Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers.
The Ropewalk seeks Marketing Intern
The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber is set to employ a Marketing Officer for the first time in its 15 year old history thanks to a grant from the Creative Employment Programme.
The £2,570 grant awarded by the Programme will part-fund a six month long internship which will see the successful candidate market the Maltkiln Road venue using a variety of media.
“The successful candidate will be working on different assignments and projects during their time with us as well as expanding our presence on social media, looking at audience development and be a part of the planning team for events held here,” said The Ropewalk’s Managing Director Liz Bennet.
“This internship will allow the successful candidate to make contributions to our projects and at the same time allow them to develop their professional ability and business skills,” she went on.
“The Ropewalk team work very closely with a full staff team meeting every week as well as monthly creative meetings and the intern will be at the heart of this team helping plan for all events as well as marketing,” Liz continued.
“The intern would be tasked with compiling mail outs both physical and by email and devising data collection sheets to collect visitor’s details.”
“Initially the job will entail spending time in each section of the business finding out what we do and how we currently market our services and then the intern would then move on to visiting other organisations that we have working relationships with to see what works for them allow us to look at overhauling the way we collect data and reach potential audiences.”
Liz added that last year succeeded all expectations with visitor numbers of more than 106,000 recorded at The Ropewalk, attracted to the quality exhibitions that are curated in- house and national touring shows from The Arts Council Collection as well as the high quality events held at Ropery Hall.
“We hope that with this six month internship will further increase our numbers both for new and return visitors,” Liz said.
The application is open to Job Seeker Allowance claimants only and is advertised on Universal Job Match, North Lincolnshire’s young jobseekers networks and through The Ropewalk’s website, www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
The position will is for 30 hours a week with flexible hours to cover events.
Applications opened on February 9 with a closing date of Friday, February 20. The start date is March 1.
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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.