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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. We welcome applications from artists working in all media, including visual, written and sound
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Still that is all part of being British and our weather. We will be back in 2016