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WORKING AND FUNDRAISING AS A COMMUNITY ARTIST!!

***WORKING & FUNDRAISING AS A COMMUNITY ARTIST*** Saturday 11th of March in Newtown at Glanhafren Market Hall This session aims to demystify the term community artist and participatory arts, show you how to fundraise successfully and deliver work for other arts organisations, schools, galleries, venues and the like. There will be a session on fundraising delivered by PAVO and supporting hands on practical sessions lead by Arts Connection. Hear about pop up participatory arts at Oriel Davies as we reflect on the ‘Open Space’ project and find out about opportunities for its second year. We finish the day with a panel discussion focused on living and working as a community artist involving two artists, Arts Connection’s Arts Manager Siân Walters and Alison Pierse the Art & Design Coordinator from Aberystwyth University. Both organisations employ community artists and are happy to answer your questions. We are hoping to inspire and show how to make a living.
ONLY £15 FOR THE FULL DAY (FREE FOR MEMBERS) & LUSH VEG LUNCH INCLUDED.
Saturday, March 11 at 9:45am
Glanhafren Market Hall, 26 Market St, Newtown SY16 2PD
You were invited by Nina Wehling

Really interesting discussions at our meeting today in The Willow Gallery

Josie showed us her sketchbook and some paintings and explained how she had become interested in Winifred Nicholson – the perhaps rarely talked about first wife of Ben Nicholson who later married Barbara Hepworth with whom he had triplets that were apparently “farmed out” from the age of 3 months to 2 years, did you know!! Josie is currently interested in Winifred’s paintings of windows looking out from interiors, exploring the private and public, the inside and and outside of our lives. We critiqued some of Josie’s works which she found very helpful.

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Winifred Nicholson  http://www.winifrednicholson.com/

Clive showed us a photo of one of his best portraits so far – an amazingly Rembrandt type beautiful painting of Chris Dunbabin which we are all looking forward to seeing “in the flesh”. He pointed out a few artists that have inspired him (very well worth looking up!) :- Pam Hawkes who paints on copper

Coccon. oil, beeswax and dutch metal on board. 69cm. x 69cm.

Coccon. oil, beeswax and dutch metal on board. 69cm. x 69cm.

Pam Hawkes   http://www.pamhawkes.co.uk/gallery.php?page=1

Victor Wang whose techniques with paint are breathtaking.

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Victor Wang  http://www.victorwang.net/index.html

And Uriel Dana and Jane Ray – see below:-

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Uriel Dana  http://www.urieldana.com/

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Jane Ray children’s illustrator  http://www.janeray.com/

Holly talked of her interest  and current research into portraits that included textiles and how to perfect painting them, for example fur, cloth, patchwork, knitting etc Holly’s current set of portraits are on display in the current Willow Gallery exhibition along with a beautiful wall of Frank Trigg’s work (he popped in to say hello!) Darren Frazer’s painterly portraits of people filled with feeling and emotion and Beatrix’s reclining sculptures.

Hilary showed us three excellent portraits of the same model all achieve on one day – one in graphite, and two different views in paint.

Exhibitions to visit: MOMA in Machynlleth where Stephen West is showing a new set of Tree drawings and paintings and Ffin-y-Parc which is alway well worth a visit.

After a general discussion about Emin’s bed – a newer , smaller sanitised version? (Discuss!) (the original owned by Saatchi succumbed to fire years ago) on view at Tate Liverpool, and how Rob taught Tracy French in a Margate  school way back, except she was always absent, we went our separate ways re-energised with ideas and resolutions!

A lovely meeting, well supported by Willow Eatery drinks and delicious snacks.Hilary has offered to host the next meeting in March, a date to be confirmed. Watch this space! Happy drawing painting and sculpting everyone!

Hillfort Hug and community Spirit!

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Reminder if you have forgotten…..Tuesday 21st February 2.0 pm get together at The Willow Gallery – bring your photos, sketchbooks, exhibition leaflets, or simply yourself to talk about

ART!!

(There is also a great current exhibition on at The Willow at the moment, soon coming to an end.)

