Saturday 27 February 10am-6pm Alice Forward has invited several beekeeping groups to mount a small public event in the courtyard of SVA on the preview day.
‘BEE LINES’ features new work by artist Alice Forward, site09 Darbyshire Award winner.
Forward's work explores the uneasy and complex relationship between man and nature.
The migration of plants, colonisation and the use of both maps and bees as symbolic tools are all significant themes within her work. ►more
Saturday 27 February
10am - 6pm
Alice Forward has invited several beekeeping groups to mount a small public event in the courtyard of SVA on the preview day.
Sunday 7 March
In conversation with Alice Forward and Tom Trevor, director of Arnolfini.
Sunday 14 March
Talk by Paul Hand, Beekeeper specialist.
Sunday March 7th
Alice Forward in conversation with Tom Trevor, director of Arnolfini
Sunday 14 March
Talk by Paul Hand, Beekeeper specialist
SVA Private View presents
'I am Globalopolis'
The project is a playful mixture of graphic art and typography
exploring the cultural differences between London, New York, Paris and Barcelona.
Friday 2nd April 2010. 6pm onwards.
SVA, (shop front). Free admission.
Saturday and Sunday 5th - 6th June,
12th - 13th June,
19th - 20th June 11am - 6pm
In an audio visual exhibition by local artists Helen Green and Brigitta Liegis, people open their sewing boxes and share their memories, from wartime rationing and darning red woollen socks at boarding school to mending sails in the middle of the Atlantic. In some cases the boxes themselves are the site of memories, having been made by a brother at school or formerly used as a communion box by a much-loved vicar.
The exhibition brings together examples of sewing boxes and associated memories through photography and sound recording.
As I Walked Out….
A special event to mark the culmination of an epic eight week walk across Gloucestershire with artists, four donkeys and a cart.
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire. GL5 2HA
Thursday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am -6pm
Saturday drop in between 5-6pm £4 adults, £2.50 children
Artists talks, screenings and performance
Saturday 6pm til late
Booking is advisable for the evening supper and event. The bar will be open for drinks and snacks during the day and evening.
Led by Fairgame Theatre in partnership with Stroud Valley Artspace (SVA), this high profile project was funded by Gloucestershire local authorities and is a recognised Cultural Olympiad project – part of The Quest SW regional programme.
For more information on the programme of events and bookings go to www.sva.org.uk and for more information on ‘As I Walked Out’ and future projects go asiwalkedout.com and www.fairgametheatre.com
'As I Walked out ...' on Radio 4
Clare Balding from Ramblings on Radio 4 came out and joined 'As I Walked Out' for a day in the Forest of Dean. The programme was broadcast last Saturday (2nd October) at 06.05 and on again on this Thursday (7th October) at 15:00.
Alternatively you can listen to it on 'Listen again' with BBC iplayer.
More information on As I Walked Out ...
The journey was led by project manager Sarah Blowers (Fairgame Theatre), who was joined by a commissioned artist in each district of Gloucestershire. Eleven artists and writers were commissioned to participate in different parts of the journey, lead art workshops in schools and during the public camps. The general public were invited to join in with the six public camps, art workshops and guided walks.
The aim of the project was to create time and space for artists to research and develop new ideas for work through the activity of walking, camping and by directly engaging the Gloucestershire landscapes, other artists and the public. An important element of the project was the four donkeys that carried provisions and camping equipment. Their addition, as well as being a fantastic resource for artistic stimulus, ensured that the project has the lowest carbon footprint possible.
This event will be an opportunity to meet the participating artists and them to present, create, or perform some of the work that they have been inspired to do by their part of the walk. Everyone is welcome and we would really like to encourage discussion and debate hear about ideas that will inspire the campers to look at their county and the environment through fresh eyes.
