Wednesday, 28 January 2009

All Enquiries - G10

Deeply Filled is one of the last exhibitions to happen at G10 which in a year or so has become a popular gallery in the centre of town. It was set up in the spirit of generosity and make do; and is the sort of place that thrives when recession looms. It has shown work by over a 100 local artists, restored faith locally that there is some stunning work happening - a rare chance to see some it. So I thought I'd throw open the question - what next??

What do we want to see happening locally - is there any gossip /ideas of possible locations or any developers/businesses who would like to host G10 on another site? What is the legacy of G10? Does there need to be any follow on?

award for fine artists in south east

This arc award of £1500 will be given to one fine artist (there's also a craft/design award) to develop new work, culminating in a solo showcase at aspex, with ongoing support from the arc co-ordinator.
You must be a practising contemporary artist, have completed an undergraduate programme of study and be living or working in the South East region see:

Friday, 23 January 2009

Talking Point

Saturday 24 Jan - Sat 7 Feb 2009
The Old Fire Station Gallery, (Henley Exhibition Centre) Henley-on-Thames. RG9 2AQ.
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Opening Event Saturday 24 Jan, 12 noon.
The RGA's 79th Annual Exhibition

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Cultural Olympiad - Artists Taking the Lead

We expect this Major Project strand of the Cultural Olympiad to be launched mid March. Twelve cutting edge artists' commissions will be created in 12 contrasting locations across the UK in the run up to 2012, showcasing the best creative talent in the UK. The commissions could take the form of festivals, installations, performances or events. They could take place in a city centre or up a hillside, within a concert hall or on a beach, but all of them will be fully accessible and celebrate the cultural diversity and creativity of the country.

Arts Council England SE is now looking for expressions of interest from artists to become Regional Artist Advisors for the SE project. Each of Arts Council England's nine regional offices of will select a panel of 6-8 Artist Advisors.

Full details on:

Note if you would like to have your work considered for one of the commissions you should not put yourself forward for the panel.

SO good to know there's commissions opportunity in a few months - time to think and plan - would be great if we can get projects happening locally..... more basic info in comments

Friday, 16 January 2009

thinking out of the box - funding the arts

after the recent questionnaire about local funding conditions there is going to be a series of workshops across Berkshire - fuller info in comments..
28th Jan and 5th Feb 2009

Deep Filled at G10 opens 24th Jan continues to 8th February

Pam Brabants, Emma Jane Hood, Karen Laycock and Martin Robinson

Contemporary Photography Drawing and Sculpture. An exhibition exploring autobiographical and fictionalised narratives.

Opening 24th Jan 6 - 9 pm

Pam Brabants, an Australian artist living in London, mixes autobiography and fiction in her drawings and embroideries, creating a broken narrative. Described as cartoon observations, they are both hard-boiled and heart-rending.

Emma Jane Hood in this new work of sculpture and photography casts the viewer as audience. Domestic objects are refigured centre stage and are caught in the stark and intimate scenes of a tragic play.

Martin Robinson explores the physical absorption of the photographic process. Through the manufacture of purpose built light gathering equipment, he has been able to produce insightful autobiographical images.

Karen Laycock’s new work has come from current research and media influence of pit bull type dogs and their owners. Her research is based on the personality of the owner. "The dog does reinforce the wall of protection, but it also reveals the person behind the persona" Karen’s new work is presented in the form of photography and video.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Past, Present Imperfect

Recent work by Carolyn Deeks, Linda McDowell and Val Thorne
at Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR

4th -18th January, 11am - 6pm 2009
Sundays 11am - 4pm. Closed on Monday.

Private View on Friday 9th January 6.30 - 8.30pm

Monday, 5 January 2009

Question of Funding - local conditions

Berkshire Arts: Local Authority Partners need your help in their research into future funding options that could support Berkshire artists and organisations. Berkshire Arts are working together on strategic projects that help to support the arts across Berkshire, whilst recognising each authority's local arts programmes and priorities. Access to future funding has been identified as a priority for all of the Partners.
David Powell Associates (DPA) has been commissioned by Berkshire Arts to help with the research. The first step is to establish the current position of arts funding across Berkshire. We need your help and expertise to do this. Please click here to complete our survey. This will provide us with vital intelligence to inform the development of proposals that are relevant and effective in the Berkshire context. It will take about 10-15 minutes but will be extremely helpful to us in ensuring we understand local conditions.

All completed questionnaires (return by 14th January) will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of Amazon vouchers.

If you have any questions about the survey please contact Faith Dodkins on 020 7713 8100 or

Sunday, 4 January 2009

RGA at the Castle Hill Gallery

Jenny Halstead, Karen Mallik, Robert Stoddart and Janet Walton will be showing work at Castle Hill Gallery from Thur 8 Jan - Mon 16 Feb 2009.
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 4pm, closed Sun.
122a Castle Hill, Reading RG1 7RJ
0118 957 3561
Opening event: Wednesday 7 Jan, 6-8pm