What is the creative process?
What makes artists tick?
Why do they create in the way they do?
What does it mean?
Will it inspire you to do it?
If you feel intrigued by some of these questions or you would like to meet for a social evening in the Tullie House Museum/Gallery from 5pm onwards, either get involved in the discussion or simply listen to 7 artists talk about why they feel contemporary fine and applied arts help to enrich our world. Its is a PECHA KUCHA style evening event which means time in the gallery for a drink and a chat. This is a social event, not a lecture but an exciting dynamic presentation, more like a visual arts performance, I will explain on my facebook page for those who click and look otherwise it is
20 slides from each artist x 20 seconds per slide and only 20 important words per slide,
to sum up each image. After this the Q&A session time allows us to debate and get deeper into the discussion artists and audience.
If you wish to see the work discussed go to the C-Art website to see images from the speakers:
Ian Wright, Mark Gibbs, Sephanie Leighton, Christine Hurford, Maggi Toner-Edgar, Caroline Dalton and Sarah Tew
Tickets: £ 3 (£ 2.50 concessions or C-Art members)
Late opening of Gallery, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Lecture theatre 7.00pm-9.00pm
Bar open 5.00pm-7.00pm.
NETS Exhibition Australia Geelong Forum
It is great to see all the wonderful textile work shown at the Geelong Forum in Australia, all courtesy of Angie Wyman who took the exhibits from our Textile Network Group over there and displayed them alongside our Australian colleagues.
Angie hard at work doing the prep for the exhibition – Well Done Angie on behalf of the Northern Textile Network in the UK, she did us proud. Here alongside are some examples of her work also showing in the NETS exhibition in Australia.
|Left to Right: Maggi Toner-Edgar, Janet Wilde, Gwyn Hunt and Valerie Kirk
Pieces by Valerie Kirk
The above pieces by me are digital print outs of textile designs if you would like to see a couple of them printed onto silk go along to the C-Art Christmas Exhibition at the Tullie House Gallery in Carlisle Cumbria from 16th December onwards, where you can also buy interesting local craft pieces in the shop by Amanda Mercer and Emma Wiggington. There will be a dynamic night in the final week, Thursday 7th February when I will be hosting the Contemporary Vision 20 x 20 event in the Tullie House Lecture theatre, where Artists will be showing 20 examples of their work. It is a rapid paced event with only 20 seconds per slide and a n interactive audience Q & A session afterwards. Hope to see you there.