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RED Flamingo - exhibition & residency

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Are you keen to develop work in a place where anything is possible?

RED Flamingo is looking for site-specific, in situ and other projects or exhibition ideas to be realised within our new project space, during the upcoming 2022 residency season.

What kind of exhibition projects do we have in mind?

We offer you a kind of white cube environment, which you can transform or use according to your creative vision. We encourage you to think spatially; use the walls, ceiling, and floor as part of your artwork. Yes, they can be painted, etc. to set up a comprehensive environment and experience for the audience.

There are no limitations in regard to medium, theme, or subject. Our only condition for the selected exhibition is that it takes into account the specifics of our exhibition space. (Applications from artist duos also welcome!) 

Does this sound too demanding? No worries, our curator, if needed, can help you with the development of your idea. The candidates will be selected based on their previous work and the potential of their proposed (project) idea. 

Setting up an exhibition project at Red Flamingo should be considered as a residency opportunity. You can apply for a max. four weeks stay, which should provide enough time for you to finish up your project idea. The residency will end with a public presentation of your work.

For gallery and other details visit:https://dclinicstudios.com/red-flamingo/

 

Deadline: 
12/23/2021

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Open call for Experienced Outdoor/Mural Artist

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Manchester College is inviting expressions of interest from artists with previous experience of painting outdoor work / mural works; who would like to be considered for creating work on a their East Campus.

THE BRIEF

2020/21 has been a unique and difficult year for many, and for our students and colleagues it has been a time of worry, uncertainty and change.

Throughout this time, our students and staff have exemplified the resilience, positivity and aspiration that is at the heart of The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester.

The purpose of the mural is to create a ‘visual time capsule’ that encapsulates the feelings, fears and hopes for the future of our students and colleagues throughout the pandemic.

Although the mural will be a visual representation of the challenges of the pandemic, the predominant theme will be that of hope, opportunity and aspiration.

The mural will represent a forward look to a more positive future and showcase the opportunity and aspiration that being part of the TMC and UCEN Manchester community brings.

We are looking for a final artwork that:

-  Reflects themes of positivity and are uplifting for future students

-  Reflects the theme without a literal or figurative depiction of Covid and Lockdown

-  That are sympathetic to the surroundings and the maturity of students who attend the college

THE SITE

The campus is sited in Open Shaw, East Manchester.
The wall is on the main campus building and is a white rendered rectangular space of approximately 6.5 metres wide and 1 meters tall. Access by scaffold or scissor lift can be discussed with the projects managers. (See Images)

TIMELINE

We are proposing to visually mark this commitment through the creation of a mural outside Whitworth House that will be unveiled in line with the opening of the new Openshaw campus in September 2021.

EOI Deadline: 30th June
Shortlisting by a college faculty panel and a student panel: 1st July Interviews: 6th / 7th July
Selected candidate informed and begins design process: 8th July Consultation with student panel on first drafts: 28th July
Final sign of of artwork: 4th August
Prep and installation period: Between 9th - 30th August

THE ARTIST

We are seeking applications from artists who live in the North West area and are available to travel to work in Manchester.

We are seeking artists who are available to work to the timescales set out above and have experience in painting works in the public realm before.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Due to the short timescale of this project we are asking for an expression of interest in the project so we can see your work, and consider new artists for shortlisting.

There is no obligation to provide design works or ideas to be con sided for this project, but we will accept any suggestions you may have about your desire to design an artwork for this project.

Please provide a link to your website or a pdf document with images of relevant works.

Prize summary: 
£6150 fee
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Fees for the artists, assistant and materials (not including access) are £6150

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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CAMP Announces 2020 Program

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CAMP, a high-altitude residential arts school in the French Pyrenees, has begun announcing its 2020 program of workshops. Now entering its third year of activity, the newly announced program includes five-day residential workshops in music, visual art, filmmaking, photography, VR and literature, with masterclasses led by such luminaries as Matthew Herbert, Julia Kent, Aviva Rahmani, Chris Watson, Simon Armitage, Gabrielle Bell, Roedelius, Phill Niblock, Elliott Sharp and others.

Announced so far:

2020-04-22 // MODELING RESILIENCE WITH ART WITH AVIVA RAHMANI
2020-05-06 // CURRENT STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION WITH ELLIOTT SHARP
2020-05-13 // HEARING THE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MATTHEW HERBERT
2020-05-27 // DEEP LISTENING, PHASE 1 WITH PHILL NIBLOCK
2020-06-03 // DEEP LISTENING, PHASE 2 WITH HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS
2020-06-17 // PERSONAL STORIES IN COMICS WITH GABRIELLE BELL
2020-09-02 // OUTSIDE IN - THE POETRY OF NATURE AND THE NATURE OF POETRY WITH SIMON ARMITAGE
2020-09-30 // FIELD RECORDING: RED DEER SEASON WITH CHRIS WATSON

CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.

