The first show will open on Thursday 17th December at 12.30pm. There will be late opening and the opportunity to meet the artists over a glass of wine between 5pm and 9pm.See cavershamartstrail.co.uk for more information.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre
Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ; Tel. 020 7486 0295 ext. 108
Opening times: Mon - Fri 12.00 - 18.00. Admission free
(booking essential, by phone or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday 7 December 2009 at 19.00. Entry is free but booking is essential.
Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields will be in conversation with Mihai Risnoveanu, Artistic Consultant of the Romanian Cultural Centre in London, on the subject of her photographs. The public is encouraged to take part in this open discussion.
Organised by The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Please come and join us for a glass of wine and nibbles from 5pm - 8pm. If you can't make it we will be open from 10am - 5pm Fri 4th, Sat 5th and Sunday 6th, and if that isn't enough there will be a second show from 10th - 13th December so we expect to see you there!
There will be a selection of ceramics, jewellery, glass, photography and more. See the Reveal website for details of who is taking part and a sneak preview of the lovely handmade goodies that will be for sale.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Saturday 10am – 5 pm & Sunday 11am – 5pm , 28 & 29 November 2009.
Not only will there be a range of work for sale from local makers, there will also be drop in pottery workshops from 11-3 every day. These will run on a first come first served basis so get there early to avoid disappointment. And if that isn't enough to tempt you there will be homemade mince pies and lots of lovely people to meet!
There will be Ceramics, painting, furniture, wood, jewellery, weaving and lots more locally produced handmade art and crafts for sale. On both Saturday and Sunday tutors from New Directions courses will also be showing and selling their work.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
This weekend is the annual South Hill Park Christmas Craft Fair. There will be a range of ceramics, art, printmaking, textiles, jewellery, cards and more.
There are also free demonstrations as well as workshops for adults and children.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
REFF: Special Bursary
The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading
Jon Lockhart: Performance: We Can Do This
23rd Oct 7:30-9:30 25th Oct 6:30-9:00
An installation and performance using coffee and popcorn as a link to a cinematic history.
Using props and live video and audio, Jon Lockhart will for the first time be part of the art.
Come and marvel at how much you can remember, be afraid at how much you thought you'd
forgot. This performance is not suitable for animals.
Posted by arttrumpet at 06:53
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
For a copy of the Creative Partner brief, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
We are hoping it will better serve the way we all are using the hang on blog - we've outgrown this blog an dthe new space will prvide opportunities for you to upload images of your work, a place for discussion and ideas and a listings space so go and have a look and join in.
Monday, 5 October 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Art on Broadway - 17th to 19th September; PV 16th 5 -7pm at 11 Crossway, Bracknell
The ReOrsa artists are putting contemporary art by Thames Valley artists in empty shop spaces again. This year we have a small exhibition and a few window installations, but will also be spreading out with art that will hang from the buildings, trees, rails, and will literally be walking up and down Broadway. We hope you can pay us a visit and show support for the regions artists. For a full programme of activities visit www.reorsa.org
Friday, 4 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Bracknell: Thursday 29th October
MK: Friday 6th November
Chatham: Friday 13th November
Figure Ground* is an artist led organisation which has developed events around the South East region to encourage creative debate on what it means to practice in the public realm. Applications are invited from artists who consider their work to come under the broad umbrella of public art to participate in one of the four events. For more information please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
For updates and info:
* Figure Ground is Katy Beinart, Jo Thomas, Jon Adams. We are a group of artists’ who came together as former recipients of Art Plus awards from Arts Council England.
If you are organising an arts event that coincides with the festival. There may be opportunities to be included in the programme - contact WAF on email@example.com or via the website.
Special features this year include experimental film (REFF) featuring a live performance by Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo (including Guy's seminal work 'Man with mirror'). Also a world premiere of a film made by Mark Aerial Waller in Whitley using actors and non actors fron Reading.
Moondogs cafe is the festival hub, featuring a free event every day, including sound and video installations, poetry and photography
The butler pub will be hosting three free nights of music, projections and art
There will be other events, such as Poetry at Risc, film and art at the Retreat pub, and much more.
Check out www.whitleyartsfestival.co.uk for more info
Monday, 24 August 2009
Last week, don't miss it! ends 31 August
(Note only Mansion Space Galleries open on 31 Aug)
Virtually Sculpture is the culmination of Michael Shaw’s three year fellowship hosted at
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
Mansion Space Galleries: Mon - Sat 9am - 11pm, Sun & Bank Hols 11am - 10.30pm
Bracknell Gallery: Wed 7pm - 9.30pm, Thur - Sat 1pm - 9.30pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
WHO: artists / filmmakers.
