Peer Network Groups Announced

‘a space’ arts are delighted to be supporting three new peer networks, due to launch in the coming weeks. These offer visual artists the chance to engage with their peers and cover a range differing artistic practices and interests.

People + Place with Laura Eldret

PaP (People + Place) is a forum for artists exploring ideas and modes of contemporary art-making that exist at the intersection of people and place. It is a framework to test and share ideas that inform participating artists’ practices.

The intention is to be supported in the conceptualisation and development of unchartered territories in our practices. People + Place is an artists’ peer network led by artist Laura Eldret, in partnership with MTP (More Than Ponies), and supported by ‘a space’ arts.

Currently a call for Expressions of Interest is live, with an extended deadline of 23rd July. For more details and to apply to join the group please download and read the document below.

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Critical Exchange with Celeste Ingrams and Jilly Evans

Critical Exchange is a peer network group focused on developing creative work and community relationships through critical dialogue. Using a method called Critical Response Process participants are invited to give feedback to support artists’ work through facilitated conversation.

Valued on being an inclusive group system which is both flexible and self-critical, these early sessions will explore how the process can work for the group. With an emphasis on visual artists, but also celebrating inter-disciplinary conversation and the benefits of learning across the boundaries of cultures within different creative practices, we welcome all artists and makers.

The sessions will follow the four step process, looking at two artists’ work per session, taking approx 40 mins each, and time either side to settle in, familiarise with and discuss the process.

The first of these is on Monday 1st July, in Arch 04 of the Arches Studios. Contact Celeste.

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Subject Crits with Paul Vivian

Within these crits we will explore specific subjects across individual art practices. If your work directly relates to the subject or only partially do come along.

Open to all at whether graduate, amateur, emerging or established, these crits are designed to explore how a subject is developed, how we ask questions within the work and how these perspectives and approaches inform the ways in which we develop and resolve our artwork.

Each crit includes a range of contextual material to both to introduce ideas around subjects and as an opportunity to inform discussion around it.

The first of these, based on the theme of ‘The Body’ is on Thursday 4th July, 7pm – 8.30pm in Arch 04 of the Arches Studios.

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