Friday, 27 March 2009

Creative partner sought - photographer/multi-media specialist

Hawthorns Primary School in Wokingham and Creative Partnerships wish to contract a creative partner or partners to support the delivery of their creative learning programme, of which the theme is increasing enjoyment of learning, and enabling a greater effectiveness in learning and teaching.

For a full brief please email

Submission deadline: 4.00 pm on Friday 17 April 2009

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

art fund prize

Reading Museum could win award from Art Fund Prize (evening post article) - all to do with those lovely boxes that the museum lends out - if you haven't used the scheme there are some amazing stuffed animals and other gorgeous paraphernalia that is lent to colleges etc. - and they've always welcomed artists who have used the stores / study room.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Earl Jesse Exhibition at Progress Theatre 30th Mar to 4th April

"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. 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

Independent Arts Forum - local berkshire

A new Independent Arts Forum meets in Wokingham. It is expected to be for those who live or have studios in the Wokingham area so if that includes you....

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

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..."

Topographs, a solo exhibition - Claire Hynds 4 - 9th April

Exciting new exhibition to open at the Turbine House. The Turbine House is an inspired location for Claire Hynds' prints exploring the aesthetics of industrial structures within urban environments. Claire is a London based artist who has exhibited throughout London and the UK.

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: