A number of Arts Council Unlimited commissions were shown in Liverpool between 21-31 August as part of DaDaFest 2012. We took the opportunity to make some short films about three of those commissions while they were being presented in Liverpool. You can now watch and listen to those films and find out more about the Unlimited projects of Laurence Clark, Fittings MultiMedia Arts and Rachel Gadsden.
The new Greater Manchester Music Hub was launched on Monday 19 November with performances from music ensembles and choirs from across the region including steel pan group Salford Steel, Trafford Jazz Collective, Oldham Youth Orchestra, Bolton Youth Chamber Strings, Bolton Youth Harmonies, Wigan flamenco guitarist Louis Brookes and guitar and vocal group Du’Montts. Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North gave the welcome speech and reinforced the BBC’s commitment to music programming, education and learning.
Oxheys Mill Studios have issued a call for submissions for their 2012 ‘Winter‘ exhibition, asking artists to submit work that respond to the theme of ‘winter’, which is open to wide interpretation. It is hoped this will build on the success of last years’ Winter exhibition, which received an impressive response from artists in all media, making an interesting and imaginative show from which several works sold during the Private View!
Part of the Artlab Contemporary Print programme, Talking Prints is a series of talks by artists exploring issues within contemporary printmaking, discussing current research, new developments in technologies and professional studio practice. Following the talk, there will be opportunity to network and view the artist’s portfolio.
A Digital printmaking workshop for adults will take place at the Printmaking studio at UCLan on 17th November 2012 (10 am- 4 pm). The workshop will be run by three experienced artists: Tracy Hill, David Henckel and Magda Stawarska-Beavan.
This unique day’s workshop is Inspired by Digital Aesthetic3 2012 and the accompanying exhibitions at PR1 Gallery and the Harris Museum.
This year’s Fellowship of ArtLab artists, Naomi Jones and Rebecca Liggett are exhibiting work produced over the last year, including etchings, collagraphs and screen prints. 5-16th November at PR1 Gallery, UCLAN, Preston. Private View is 7th Nov 5.30-8.30pm