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Summer Creativity at Northlight

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The creativity doesn’t stop for a summer break at Northlight Art Studios! Our summer weekend and summer school courses are guaranteed to keep the creative juices flowing.

Hebden Bridge is a special little town to spend a truly creative weekend

Northlight is continuing to attract exceptional artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge………. Continue reading

Arts Council announces funding of over £211 million for organisations in the North

The North contains some of England’s most exciting and ambitious arts and cultural organisations working to push forward artistic practice, to engage audiences and participants and to collaborate with other organisations nationally and internationally Continue reading

Call for submissions: summer open exhibition & art market

Oxheys Summer open exhibition & art marketAs part of our 3rd birthday celebrations,  Oxheys are running a special Summer Open exhibition, also featuring a one-day pop-up Art Market event on Preston Flag Market.

Local artists, LAN and ArtLab members are all invited to join and any artists interested in running workshops or a performance during the Art Market even are also invited to apply. 

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How the North is delivering Great art and culture for everyone

The Arts Council: We’ve recently published six features profiling some of the work of a number of arts and cultural organisations in the North. These case studies explore cultural activity happening across the area that is helping us to achieve our goals, as set out in our mission of Great art and culture for everyone. Continue reading

Only chance to see Lubaina Himid new work

Join us at Oxheys Mill Studios for an Open Day this Saturday 14th June, for an opportunity to see a fabulous new installation by international artist Lubaina Himid MBE. Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLAN in Preston. This will be the only opportunity to see this installation before it gets shipped off to Guanjiu in South Korea for the Art Biennale so don’t miss this opportunity to see and explore the installation. Lubaina will be around all day to answer questions and talk about the work.

If you haven’t been to Oxheys before, the Open Day is also a chance to have a look around, talk with some resident artists and see the Project Space.

The Open Day is on from 11am to 4pm. All welcome.

Please note, if the loading bay is not open please ring the doorbell for disabled access.

See website for details and directions oxheysmillstudios.com

Deadline Extended! Northern Artist Film Programme

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Open call for submissions- Quays Open Day

Northern Artist Film Programme- 1st November 2014 Deadline 4 July 2014

To celebrate our second Quays Open Day, a free curated programme of events throughout the Quays, we will be featuring screenings of dynamic and groundbreaking artist work on screen. Continue reading

Call for visual artists – Infographic wall artworks

As part of the major development of a new 3 storey building at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Lime the arts in healthcare organisation, wish to commission an artist/designer to create a series of creative infographic artworks to be positioned along wall spaces within the training and development area of the new building. Continue reading

Oxheys celebrates 3 years in Preston

Celebrating 3 years since moving in to the former ARM factory on Stanhope Street, artist-run Oxheys Mill Studios was started by three local artists as a collective, with the belief that empty industrial spaces could be made accessible for art and the aim of providing a space in Preston where local artists could experiment and exhibit work alongside the studios.  To date 25 very different exhibitions have been organised and hosted along with other events and activities including music, live theatre, performance and poetry readings, creative writing, life drawing and photography workshops.

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Own Art’s 10th anniversary: be part of the celebration, own some art!

Download a free artwork by Jeremy Deller marking ten years of helping over 30,000 people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft.

To celebrate reaching ten years of helping more people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft, Own Art is teaming up with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to produce an exclusive celebratory commission – and anyone can own a piece of this artwork, for free! Continue reading