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Dear older SLWA members! Last year I received my ‘Freedom Pass’ and have been travelling free in London and on the buses across the length and breadth of England. Yesterday I heard of another great opportunity, that is only available to those who have six decades of experience of life on our planet! And yes, today I would like to share that opportunity with you!!! [And no money need change hands!] This is how Southwark Arts Forum phrase it: “I’m hoping to put together a series of talks with older artists to celebrate their work and achievements. This would be part of the programme for Silver, Southwark’s celebrated festival for older people. … So I wondered within SLWA if there were any artists who are over 60 who might be interested in being part of this – it would involve giving a talk about their work, showing some images, questions from the audience followed by time for refreshments and networking. The talks would be held around April, May and June. If you could let me know if you can think of anyone suitable and who would be willing, that would be great.” I have volunteered to liaise for SLWA on this one – if you would like to be involved please email me before Tuesday 25 January so I can pass on the names of our ‘team’ of SILVER SLWA s! Look forward to hearing from you! [But equally, I quite understand if you don’t want to advertise your maturity so publicly – the choice is yours!]

best wishes, Susan

My website: http://www.susancwood.co.uk/ SLWA website: http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk

PS. I am participating with 11 other SLWA artists in Glimpsed, an exhibition at House Gallery in Camberwell 23 January – 4 February 2011.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery invites you to enter an online art competition based on the current exhibition Salvator Rosa.

Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) was one of the boldest and most powerfully inventive artists of 17th-century Italy. He was adopted as a hero by painters of the Romantic movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was mainly a painter of landscapes, but the range of his subject matter was unusually wide and included portraits, scenes of witchcraft and allegories.

A group of the works in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s current Salvator Rosa exhibition transport the viewer into a mysterious world of monstrous mythical creatures, bandits and magic. Drawing from Salvator Rosa’s work and a famous myth, legend or fantasy novel depict your own allegorical scene.

Your entry and a brief sentence about you (if you like) will be published on Dulwich OnView and the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Flickr group The Rosa Competition.

  • Any flat medium – painting, drawing, mixed media, photos etc.
  • All entrants to be digital images of original works
  • Categories: under 18, 18 and over (more…)

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Thanks to Daphna for sharing these links to information about art residencies, competitions, exhibitions etc. Enjoy looking

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I would like to invite members of SLWA to a critique at my studio on Tuesday 28th September. This will be the week after our Open Studios weekend so it will be a chance to view and discuss my work in a reasonably tidy space. People are also invited to bring a piece of their own work for discussion.
This will be an informal and friendly discussion and there may even be some wine left over from the Open Studios.
The address is 330 studios, St James Road, SE1 5JX  – please see website for a map but it is very close to PC world on the Old Kent Road. 330studios.co.uk
It will be 6.30 for 7 until 9pm.
This is part of a series of three critiques of work which I feel have some empathy, particularly in the use of material.The other artists will be Jackie Brown and Sarah Willet whose critques will be later in the year.


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Local artists have until Monday 2 August to complete their applications for an arts grant from Wandsworth Council.

The small grants fund aims to support new initiatives, extensions of existing projects, or experiments with new work. Individuals can apply for up to £500 and organisations can apply for up to £1,500. The grant can cover up to 70 per cent of the overall project budget.

 The council’s arts team is available to talk through ideas in advance of the deadline and applications from residents based in Battersea and Roehampton, which engage diverse participants and hard to reach groups, are particularly welcome. (more…)

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frieze is inviting entries for the Frieze Writer’s Prize 2010.

Frieze Writer’s Prize was established in 2006 and is presented annually. The aim of the prize is to promote and encourage new critics from across the world, and many of the previous winners and commended entrants, including Jessica Lott and Jeffrey Ryan, have gone on to contribute frequently to frieze magazine. (more…)

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Helping artists realise their dreams and students imagine their future The AA2A project offers artists & designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme FOR FULL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY http://www.aa2a.org/apply Access is free, (more…)

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Matt Roberts of Matt Roberts Arts spoke with SLWA members last Monday 01 Feb as part of our on-going Personal and Professional Developments talks.

Matt Roberts is a not-for-profit organisation which is dedicated towards supporting creative practitioners: artists, designers, photographers etc. in developing their practice and professional knowledge from their project space on Vyner Street, E2 9DG.

If you missed this talk, here is what Matt Roberts Arts has to offer:

Professional development lectures and portfolio discussions

– Two annual open submission exhibitions

A free quarterly online art magazine

– A free programme of national and international touring exhibitions

In order to receive the full range of bespoke professional development and to apply for Matt Roberts open submission Salon and Video art Prize you must be a member of Matt Roberts Arts. Membership is £8 per year for those based in the UK and £10 for those based internationally

For further information www.mattroberts.org.uk

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by Beth Wintgens, Framer, SLWA

Framing is about enhancing and complimenting an artwork.

Badly presented work cheapens it , can make it stand out in an exhibition for the wrong reasons, and lets down the pieces surrounding it
A well framed piece it shows the artist is proud of her workand that it her how it is seen on the wall.

So things to think about… (more…)

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by Julie Bennett Graphic Designer, SLWA

Your aim should be to have a catalogue of images of your work at two resolutions
– for print at 300dpi/3mb
– for emailing and the web at 72dpi/500k
In this way you can instantly respond to sales enquiries or a call for artists

Here are the stages to achieve that: (more…)

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