Exploring Documentary Photography
Saturday 3 December 2011
1pm – 4pm
This is a discussion based workshop inspired by the current exhibition This is Not a House, by Edgar Martins at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
If you have an interest in photography both taking your own photographs and in discussing photographic styles and would like to meet like minded photographers within the region please book a free place and come along, its ideal for new photographers and seasoned pros.
This event will include a practical demonstration of how to use a 5 x 4 camera and the considerations needed for this; planning a photography project and the importance of this to continue your own personal development; and looking at the type of photography genre that you might usually expect to see on a degree level photography course.
The session will also be looking forward to a future exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall by photographer Martin Parr. The session is led by Malcolm Brice, professional art & commercial photographer who has taught at Nottingham Trent University for the past two years.
To book a free place (places limited) please call gallery reception on 01922 654400
Artist Residencies for ESP Members at The New Art Gallery Walsall
6 March – 2 June 2012
Deadline: 27 January 2012
Extra Special People/Eastside Projects (ESP) and The New Art Gallery Walsall (TNAGW) have teamed up to offer Group Occupation, a series of short, practical residencies for nine ESP members. Working in the Artists’ Studio at TNAGW, artists will occupy the space in groups of three for one-month at a time during March, April and May 2012.
Group Occupation will provide artists with support, time and space within a mutually supportive group context in which to develop new work. Artists will be grouped together thoughtfully according to their practice, interests and approach to the residency, encouraging a useful dialogue and possibilities for working together to develop.
Artists will receive critical support from ESP including facilitated critical group discussions for each residency group with a facilitator of their choice. Participants will also take part in an open studio day.
This opportunity is aimed at artists who want to undertake a self-directed residency in the context of a public gallery and who will benefit from the opportunity of working alongside other artists.
Each artist will receive a fee of £350 (including materials)
Deadline for applications: Friday 27 January 2012
Interviews: Wednesday 8 February 2012
Artists working in any medium are eligible to apply.
Click http://extraspecialpeople.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Group-Occupation_information.pdf for more information on Group Occupation and details on how to apply
Please note this opportunity is only open to ESP members. Extra Special People (ESP) is Eastside Projects’ Associate Membership Programme, it supports the development of work, ideas, connections and careers. Eastside Projects is an artist-run gallery located in Birmingham.
The New Art Gallery Walsall and mac birmingham have warm summer memories of seaside adventures, long train journeys and artists’ retreats. As Jack Frost begins to nip, we would like to invite you to bask in the learning of British Summertime II – an innovative professional development programme for West Midlands-based artists who explore diversity within their work, initiated by Arts Council England West Midlands and delivered by The New Art Gallery Walsall and mac birmingham, from March to October 2011.
Wrap up warm!
The New Art Gallery Walsall and
Click below to find out more about the programme: its content, delivery, findings and future aspirations. Plus profiles on the nine participating artists: Shaheen Ahmed, Dan Auluk, Pauline Bailey, Dilwara Begum, Rubina Bibi, Saranjit Birdi, Mark Anthony Carroll, José Forrest-Tennant and Karen McLean.