Last year saw Artlab contemporary print studios join the 20:20 project for the first time. 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton. The format was so successful that it was decided to roll this out to more print workshops. In 2010 there were 120 artists from 10 print workshops involved, in 2011 there were 257 artists from 19 print studios and in 2012 there were 392 artists from 31 workshops producing 9,800 prints! Continue reading
The 2013 University of Chester Fine Art degree show will be at the Kingsway campus from the 20th June. Come and see the varied works of this years fine art graduates. Opening night on the 20th from 6-8pm with works able to view up until the 26th June.
Hope to see some of you there.
Conversations is a working residency by emerging artists Jane Bennett, Steph Fletcher, Rob Smith, Nuala Riding, Natalie Morgan and Evelyn Rose, who are in the completion stage of their Fine Art: Site and Archive MA at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. The works on show are exploring the ephemeral nature of time, place and memory using a varying range of media. Continue reading
Call for Papers / Photographic Work
Space, Location and Territory
Fieldwork is dedicated to publishing innovative work in contemporary photographic research. The journal is a forum for practitioners, writers and theorists to explore ideas and debates motivating new photographic work and new photographic thinking. Continue reading
This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student. Continue reading
Last year’s Cultural Olympiad events and activities across the region acted as a catalyst for cultural tourism. Events like The Moment When in Cheshire, Lakes Alive in Cumbria, Blaze and Preston Guild with WE PLAY Expo in Lancashire, and Sacrilege – Jeremy Deller’s inflatable Stonehenge – appearing in both Preston and Oldham raised the profile of the places where they were happening and brought them national and international attention. The cultural offer in the North West of England has never been stronger. Continue reading
An opportunity from the Harris Museum & Art Gallery for local artists to exhibit in the fantastic main exhibition space, in the annual ‘Harris Open’.
All Preston-based artists are invited to submit works in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more – digital works can be entered, too! Continue reading
The gallery would like to say Happy New Year to all our friends and followers and thank you very much for your support in 2012!
There are lots of exciting plans for the new year including exhibitions from Nathan Pendlebury, Markmakers and WCAF winner David Foster plus the inaugural Python Arts Festival! Watch this space!
First up to launch the New Year will be:
Tracy Hill: Terrains opening 17th January 6-8pm. All welcome!
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! Continue reading