The As I Walked Out commissioned artists and writers were:
Louise Gilbert Scott
Barney Heywood(Stand and Stare)
Lucy Heywood (Stand and Stare)
Deborah Aguirre Jones
A one off exhibition with over 60 pieces of work spanning the last 10 years
Stroud House, Station Rd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HH
13 - 20 November 2010
Opening Night Saturday 13 November, 4 – 10pm
Charity Auction Night
Thursday 18 November 7pm
Healen Yeadon, Founder, and her Team from Greatwood, Kerry Phippen’s chosen charity, will be here to talk about their work which bring horses and children together in a uniquely healing way. We will be auctioning work to raise funds for this most deserving cause.
Artist Talk - plus live music
Saturday 20 November 8pm
To close the Exhibition, Kerry Phippen will give a talk about her life as an Artist and the Sleepy Cowboy Exhibition experience.
There will be live music and a licensed bar to help us celebrate and end the week in style.
Exhibition opening days and times
Saturday 13 Nov 4 - 10pm
Sunday 14 Nov - Wednesday 17 Nov 10am -7pm
Thursday 18 Nov 10am - 4pm
Friday 19 Nov 10am -10pm
Saturday 20 Nov 10am - 4pm
For further information, please contact Tracee Williams on 07906 250316
The Weaving Shed Project with Sally Hampson
29, High Street, Stroud
February - April 2013
Sally Hampson, an artist and weaver, took residence in an empty shop in Stroud High Street in early 2012. This residency supported by SVA, has enabled Sally to develop her practice and engage visitors in the weaving process. Now through lots of visitor interest and successful Awards For All funding Sally is offering free weaving workshops* and hosting some special weaving events.
Introduction to Weaving Workshops with Sally Hampson
If you have never woven before and have always wanted to have a go now is your chance. The looms will be set up for you so you can get weaving straight away. You will explore techniques to create different texture and surfaces. Learn how to set up a loom yourself and how the loom works. There are three different courses which will run for three Saturdays from 10am-3pm or three Thursday evenings 6-8pm. All participants are asked to attend all 3 sessions. Taster sessions will be offered at a later date.
Workshops will run from February – April over three Saturdays from 10am-3pm or three Thursday evenings 6-8pm
Rag Rug Weaving
a 3 week course starting Thursday 7/ Saturday 9 February
Weave your own samples for a potential rug, learn about the tradition from Finland, America and the north of England. Bring along some of those bits of fabric you have lovingly gathered and saved in the hope of ‘one day, now is your chance’.
a 3 week course starting Thursday 28 February/Saturday 2 March
Weave your own samples for a potential scarf, shawl or blanket, learn about our indigenous weavers from the Outer Hebrides and their tweed weaving tradition. If you have some weaving wool you would like to try do bring it along.
a 3 week course starting Thursday 4/ Saturday 6 April
Weave your own collection of treasured, tickets postcards and precious, detritus gathered on a journey and have remained in that shoe box, liberate them into a woven diary.
A fee of £5 each session towards yarns*
This project is supported by Awards For All Lottery funding and SVA
For info and bookings contact SVA: 01453 751440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weaving Shed Special events
Weaving Shed gathering
Sunday 3 February 4 -7 pm
Come and join us in the Weaving Shed to warm it up for the start of the weaving workshops with film, music, a wee dram. We will give you soup and delicious bread to keep you going. Do come!
Specialist weaving talks
Weaving Communities around the world
Sunday 24 February 4pm
With Sally Hampson and Tim Parry Williams
Weaving expert talks
Sunday 7 April 4pm (tbc)
Sally Hampson biography
Sally Hampson, international artist has worked on projects in Egypt and Sinai with Bedouin women, which has taken her out into remote parts of the desert and more recently to Ethiopia and Kenya. The richness of these cultures continues to inspire and influence her work. Combining these journeys with research and collaboration with anthropologist and explorer Kitty Lake, the resulting collections have previously been shown at both the Pitt Rivers and Horniman Museums.
For info and bookings contact SVA: 01453 751440 or email@example.com