WHAT: Short narrative / non-narrative experimental films, to be submitted into the Screening Programme of the 2nd REFF. The festival will include a special live performance of Guy Sherwin's 1970's seminal piece 'Man with Mirror', a survey of The London Film Makers Co-op and a Matt Hulse retrospective.It will also feature a REFF commisioned piece of work from Mark Aerial Waller.
WHEN: 23rd-25th October.
PAYMENTS: No payments.
CHARGES: No charges.
DETAILS: The Screening Programme is a vital component of the Festival. For last years programme see: www.catchlight.co.uk/reff. There is no specific genre. All films should be under 15 minutes in length.All films should be formatted onto DVD for submission purposes. Unless a SAE is included, DVD's cannot be returned.
APPLY: Send DVD to: REFF, 31 Alpine Street, Reading, RG1 2PY, Berkshire. Deadline: Friday 30th August.
Deadline: 30th August 2009
Come along to informal arc networking meetings at Wilde Bar in South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Please invite your creative friends and bring your artwork, portfolio, a funding application or anything art related that you have in your mind at the moment. We hope to offer a chance for a critical yet friendly exchange of ideas.
NEXT MEETING ON THURSDAY 14 AUGUST. After this, the meetings will take place in the Wilde Bar on every second Thursday of the month, 2pm - 4.30pm.
You will also have an opportunity to visit the current exhibition at the Bracknell Gallery.
Free - No booking is required.
Wilde Bar, South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
Directions at: http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/aboutUsTravel.jsp
Friday, 7 August 2009
There will be book stalls of artists and writers exhibiting and selling their original work with poetry readings and artists’ demos. Share ideas, relax and enjoy drinks and snacks at the bar.
If you would like to participate or book a stall, please email Neile Wright firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 0118 9866788 for more details. www.risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2ST
11.00am-5.00pm Admission Free
Reading Experimental Film Festival, 2009
ARTIST COMMISSION IN FILM AND VIDEO
REFF is in the position to offer three £300 bursaries to commission new work on the subject of light. The films will be premiered at the festival in October making up part of a challenging programme.
Applications need to be made by September 1st. Please follow this link for more details. http://www.whitleyartsfestival.co.uk/reffbursaries
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tel: 011 8974 6066 cel: 07801664392
Cultural Development Manager
Policy & Partnerships
Wokingham Borough Council
Shute End, Wokingham, Berks RG40 1BN
Friday, 31 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
24 July - 15 August 2009
420 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EE
0118 901 5100
Mon, Thu, Fri 9-1, 2-5
Tue 9-1, 2-7
Sat 9-1, 2-4
Closed Wed & Sun
Come and meet the artists on Friday 24 July,
9am - 1pm, 2-5pm
This event is part of Reading Borough Council's initiative Reading Opens Up, in support of the London 2012 Open Weekend 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
There is an informal gathering at Open Hand Open Space Studios in Reading on Thursday 23rd July from 6-9pm.
contact email@example.com for the e-flyer with full details of the evening and a template for you to produce your own piece of art to bring with you.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
BA are giving away free flights for people to travel to become the best at what they are doing, there is a category for artists.
But there are only 4 days to apply.
I guess the 4 days start today.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Bluematchbox is a brand new gallery for pottery and ceramic art located at 205 Halls Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4PT.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Although based in Oxford, Ovada has supported many artists across the region. It's the sort of organisation I feel we could do with in Reading. Things look like they might be changing. www.ovada.org.uk
There is an open meeting to discuss the future of OVADA and the gallery space in relation to the planned redevelopment of the Old Fire Station building complex which is due to start mid 2010. The focus of the new development will be a Skylight Centre for Oxford, managed by the homeless charity Crisis which will open to the public in March 2011.
This meeting is primarily aimed at artists, as OVADA's major stakeholders, but it is an open meeting that everybody is invited to attend. They would like to share with you what they know about the development and how it will impact OVADA, and gain your thoughts and feedback on how the organisation could develop beyond 2010.
If you would like to attend, and be updated on more information prior to the meeting, please send your name and email address to Lucy Phillips, Acting Projects Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call 01865 201782.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Friday 12th June at 3pm, Department of Fine Art Private View, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading
This will be free of charge and a fantastic opportunity to discuss continuing art practice beyond this point. Not to be missed. Please spread the word.