 

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JOHN WOODJAT

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GREAT PHOTOS BY HUW DAVIES IN THE OSWESTRY ADVERTISER!!

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Register to attend this year’s (FREE) seminar Oswestry Memorial Hall 10.0-4.30 on Sat 11th?

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/old-oswestry-seminar-2017-tickets-31494987355?aff=ehomecard

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Bring your hearts along to

THE HUG

on Sunday 12th

1.0pm Western Entrance

(Park in Gatacre car park, or in other places in the town, and walk along the path by the field to the Hillfort Western Entrance – and dress up really warm, and hot drinks will be on sale there, and music by Cafe Lola will be playing)

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Children Hugging the Hillfort at Oswestry Library today!

A huge thank you to all the 22 children and their parents who came today for the Making a Hillfort workshop, making a clay pot and making a model of an iron age round house!

We all had a great time as the photographs show……

(even though Rob Baur insisted on making clay elephants which EVERYONE KNOWS were never on the Hillfort, but hey ho!)

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Some first class clay pots were made and imprinted with patterns using things like shells, and much time was spent decorating the bases of the roundhouses.

With the help of the children we created a fabric hillfort and spread hessian bracken all around it.

The round houses and the pots look superb!

They will be on display at the library until the end of February and are on display with 2 of the hand printed banners that other local children made with Griff Rhys Jones when he visited the Hillfort in the summer of 2015 to film the Hillfort for the series Griff’s Great Britain.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING LOTS OF YOU AT THE SEMINAR ON SATURDAY 11TH FEB 10.0-4.0 MEMORIAL HALL AND FOR THE HUG AT THE WESTERN ENTRANCE TO THE HILLFORT ON SUNDAY 12TH FEB. BRING YOUR HEART!!

 

Our next get togethers!

Dear artists

Welcome to February, the daylight is increasing – which is good for artists – and time & tide is waiting for no one, especially all those New Year Resolutions that may be falling by the wayside.

We are setting three get-together dates for February for your diaries.

  1. Tuesday 21st February in The Willow Gallery at 2.0 pm – bring your sketchbooks, photos, exhibitions etc

  2. Saturday 11th February – Hillfort Seminar 10.0 a.m Oswestry Memorial Hall – not to be missed – a fantastic line-up, including  John Swogger talking about Heritage, comics and all things fascinating about his work!

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  1. Sunday 12th February Hillfort Hug – bring your heart – (or email diana@hotmail.com your hillfort message and she copy it onto a heart for the heart bunting you if you cannot come)

    1.0 pm at the Western Entrance – hot drinks available and live music.

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  1. Visit to Castle Fine Art Foundry – date yet tbc – please email Diana if you are interested

    PS Dorothy, Rob and I will be running a Hillfort workshop in Oswestry Library this Saturday morning – all age groups – making a hillfort, hillfort roundhouses and iron age type clay pots for a hillfort display in the Library for February. Do drop in if you are around! All welcome!

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    ITS FEBRUARY – SHARE THE LOVE!! GIVE A HUG!

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Thanks to Oswestry Library & other outlets that have a Hearts Around the Hillfort display where you can fill in a heart for the hillfort mega bunting. Other places who have them so far include: Sainsbury’sThe Willow Gallery Qube Arts Oswestry Town Market Hatters Coffee Shop, The Kitchen & The Grain Sheaf all at Oswestry Town MarketRowanthorn, Oswestry Liar Liar Oswestry Oswestry Herbarium Kinokulture Cinema Oswestry AdvertizerWednesdays Cafe Bar & Tina’s Cornershop in York Street.
If you are a shop, cafe, outlet who would like to participate, message us.
We need 1,000 hearts to encircle Old Oswestry at the hillfort hug on Sunday 12th February. Let’s make a statement about what heritage, greenspace and Old Oswestry mean to us.
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Or – if you live further from Oswestry and have red paper or card of your own, or want to paint some red and put your message on, and messages from your relations and friends JUST LET DIANA KNOW – dianabaur@hotmail.com and we can arrange to get your hearts to us before THE HUG ON SUNDAY 12TH FEB.

HAVE A HEART, HAVE A HUG!! HUGE THANKS! HOOOH!

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