Category: events

Emma Harris: CMYK Exhibition – Adventures in Colour

Sticks Affiliate Artist, Emma Harris has a rather brilliant solo show opening at Harbour Lights in Southampton’s West Quay this 2nd July.  The exhibition is Emma’s first solo show and runs at Harbour Lights daily from 2nd July – 31st July during opening hours, with an opening on Saturday 8th July from 4pm.

 

Emma is a Southampton-based artist and workshop facilitator, specialising in acrylics and mixed-media collage.  She studied Contemporary Textiles Practice at UWIC.

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To find out more please visit Emma’s website and facebook page 

Artist Book Call Out

Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC will be at Ferneham Hall on the 1st July for their volunteer and not for profit event.  There will be over 70 other stalls and organisations plus entertainment and hundreds of people are expected.  We will be telling everyone about what we do and celebrating arts and diversity.  We only had only space on this confirmed very recently and so this is a last minute opportunity.

 

As we are always looking at ways to celebrate artists and help them promote their work we have decided to use our space at this large event to promote artists as well as the work of the organisation.  With this in mind, we will be devoting a part of our area to artists’ publications.  This can be dummy books, printed publications, handstitched books, one-offs or those with a larger print off: it is up to you.

Books can be sold on the day and the artist will be able to retain 85% of the sale price of the book.

Can interested artists please email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk with the name of your publication, a bit about the theme of your publications, price and at least 3 images of the work contained in the book.   Selected artists will then be given an address to send your books to; or if appropriate a time to drop the book(s) off on the day.

 

The deadline for expression of interest is 26th June.  We will contact all artists the day they contact us

Artists’ Union England Event Tonight

Our Chief Executive will be speaking at Aspex Portsmouth this evening along with others about the value of the Artists’ Union England.  Although this is not our event we are run by artists and believe it is vitally important that artists’ views are heard and that we work towards artists having the same rights and expectations as other workers.

 

Please see the information we were sent by AUE below:

“Join us between 5-7pm on 1st June at Aspex Portsmouth to find out more about Artists’ Union England and what it can offer you.

 

There will be a chance to hear from your local Union rep, a former member of the executive, and the wider Union movement about how joining your Union can give you a voice in securing more rights for artists as workers, and how together we can ensure Artists are no longer ignored by politicians and employers.

 

We are here for you and we are run by you, we want your views on what you want and need as artists to ensure you can work safely and effectively, but we can only do this with your support.

 

We want you to come together with other artists at this event and tell us what’s important to you, and ultimately, positively affect what the AUE fights for in your region.

 

This is your Union and we want you to be a part of it.  Join us and help to build Artists Union England, the organisation devoted to securing your rights, today and in the future!

 

Merchandise will be available with 100% of the price going back into the Union

 

5-7pm, 1st June, Aspex Portsmouth, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF

 

For more information on Artists’ Union England please email info@artistsunionengland.org.uk

For more information about the event please email badhofbauer@gmail.com

 

arts for health mind matters workshops for young people with mental health issues

ARTS FOR HEALTH: MIND MATTERS (workshops for young people experiencing mental health issues)

Last year we were lucky enough to be given some funding to run a series of workshops for young people who have experience of mental health issues.  After months of planning these are due to start on April 15th at Sticks Gallery in Fareham Shopping Centre and will run for the following 6 weeks.

 

These workshops are not a form of therapy and non of the artists involved are counsellors.  However, everyone teaching the workshops has experience of mental health issues whether directly or indirectly, and all have workshop experience.  There will always be someone on site with a current DBS.

 

These workshops are for 13-17 year olds and anybody who would like to attend should email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk to reserve their place before hand.  The workshops are completely free and young people will get the chance to do songwriting, action painting, drawing, performance poetry, physical theatre and art journalling.

 

The gallery will be closing early on the days the workshops run and will not be open to the public during the sessions so that the participants do not feel like they are being watched.  The young people will get to take home everything they produce.  Photographs will be taken of the sessions but will only be used if agreement of parents for under 16s is given.

 

arts for health mind matters workshops for young people with mental health issues

Get Creative Inclusive physical theatre workshops

GET CREATIVE WEEKEND: Inclusive Physical Theatre Workshop

Join us on April 8th for BBC’s Get Creative weekend where we will be hosting a FREE inclusive physical theatre workshop for all ages at Sticks Gallery.  Starting at 2pm at Sticks Gallery Fareham; this is a chance for everyone and anyone to try something creative in a relaxed and friendly environment without worrying about the cost.

 

So What is Physical Theatre?

Physical theatre is a really accessible form of theatre, where language, or lack of it, is not a barrier as the story is mostly told through physical means.  It is closely linked to choreography and other physical art forms such as mime and circus: the unifying aspect is a “reliance on physical motion of the performers rather than or combined with text to convey the story”.

