May 24, 2013
The COAST Festival Concert
On 25 May 2013
The annual COAST Festival of Arts in Banff and Macduff presents three of the North-East’s most popular and well regarded acts on one concert bill.
A four hour event with music from the legendary Gavin Sutherland and Friends, poetry and music from John Mackie and Friends and music to dance to from The Oxbow Lake Band. Gavin and John will both be performing work from their brand new CD’s.
Opening Days and Times:
Doors open at 7.30pm
Link to Event Website:
39 Clergy Street
Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music
The Banff And Buchan Arts Forum
18 Duncan St.
Banff AB45 1EQ
Scottish Charity No. SC009232
Come celebrate Oil and Glass’s first Birthday with us! A mixed show of work by artists involved in the story so far will be on show and refreshments will be served to toast to a successful future! This event also acts as the culmination of 24 Hour Arty People – all work made during the 24 Hour painting and glassmaking marathon in aid of Momentum will be sold by silent auction. Online and offline bids will be accepted until 9.30pm.
May 22, 2013
We need your help
in 2017 Aberdeen will have a year long celebration of arts & culture. We may even be the UK City of Culture… but, Even if we are not, we will have an incredible year. The sort of year that can change the City forever.
Help Shape the programme for Aberdeen in 2017 by joining us at SEVENTEEN on Belmont Street on these dates :
- Saturday 15th June 11am – 2pm
- Thursday 20th June 11am – 2pm
- Wednesday 26th June 11am – 2pm
- Monday 1st July 5.30 – 8.30pm
- Saturday 6th July 11am – 2pm
Preparations are underway for our FIRST BIRTHDAY celebrations. Can you believe it? One year old on JUNE 1st 2013. This special occasion gives us the opportunity to thankYOU our most valued customers and artists for your support and encouragement throughout the year.
To mark our celebrations, Hilary Gauci, a renowned Still Life artist will exhibit alongside Val Thomson, an emerging artist who shares her passion for the land and sea in this combined exhibition entitled Reflections.
Please join us if you can at the preview of the exhibition onFriday 31st May from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Celebrations will continue throughout Saturday 1st Junewhere you can join us with a refreshing PIMMS while we watch a local caricaturist, Deirdre Varley, drawing between10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
You can book a 10 minute sitting with Deirdre, just drop into the gallery or give us a call to book your space.
via Jack Tierney Gallery - First Year Anniversary Exhibition.
May 22, 2013
SATURDAY 15 JUNE TO SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013 11am to 5pm
PRIVATE VIEWING – FRIDAY 14th JUNE – 6 till 8 pm
Exhibition open: SATURDAY 15th JUNE
Ends: SUNDAY 30th JUNE 2013 11am to 5pm
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Viewing available by appointment
PHONE 078 366 264 71
THE OLD SCHOOL,
May 17, 2013
City of Culture Hackathon
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM – Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
As may know, the initial bid document has now been
submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In this document we outlined why we felt Aberdeen should be UK City of Culture and we detailed some of the city’s key resources.
Now we have to prepare for what happens next.
In the middle of June (we think around the 17th) we’ll discover if the judging panel have shortlisted us and if we then have to prepare a second, much more detailed bid document.
If we are not shortlisted there has been a commitment by Aberdeen City Council to press on with 2017 as a year of culture.
Whatever happens we have the opportunity to make Aberdeen a more cultural city and a city where the many talented people who live here and create here are recognised.
We would like you to be involved and we’d like to talk to you about the possibilities of Aberdeen being UK City of Culture.
The bid team would delighted to meet at a time suitable to you. This could be a conversation between two of us, or the team could prepare a presentation for you and any colleagues or friends or partners.
We can tell you about our plans and you can tell us what you want to see happen in Aberdeen.
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to set something up.
full news post : News from Aberdeen’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.
May 15, 2013
Culturing Our Creativity is about the environment we create that will allow arts and culture in Scotland to flourish
An AmbITion Scotland seminar, webcast and open-space one-day event in partnership with Missions Models Money, Arts & Business Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office exploring the current context for culture and how we might change it.
Date: Monday 17 June 2013
Location: [venue TBC], Edinburgh
Seminar : 10.30 – 12:30
Webcast: 10:55 – 12:30
Open space: 13.15 – 15.30
Cost: £20 + VAT*
Ben Cameron from the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, a thought leader on culture and the arts in the United States will be the key note speaker for the day along with contributions from:
David Watt, new CEO of Arts & Business Scotland
Eleonore Belfiore, leader of the #culturalvalue initiative
Shelagh Wright, Missions Models Money
Bob Last, Cultural Enterprise Office
Hannah Rudman, Rudman Consulting and AmbITIon Scotland
Chaired by Roanne Dods and featuring storyteller Donald Smith from the Scottish Storytelling Centre to energise the open-space session, the day promises to be enlightening and engaging.
Culturing our Creativity is driven by three key questions: What conditions are needed for individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland to flourish on our finite planet? How can we ensure their presence? What more could they contribute to our common wealth if we did?
Individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland are faced with a rapidly changing external operating environment that is increasingly uncertain. Many, especially those working in small practices, micro businesses and SMEs, face continuous obstacles to achieving their full potential, especially in relation to accessing the right kind of human and financial resources to help them adapt and build their resilience.
Whilst we know a lot about the conditions needed to enable cultural and creative activities to flourish at different points in their lifecycle, they’re not present across the whole ecosystem. They’re not connected up. Most importantly, we don’t fully recognise the different kinds value they create, and what impacts these values have on our increasingly challenged economy, society and environment.
*If price is a barrier please get in touch – we don’t want anyone to be excluded based on ability to pay.
May 11, 2013
Aberdeen Art Gallery
11 May – 29 June
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The annual ‘open’ exhibition provides professional, established, amateur and emerging artists with a platform to show an exciting range of work including painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, textiles and film.
To submit work please visit: http://www.aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk/
Handing in days for submitted work are:
Wednesday 24 April 10.30am-4.30pm and Thursday 25 April 10.30am-7.30pm.
May 11, 2013
Following Fife Contemporary Art & Craft’s successful treat pop up experience in November, in association with Craft Scotland, and the brand’s official launch by Philip Long, Director of the V&A at Dundee, it is now time to take our unique offering online.
The treat store will showcase the very best emerging and established Scottish talent, offering customers the chance to view curated exhibitions online and provide them with the opportunity to browse our web exhibitions and shop for the best in contemporary craft. The treat store delivers from the maker straight to the customer’s door.
To apply to be one of only 10 Scottish-based makers selected by treat, a representative from the V&A at Dundee and a guest judge, please email:
• a short statement about why you wish to take part
• a copy of your CV, including a list of current stockists and press, awards or celebrity activity
• 5 digital images of the work you are looking to retail on the treat store site (.jpeg only)
• the recommended retail price for the 5 items
• please also state which of the items, if any, you can offer to treat exclusively for 6 months
Closing date for applications: Monday 3 June 2013 at 5pm
Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com
For any queries, please contact Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, 01334 474610.