"Paul Buck worked at Better Books in the 1960s, his memories of this period can be found in Iain Sinclair's anthology London: City of Disappearances. His work derives from text, from language, & through various performance approaches often resulting in other textual realizations. He has written somewhere in the region of 50 books, including the novel The Honeymoon Killers. In the 1970s he edited the literary/arts magazine Curtains, which published writing by Georges Bataille, Jacques Derrida, Iain Sinclair, Allen Fisher, Eric Mottram, & Paul Auster. He has performed at the ICA as part of an Artaud/Genet weekend along with artists including Peter Sellars, Patti Smith, & Pierre Guyotat. He has translated works by Bernard Noël, Pierre Klossowski, Maurice Blanchot, Catherine Breillat, & Raul Ruiz. He has worked with Marc Almond, Melinda Miel, & 48 Cameras. Spread Wide (2004) is a work generated from correspondence with Kathy Acker. His current projects include works on Paris & the cinema & a new novel." First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, October 9th, 2008. Exit Theory: An Interview with Paul Buck Interview by Steve Finbow.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
The Old British School on Southampton Street was built in 1810.
Eventually it will be part of a larger residential development but the main studios will have their own street facing entrance with small network/ exhibition space plus space for about 10 artists in the main studio.
Friday 29 May 11am - 4pm; Exhibition from 4-5.30pm. Town Hall Square. Free.
To celebrate 20 years of the Children’s Festival jelly is creating a town full of artists and artists in the making for the day – it is a hugely ambitious project, with many artists already signed up to help. jelly is providing materials, the expertise and anyone will have the opportunity to be creative. ~ we are looking to recreate the Freeze exhibition of 1988 and create our own stars of the future, culminating in a mass art exhibition and changing the face of Reading for the day.
The exhibition of works created on the day will take place using the railings around Town Hall Square and the John Soane monument.
Window exhibitions of works by the artists helping will be housed in 27/28 Market Place (opposite the Post Office) and 173 Friar Street (in Town Hall Square) from Friday 22 May until Friday 5 June inc. All this has been made possible by the generous help and support of Reading artists, Reading people and businesses, including Sainsbury’s, Haslams, Fryer Holt.
If you're not already involved you might want to contact............email@example.com
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
This blog doesn't manage to do all the things we want it to do, to find things it's quite complex but it does store information and is a reminder of what there has been before. We are working on what the future of this online space will look like, how it might happen and what the purpose. It's taking time because we are so busy but it doesn't mean it's neglected, I'm reminded of it everyday that I use the internet for something or other and realise how the *networks* we have all created can grow and be improved. Maybe it's something we could all talk about at the next hang-on, or post a comment here?
A definite page would be too list the many events and exhibitions going on here ~ I know I sometimes thought not much happened round here but the proof is by the postings on here and emails. (speaking of which see the flyer for Julia's performance on Friday 12th June).
It'd be good to hear what you think, how we can amalgamate the information, show our work and continue to grow.
The next hang-on meet is Friday 29th May from 4.30pm, please come along and support us even earlier that day, here is the info about the day and the jelly studios, exhibition space.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Thur 14 May 2009, 6-9pm
New Greenham Arts, 113 Lindenmuth Way, New Greenham Park, Newbury, RG19 6HN
Artists: Jane Cannon, Jackie Cross, Shirley Eccles, Flora Gare, Sally Haynes, Margaret Hodges, Cipriano Martinez, Julie Parker, Helen Peake, Steve Sommerville
Curry buffet from 9pm, £8 per person
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Arlington Arts Centre
Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
5 May - 26 June 2009
Open 10am - 4.30pm Mon-Fri, and 10am -1pm on selected Saturdays (please call 01635 244231 for details)
Celebrating a diversity of work by artists from West Berkshire and beyond, with sculpture in the surrounding grounds. All profits go to Mary Hare.
Associated with Open Studios 2009 West Berkshire and North Hampshire.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
The artists have created work that links directly and indirectly with the history, myths and religion that Babylon has to offer.
21 April - 28 May 2009
10am - 5pm Mon - Sat
Newbury Corn Exchange
Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
A group of visual artists give their personal interpretation on dance and music: Sadie Brockbank, Shirley Eccles, Paul Forsey, Sally Haynes, David H. Jones, Kate Kessling, Helen Lunn, Arran Miles, Sarah Moorcroft, Nigel Moores, Sue Ross, Steve Sommerville and Jane Whitaker.
Presented by Open Studios 09, West Berkshire and North Hampshire.
Sunday, 12 April 2009
At Play in the Bracknell Gallery and Tall Hall.
Open Wed 7-9.30pm, Thu-Sat 1-9.30pm, Sun 1-5pm
The exhibition re-creates in both adults and children a sense of what it is like to be a child at play. It encourages the viewer to gaze, to remember, to touch, to explore, to trust, to think, to laugh, to peer, to concentrate, to join in, to bend down, to take a chance … and to play. At Play 1 features work by Marco Cali, Marcin Gajewski, Rosie Gibson, Judy Goldhill & Sophie Loss, Susan Eyre, Cathy Hart & Esther Jervis, Aaron Head, Pernille Holm-Mercer, Ingrid Jensen, Philip Lee, Siobhan McAuley, Samantha Mogelonsky, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Kay Sentance, Liz Whiteman Smith, John Tenniel and Cally Trench. At Play is curated by Outi Remes and Cally Trench.
