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Seminar: Contemporary Artists in Rural Contexts II

Thursday 12th October, 11.00am – 4.15pm
Victoria Hall, Settle

This is the second in a series of training and development events organised by Chrysalis Arts which will explore how artists working in rural environments or with rural themes are developing new platforms and approaches to visual arts practice. The programme will:

  • Showcase current examples of innovative artistic practice from across the UK
  • Explore how artists are engaging with some of the challenges and issues facing rural communities
  • Offer an international perspective on contemporary rural practice and the benefits of networking, collaboration and co-operation
  • Include opportunities for themed discussion and information sharing

For artists, arts managers, national parks, local authorities, community and environmental officers and others who commission and collaborate with artists.

Cost: (Buffet lunch included) full price – £35.

Discounted fee for unwaged and emerging artists* – £28.

*within first three years of practice.

To book: contact artconnections@chrysalisarts.com / 01756 748529.

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Meeting Point2: Portland Basin Museum

Original Gartside’s beer to be recreated with help from the people of Tameside
Portland Basin Museum, Ashton under Lyne

The recipe for a popular beer once brewed by Ashton under Lyne’s famous Gartside’s brewery is being resurrected – with a little help from the people of Tameside.

Portland Basin Museum is working together with artist Magnus Quaife to brew a beer made using the same recipe as Old Tom, a strong dark ale which was popular until the brewery closed down in the 1960s.

Artist Magnus Quaife explained: “I’ve teamed up with a local brewer, Millstone, who will be helping me to make and bottle some beer made to the original Gartside’s Old Tom recipe.

“As well as wanting to hear from anyone who might be able to shed some light on the original Old Tom ingredients, I would also love to hear from people who have memories of Gartside’s and its beers.”

The name of Gartside’s Old Tom is reputedly either a reference to Captain Thomas Gartside, a relative of John Gartside senior who founded the brewery, or the head horse keeper Mr Thomas Bell who served the company from 1876 until his death in 1907.

“This is a different beer from the Old Tom brewed today by Stockport’s Robinson’s brewery. I believe that if a recipe for the Gartside’s version is to be found it will be either at the National Brewery Museum Archives in Burton, or with the Family of Mr Lucas a former head brewer,” said Magnus.

The new brew will be called Old Thomas Bell, named after the brewery’s head horse keeper.

As well as piecing together the recipe and brewing the beer, Magnus will be collecting stories from anyone who has memories of Gartside’s brewery and the drinks it produced. These will be included in a zine which will be published later in the year, at the same time as the revived beer is launched.

People are also invited to attend a series of free workshops at Portland Basin Museum where they can work with Magnus Quaife to create posters inspired by the area’s brewing history. Elements of the artwork will then be used to create labels for the new bottles of Old Tom.

Rachel Cornes, Manager at Portland Basin Museum, said: “Gartside’s was one of the biggest brewers in the region and it employed a lot of people – there must be thousands of local people who remember the brewery or drank their beer.  

“This is a fantastic opportunity to do something different here at the museum and to celebrate a part of Tameside’s past which was so significant in its heyday.”

Anyone who has memories of Gartside’s brewery to share can get in touch with Portland Basin Museum on (0161) 343 2878 or via email on portland.basin@tameside.gov.uk.

The workshops with Magnus Quaife will take place at Portland Basin Museum from 11am to 3pm on 27 June, 12 July, 2 August and 16 August. Check the museum website for more details – www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/education.

The project is part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage. Leading UK and international artists have partnered with 10 museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.

Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point2 presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.

For more information about Meeting Point2, visit www.artsandheritage.org.uk

Arts Council England : Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England’s Artists International Development Fund is on the 14th June 2017.

Funding is available for artists (this includes, for example; producers, curators, publishers, editors, translators and choreographers) to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden their horizons and open their work to other perspectives.

The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience.

Read more on the ACE website.

The a-n/AIR Paying Artists Guide

a-n/AIR have published a guide to paying artists, aimed at both artists themselves and exhibiting organisations. The guide provides sectoral advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public and is the culmination of extensive consultation and testing across the sector.

The guide is available to download here.

Arts& Heritage News

 

10 artists have been selected to work in partnership with museums in the North of England, each creating a new piece of work in response to the museum and its collections.

The artists, who have been commissioned through the Meeting Point2 project, will work with venues ranging from a restored historic open-pan salt making site to an excavated monastic site dating back to the 12th century.

The 10 artists and museums are:

Artist                                                  Museum

Matt Stokes                                        Hexham Old Gaol, Northumberland

Owl Project                                         Prescot Museum, Knowsley

Brass Art                                             Chetham’s Library, Manchester

David Appleyard                               Norton Priory, Cheshire

Serena Partridge                               Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire

Magnus Quaife                                   Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne

Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan      Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Lynn Setterington                               Brontë Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire

Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh        Preston Park Museum, Stockton on Tees

Martin Hylton                                       Lion Salt Works, Cheshire

Timandra Nichols, Director at Arts&Heritage, which initiated and is leading the project, said: “The artists each submitted proposals detailing how they would respond to the museums – the site and their collections. The venues we’re working with are varied and the artists responded with ideas which were thoughtful, exciting, and really took inspiration from some of the amazing museum buildings and collections.  

“The resulting works, when they are revealed later in the year, will not only be astounding pieces in their own right, but will also prompt audiences to think about the museums where the works are sited in a very different way.”

The Meeting Point2 project, which is funded through the Arts Council England’s Resilience Fund, aims to equip museums with the knowledge and skills to commission work from artists again in the future, as well as presenting new works in unexpected places.

The selected artists are known for work ranging from fusions of sculpture and sound art, to textile works and film.

