Time for a load of links again, as usual I’ve been keeping a stack of these.
Art Opportunities And Events
S1 Artspace in Sheffield is hosting its third annual residency. The residency takes place over ten weeks from 19th July – 28th September, to be followed by a solo exhibition in October – November 2008 and the deadline is May 8th, so if you’re interested you’d better apply soon. I can’t apply but it looks like a good opportunity (it’s paid!) and it’s open to both British and international artists.
criticalnetwork is a new resource for UK and Ireland-based artists, activists, art organisations, cultural critics and the public, launched Feb 2007. Their focus is on “critical and contextual art, events and discussion” and you can sign up for a weekly newsletter of opportunities and events.
The Spike Island Open is coming up next weekend. If you’re close to Bristol, the launch party is on Friday 2 May from 6- 9pm with an After Party from 9-11pm. It continues from Saturday 3 â€“ Monday 5 May 11am-6pm. It’s a popular and busy event that’s usually worth a visit and I’ll be there on the Friday evening if anyone wants to meet up. If I have the energy, I may also be hanging out in the Associate Space on the Sunday afternoon but it’s doubtful.
My friend Sarah B is doing some great curating work up in Cheltenham with the meantime project and I believe they’re always looking for interesting proposals.
The Here Shop is looking for amazing original crafters or anyone else who makes fantastic things, to use one of their shop windows on a monthly basis to showcase your works for sale. Email them at shopATthingsfromhere.co.uk or drop in some samples of your work and a plan of what youâ€™d like to do. Click here for pics and a plan of the window.
Other Art Links
A lovely article entitled Art Is Medicine For The Soul
Photographer Daniel Sroka, whose beautiful macro work I very much enjoy, has an interesting offer where you can buy a print of a work in progress and later upgrade so you wind up with two prints for the price of one. Cunning.
Art Found Out is a blog dedicated to “artists who are informed by the world around them or driven by a highly personal artistic vision.” I like this blog but I’d like it even more if it had more entries on a page, having to click back after every entry is a bit annoying. I spotted this amazing looking book called Grandfather’s Envelopes on it – I want a copy of this Japanese book so badly but unfortunately haven’t been able to find any websites in English that sell it.
Advice from Alyson Stanfield on how to get out of an art slump. I need to follow some of this!
One for the Firefly fans – a couple of speeches from the film Serenity done in Shakespearean verse. I salute my fellow Browncoats…
Beckett For Babies made me laugh.