Courses are fully inclusive of accommodation and excellent catering - every participant gets a private, peaceful room with a mountain view.

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Call for Artists

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Call for artist collaborator with Chloe Dewe Mathews and The Ballad of Peckham Rye 
February – April 2020 (9 hours)  Honorarium: £150 Please note the honorarium is for the initial time required to develop a collaborative proposal.  
  
The Project 

Since 2013 artist Chloe Dewe Mathews has developed a body of work that explores the urban environment of the London Borough of Southwark and its rich community of African churches. Sunday Service (2013), commissioned by Tate Modern, explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, while its companion piece, Congregation (2015), looked more closely at the collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship. Many of Dewe Mathews’s projects take years of preparation, however this body of work is unique in that it represents a sustained engagement with the specifics of her local area and its communities over an extended period.  

Dewe Mathews initially produced Sunday Service as a response to the remarkable fact that in 2011 Southwark had the highest density of African Christianity anywhere in the world outside Africa. Five years on, Dewe Mathews is interested to return to this subject and has been working with Dr. Andrew Rogers (Principal Lecturer in Practical Theology) at Roehampton University on new research that suggests the African population is now moving east, away from Southwark. Peckham has been going through the process of gentrification for over a decade and much anecdotal evidence from church leaders suggests that issues finding space are more keenly felt within the community than ever.  

TBOPR are seeking to commission Dewe Mathews to develop a new work that would use the research and questions posed in Sunday Service and Congregation as a starting point, from which to examine the specific nature of Pentecostal worship in Peckham today. As part of the commission we are seeking to develop a collaborative partnership with an artist whose practice explores similar themes and/or has a connection to local communities in Southwark, to ensure this project brings a necessary and relevant response to Peckham’s changing religious landscape. We envisage the collaboration will result in a co-authored work made in discussion with TBOPR and other members of the community. 

Sunday Service

Sunday Service (2013) C-type print photographic series, 150 x 120 cm and 76 x 61 cm  Sunday Service was commissioned by Tate Modern in 2013. The work was exhibited in the McAulay Gallery, Tate Modern, 28 May – 13 July 2014 and was accompanied by a free publication. 
http://www.chloedewemathews.com/sunday-service/ 

Located in small industrial estates, opposite railway stations, on busy high streets, in former office blocks and bingo halls, in 2011 there were said to be 240 African churches in the south London borough of Southwark, more than double the number of other types of churches in the area. Research by Roehampton University suggested that this represented the greatest concentration of African Christianity in the world outside of Africa. Sunday Service explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, in this pocket of South London. The series combined portraits of people who use and have repurposed the buildings, with photographs of the spaces themselves, which act like collaged records of a local history. 

Congregation (2015)  
Three-channel video installation, commissioned by Tate Modern, first shown in 2015 at Bosse & Baum, Copeland Park Industrial Estate, London. With sound by Coby Sey. Duration: 08:57 http://www.chloedewemathews.com/congregation/ Link here: https://vimeo.com/user104036403/review/367755130/998d6787d3 Password - Congregation 

Congregation is a three-channel video installation exploring collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship in south London’s African churches. The nine-minute piece, featuring a number of Pentecostal churches in Peckham and Camberwell, combines intimate footage of personal reflection, with large-scale shots of communal ecstasy. In a departure from her practice at the time, Dewe Mathews used moving imagery and sound, rather than still photography, to respond to the dynamic and multi-layered church experience. 

Dewe Mathews said: “I became increasingly interested in the range of spiritual experiences that people were going through on any given Sunday. It’s the fascinating question of how personal experience becomes something else when in a group - a collective experience. How we all influence each other, affect each other and feed off each other. I'm intrigued by congregations as a whole, sometimes performative, other times contemplative but each week a slightly different collective character emerges and it’s more than the sum of its parts.

Congregation was commissioned by Tate Modern and the first screening of the video installation was hosted by Bosse & Baum, a gallery based in an industrial estate on the site of a former church in Peckham. The video footage was projected directly onto the warehouse walls, referencing the building’s history as well as the strong audio visual presence in many of the churches she was working in. The original soundtrack was created by Coby Sey, using recordings made during church services.
 

Deadline: 
12/20/2019

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£150
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