Image by Susan Eyre: Restricted View (Winter), detail
Live performances on 17 April:
6.00 - 7.30pm: Philip Lee, in Sitting Slip, explores extreme forms of child’s play and pleasure in doing something that an adult is not supposed to do.
7.30 - 8.30pm Fedor Pavlof-Andreevich performs Dead Radio. The audience is invited to twiddle the artist’s knobs making him physically switch from station to station – signing, reading news, quoting popular radio shows – all from the
Also, Sandcastles by Kay Sentance in the Bracknell town centre and the arts centre during the exhibition and opening day. Sandcastles, far from a beach, aims to provide playful reminders and surprising chance encounters between the sandcastles and the public.
Plus Images 32 group exhibition in the mansion spaces, presenting the best of British contemporary illustration.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA. 01344 416240
Friday, 27 March 2009
For a full brief please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission deadline: 4.00 pm on Friday 17 April 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
"A fantastic first time solo exhibition is being held at the Progress Theatre, Reading. Earl Jesse has been chosen to exhibit a selection of work to compliment the theatre performance adaptation of Shakespeare's MacBeth."
The Theatre opens at 7:15pm every evening, the performance starts at 7:45pm & bar until 11pm.
www.progresstheatre.co.uk Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5HL
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
image courtesy of Richard Conway-Jones, a picture for you EVERY FRIDAY 10 -6 TWYFORD
It feels like there is a building momentum at the moment, I hope it's not just me that feels like that but I look where we all are as an un-cordinated group of artists getting things happen locally and regionally and how much we have changed in the past two years since Hang-On first started to happen.
We have contact points, regular mail outs, a blog to find info and gathering opportunities and working together in different ways. Many new things have happened including Gallery 10, arjeea21, just two minutes more, the new Wokingham Arts Independent Forum and changing the shop windows of Reading. Online networks such as the music space and then the Film Festival that happened last Autumn.
We want to keep building the momentum in as many ways as we can, supporting each other and strengthening the creative community here. Jo and I will be looking at how to extend the Hang-On and develop it so it works better for us all and to help us, please let us know what you'd like to see.
Monday, 16 March 2009
There is the very first meeting on 24th March at 6pm at THE ARTS BAR at THE CANTLEY LODGE Wellington Road, Wokingham.
Further information contact Dee on DCowell@spamarrest.com
Dee has mentioned the Arts Forum will be for the local berkshire "we have
people from Ascot/Sunningdale coming over, Reading as well as Crowthorne and Sandhurst..."
A lecturer at Thames Valley University and Kensington and Chelsea College, Claire divides her time between this and her studio at the East London Printmakers, Hackney.
Turbine House, Blake's Lock by the Bel and Dragon. Exhibition open daily 10-6pm. Full details: www.clairehynds.co.uk
Thursday, 26 February 2009
image: Love is Awesome, Gallery 10
Suzanne(jelly) along with Zoe (Rogues Gallery) have been guardians of this beautiful space since June 2008 in which time we have had 12 shows with over 100 artists. All the exhibitions were put together by the artists themselves and offered a diverse programme.
image: knitted boxing gloves by Rachel Matthews
Exhibitors have included arjeea21 (first show), gone and done, Modern Factory, Past Present Imperfect, Whiteknights Studio Trail, Art Junction, Human Magpies, On Our Watch, Cake, Deep Filled and Love is Awesome (final show)
image: stamping station for love tokens, Love is Awesome
There will be a new space to fill this gap soon, watch this space for details but we have loved every minute of it and want to thank Danny Fraifield and Greg Muden (Purple Turtle) and Steve Tait for their generosity in giving this space over to the artists in Reading.
image: Love is Awesome
LOVE IS AWESOME, Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, Reading
Show open 11am - 6pm Friday 27th February,
Some of the previous shows are viewable here:
allotment, gone and done, Encore WST, Cake, The Modern Factory, Human Magpies, On Our Watch, Compilation, past present imperfect, Deep Filled, Love is Awesome
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
LOVE IS AWESOME is a mischievous, offbeat celebration of the awesomeness of love. Featuring Relics of an Awesome Love knitted in stone-like yarn by Rachael Matthews, an informative Love documentary (Love-U-Mentary) by performance artist Stavroula Kounadea, various, completed Love Assignments from Felicity Ford and assorted works by Emmylou Laird, the show will help you to consider for yourself the proposition that LOVE IS AWESOME.