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In-habitation exhibition

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In-habitation:3 December 2016 to 8 January 2017

Show by Helen Scalway, Claire Reed and Ali Clarke who have collaborated in thought and process over the last year, present thought-provoking, engaging work on the themes of strength, fragility and belonging in habitation.

In-habitation brings together a rich variety of media: digital, drawing, models and book art, all exploring the notion of built structure as a metaphor for the self and as a framework for belonging.

There will be an artists talk on Sunday 10th December at 1.30pm

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Call For Exhibitors: Saltaire Arts Trail 2017

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We are busy working on plans for the tenth Saltaire Arts Trail weekend which will take place on 27-29 May next year, and are looking for proposals from visual artists working in any 2D or 3D media to exhibit in our famous village-wide gallery ofOpen Houses,andfrom designer-makers to show and sell in theMakers Fairin Victoria Hall during the three day event.

Make your submission to exhibit viausing the links below:

>- artist exhibiting opportunity
>- designer-makers showing/selling opportunity

The application deadline isFriday 13 January 2017.

Enterprise Skills & Creative Work Programme launches in Hackney

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Its Like This design studio, in partnership with the Arcola Theatre, is launching Phase II of an exciting new enterprise programme, YourFuture. It matches talented, creative young people with businesses needing their skills. The job seekers get commercial experience, skills training and pathways into full-time or longer-term employment.

50 young people will take part in a dynamic week of enterprise training sessions, be matched with a mentor from industry and will work on briefs for 25 growing local organisations, helping to deliver high-quality products and services across the areas of graphic design, photography, animation, fine art and advertising. The candidate pool will include exciting and emerging creatives in the local area, looking for opportunities to help them launch their careers.

The project will help support a fertile local business market whilst driving down youth unemployment by developing their employability skills and signposting them to work. Jonny Weston, Creative Director of Its Like This and Project Leader, says: In order to gain work and thrive in business, creative young people need 3 things: relevant skills training, real contacts and mentoring. This project delivers all three simultanousely, again demonstrating that Hackney is leading the way in employability efforts, especially in the creative sectors.

For young people interested in taking part visit: www.arcolatheatre.com/your-future/for- candidates/

FUENTE AMAGA: A Space Between

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FUENTE AMARGA: A Space Between

14th - 21st December 2016

Lacey Contemporary presents a solo exhibition featuring work by Hermione Pakenham

The Fuente Amarga series was created in the artist's response to the dry river bed in the South of Spain on which Hermione have been living for the past year. The paintings use a titanium buff as a base echoing the dusty, arid ground and colour is used sparingly and purposefully, to force the viewer to see beyond the surface; to take time in the looking.

Interested in the importance of place - how place becomes the people we love and lose, as well as a ground for mapping our own stories and identities, Hermione uses layers and building of images to recreate the process of time - how we patchwork ourselves and our lives in fragments. Every painting begins with both an image or a set of 'possible shapes called likeness' and a feeling - a light within a light, the loss of self and the everyday.

Gonzo - Group Show at Westbank

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Gonzo - an incredible group show at Westbank Gallery - documenting and celebrating Hunter S Thompson.

An incredible group show at Westbank Gallery - documenting and celebrating one of modern day cultures true characters and giving the artist their chance to immortalise their vision on the late great Hunter S Thompson in an art form of their choice.

"Taking Counter Culture Attitudes Into Mainstream Situations".

WATCH THIS SPACE!

Running form 8th December 2016 until 27th of January 2017.

To attend the show please RSVP with your name to guestlist@londonwestbank.com

Venue Details: Westbank, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL, United Kingdom.

Date: December 08, 2016.

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.

Artists / Speakers: Tim Fowler, Pam Glew, Gil Carvalho, Kimberley Thomas, The Thomas Brothers, James Mylne, Patrick Bremer, Mr. Cenz, K-Guy, Carl Cashman, Ben Allen, Cheba, Inkie, Elmo Hood, Jim Starr, Carrie Reichardt, Fanakapan, Osch and many more!

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Price: Free.

Make your own 'Dalston Doll' from natural materials

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Join Mopsa Wolff from, a local maker who makes carefully crafted dolls, handmade in Hackney. She has also been running popular workshops teaching others how to create your own personalised doll using natural materials, hand & some machine sewing techniques.

You can create a beautiful doll to take away and have the skills to make more on your own. All levels of makers are welcome, from beginner to expert. All materials will be provided, we will use good quality materials including organic stuffing wool. You will be able to choose from different skin tones and eye colours.of Dalston Dolls already existing in the world!


Plan for the Day:

In the morning you will stuff and attach the limbs and start on the head, after lunch sew on the features and the head to the body and start on the hair. You will be given guidance on how to make dolls clothes at home or you can book into Fabrications fortnightly Thursday evening Craft Club for additional support. Places on the workshop are limited to 6 participants.

You will be supplied with your own 'Dalston Doll' pack of materials:
- fabric for torso and limbs, sewn up but not sewn together- face fabric- organic stuffing wool- bandage and string for the head- embroidery thread for features- doll needle and darning needle (for hair)- organic 100% wool brown yarn for hair, 50g ball (you can bring or buy alternatives if you prefer)


WHEN:
Saturday 10th December,10am - 6pm (with a lunch break)

WHERE:Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4PH. http://www.fabricatiobs1.co.uk

PRICE:70 / 65 concession (includes materials & refreshments) Bring your own packed lunch or enjoy choosing something out on Broadway Market

TO BOOK: email or call Barley on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE via our website CALENDAR

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