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Raymond Black

Michael Green

News Exchange June 2011

The Impact Art Fair

A few words from Simon Powell The Impact Art Fair 2011 proved that formula worked and that annual Impact Art Fairs are something that all involved would like to continue. The artists feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with more than half the 30 stalls selling at least one piece. Even artists who did not sell were given a huge boost by the encouragement and appreciation of the passing public. The organisations involved were also pleased with how it all went and everyone agreed it was a fantastic networking event, with artists, in particular, enjoying meeting other practitioners working under similar circumstances. It was a heart-felt event with everyone chipping in and contributing. A small community developed over the 3 days and there was no unpleasant competitiveness on display at all. We've all learned a lot and have navigated a very steep curve. Top Tip from this years fair - 'Make sure you have a range of products from £1.50 upwards so that anyone coming to your stall has the chance to buy something'. Simon Powell - Project Director Creative Future, Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3XG

Inside this issue:

The Impact Art Fair 1 A few words by Simon Powell Olympic Torch Final Route revealed

SAA's live event 21st--23rd July Richard Dadd at The Orleans House Gallery Lottery funded arts projects up for the public vote What's On at Barrington Farm Studios Courses / Listings / Exhibitions The Impact Art Fair--A review by Chris Burke






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London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route revealed

First details of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route were recently announced. There will be a two hour stage show most evenings with 20 minutes of local programming arranged by local councils and possible further local programming nearby. There may also be performance opportunities at some lunchtime stops. If you are interested in being involved you should contact the council arts or events officer of host towns or cities to ask about their plans. Check the route at:- where-is-the-olympic-flame-going/ Would you like to nominate someone you know to carry the Olympic Flame? To find out how, visit J D Beaumont Junior Angus

"It's all about Art 2011" SAA's live event 21st ­23rd July

Come and be part of it!

Taking place between 21 and 23 July at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, the event is open to everyone... even if they've never picked up a paintbrush. The event features appearances from popular TV artists like Geoff Kersey and Matthew Palmer, as well as thousands of free workshop and demonstration places. Workshops & Demonstrations 21 top professional artists from the Painting & Drawing Channel and Paint Newsletter as well as some new faces will provide thousands of FREE workshop and demonstration places. Materials will be provided FREE in the workshops, no pre-booking of your seat is required and most subjects and mediums are covered...and whatever your ability or preferred medium...there will be something for you! The numbers speak for themselves: with over 47,000 members, the SAA, Society for All Artists is living proof that the joy of art is still alive and well in the UK and beyond. It's a fantastic way for individuals of all ages to connect with like-minded people and make new friends. From local art clubs to painting holidays, the SAA helps thousands of people to share their love of art every year.

Join the SAA for three days filled with painting, drawing and invaluable tuition at It's all about Art 2011. Whether you'd like to improve your technique, dabble with painting for the first time or have a fantastic day out with your friends, you'll find so much inspiration and learn so much from all of your favourite artists at this exciting event.

Art can be the lifeline that some people need to bring a new spark of enthusiasm to their lives. As evidenced by the many thousands of leisure painters across the world, art is an inspiring and uplifting pastime. And like anything worth doing, it's best when it's shared. The SAA's live event, It's All About Art 2011, is the perfect place to do that.

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Richard Dadd at The Orleans House Gallery

"Richard Dadd was one of the great Victorian painters, but spent his career in psychiatric hospitals, or as they were then known, lunatic asylums. An artist of extraordinary imagination from a young age, he was a specialist in fairy subjects before a tour of the Middle East triggered the onset of a mental illness that led him to kill his father. At Bethlem Hospital and then at Broadmoor, Dadd continued to work as an artist, creating haunting images combining bold imaginative leaps with the most delicate of miniaturist's techniques. His art today presents both a beautiful mystery and a fascinating case study in the history of psychiatry." Richard Dadd at Orleans House Gallery This exhibition explores the life and work of one of the most fascinating Victorian visionaries - Richard Dadd (1817-1886). Works from the Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and private collections are brought together to chart Dadd's early career, travels to Europe and the Middle East, mental illness and work created while at Bethlem and Broadmoor Hospitals. Dr. Nicholas Tromans author of Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum published this July states: To complement the exhibition, young people with disabilities who attend the Orleans House Gallery's regular Octagon group have worked with artist Ashley Davies to create a collaborative work inspired by Dadd's famous fairy paintings. This project has been generously supported by the Double O Charity. Exhibition runs from 28 May - 2 October 2011 Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TWE1 3DJ Gallery open Tuesdays- Saturdays 1.00-5.30pm, Sundays 2.00-5,30pm. Free Admission Tel: 020 8831 6000 Email: [email protected] Website:

Lottery funded arts projects up for the public vote

Ten UK-based organisations are set to compete for public votes in the Best Arts Project category of The National Lottery Awards 2011. The Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lotteryfunded projects and recognise the difference that these organisations ­ both big and small ­ make to local communities. The ten semi-finalists have been shortlisted, by an expert panel, for the big difference they've made with Lottery money. The public can now vote to get their favourite project through to the final for a chance to win £2,000 to spend on their project and to appear at a star-studded event, televised on BBC1, later in the year. The semi-finalists in the Best Arts Project category are: · Big Dance, London

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· Boatyard Music and Film Studio, Wales · Inclusion Through Practice, Harlow · mac birmingham · Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds · Pangaa, Glasgow · The Briggait, Glasgow · The Smiling Sessions, London · Tate Movie Project, Nationwide · Ulster Youth Choir, Northern Ireland The three projects in each category with the highest number of votes will go through to the final round of public voting later this summer. For more information, or to cast a vote online, log on to Deadline 20th June 2011

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What's On at Barrington Farm Studios

work; often inspired by and reflecting the local built and natural environment. In the absence of a dedicated non-commercial gallery in North Norfolk, the Project plays an invaluable role in promoting contemporary visual art. The NNEP exhibitions are recognised as one of the County's premier arts events. Curator, Laura Williams, is an art historian. In 2008 she established a gallery, Art 18/24, in Norwich's medieval quarter. The gallery promotes fresh new work from around the world. She has selected the following Norfolk artists for the Salthouse 11 Art Exhibition in July: The artists selected for Salthouse 11 are: Viv Allen, Nick Ball, Steve Baker, Peter Baldwin, Peter Blunsden, Madi Boyd, Margie Britz, Helen Bullard, Mark Cator, Mary Crofts, Alec Cumming, Karin Forman, Rosie Greenhalgh, Beth Marie Groom, Elena Italia, Maggi Hamblin, Paul Bernard Harris, Helen Herbert, Jo Hincks, Gary Hincks, Anna-Lise Horsley, Elizabeth Humphries, Kieta Jackson, Maz Jackson, Brian G. James, Sally Lawford, Geoffrey Lefever, David Lindsay, Chris Loukes, Duncan MacArthur, Anna Macrae, Rory MacShane, John Midgely, Eric Moody, Tessa Newcomb, Mike Newman, Laurie Rudling, Andrew Schumnn, Ian Starsmore, Telfer Stokes, Barbara Symmons, Dom Theobald, Maxine Turner, Brenda Unwin, Vanessa Vargo, Brian Whelan. RoaR Outsider Art Barrington Farm Walcott Norfolk NR12 0PF Salthouse 11 T: 01692 650633 Salthouse Church Contemporary Art Presented by the NNEP Since its very first exhibition, the (voluntary) North Norfolk Exhibition Project (NNEP) has annually staged a curated month-long contemporary art exhibition in the beautiful setting of Salthouse Church. Each year, those selected artists with a Norfolk connection have produced thought-provoking, exciting W: E: [email protected]

7th July - 7th August Salthouse 2011 - Ad Limina Salthouse Church, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7XH free entry Featuring Barbara Symmons

