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

Museums at Night returns for three nights of ‘after dark’ events

Across three exciting nights in May (15-17), everyone will all have the chance to venture into museums, galleries and heritage venues ‘after dark’ as they open their doors for Museums at Night – a nationwide festival of inspiring after-hours arts and cultural events. Continue reading

Call for Entries! Northern Artist Film Programme

We are looking for artists and filmmakers in the North of England who are pushing the boundaries in artist film. We want to showcase a range of new, inspirational and challenging film art from emerging northern talent. We want excellent work that captures the imagination of the public, many of whom would be new to artist film. Continue reading

Call for visual artists – kinetic sculptural artwork

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 to create a feature kinetic sculptural artwork to be positioned within the atrium space of the new building.

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