Sheffield-based artist David Appleyard, who will be working in partnership with Norton Priory Museum, said: There is something very special about Norton Priory Museum. My research visits left me literally spellbound so I’m absolutely delighted to be involved in their MeetingPoint2 project. The project offers a rare opportunity to work with a very dedicated team in a place steeped in 900 years of history.”

Brass Art, who will be working with Chetham’s Library in Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to work with Chetham’s Library. The enthusiasm of the staff there is infectious; we’re looking forward to working with them closely to bring our collaborative practice and aspects of their fascinating collection together.”

Martin Hylton, who will work with Lion Salt Works in Cheshire, said: “I am excited to have been selected to create a newly commissioned piece in response to the Lion Salt Works. I am looking forward to working with the team, and local young dancers to realise this very exciting project.”

The 10 selected artists will create their commissions during 2017.

The programme builds on a successful pilot which took place in 2016 and saw artists working with museums across the North East and Yorkshire.

More details are available at www.artsandheritage.org.uk.

 

Meeting Point: Arts&Heritage working with museums and artists – Last Chance to Apply

From Arts&Heritage: 

We’re contacting you with a fantastic opportunity to work with artists to broaden your audience reach You may have heard that Arts&Heritage, a Northumberland based agency with specialism in working with museums and heritage organisations has been awarded funding to run the second phase of their action learning programme Meeting Point.

This is an exciting opportunity for modest sized museums in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West. The programme, which is detailed in the attached document, results in an artist’s commission within your collection or space as well as a supporting programme of workshops and talks.

Meeting Point has been running in the North East and Yorkshire for the past year and has been extremely successful. Details of it can be found on the Arts&Heritage website www.artsandheritage.org.uk and you are invited to launch events at those museums. The next event is Kirkleatham Museum, Cleveland and Redcar on August 30th and Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds on September 15th.

The choice of museums to be included in this second phase will be a competitive one and we do need to receive your early interest by Friday 24th September. We know that this is a busy time for you, but please take time to read through the attached document and email your interest to me by the September date. You will see that all travel expenses and associated costs are provided for within the MP budget, as is a commissioning budget, marketing and photography etc. What we need from you is the commitment of your time. To apply, please fill out an online form at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147187957395

For more information about the programme please download the programme information: MP2 – museums what to expect.

Meeting Point: Arts&Heritage working with museums and artists

From Arts&Heritage: 

We’re contacting you with a fantastic opportunity to work with artists to broaden your audience reach You may have heard that Arts&Heritage, a Northumberland based agency with specialism in working with museums and heritage organisations has been awarded funding to run the second phase of their action learning programme Meeting Point.

This is an exciting opportunity for modest sized museums in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West. The programme, which is detailed in the attached document, results in an artist’s commission within your collection or space as well as a supporting programme of workshops and talks.

Meeting Point has been running in the North East and Yorkshire for the past year and has been extremely successful. Details of it can be found on the Arts&Heritage website www.artsandheritage.org.uk and you are invited to launch events at those museums. The next event is Kirkleatham Museum, Cleveland and Redcar on August 30th and Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds on September 15th.

The choice of museums to be included in this second phase will be a competitive one and we do need to receive your early interest by Friday 24th September. We know that this is a busy time for you, but please take time to read through the attached document and email your interest to me by the September date. You will see that all travel expenses and associated costs are provided for within the MP budget, as is a commissioning budget, marketing and photography etc. What we need from you is the commitment of your time. To apply, please fill out an online form at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147187957395

For more information about the programme please download the programme information: MP2 – museums what to expect.

Eden Rivers Trust Public Art Project: Artist Commission

Eden Rivers Trust are inviting expressions of interest from artists or artist collectives to work on projects in Carlisle and Appleby as part of their Cherish Eden project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The commissions offer an opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to design, develop and deliver a creative project for one of two Cumbrian communities affected by the flooding in winter 2015.

In each project, the artist will work collaboratively with the local community to develop a temporary Art Trail along the rivers in the respective areas. It will involve the artist delivering a number of workshops that result in the creation of a high-quality Art Trail.

The aim of the overall project is to encourage people to explore their local river environment through creativity and the arts, to share and express their ideas and experiences of the river.

There are two commissions are on offer:

  • Commission 1 – Appleby: £5,000
  • Commission 2 – Carlisle: £9,000

For further information please see here.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon, Thursday 28 April 2016

Catalyst Call to Trace Collection

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum are attempting to trace a series of paintings which were commissioned by chemical giant ICI towards the end of the Second World War.  They were painted to celebrate the war efforts of the company’s workers and were dispersed in 1946 when the individual paintings were given to the sitters.

Brenda Jenkin was motivated to help track down the remaining artworks after donating a portrait of her grandfather William Tyler, a Runcorn chemical works safety officer who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the First World War.

It is believed there are 56 painting in the “Portraits of Industry” collection and the museum would be keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have any in their collections.  The only one that is currently known to be in an institution is in the Weaver Hall collection (NOCMS1988.1), and it is likely that most are still in the hands of the individual sitters’ families.

For more information on the story visit – http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/quest-trace-oil-paintings-runcorn-9286479 or speak to Paul Meara paul@catalyst.org.uk

Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grants

These grants offer up to £15,000 for UK universities and museums to foster a completely new creative collaboration with an artist working in a discipline outside the applicant institution’s usual curriculum. All applications must be made by the host institution. These awards support the residency of an individual artist in a UK university or museum in order to foster a creative collaboration between the artist and the staff and/or students of that institution. The term “artist” includes visual artists, writers, musicians, poets and other producers of original creative work. The grants provide a stipend of up to £12,500 for the artist and consumable costs, such as the artist’s materials, of up to £2,500. Find out more at www.leverhulme.ac.uk.

Deadline – 10th September 2015