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September 23, 2016
THE ABERDEEN ARTISTS’ SOCIETY
INVITES ALL ARTISTS, FRIENDS & MEMBERS TO THE AGM.
At the Northern Arts Club 8, Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6DJ
2.00-4.00pm on Saturday the 5th of November 2016.
These are exciting times. Join us to establish a collaborative relationship with the new Aberdeen Art Gallery for the founding exhibition in 2018. The Society seeks new members, students and volunteers to serve on their council, contributing skills and energy.
Working together we can enrich the creativity of Aberdeen Artists’ Society open exhibition in 2019.
Our aim to establish an event of national and international standing and make this contemporary exhibition one of the most important in Scotland’s cultural calendar.
Student membership available – check website.
Source: Aberdeen Artists Society
As part of the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery 2014-2017, we are commissioning a limited number of new artworks.
We are now inviting artists to submit project outlines for the Remembrance Hall within Aberdeen Art Gallery, a space that was added to the gallery in 1925. In the redeveloped gallery, the Remembrance Hall will be a pivotal space which visitors encounter again and again as they travel through the gallery and towards the Cowdray Hall (concert hall). It is intended as a quiet space for reflection and commemoration, alongside the Aberdeen City Memorial Court outside the gallery, on the corner of Schoolhill and Blackfriars Street, which acts as the city’s cenotaph.
The commissioned artwork will reflect the sensitive, contemplative, respectful nature of the space, and we encourage artists to think about the wide-reaching impact of conflicts. These reflections may include but need not be limited to the World Wars.
Several other elements will be displayed in this space: rolls of honour, a digital floor projection and on the balcony above, a GALLERY OF MEMORIES submitted by Aberdonians and those with links to Aberdeen.
We welcome proposals for works in any medium. The work will be expected to be completed by the time the gallery re-opens at the end of 2017. The deadline for concept submissions is midnight on 24 July 2016.
Full details of the commission requirements can be downloaded here:
If you are unable to download please get in touch:
Tel: 01224 337700
May 11, 2016
Join us for a celebration of culture in Aberdeen. Featuring: Write a letter to Aberdeen, its people and its culture. What do you love about Aberdeen? Share your Aberdeen Story. 20 guests from across Aberdeen building a picture of a vibrant city. Discover a snapshot of Aberdeen’s arts and culture. Each speaker will have 3 minutes and 3 slides to present what ‘culture’ means to them. Ever wanted to try out something different in the city, gaining a new appreciation for local culture? Grab a card and let it be your guide to new experiences. Local Food provided by Parx Café Drinks provided by Six Degrees North and a Music Workshop provided by the Red Note Ensemble Event Programme 6:00pm | Doors Open // Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise // Drinks supplied by Six Degrees North 6:15pm | Music Workshop with the Red Note Ensemble 7:00pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 1) 7:30pm | Break // Canapés supplied by Parx Café 7:45pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 2) 8:15pm | Music provided by the Red Note Ensemble 8:25pm | Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise 8:55pm | Doors Close // Words of Thanks Speakers: Ada Chrys-Chikere (Nigerian Women Association) Charley Buchan (Fitlike Records) Suk-Jun Kim (SonADA) Lesley Anne Rose (Aberdeen Performing Arts) Shane Strachan (local writer) Christine Rew (Manager of Museum and Galleries) Jen Clarke (Doctoral Candidate in Social Anthropology at Aberdeen University) Jon Reid (blogger for Mood of Collapse) Katie Buchan (Best Girl Athlete) Ken Skeldon (Head of Public Engagement with Research) Richard Tinto (Tinto Architecture; Culture Aberdeen’s Citizens Circle) Simon Gall (Musician) Peter Reid (Professor of Information Management) Stewart Aitken (Aberdeen Youth International Festival) Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance) Chris O’Neil (Head of Gray’s School of Art) Helen Lynch (writer and musician) Hilal Bugali (PhD student)
August 24, 2015
We are looking for a Visual Artist who will work with us to develop and deliver a series of workshops and creative engagements with community groups and schools, including Lochaber High School.
This role will go to someone who is socially engaged, self motivated and who, ideally, has some experience of delivering innovative projects and working with the wider community, specifically young people. This role may be suited to a recent graduate. Applications are welcome from artists who are comfortable working with a range of media, including digital software, photography, music and creative writing.
