Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers.
The Buzz Youth Arts Festival : Arts activities for young people aged 8 – 19 yrs
Workshops in arts and crafts, drama, dance, drumming, singing, animation, and film are among the highlights of this year’s The Buzz Youth Arts Festival running in Scunthorpe for three weeks from Monday, July 26.
This year The Buzz organiser, Janine Knight, has pulled together a programme offering a range of activities for young people aged between eight and 19 years.
“In 2010 we are focusing on the themes of recycling, the environment and being green and as well as a whole range of activities there will also be the opportunity to pick up tips on being green with North Lincolnshire Counci’s Waste Management team,“ she said.
Janine, who is based at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber, explained £14,425 funding from Arts Council England was enabling The Buzz 2010 Festival to go ahead.
“There are workshops in drama, dance, drumming, singing, manga, animation, film, photography, arts and crafts and much much more and many of them are free,” she continued.
In the first week, from Monday July 26 to Saturday, July 31 from 10am to 3pm, The Foundry Shopping Centre is providing a shop unit free of charge for a wide range of free activities which include giant sculpture, paper bead jewellery, mini re-cycled books, mini clay tiles, recycled paper kites and creating unique prints from recycled materials.
Also in The Foundry, North Lincolnshire’s Waste Management team will be on hand on Monday, 26, Wednesday 28 and Friday July 30 from 10am until 12 noon to show how to turn unwanted paper into beautiful recycled beads and bracelets, weave juice cartons into useful everyday objects and make recycled paper.
Other free workshops the same week see Kirsty Champ at Central Library showing how to make a giant origami sculpture every afternoon from 1pm to 3pm while at St Hugh’s Communication and Interaction Specialist College there are two workshops primarily targeted at young people with special education needs – the fist on Monday July 26 sees Marilyn Oliver showing how to make decorated clay plaques and the second, at the same time the following day, sees Mags Bradley making mini recycled books using recycled papers and carrier bags.
Both these workshops run from 10am until 12 noon.
A full list of activities for the three weeks can be found on www.thebuzzwebsite.co.uk
Other workshops and activities including auditions can be booked by calling Janine on 01652 662033 and for performances at The Plowright Theatre by calling 01724 277733.
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Situated on the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Tregear Pottery produces a beautiful range of handmade stoneware pottery. Each piece is made from fine white stoneware clay. The work is hand decorated in a variety of designs – all drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Trained in Kyoto, Japan, in porcelain throwing, Neil’s passion for pottery has seen his work travel across the globe. He continually pushes and challenges the work at Tregear Pottery, refining glazes, developing new designs and expanding the studio. Neil has been awarded with a number of grants, international show selections, and other accolades for the quality of his work. The work is sold in several galleries and shops on the Isle of Wight as well as many well-known outlets across the mainland and now at The Ropewalk. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of June and admire the coastal bliss that Neil Tregear’s pottery creates.
Noted brings together artists Lou Hazelwood and Sarah Pennington for the first time, as they negotiate similar interests in the mechanisation of music and roles of women.
Hazelwood’s piece in progress ‘La Boheme/I’ve Got Her Disease Inside My Head’ transposes pianola scores to playable music boxes working with the oppositional themes of the female bohemian and hysteric.
Pennington has constructed a series of new sculptural observations and print works through a combination of historical research and material experimentation with player piano rolls and remnants of piano mechanisms.
This exhibition showcases the initial findings of their separate but related research into, and interventions with, the structures of pianos and pianolas, and social situations surrounding their key periods of use.
If you are interested in following these processes of exploration as they continue to unfold, please visit www.facebook.com/Noted
Rachel Morley creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felt method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range or Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel experiments with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage to their varying qualities. As a contrast, Rachel enjoys the challenges of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls.
Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovate products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative.
Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Feltmaking. She is a member of the international Feltmakers Association and Design Nation. She is a supporter of the campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Rachel works from a studio in Hickling a village situated between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of May and admire the Scottish bliss Rachel Morley felt pieces create.
In the Box Gallery this month we have been inspired by the weather, and have put together a display celebrating spring. The focus is on the rebirth of nature, selecting pieces which represent the bloom of new flowers and joyous animals. The range of work within the exhibition is from a variety of makers working in different crafts all embodying our theme of spring.
Here is just a selection of the pieces we have on display in the Box Gallery.
Paul Collinson | Gary Saunt | Kat Saunt | Steve Upton
This exhibition shows work by a group of East Yorkshire and Hull based painters whose practice involves, either incidentally or wholly, the used of photography or computer software.
This can be in the organisation of the idea, the capture and use images as subject matter, or in the very creation of the artwork itself.
What all the painters do have in common is that need, the “agitation”, to produce something that has a presence.