Friday, 26 September 2008


image courtesy of Dawn Scarfe

The Georgian mansion of South Hill Park in Bracknell hosts the Sound:Space sound art symposium on Saturday 1st November 2008, bringing a packed programme of artist talks, installations and performance to the South East.

The "Kinetic Drawings" installation by innovative sound artist and kinetic sculptor, Max Eastley acts as the centre piece for this year's event, with a collection of Eastley's delicate, kinetic sound machines occupying our main exhibition space in the Bracknell Gallery, with selected complimentary exhibitions around the Mansion building.

The wood paneled, former library in the South Hill Park mansion is the venue for artist presentations during the day, including Max Eastley, Ray Lee and Norwegian sound artist, Jana Winderen.

Ray Lee’s massed whirling tripods have typically been seen in abandoned aircraft hangers, but he is currently touring the Siren” installation around the world, including the recent appearance at London’s Royal Opera House.

Special guest from Norway this year, Jana Winderen explores composition with recordings of the natural world – remote lighthouses, Norwegian glaciers and shoals of cod in the Barents Sea being some of her recent source material.

Touch’s Mike Harding explores the details of artistic motivation and practice during the “Tipping Point” discussion panel with Peter Cusack, Jana Winderen and Sight Sonic Founder, Tony Myatt.

The sounds of sunrise in Madagascar, night time insects in the Kalahari desert and the African savanna feature in the programme of the 60 seat Cinema, with three surround-sound installation recordings by Chris Watson. Alongside this, the curated reel of fourteen A/V works submitted for our international “Sound:Space – Screen” overview, includes a 3D video piece and works from USA, Taiwan, Switzerland, Finland and UK.

Closing the day will be a live performance by Max Eastley and Peter Cusack.

Discounted accomodation is available with a local hotel, and details of this, plus travel directions and full programme information can be found on the web at

South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7PA Box Office, tel: 01344 484123 Web:

Further Information:
Martin Franklin tel:01344 416261 e:

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Council Cabinet Meeting

Hello All

This coming Monday is a Council Cabinet Meeting, full details of topics to be discussed here

Paper report for the festival

Monday 29th September at 630pm in the Kennet Room in the Civic Office, this is a public meeting

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Gene Pool Digital Media Podcast 24th Sep 8pm from ReOrsa

The ongoing digital arts meeting and it's associated talk-radio format podcast show continues...
.. speaking to the project organisers and some of the exhibiting artists from ReOrsa Artist Space in Charles Square, Bracknell and making a live recording for the podcast. You can sit in, ask questions and participate, only it's all recorded! ReOrsa includes several Reading based artists.

More info: and previous posting

And more information

You can also download last months podcast - Suzanne Stallard and Zoe Hatch - Curator Special on independent galleries.

The Modern Factory

Opens Friday 19th September from 6pm and continues to 4th October

at Gallery 10, Gun St, Reading. Open daily - 11am - 6pm tues - sat.

A wide range of work from many of the artists, photographers, makers and designers that work at Thames Valley University.

The Modern Factory is
sponsored by Danny Fraifeld, Greg Muden and TVU.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Arts Forum Meeting, Tuesday 9th September 2008


A meeting of the Arts Forum will be held on Tuesday 9 September 2008 at 7.00pm in Kennet
Room at Civic Centre, Reading.


(1) To act as an advisory, consultative and co-ordinating body on behalf of
the Borough Council and other organisations in the town, including
voluntary groups, in relation to the arts;

(2) To promote and develop arts and crafts in Reading, including community
arts initiatives, through the involvement and cooperation of the Borough
Council and local groups and organisations;

(3) To encourage participation in arts-related activities and to promote the
provision and maximum use of facilities;

(4) To support educational opportunities in the development of arts and
crafts in Reading.

see you there!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

ReOrsa Artists Project No. 2

Hope you can make it to the biggest art event to ever hit Bracknell town centre, - 10 windows, 2 exhibition spaces, 23 artists - many from the Hang-On group.

Please come and join us for the Private View from 5 to 8 PM on the 16th of September at 4 & 24 Charles Square, and come back to take the 'Art Walk' and see the work in the exhibition spaces Wednesdays to Saturdays 17 - 20 & 24 - 27 Sept 11AM to 6PM.

If you want to know more visit the web site at

Monday, 1 September 2008


Meeting, Thur 4 Sept 7.30pm Gallery 10, 10 Gun St, RG1 2JR