Images courtesy of Brian Homer, Timm Sonnenschein, Emma-Jo Tucker and Lee Jordan.
After the first load of See Esther Walsall’s Mona Lisa posters were snapped up, there is a new batch printed and ready to go. You can find them in the resource area of the foyer (where the films are played). Help yourself, they’re free!
A Sense Of Black Community – Walsall 60’s-70’s
by Claudette Chambers
July – October 2010
This artwork was created responding to the exciting exhibition Back to Black held at The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2005.
This project put out a call to the black community across the borough of Walsall to lend us old photographs from their personal collections, which inspired this piece and enabled it to come to life. The photographs were scanned and then made into this digital collage that is currently hung in the gallery’s window box, you can’t miss it!
Extra Special People (ESP) is for anyone who would benefit from engaging with a dynamic, ambitious, artist-led environment. By joining ESP you can become part of a group who meet to develop their own and others’ practice within a regional, national and international context supported by Eastside Projects’ experience and connections.
ESP members are offered a range of opportunities to develop their practice and career through critical group discussions, practical support and guidance, exhibition and residency opportunities, networking events and one-to-one support from established arts professionals and Eastside Projects staff. Dialogue between members is generated and supported through a weekly programme of informal and formal events including seminars, talks, film screenings and visits to exhibitions, events and projects.
ESP members also receive invitations to all exhibitions and events at Eastside Projects, a weblink to their website from the ESP website and access to additional material on projects and events generated through the Eastside Projects and ESP programmes.
Extra Special People membership is £60 per year (£5 per month)
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Gain a unique taste of contemporary art and indulge your creativity in the hear of Croome Parks’ ambitious landscape.
Join textile artist Annie Redfern for a workshop beside Croome Rotunda using sugar paste icing and inspired by the delicious Rococo platerwork, you will have a chance to unleash your artistic genius!
Workshops will be running on 23, 25 and 26 August, 10am – 3pm.
To book a place contact Annie Redfern at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07852 492 436. Entry fee £6 per person. National Trust members go free. Open to participants aged 16 and over. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Croome Park, near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW.
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 July 2010
11am – 4pm
The New Art Gallery Walsall kick starts the school holidays with an array of free and fun filled activities for all the family inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of the Cultural Olympiad and the countdown to the Games, The New Art Gallery Walsall will be contributing to the hundreds of sporting, arts and culture events across the UK on Open Weekend.
Visitors are invited to come and join in the fun and games, where there will be lots of exciting things to do and see over the two day extravaganza! So why not get into the Olympic spirit and drop in to the Gallery on Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July to help us count down two years until the start of the games with a free fun- packed weekend for all to enjoy!!
Your first challenge is to put yourself in the frame in the self portrait photography booth on the Saturday 24 July between 11am and 4pm. Strike a pose with your family and friends and take your own photo using our unique self portrait photo booth that engages and involves people creating powerful photographs of themselves. You even get to choose your favourite shot and take your free print home.
Get arty and drop in to the medal making workshop on Sunday 25 July, 11am – 4pm which will give you a fun hands-on experience of making medals with the use of modelling clay. The modelled clay medals will then be cast into plaster and can be taken home to be awarded to someone who you think deserves them the most ! This workshop is suitable for all ages.
Beccy Roberts, waterways artist, will be hosting a canal boat painting workshop throughout the weekend, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July, between 1pm – 4pm. Visitors are invited to fold their own origami boat, and to learn how to paint the traditional roses seen on all narrow boats. A plan of the canal network will be available to engage visitors in finding out more about the canal networks and discovering places. The challenge is to see how many boats can be set sail on the canal over the weekend!!
The New Art Gallery Walsall has been granted the Inspire Mark the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
All events are funded by Arts Council England and are free for all. No need to book, just turn up on the weekend!
For more information on the workshops, activities and photography competition taking place the same weekend at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Bantock House Museum please go to www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk
For more information call 01922 65 4400.
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG
Not one, not two, not three but 5 brand new exhibitions opening next week! The overall theme is portraiture, that brings together a diverse group of artists and a diverse group of work. From Cindy Sherman, Hew Locke and Gillian Wearing to Jacob Epstein and Faye Claridge.
Join us next Thursday 15 July, 6pm – 8pm for the private view of all these exhibitions.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2009
Behind the Mask
Epstein’s Portraits Revealed
Antoinette Hachler – Like a Dog with a Bone
Clare Smart – Club Liberty
VAGA have kindly dontaed back copies of The International Journal of Art & Design Education to the Art Library – Vol 18 – 27.
Pop in to have a look or get in touch if you are after a particular article…
Artwork of the Month for July is David Gunning’s ‘On Site’ Early morning construction – Walsall art Gallery 1997 (Dec). Find info online or pop into the Art Library to see the painting itself.