Courses / Listings / Exhibitions

`VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE' Saturday, 25 June 2011 ­ 3 pm The Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD (Russell Square station) Entrance £5 A screening of extraordinary short films by residents from secure forensic wards being shown alongside work by professional artists and film makers. For more information Email: [email protected] ___________________________________ FELT MAKING WORKSHOP ­ SATURDAY 2 JULY 2011 This workshop is a relaxing way to learn a beautiful and creative art. Held in my home in a pretty country setting just outside Henley on Thames, with a maximum of three people per workshop, there is plenty of scope for learning and unwinding. `Trisha's classes are a better day out with friends than the spa and a lot more fun.' Tea, coffee and home-cooked lunch with wine, along with all materials, are provided. You will leave with your own hand bag or felt `painting' made from wonderfully soft, 100% Merino wool with a pallet of more than 104 stunning colours. Classes are held from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost of the workshop is £75.00. CPD certificates are provided. Email: [email protected] Telephone +44 (0)1491 641854 ___________________________________ LIFELOVEHOPE CHARITY ART EXHIBITION At The Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, 30 June to 10 July 2011 The main fundraising day is 2 July. All proceeds go to Zoe's Place Baby Hospice. Find out more at Contact Ellen Martin (nee Williams) at [email protected] Anyone of any age can exhibit! Get involved, come along, be part of something special! SEEING PAIN On 14 July, LAHF is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium as part of artist Deborah Padfield's exhibition at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The exhibition is the result of a two year residency researching individuals' perception of pain and the communication of pain. The event will feature a panel discussion exploring the way pain is communicated and the role the arts can play in supporting effective communication of pain. The panel will feature artists, physicians and scientists and is free. For more details, e: [email protected] BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ART THERAPISTS COURSES MINDFULNESS AND ART THERAPY Convener: Lynne Francison Friday, 9 and Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10 am - 4.30 pm At Studio Upstairs, Unit, 1-2 Albion Dockside Estate, Bristol, BS1 6UT Tel. 0117 930 0314 This two-day course will give an introduction and experiential understanding of a range of mindfulness meditation practices and an overview of mindfulnessbased approaches to healthcare. It will look at the relationship between mindfulness based practices and art therapy and how the two practices can support and complement each other (day one) and will include mindfulness based art making exercises (day two). Both days will have experiential meditation and art making components and a discussion of current issues in relation to practice and research. This course would be useful for arts therapists and other health care professionals who are interested in learning about mindfulness meditation, its applications in health care settings and how it can be used with art therapy practices. The course would also be appropriate for professionals who want to find out how art therapy can complement mindfulness based approaches to healthcare, as well as those seeking an introduction to mindfulness based approaches to health and wellbeing. Lynne Francis is an HPC registered Art Therapist and also a practicing Buddhist with thirty years' experience of mindfulness meditation practices. Lynne is also a qualified general nurse and mental health nurse, and a qualified teacher. ___________________________________

Review of Impact Arts fair May 20th -22nd at Candid Arts Islington

(made from mixed media), demanded close inspection to see their inner beauty and confront their shock value.

This years' Impact Art fair is a creative collaboration arranged by two charities, Creative Future and The Other Side gallery. In partnership with them were the Arts Council, The Bethlem Gallery, SLaM, The Big Issue and the Candid Arts Trust. This show aspires to be one of the largest Outsider Art fairs in London (if not the country), and does not disappoint with some truly outstanding talent displayed from over 100 artists. The staging of the exhibition was perfect, each artist / group was allowed a partitioned area to display their work, which gave visitors a clear, free linear route around the gallery. This in turn, introduced a tight ­ close knit 'community' feel to the proceedings ­ as the artists, the public and the organisations all intermingled freely. Amongst the artists work: Paul Bellinghams' head and shoulder portraits ­ provided a visually arresting dramatic backdrop on the gallery's stark wall space.

Out of Old Country--Paul Bellingham

left: Anarchist Madonna Ashley Reaks

Right:- Another Winter of discontent Ashley Reaks

It was good to see other European artists' work, present in the Gallery Art Cru Berlin / Pinel e.V. area, as these artists had collaborated with artists from The Other Side Gallery in a joint workshop. Fourth Plinth artist, Alison Lapper captured herself in a teasingly evocative photograph entitled "Peek-aBoo". Interspersed with the visual imagery were occasional live poetry readings from some of the Artists. These readings made an interesting poignant statement and complimented the artwork, allowing audience and artist to interact on another level. Overall, I believe the Impact Art Fair can only grow in strength and stature after this truly inspiring show. Let us hope that in these tough economic times there exists the support network these artists and organisations need to continue their work and that these shows can become a more frequent addition on the Art exhibition calendar. Christopher Burke June 2011

These pictures contrasted with Russell Jones' surreal (H.R) Giger inspired esoteric images and Maria Gilberts' hauntingly erotic female and male portraits. I personally admired the work of Ashley Reaks, whose often violent, aggressive collages

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