My recorded video runs for approx 30 minutes it will be hosted on our North Yorkshire Together Facebook playlist, which will reach the combined audiences of Rural Arts, North Yorkshire Sport, and North Yorkshire Youth.
These are accessible on Facebook to view
The Neversuch Innocence Competition
http:// https://www.neversuchinnocence.com/2020-21-competition currently open which is an interesting competition to encourage young people to be creative and develop there own thoughts around the times we are in and issues they are thinking about.
Charlotte arranging her lovely ceramics in the gallery!
In the meantime, all of the artists are working at their own studios until further notice. Of course, there have been lots of social media chat and sharing with each other, about our experiments, trials and tribulations.
Maybe new baking, gardening or making new discoveries with other elements of creative practice. It has been difficult and interestingly challenging at the same time during the first half of the year.
Really looking forward to artists weekend coming up in August at the gallery. We will have measures in place for social distancing and it will be so good to have lots of space outside and in the courtyard to chat with people who visit the event.
Working closer to home has made an interesting and a good alternative to the travelling to West Yorkshire over the last two years. Finding out about new stages of development in North Yorkshire's Art and Culture.
Nunnington Galleries has a collective of six artists, including myself who are working under the banner of the NG owned by Kevin Bradshaw. There are postings on our Instagram site @NunningtonGalleries.
Working with a focus group, artist and walking in the landscape with connection to sculptures and natural spaces in the parklands of YSP.
Please go to this link to sample a couple of the 100 recordings that we obtained on the MOL at YSP on 12th June 2019
Available at Sound Cloud please use this the link below of the recordings which, last a few minutes per sample.
Examples of recording on 12th June 2019 for Material of Land.
Notation' Material of Land ' ink on paper with natural seed head brushes and sticks.
Understanding more about the ideas of changing the current art and presenting through curation has been the most significant message for me during my masters.
The new thoughts towards a curatorial position as an Eco-Centric curator. This has in part come to fruition during the latter stages of the project Material of Land
Similarly reflected by the new thinking curators such as Alistair Hudson and the Grizedale Arts concepts that are filtering through into the consciousness via these larger organisations at the summit of the so-called art world, The Whitworth, The Manchester Gallery, Mima and the Turner Prize. This is not without criticisms but if perhaps on top of these ideas of community
Youtube discussion about Alistair Hudson and his movement to work with people in urban areas about their lives and communities.
The recent event set up by Chrysalis Arts, I have been attending their Greening Arts Practice discussion and invited artists forums over the past year. A series of talks revealing how artists made decisions to work with their practice in ethical ways, using suppliers, materials and organisation.
I have a particular interest in Ute Decker as she works as a jeweller and trades as an ethical goldsmith and I have been following the development in fairtrade and ethical jewellery practice over the last decade. I intend to use a more ethical approach in my own practice.
Crafting Change speaker Ute Decker at Selby Abbey - Chrysalis Arts 2019
The Ethical Making Resource provides practical information for jewellers and silversmiths who want to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their practice, and for buyers and collectors looking for information on purchasing ethically made jewellery and silver.
Created by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths Scotland, Ute Decker was the principal consultant and has fed over nine years of her own research, passion and commitment to excellence, into this Resource.http://www.ethicalmaking.org
24 - 29 Sep 2019
Ute Decker. (Photography James Robertson)
Reframing and understanding ideas and looking at the past, looking at artists who used landscape in their art and noting the changes that are visible, perhaps learning what we can engage with in this way to show future generations how using technology and visual ideas to encapsulate what is not directly visible but what is important
The Hepworth Gallery which is situated in the centre of Wakefield, since 2015 it has been growing in notoriety and has displayed wonderful exhibitions. Recently they have been gathering funding for a development outside the gallery in the wasteland and urban space that surrounds it.
The Urban Green Spaces are being increased diminished as funding for looking after these municipal areas is cut and also the pressures of using the land for housing developments.
Dr Dawn Woolley Still Life things Devouring Time
Still Life Things Devouring Time at Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.
The Round Table session started at 11.00 am in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery with the group and Dawn Woolley co-curator of Still Life Things Devouring Time.
Footage of the questions and discussions are on this link ...
The Thursday and Friday last week were days out of the office and studying books and papers but taking the time to listen to a varied range of papers delivered as part of the Aesthetica Conference. There were lots of professionals attending and it was quite successful. The sessions that I booked on were about Art Films, Curator - Getty Images, Technology and Futures, and a brilliant lecture by a Sound Artist Nick Ryan, which was very inspiring. There were lots of networking moments, meeting people from different parts of the industry and taking note of new developments. There was time to go and see the York Gallery where the exhibition for the prize is being displayed. Also looking forward to the coming exhibition about Ruskin and Turner - the landscapes and their story!
Talk in the Gallery - Dr. Dawn Woolley, Louise Dwyer, and an invitation to fellow curations students to join an informal discussion.
The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds.
An exhibition exploring consumer culture, sustainability and still life. This exhibition explores the notion of consumerism through the lens of historical and contemporary still life artworks. Bringing together works by contemporary artists Simon Ward, Dawn Woolley, Caroline McCarthy and Nicole Keeley with Still Life with Drinking-Horn by Willem Kalf, a 17th century Dutch still life painting on loan from The National Gallery. The exhibition is co-curated by Dr Dawn Woolley (Leeds Arts University), and is generously supported by Leeds Arts University.
|The Exhibition: Still Life Things Devouring Time||Aims||Research studies|
|Dawn Woolley outline idea/profile of the exhibition, collective of artists||Response to the work||Record responses|
| Use of social media, development of idea,||Context sustainability, consumerism, waste||Workshop?|
|Connections to the objects/items displayed||Record outcome|
|Following with a round table Q & A||Curation issues and inspirations|
Susan Philips Turner prize winner people stranded in Space - Violin Sound Installation
The reaction is different outside the gallery forum, she comments that people are more aware of the weather and time, of it in an new way unexpectedly, unformatted space - it is not a controlled environment. It can make a difference to the way we are with the work as the distance between art work outside the gallery we are part of the art work.
We are to used to the rules of the galleries and museum as spaces of ritual and that they look like temples and is it a question of being a performer, talking very quietly, moving to a set pattern around a gallery space. The gallery can often resemble a temple and for that reason can be upholding subconsciously to this sort of (Carole Duncan) ritualist mode of engaging with the art, or whatever is being displayed.
Rachel Whiteread - The House.1993.
Involved people directly with its size and structure - it had interaction by leaving milk bottles and notes left there and for sale signs put there, the sculpture was about gentrification and perhaps the interaction with it by people in the community.
Public Art is in Squares and Town Halls
Social Turn Art of the social turn and it is about engaging with people in places where people don't generally visit art galleries, is it Art-washing and how can we use art in public spaces that is public art?
Seeding Art Currency
The programme of events includes, textiles, wall art, painted mural, digital capture of stories of visitors, and other exciting interventions.
Nii Kwartey Owoo Live performance 'The Harvest' which I am curating with the performer.
24th October 2018 at the Art Hostel studio space.