More additions for 6th October 2009

More additions and opportunities for 6th October 2009:—

New! 06.10.09    
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, is working on a future exhibition of digital art, set to go on display in 2011. They aim to work with local artists, and students, and want to engage in a dialogue about the parameters of the exhibition. To start this, there’s a new ‘Leave No Trace: Erasing with digital media’ blog about digital art, at notrace.org.uk.

New! 06.10.09    
Are you a romantic? For a forthcoming exhibition at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, there’s a new blog at romanticproposal.org.uk, where the Museum hopes people will contribute their stories of romance.

New! 06.10.09    
Added to Creative Stoke’s list of local blogs, on the Writing & Publishing page of the Directory: The valley of lost things. It’s the blog of the Digital Management Officer at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

New! 06.10.09    
The Axis Arts Centre at Alsager/Crewe has announced several show-related workshops that they are able to offer this Autumn…

    On the 15th Oct Laila Diallo presents a Sense of Self Dance Workshop. This is a whole/half-day class & choreographic workshop that can be tailored to suit different groups: dance professionals, students or amateurs, depending on what appears to be most appropriate.

    On 29th October Proto-Type Theater presents: Virtuoso offering workshops in: i) Video Foley – age 15+ for all skill/experience levels, maximum 25 participants, 3-4 hours (longer version available), allowing students to explore the use of live video in performance; ii) Writing Workshop: Re-mapping the City – age 16+, all skill/experience levels, maximum 20 participants, 3-4 hours (longer version available). Exploring the inspiration for Whisper, this workshop gives writers practical ideas and techniques for creating performative writing; iii) Headphone Performance Workshop – age 15+, all skill/experience levels, maximum 25 participants, 4 hours (longer version available). This workshop includes a primer on the creation of live sound effects using the film technique ‘foley’ and will see workshop participants creating their own short performances; iv) Using Technology in Performance – age 18+ professional artists, maximum 15 participants, 6 hours (shorter version available). This workshop looks at issues of using media in performance and explores techniques for using live feeds, recorded video, screens, projections, televisions, the internet, etc.; v) How to Give Feedback – age 15+, all skill/experience levels, maximum 20 participants, 1.5 hours.

    On 6th Nov the Backbeat Percussion Quartet can offer Composition Workshops with instruments and ‘found’ sounds.

To book an Axis workshop, or for more information, please contact Jodie Gibson on: 0161 247 5618.

New! 06.10.09    
Kristina Niedderer (University of Wolverhampton) and Katherine Townsend (Nottingham Trent University) are planning a new Midlands-based commercial academic journal called Craft Research. It will be devoted to… “the development and advance of contemporary craft practice and theory through research” and published by subscription via Intellect Books. The editors are now welcoming contributions from new and established researchers, scholars, and professionals who wish to make a contribution to advancing contemporary craft practice. This can be in the form of: Full Research Papers (4000 to 6000 words); Short Research Papers / Position Papers (2000 to 3000 words); Craft & Industry Reports (1500 to 3000 words); Reviews (1000 to 2000 words) of the work of an individual, scholarly reviews of exhibitions, of publications in print and new media, or reports from relevant conferences. They are also eager to hear about events, for the journal’s Calendar of Exhibitions & Conferences. The journal will also have a “Remarkable Image Section”, for which they invite the submission of hi-res images that are outstanding for their novelty, beauty, complexity, simplicity, challenging nature, humour, humanity, etc., and that are in some way representative of contemporary crafts developments and research. The first issue deadline is: 15th January 2010. For guidance, please contact the editors at: k.niedderer@wlv.ac.uk or katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

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