Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography @ Hackney Museum 18.07 – 31.12.2015

 

You are invited to the opening of a groundbreaking new exhibition by young photographers at Hackney Museum

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July - Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July – Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney

 

Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography

This exhibition features the work of Emma, Qwayne, Mohamed, Jason, Izu and Luke, students at The Garden School in Hackney.

The Garden School supports children with special educational needs many with an autistic spectrum disorder. When words don’t come easily, photography offers a voice to those for whom everyday communication is a challenge.

Opening Celebration Saturday 18th July 10.30am-12noon Hackney Museum

Join us for the opening and have your free family portrait taken with The Garden School photographers Jack and Sam. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition has been created as part of Re:present programme and will be part of UK Disability History Month 2015 focusing in on disability and representation within the media and film.

Find out more about this exhibition that has been funded by Arts Council England, supported by Hackney Council TRASC funding via http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm

 USEFUL LINKS

Hackney Museum – http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm

The Garden School – http://www.the-garden.org.uk/

UK Disability History Month – http://ukdhm.org/

Cathja Curates – new film by Albert Potrony @ Hermitage Moorings 18th -21st June 2014

The Potential Space is a new artist film made by artist Albert Potrony in collaboration with Friends of Cathja, Dave Auld and Dan Saul.

You will have your chance to jump into the world of Cathja through Albert’s eyes 18th – 21st June 2014 as part of Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.

You really just have to bring yourself and immerse yourself in the power of making for the sake of it, and discover how unjudged creative processes support new found confidence, friendship and healing tucked away in a hidden corner of Isleworth on Friends of Cathja Dutch Barge.

Private view 18th June 6.30pm – 8pm Hermitage Moorings, Wapping London reserve a place HERE

Photograph – Albert Potrony 2014

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A lyrical and touching portrait of a community uncovering their true potential through making…

The Potential Space – Albert Potrony films Friends of Cathja

The Potential Space – a film by artist Albert Potrony.

A film developed during a period of research when Albert visited with Friends of Cathja boat in Isleworth, London between December 2013 – May 2014.

The film allows you to submerge into a hidden world of making in free and unjudged ways, most of us would be unfamiliar with. You will get the feel of the rhythms of work made by Cathja’s friends and how they learn new ways of being and connecting in this safe space.  Cathja is a Dutch barge moored in Isleworth and is a regular meeting place for adults seeking support at different times of challenge and isolation. The boat provides a place for meeting, making and moving forward very much at each individual’s pace and flow.

Commissioned by Friends of Cathja and the Mental Health Foundation for Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.

Funded by Time To Change.

Giving centre stage to London’s less well known creative communities…

You know of amazing projects happening in your own backyard, perhaps you even run one or attend a group that inspires you to reconnect with yourself after a hard day, unwind after a long week and more importantly feel a sense of connection to where you live or work…

Seeking out such groups on some of the more well hidden nooks and crannies of London has been at the heart of co-curating Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014 – and now June is finally here do take the many opportunities we have cooked up with The Dragon Cafe, Mental Fight Club, Mind and Soul Choir, Friends of Cathja, Cooltan Arts and Lambeth Addiction recovery just to name few… blink and you will have missed so many treats!

Art Walks – creatively playing in nature with Tim Ridley

It’s pleasure to be supporting Tim Ridley to creative and reach to new and curious audiences as part of his Artist in Residency on Epsom & Ashtead Common, Epsom, Surrey, UK.

The surprise pleasure is how inspired I have been personally to get back into new and freeing ways of drawing…

I joined in on the 1st Art Walk 23rd June 2013 –  see my drawings from that day. http://annabsexton.tumblr.com/post/53697392676/beautiful-memories-from-tim-ridley-art-walk

image by Anna B. Sexton

Super inspired on Epsom & Ashtead Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This then led me onto more playing around back at my studio with stencils, graphite, paper and spray mount… http://annabsexton.tumblr.com/post/53868999484/whats-on-the-back-negativespace-newcollage

image by Anna B. Sexton

Back to front stencils… negative space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favourite being this one below for it’s spectral quality… http://annabsexton.tumblr.com/post/53869019500/mark-making-stencils-with-graphite-glue

image by Anna B. Sexton

Ghostly figures – animals fading into the past

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim has secured funding from Arts Council England to enable him to design and lead 3 Art Walks.

The last one is on 1st September 2013 & it’s FREE to join in – so it’s a no brainer to get your walking boots on, pack a picnic and get thee to the muster point on Epsom Common for 11.30am

Book your place here http://timridleyartwalks2013.eventbrite.co.uk/

Paying Artists Survey results #PAYARTISTS

Is it really that hard to equate being paid for the time, energy, resources given out for a return of income. 

Of course I know we artists gain a huge amount of development, new contacts, networkings, marketing and, and for every show we are taking part in…

And the results of the recent Paying Artists Survey results  so very clearly show that publicly funded organisations with remits to support artists are seriously falling short of their duties.

What do you think?   What has been your experience?

Start a conversation below…

http://www.a-n.co.uk/knowledge_bank/document/3371149

The artists and commissions… that hard

Key findings

– 72% of artists earn up to 10K a year from their art practice

– 17% earn between £10 and £20K – Artists cite ‘sharing their work with the public’ as the most important reason for exhibiting

– Nearly half of all artists reported that exhibiting their work is prohibitively expensive

http://www.a-n.co.uk/knowledge_bank/document/3371149

71% of artists did not get paid to take part in exhibitions in publicly funded spaces… you do the math

Open to Create… known for for igniting people’s creativity in unique, quirky and playful ways.

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Join in the creative action via Open To Create… Facebook page

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Your interest in Open To Create… matters as do any questions, ideas & feedback you have.

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All Around Our Houses by Anna B. Sexton

Image by Anna B. Sexton

Poet & artist
Miriam Nash & Anna B. Sexton
or is it
Anna B. Sexton & Miriam Nash?

Been doing some more writing for my book & work related courses & training programmes.

And in the process of doing so re-visited a book of poems I created back in May 2010 as part of a collaboration with poet, writer & performer; Miriam Nash

Follow this link to take a trip down my memory lanes through my poems dedicated to each house I have lived in since being born

http://bit.ly/zqR5Nw

A new poem is due for addition since moving back in the summer…watch this space

We worked together to co-author a blog

CollaborARTing