The appointed Artist will be supported by the wider Room 13 International team and will report to the team’s lead Artist in Residence in Lochaber. The appointed Artist will be self employed and must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.
Hours and fee
The role is based on a 9 month contract, commencing on 1 October 2015 and ended on 30 June 2016. The Artist will be required to work approximately 21 hours per week.
Approx 12 hours of this will be spent working with Lochaber High School. The fee for this work will be £5,616, payable in 9 monthly instalments of £624.00. This equates to £13.00 per hour.
The other 9 hours per week will be spent working with the wider community. These hours will be worked in lieu of the artist’s use of accommodation, which will be provided free for the duration of the contract. Working times will be flexible.
In the first instance please visit our website http://room13international.org/opportunity-for-a-visual-artist/ to download a full brief or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists are then asked to submit a CV, images of up to 6 examples of their artwork and 500 words on how they would approach this brief.
Application should be submitted via email to email@example.com by 5.00pm on Friday 28th of August 2015.
You will be contacted by 11 September 2015 if you have been successful for interview. Interviews are most likely to take place during the week commencing 24 September 2015. The applicant’s success will be subject to clearance by Disclosure Scotland’s PVG membership scheme.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), or call 07784677672,
The deadline is Friday 28 August 2015 at 09:00.
via Artist Opportunity.
August 24, 2015
Life with Art are looking to recruit art tutors for their new Charity Arts Centre in Dyce Aberdeen commencing early September 2015.
Approximatly 6 hours per week for a 6 week period (36 hours) and repeated every 3 months.
You will be working with local disability groups, overseeing art sessions with them, this will include a range of techniques and processes.
Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible.
Current PVG essential as well as experience of working with learning disabilities.
For further information please go to http://www.lifewithart.co.uk
Contact Mel White
LWA Regional Art Coordinator for Scotland
Location: Aberdeen City
The deadline is Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 17:00.
via Freelance Art Tutor.
August 24, 2015
The deadline is Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 17:00.
via Creative Scotland : Children’s Publishing Marketing Competition.
Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!
July 20, 2015
The Friends of Aden Country Park wish to appoint an experienced artist with the relevant background to create a public art strategy for Aden Country Park.
The strategy will identify possible themes, locations, materials, and how best to introduce art interventions into “The Park” as well as identifying issues and possible barriers. The interventions should be relevant and sympathetic to The Park, extending the offer provided for visitors and enabling them to engage with the arts.
Aden Country Park is the property of and managed by Aberdeenshire Council, an important part of this contract will be to engage with all stake holders, it will be essential to make sure Council officers are fully informed and consulted.
The lead artist will familiarise themselves with The Park, the ecological environment it provides as well as its history and heritage. These factors should be integral to the strategy and will enable the artist to identify relevant themes for future developments. The lead artist will also develop concepts about how these themes may be delivered. This will include details of materials, costings, etc.
The lead artist will engage with the local community, of Mintlaw and surrounding villages to develop local support for the project and ensure our local community has input and feels a sense of ownership in this development.
The Public Art Project has two parts, the first is the development of the strategy and the second is the delivery of temporary interventions. This contract covers part one of the project but includes establishing an artists’ brief for part 2 of this project – the delivery of a range of temporary art installations in The Park. The lead artist could also take part in part two of the project.
The lead artist will report to Friends of Aden on a regular basis and present the strategy when completed.
• Stage One will run from August 2015 and be completed by January 2016. Community engagement is expected to take place August – October and to run in conjunction with an event in the Park which is scheduled for the end of September.
• The Public Art Strategy should be completed and presented by the end of January 2016.
• Stage Two will be delivered February – July 2016.
A fee of £4,000 has been allocated to cover Stage One. This sum includes all artist’s fees and expenses, including travel and accommodation, for research, consultation, collaboration, design, reports and presentations.
• The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Thursday 23 July 2015.
• Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview in Maud, (Nr Mintlaw) on Friday 7 August 2015, with a view to making an immediate appointment.
For further information, guidance and instruction on how to apply please refer to the downloadable Public Art Brief – Aden Country Park and the Aberdeenshire Council Guidance for Public Art documents attached.