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Dear All, The Summer is coming to a close and we just wanted to inform you of a fantastic Symposium that is happening on 5th October 2010 at Bath School of Art & Design, sponsored by ‘The Henry Moore Foundation’. (Please find more information about the speakers attached along with a Programme & Registration form) You are invited to attend: PROVENANCE A Symposium including exhibitions at two Bath Spa University sites. Symposium Date: Tuesday 5th October (Lunch & Refreshments included) Exhibitions runs from: 5th to 27th October 2010

PROVENANCE is a dual site exhibition with work from both established and emerging artists: Julie Anderson, Mat Collishaw, Angela Cockayne, Tessa Farmer, Laura Ford, Jochem Hendricks, Melanie Jackson, Mariele Neudecker, Martin Thomas, Gavin Turk, Jack Williams, Viktor Wynd, House of Fairy Tales Exquisite Trove. The theme of this International exhibition, symposium and publication was initially based on a response to a rediscovered natural history collection, which originated as specimens for drawing classes used for teacher training at Bath Academy of Art in the fifties. (more…)

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Next social event: SLWA VISIT TO THE NEW HALL COLLECTION OF WOMEN’S ART – CAMBRIDGE
Sunday 25 July

350 contemporary works by women artists
The most significant collection of its kind in Europe
Works by Maggi Hambling, Barbara Hepworth, Paula Rego and Rebecca Fortnum
Given or donated to New Hall, Cambridge, still a women only college.
Works displayed throughout this modernist 1960s building.
http://www-art.newhall.cam.ac.uk/
SLWA visit includes a 90 minute guided tour by the curator Amanda Rigler, who visited our Bankside exhibition.
SLWA Katherine Jones’ prints on display as the temporary exhibition.

Option to visit Kettle’s Yard house and Gallery in the afternoon
Exhibition – The Long Dark – Medievalism in contemporary art
By 9 emerging British and German artists.
http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/

Or visit Cambridge – colleges, river, nice pubs …………

Timing:
Kings Cross station 10.04
Meet at 9.50, usually platform 9.
Arrive Cambridge 11.12. Taxis to New Hall

Curator’s tour 11.30-13.00.

Lunch – local pub

Afternoon – your choice

Train 17.04 arrives Kings Cross 18.19 or choose your own departure time.

Cost:
Book ahead at fixed times with Rail Easy – £20 return
Shared taxis to New Hall- £2 (buses a pain)
New Hall tour by curator -£3, includes tea and coffee.

Optional:
Kettle’s Yard, House free, exhibition £3.

PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOUR ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN NOTIFY NEW HALL

BOOK YOUR OWN TRAIN TICKET.

Email:jennysweeney@sweeneycourt.co.uk

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

JUNE 28 2010, 7 FOR 7.15PM
THE LINBURY ROOM, DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
COME AND CELEBRATE

A fantastic exhibition at Bankside

A fantastic year – 100 members, guest members and a waiting list

GREAT PROFILE – GREAT SALES – GREAT DEVELOPMENT

 WHAT NEXT? (more…)

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During her Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] research project Rebecca Fortnum interviewed an important and influential sample of British women artists practicing internationally today. Her interviews and reflections were published as ‘Contemporary British Women Artists: in their own words’, (I.B. Tauris 2006).

The book is insightful and entertaining. It documents the thoughts, influences and processes of Jananne Al-Ani, Gillian Ayres, Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, Sonia Boyce, Maria Chevska, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Lucy Gunning, Jane Harris, Runa Islam, Vanessa Jackson, Emma Kay, Tanya Kovats, Maria Lalic, Hayley Newman, Paula Rego and Jemima Stehli and Tomoko Takahashi.

Rebecca will talk about the book with SLWA.

Monday 17th May 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
Upstairs room at Dulwich Library.
Members and friends: £5 on the door. Non-members: £8.

Rebecca Fortnum read English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford before gaining an MFA from Newcastle University and taking up a fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, USA. She has received numerous awards throughout her career as a visual artist and has a distinguished history of teaching in the arts, in Britain and the USA. She is currently Course Director of MA Fine Art (Visual Arts) at Cambwerwell College of Arts.

To buy the book on Amazon click here>

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You are all invited to the private view of the Women’s Work exhibition ‘Made to Fit’ at the The Willis Museum, Basingstoke on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 6:30pm

SLWA artists Elly Wright and Kate Hall’s work has been selected for this exhibition of very small work by female artists. The museum is on Market Square, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD. Exhibition runs from 20th March to 17th April. Open Mon.-Fri 10-5, Sat. 10-4 – closed bank holidays.

Check this out: www.womenswork.org.uk

http://www.ellywrightart.com/news.html

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The PPD (Personal and Professional Development) talk on January 18th at Dulwich Library was on writing funding applications, and a lot of SLWA members and friends were present. Speaker Edward Birch from Southwark Arts Forum was friendly, relaxed, informative and helpful.
Edward works part-time for Southwark Arts Forum (SAF) and explained how the organisation was there to help artists. SAF has a website, http://www.southwarkartsforum.org, and aims to help members by providing online information and networking opportunities. For a relatively small fee it’s also possible to have one-to-one business advice or professional development sessions.
Edward talked about the essential skills needed when applying for funding.

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Serena Rowe will be showing some new paintings as part of ‘the scottish show’ at oakham contemporary gallery

private view: tuesday 26th january, 6pm – 8pm (more…)

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