Stories are communicated by performers through hand gestures, body language, thought tracking and many more physical features.  This makes it great as an introduction to the theatre and as a way of enabling everyone, irrespective of age or health to join in.

 

The workshop will last under 2 hours and we would be interested to get people’s opinions about running a workshop such as this more regularly at Sticks.

 

We hope to see you there… no one is too old, too young, too loud, too infirm or too anything to join us!!!  We want to see as many of you here as possible!

Get Creative Inclusive physical theatre workshops

RESPONSE: Calling all Artists

This January we are launching a new opportunity in Sticks Gallery for up to 4 artists to use the space to create an exhibition in real time responding to the previous artists’ work.

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Is an exciting new project to see what happens when artists are asked to directly respond to the work of someone else and where there are no other rules or expectations.

During their week the selected artist’s will be able to use the whole of the downstairs of Sticks Gallery as a studio in which to work, with the door open so that people may come in and observe the artist’s as they create their responses and learn more about their work.

We want this to be used by artists as a testing ground and a way to explore ideas about play and what constitutes a work of art.  We will provide various materials to the selected artists and supply each artist with £20 to purchase other materials as they deem fit.  We are interested in what ways artists respond to a limited budget and working with other materials.  We are particularly interested in artists who want to challenge themselves by working in a different medium to they are used to.  Artists are also free to use our equipment in the showcasing of their work; this includes projectors, screens a PA system, blur ray player, etc and where necessary artists are free to bring in equipment and/or materials from home (e.g. if they are a photographer).

Four artists will be selected and each artist will have a week in which to create their work during our normal opening times (other times can be arranged via discussion), with each artist adding to the previous work created.

Response will form an ongoing curatorial project with each artist able to reshape the meaning of the exhibition and re-position the former artists’ work.

Upon the conclusion of the last week the resulting exhibition will remain open until 18th February on our usual days.

The dates for the micro-residencies are:

Week 1: Jan 9th – 15th

Week 2: Jan 16th – 22nd

Week 3: Jan 23rd – 29th

Week 4: Jan 30th – 5th Feb

Artists interested in responding to this call out are asked to send a 100 word (maximum) response explaining why they’re interested in this project and up to 5 examples of their work that they feel best reflects their practice to admin@sticksgallery.co.uk.  We welcome applications from artists working in all media, including visual, written and sound

This opportunity is free to enter

MAKE UP & MAGIC PREVIEW SATURDAY 2nd JULY

Join us on Saturday 2nd July for the preview of our exciting new exhibition, Make Up and Magic, featuring the work of up and coming visual fx company, Tankfall FX.

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The doors open at 5pm and there will be food and drink available for all those who pop by to see this great exhibition before it opens to the public.

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From Animatronics, to models, prosthetics, to film we have a wide variety of brilliant visual treats for fans of fx and as always the exhibition is completely free to view although donations are always welcome.

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If you are a filmmaker and looking for talent to work on your next production you could do worse than having a chat with TankFall FX! Like Hampshire Film Co we have been hugely impressed by the quality and skill of their work.

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If you cannot make it to the launch we are back open next Thursday and then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the exhibition ends on July 30th.

Work in Progress Private View – 10th Dec

Today is a special day, it is the launch of our new exhibition with Portsmouth University’s CCI Faculty.  This evening we will be opening up Sticks in Fareham to a preview of CFA: Work in Progress.

Private View Thursday 10th Dec -- Work in Progress

 

What’s it about….?

This new show offers a chance for members of the public to see what goes on behind the creation of a piece of art.  It enables us to see the process of making art, and as this is the first in a series of exhibition detailing these emerging artists and their move into being artists out on their own, the progress they make on their work throughout their final year of study, culminating in their degree show to be held at Portsmouth University and in London next year.

The private view runs between 5:30-7:30pm this evening and all the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with you and answer any questions.  The Live Art Local CIC/Sticks gallery team will also be there to discuss and answer any questions you might have about us and what we plan for the future.

There will also be free food and drink and if we can make them in time lovely homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit!

Don’t know where sticks is, don’t worry, you can find us in the Fareham Shopping Centre at Unit 79a just inside opposite Millets

Can’t make the preview don’t worry we are open every Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am – 3pm

Live Art Local Christmas Art MArket

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Rainy Weather…………………

On Saturday 28th November we held our Christmas Artist-Maker market at Locks Heath Shopping Village.  Sadly due to the weather and our offer to participating artists of a refund if they decided not to come owing to the weather we were down considerably on our original number of artists and makers.

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Still that is all part of being British and our weather.  We will be back in 2016