionaiires that are related to the focus group topic. If you are interested in, please feel free to check. 


Meetup Discussion Address: Barbican's cinema cafe, Barbican Art’s Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Nearest Tube: Barbican; Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8am–10.30pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am–10.30pm



Nexus: Meetings at the Edge



This exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries looks at some of the ways in which 21st-century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms.

Jewellery, silversmithing, textiles and ceramics all have long histories and deep-rooted traditions behind them. Today their familiar, often restricting, boundaries are being expanded by makers taking leaps of imagination and devising fresh approaches to the way they work.

The exhibitors in Nexus are linked by great technical skill, a capacity for free-thinking and confidence in their ideas. However, each has found their own way of extending the boundaries of their art form.

Nexus celebrates the unexpected. None of the work in this exhibition may be quite what it seems…

Curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring for Fife Contemporary in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, it features 20 artists from around Britain and Ireland.

Paint and Sip Franchise Opportunity with Brush Party!




A fantastic new career with a Brush Party UK Franchise!

Do you want to get away from the humdrum of 9 to 5? Are you looking for an opportunity that is not only fun, but profitable too? 

If the answer is yes, then Brush Party have the answer to your business dreams!

Visit the Brush Party UK Franchise website here: http://brushpartyfranchise.co.uk

Or, for more information, contact Cliff or Sam on 01844 390208 or email us at info@brushparty.co.uk


Ceramic Plasticity



Bouke de Vries, Memory Vessel, 2016, ceramic and glass

Reflecting the resurgence of craft and skills-based making in art over the past decade, this one-day symposium explores common ground between contemporary art and studio ceramics. Emphasising the commonalities between artist and craftsperson, the event focuses on practical, theoretical, and professional aspects of working with clay, embodied in its malleability and resistance - its plasticity.

-          Glenn Adamson (keynote)

-          Mathew Leung (Assemble architecture collective)

-          Caroline Achaintre (Artist)

-          Florence Peake (Artist, Choreographer)

-          Bouke de Vries (Conservator, Artist)

-          Dr. David Stent (Visual Arts, West Dean College)

-          Julian Stair (Potter, Writer)

Panel Chairs:

-          Rosie Cooper (Head of Exhibitions DLWP)

-          Alison Sandeman (Studio Potter)

-          Katie Schwab (Artist)

The symposium will be a day of discussion, identifying common ground, appreciating difference, and celebrating clay as a material that feeds the imagination.

Booking required. Please visit the West Dean College website for details: https://www.westdean.org.uk/events/ceramic-plasticity

Therapeutic Creative Writing Group




“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”  ~ James Baldwin

Writing and reading provides us with the solace of knowing our stories are shared through characters that champion our cause. Seeing the ailments and conditions one grapples with in elaborate descriptive detail and form, further reminds us what James Baldwin conveys in his beautiful quote, that even in our brokenness we are more alike, than we are different.

As a trauma therapist I give priority to cultivating life-affirming creative and spiritual pursuits that inform one's sense of pride and purpose, so as to encourage thriving.

With this intention I am recruiting people for a Therapeutic Creative Writing Group

This 90 minute Group will meet twice/month Sunday @ 5 PM in midtown Manhattan.  Consultation is free and cost for each group is $60.

For registration and details call Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW 212-594-9801 or email at sheri@sheritherapist.com // sheritherapist.com


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