Saturday, 4 February 2012

Series of Talks/Discussions and Workshops at OHOS

This week OHOS is proud to present the launch of a series of Talks/ Discussions and Workshops.
Petre Nikoloski will start the ball rolling on Wed 8th Feb at 7pm with a talk and discussion about his recent show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia. Amnesia is part of a long term project 'Diary' which can be found at www.diary.petrenikoloski.com.
Entrance fee of £3 on the door or in advance from info@ohos.org.uk.
An excellent time to meet others involved, interested and curious.
Come and join us in what promises to be an interesting evening.
All welcome.
further info at www.ohos.org.uk

Friday, 12 August 2011

Would You Like...And Why Not?

Would You Like And Why Not?
15 - 21 August 2011
The Keep
571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
Open Mon - Fri 3-7pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
PV Tues 16 August, 7-9pm
Contemporary art exhibition by arjeea21 artists exploring issues, events and ideas - would you like to come? You will be very welcome! Free entry, and free parking for visitors in OHOS's carpark behind the Keep, reached via Brock Gardens.
Gerhard Bissell, Anita Benson, Lesley Brown, Peter Driver, Robert Fitzmaurice, Marianne Frank, Gill Goodwin, Ingrid Jensen, Ksenija Krotin, Jerry Lunn, Helen Lunn, Steve Perfect, Julia Rogers, Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields, Clemens Steigleder, Marie Sudwell, Janet Walton, Neile Wright

With thanks to OpenHand OpenSpace for hosting the exhibition.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Exhibition opens wed from 6pm

Main exhibitions open the following week - Thursday 16th June from 6pm - all welcome..

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Update 11 May 2011

Deadlines are fast approaching so here is a reminder that the submission deadline for outside:inside pop-up festival is Friday May 20th and for the Reading Arts Week, the submission deadline is Wednesday 1 June (see previous updates for fuller information)

There are a couple more opportunities on the horizon, firstly we are looking for artists who are interested in taking part in our Third Thursday programme. To find out more about Third Thursday, visit here. We are looking for artists from any artforms ~ dancers, actors, singers, musicians, film makers, poets, crafters, makers, designers, sculptors, photographers. Our idea is to have a summer garden party during the day down the main street in Reading on Thursday 21 July 2011. This month is already a celebration of arts, music and film with the outside:inside pop-up festival so this Third Thursday will be a celebration, a pop-up arty tea party. Anyone is welcome to submit and submission forms can be found here. Deadline for submission is 23 June 2011

The second artistic opportunity is the forthcoming Nuit Blanche, 14-15 October 2011. Nuit Blanche, after a successful pilot project last year, is inviting proposals from artists, performers, organisations and venues to take part musicians from this dusk to dawn to event. We will be hosting a special artists info evening on Wednesday 18 May from 6.30-8.30 at jelly, 42 Market Place, Reading. The steering group which includes representatives from Reading Borough Council, independent arts organisations and Reading UK CIC will be present to give advice, support and talk through ideas. Hope you can make it!

Full submission documents can be found here: artists submission, finding a venue, risk assessment. Deadline for submission 31 July 2011

If you don't feel creatively inclined but would like to take part, please download the artists submission and find out more about taking part in the Dawn Chorus

Friday, 22 April 2011

this time

Julia Rogers, Clemens Steigleder, Ingrid Jensen, Bithja Moor, Chris Mercier and Jo Thomas
Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May
2 - 5 pm
opening reception with introductory talk by Roxi Tohaneanu-Shields on Friday 29th, 7 -9 pm
St. Andrew's Church, Caversham
Albert Road, RG4 7PL

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

At Play 3

At Play 3 (Bracknell Gallery, Mirror Gallery and Atrium)
Rachael Allen, Carol Coates, Claire Deniau, Nisha Duggal, Alice Flight, Jane Glennie, Frances Greenough, Tom Hackett, Jenny Kiehn, Este Macleod, Tom Marshman, Beverley Matchette-Downes,
Penny Matheson, Bithja Moor, Mary Oliver, Steve Perfect , Neil Raitt, Gary Scholes, Cally Trench, Liz West and Mandy Wilkinson.

Exhibitions at South Hill Park
16 April - 19 June

Opening reception & live performances: Fri 15 April, 6.30-8.45pm - all welcome

Alice Flight: No Work No Play, throughout the reception
Tom Marshman: Knitting without Tears, 8.30pm

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Artists opportunties

Open Call for Artists Submissions for outside:inside pop-up Festival

outside:inside is more innovative than ever before. In a bid to keep on pushing the boundaries of music and art as we know it, the event will be taking on the challenge of becoming the UK’s first ever pop-up festival.

This new pop-up status will delight and surprise as events literally ‘pop-up’ all over town with its landscape transformed by the opening of previously undiscovered areas, with more diverse buildings, top local, national and international talent, and eclectic cuisine. Pop-up venues, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and restaurants will spring out from courtyards, closed shops, empty office spaces, churches, bars, venues, and open green spaces across the month of July.

outside:inside festival is a project in its 4th year linking live music and Reading based arts organisations together for a month long city centre festival 9th-30th July 2011.

outside:inside 2011 promises to be the biggest and best yet, with some huge attention grabbing headliners already confirmed.

outside:inside pop-up festival 2011 is now seeking proposals from emerging artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in the pop-up exhibitions, shops and installations in partnership with jelly and the Open for Art project.

They are currently a number of shops available for either shop window based pieces or installations within the spaces and opportunities include producing illuminated works, works in digital media as well as installation, sculpture and two-dimensional work.

Some of the spaces will operate through the festival as performance spaces and we welcome proposals for artists in any medium who would be interested in working with the programmed bands.

Deadline for submission is Friday May 20th.

Submission is by filling in the online submission form (downloadable here)

Artists benefits:

* There is no fee available for artists however there is a small budget available to reimburse travel costs and a proportion of costs related to the piece and installation. This will shared between all artists.
* The opportunity to take part in the UK’s first ever pop-up festival with a large audience throughout the festival period
* Working alongside jelly and outside:inside team installing works and working the spaces, with learning opportunities
* Professional networking opportunities
* Inclusion in the website of the festival and jelly
* There is an opportunity for the use of some space to create the work prior to the festival in the form of some short term residencies in the town centre
* Possibility to submit pieces for sale through artists pop-up retails shop.

Update 5 April 2011
Take Part in Reading Arts Week

Once again submissions are being accepted from learners/local artists work for this years Reading Arts Week!

The week long festival is organised by New Directions, Reading Borough Council, Jelly and the Reading Informal Adult Learning Network.

We welcome painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, ceramics, furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery and digital art including video.

All submitted work will be exhibited at the Reading Arts Week Weekend Exhibition at Penta Hotel Reading and a selection of work will be exhibited at preview events in Broad Street, The Forbury and Caversham Court Gardens.

Complete the attached Individual submission form and email/post. (Also available on website/ FB/Twitter).

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 1 June 2011.

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