The Map Room of the Last Islands

Woodend Barn Gallery

Saturday 22 August | 12.30pm– 9pm

A series of talks and workshops exploring John Newling’s work and the field of arts & ecology will follow the reception.

Exhibition Opening Event

12.30pm – 2pm

 

Discussion Workshop  – Nature, Culture and the Spiritual

3pm – 5.30pm

With artists John Newling, Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, and Chris Fremantle of ecoartscotland, Johan Siebers, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Middlesex University, Christine Watson, Soils & Systems Research Team, SRUC and Anne Douglas, Mark Hope and Lorraine Grant of Woodend Barn.

 

Buffet Supper

6pm – 7.15pm

Available for delegates (£10) pre-Booking essential.

 

Book Launch and Artist’s Talk – John Newling

7.30pm – 9pm

John will discuss the inspiration and origins of his new suite of works “The Map Room of the Last Islands”, and its accompanying publication.  These previously unseen works are a powerful and visually beautiful illustration of the ways in John explores the relationships between the natural world and systems of value within society.

All events are free unless stated otherwise but should be booked via the Woodend Barn Box Office on 01330 825431 or online http://www.woodendbarn.co.uk where full details will be listed.

The exhibition continues until 23 September.

via The Map Room of the Last Islands | Woodend Barn.

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Launch : Thursday 6th August 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition 7th – 29th August

a rock collection

by Amy Shennan | Shennan’s Ceramics

via Cloth & Clay : farlan | a rock collection.

Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!

via Dancing In The Dark – Creativity & Culture in Aberdeen & Beyond….: Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!.

The 2015 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show will open to the public from 20 – 27 June, celebrating 12 years of BP sponsorship.

The show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of our graduating students. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading names in art and design, so the show is a great opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s creative stars today.

This year, Gray’s School of Art is celebrating 130 years of raising creative profiles in the North East.

via Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015 | June 2015 | Robert Gordon University Events.

Closing Party: Friday 26 June. 6-8pm. All welcome.

Exhibition: 27 June – 18 July 2015

From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin’, over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery! Hell Yeah actively encourage viewers to visit them in the gallery throughout the duration of the installation in order for you to engage with their creative process, with questions and interaction with artists welcomed.

Once the installation is complete the gallery will be closed throughout the day on Friday 26 June to prepare the space for the official Closing Party, which will feature previously unseen work from the artists hung directly on top of the installation. This guarded nature of the Closing Party is intended to provoke viewers’ curiosity, urge you to explore the artwork further and also offer a fresh perspective of the exhibition as a whole. The closing party will take place on Friday 26 June, 6-8pm, all welcome.

The finished exhibition will then run until Saturday 18 July 2015.

via Katie Guthrie.

North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, 16 – 20 June

Creative Industries students at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus are getting ready for their annual End of Year Show, which is open to the public, at the Campus on Aberdeen’s Gallowgate from 17 – 20 June.

The private opening night on Tuesday 16 June, is expected to attract over 400 invited guests including friends, family, VIPs and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the Best Work on the Wall Award winners in categories including: Art & Design, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and 3D Computer Animation.

Sponsor of this year’s Show is Paradox. The company is also kindly providing the Best Work on the Wall prizes. Established in 2002, Paradox has many years’ experience in the graphic and web design profession, and provides a full design, print and web service to a wide range of clients throughout the world. The company is based in Aberdeen, but has a large client-base in London and the rest of the UK. Paradox will also be sponsoring a ‘People’s Prize’. The winner of this award will be chosen by members of the public who will be invited to vote for their favourite work when they visit the Show. The winner of this award will be announced during the week following the Show.

Dave Stewart from Paradox will be one member of a high profile judging panel at the event which also includes Angie Nicol from Peapod Vintage; photographer Sandra Mckay; Sally Moir and Claire Bruce from SMART Consultants, one of the north-east’s leading art agencies, and Neil McIver, also from Paradox.

Susan Betty, Head of School, said: “Once again the students have produced a stunning selection of work with something for everyone to admire and enjoy – students and staff should be congratulated on their achievement. I would like to thank Paradox for their support and our distinguished panel of judges who have the unenviable task of deciding upon the winners.”

Show is open to the public as follows:

Wednesday 17 June from 10am – 8pm

Thursday 18 June from 10am – 8pm

Friday 19 June from 10am – 4pm

Saturday 20 June from 10am – 1pm

The exhibition takes place in the Aberdeen City Campus Loch Street Common Room and East Block.

via North East Scotland College.

Live Drawing: 6 June – 25 June 2015

Closing Party: Friday 26 June. 6-8pm. All welcome.

