New additions for 2nd August 2009

New! 02.09.09    
The Nicholson Institute in the town of Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and groups for the 2010 and 2011 programme. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Philip Haddoc at:

New! 02.09.09    
Added to the Directory: Jennifer Byron is a photography graduate based in Stoke-on-Trent, with a primary interest in fashion photography. Jennifer is able to create fresh model portfolios, or picture new and original ideas for a variety of purposes.

pictures by Jennifer Byron

New! 02.09.09    
Job:  Shire Hall Gallery, in the county-town of Stafford, is seeking an External Evaluator to examine the impact of their 2009-2011 exhibitions programme, and to develop a dynamic report with recommendations for development of new audiences. It is expected that the work will be completed over a three-year period of commissioning, and will focus only on specific exhibitions. Application deadline: 11th September 09. More details can be found here (Word .doc).

New! 02.09.09    
There will be a series of artists’ talks and demonstrations at Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery, as part of ‘The Friends of the Staffordshire Artists’ exhibition (12 Sept – 11th Oct 09). Talks and demonstrations include:

Sat 12th September, 3–4pm:  Angela Munslow / Discussing her artistic practice as a sculptor

Sat 19th September, 2–4pm:  Rita Banks / Demonstrating using acrylics

Sat 3rd October, 2–4pm:  Jean Byatt / Demonstrating painting using pastels

New! 02.09.09    
Newcastle-under-Lyme Museum & Art Gallery has a new selling exhibition area, branded as “Gifted — Midlands’ Makers” for contemporary design and crafts from across the Midlands. The new gallery dimensions are: 14ft in length x 2½ft in width x 7½ft in height. All artwork must be available for exhibition for a minimum duration of 12 weeks, and must be for sale. The Museum & Art Gallery applies its commission rate on all sales (25% + VAT). If you are a designer or crafts maker interested in exhibiting with the Museum, please send up to five images of your work, an artists statement (if applicable) and creative C.V. to Tina Ball at:

Don’t forget that (as previously mentioned on Creative Stoke) the Museum & Art Gallery also has their new ‘The Hall Gallery’, dedicated to showcasing the work of young and emerging artists. Newcastle-under-Lyme Museum & Art Gallery is now accepting exhibition proposal forms (at foot of page) for this gallery, just mark your application with “Young & Emerging Artist”. Contact Tina Ball for more information at:

New! 28.08.09    
Stoke-on-Trent’s British Ceramics Biennial requires a range of volunteers for the 10-week festival which will run from 3rd October to 13th December 09. All volunteers will be given induction and receive training. For more information, email   Interviews will take place from 9th September 09.

New! 27.08.09     Can you clog dance, morris dance, tell folk stories or sing, busk with accordion or flute, craft with fabrics, or demonstrate traditional crafts, etc? The nearby Derby Traditional Music and Arts Festival is seeking fringe events and traditional dance / crafts demonstrations, from 9th – 11th October 09. No payment is available, but if you put on a workshop or invite donations after a demonstration you can keep the cash. For more information call:  01332 285425.


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