Exhibition: 27 June – 18 July 2015

From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin’, over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery! Hell Yeah actively encourage viewers to visit them in the gallery throughout the duration of the installation in order for you to engage with their creative process, with questions and interaction with artists welcomed.

Once the installation is complete the gallery will be closed throughout the day on Friday 26 June to prepare the space for the official Closing Party, which will feature previously unseen work from the artists hung directly on top of the installation. This guarded nature of the Closing Party is intended to provoke viewers’ curiosity, urge you to explore the artwork further and also offer a fresh perspective of the exhibition as a whole. The closing party will take place on Friday 26 June, 6-8pm, all welcome.

The finished exhibition will then run until Saturday 18 July 2015.

About the Artists

Hell Yeah are two artists who work together on large-scale site-specific illustration installations as well as commercial projects. Their typical Scottish dry wit and youthful enthusiasm for life gives their work a raw yet playful mix, which can leave the viewer feeling both amused and uneasy at the same time.

via Exhibition Coming Soon….Hell Yeah // Feast Your Eyes – Aberdeen’s Centre for Contemporary Art. Gallery exhibitions, printmaking, photography, film & video, digital media.

GEIST is a choreographic project initiated by choreographer Colette Sadler in collaboration with German set designer and artist Philine Rinnert. Encompassing two new creations for both theatre and gallery space these works look at the space between dance, performance and the visual arts.

The first in this series of works GEIST – Notebook Series will be presented at Peacock Visual Arts this Thursday, 28th May.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased in advance from Peacock Visual Arts, or by calling 01224 639539. They will also be available on the door.

via GEIST – Notebook Series Performance, Thursday 28th May.

PILGRIMAGE
by Caitlin Hynes

PRIVATE VIEW INVITATION
The SMART Gallery invites you and your guest to the private view of PILGRIMAGE by Caitlin Hynes, winner of The SMART Gallery New Art Look to the North Award:

Thursday 18 June 6 – 8pm

Exhibition runs from:
20 June – 19 July 2015

“Receiving The SMART Gallery New Art Look to the North Award in 2014 was a huge honour and has provided me with great inspiration to create new works. This past year, since graduating from Gray’s School of Art, has been challenging and exciting, allowing me to find out more about myself and my practice. The whole experience has been a pilgrimage for me, finding out how to balance day to day life and carry on making art, it has been extremely rewarding and also very challenging.”
Caitlin Hynes

During her year since graduating Caitlin has also been working across many mediums, including drawing, after being invited to show work in the Royal Scottish Academy’s Scottish Drawing exhibition, alongside a selection of Scottish artists who constantly inspire her. During Caitlin’s degree show she was also selected to be part of the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition, in which she exhibited two large tapestries along side a trinket stall. At the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition Caitlin was selected for the Fleming Collection’s New Scottish Artists 2015 exhibition, currently on show at the Fleming Gallery in London, as well as being awarded the Carnegie Traveling Scholarship for Painting.

The New Art Look to the North Award was set up by SMART in 2012 to support emerging graduates coming out of art school by providing them with a solo exhibition at The SMART Gallery and financial support towards material costs.

SMART selected a final year student each year from Gray’s School of Art and worked with them to present their first major solo exhibition at the gallery. Park Brown International presented a prize of £500 to the awardee, helping towards material costs as well as further sponsorship of the exhibition.

download the poster for the show here

Deadline: 30 June 2015 at 17:00

At Art Retail Network we believe that every artist who has the skill, the ambition and is willing to work hard, should be able to make a full time career as a professional artist.

We want artists to create more of what they love, and we want more art lovers to discover emerging artists and experience great artworks.

This is why we are launching the EXHIBIT ME art competition. We are offering a total prize fund of £1750 to the best 3 artworks that are uploaded to the Art Retail Network marketplace. Additionally, your artwork is going to be seen and judged by member galleries who are always on the look out for emerging talent to exhibit.

To be eligible for one of these prizes, all you have to do is sign in to your free account at Art Retail Network, upload as many pieces of artwork as you want to submit to the competition and refer 3 friends to the competition from the Art Retail Network platform.

This competition is completely free to enter. We want to make sure that it’s open and accessible to as many people as possible, from beginners up to full time artists.

Closing deadline for online submission is 5pm (GMT), Tuesday 30th June, so make sure you have all your artwork uploaded in time.

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland, International

For further information, please contact alex@artretailnetwork.com (Alex Aitchison), or visit https://members.artretailnetwork.com/get-started.php

The deadline is Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 17:00.

via EXHIBIT ME Art Competition.