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Monthly Archives: October 2013


Simon Roberts’ photo project Pierdom captures piers past and present in the South East


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SOUTHAMPTON ROYAL SPANS: Southampton Water DESIGN: Edward L Stephens CONSTRUCTION: – YEAR OPENED: 1833 ORIGINAL LENGTH: 275M PRESENT LENGTH: – FIRE: 1987 STORM DAMAGE: – RESTORATION: 1838, 1864, 1871, 1892, 1937, 1963, 1986 Once Southampton’s playground, the Royal Pier was an elegant city landmark. It was opened by Princess Victoria just prior to becoming Queen  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Free community documentary film about ageing women in Hastings and St Leonards


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Extraordinary Times. All images © Amanda Jobson   “These wonderful women were keen to prove that life is to be lived to the full at any age, sharing their extraordinary times with us.” From the makers of Extraordinary Times.   Extraordinary Times is a community film about women in their Eighties and Nineties who are  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Towner contemporary art museum Eastbourne seeks General Manager


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Towner, sale Eastbourne’s award-winning public art gallery in South East England, anabolics is looking for a a dynamic and experienced General Manager to join the Senior Management Team.   Towner presents a programme of contemporary art alongside displays from its world-renowned collection with the aim to make outstanding art as widely accessible as possible.    Continue Reading »


Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

A YEAR ON: Where Are They Now? Six Platform 2012 arts graduates reflect


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Karolina Lebek, from her new series Resistance to Erasure. Photo courtesy of the artist   The years after finishing university are often challenging, especially today when recent graduates often have severe financial burdens and yet still need to develop their artistic practice. Frame and Reference asked some of those selected last year about their experiences  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

aspex, MK Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary announce Platform 2013 shortlist


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Hannah Allison-Finucane, Untitled, courtesy of the artist   Eight arts graduates have been shortlisted for the Platform 2013 Award and programme – a £2,500 bursary and a 12-month bespoke programme of professional development. The eight selected artists are:   Aspex Pascale Wilson Alex Padfield   Modern Art Oxford Dom Callaghan Louise Fitzgerald   MK Gallery  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

Blast Theory launches new version of interactive mobile work at Frequency Festival


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Blast Theory’s Dial Ulrike and Eamon Compliant is a free participatory mobile phone project about political violence taking place at the Frequency Festival in Lincoln until 26 October.   Enter a world of bombings and kidnappings in this tense mobile phone project about political violence. Choose whether to be Eamon or Ulrike as you move  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Modern Art Oxford’s Platform arts graduates talk about their work


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Jakob Rowlinson: Facial Poetics: Face Poem Choir, live performance, 10 October 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.   Last week, Modern Art Oxford welcomed their six selected arts graduates for the Platform award 2013 to talk about their work. A performer activated Lewdjaw//Jack Wilson’s work, Et, Und, And… (Oxford Leisure) and Jakob Rowlinson performed Facial Poetics:  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Collaborations & Connections: artSOUTH under the spotlight


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Mel Brimfield, sickness sale Mouth, generic sale 2013. Courtesy the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery.   With artSOUTH boasting 15 associated organisations working together to present newly-commissioned art works across the South East, unhealthy | writer Mark Sheerin finds that it is not only the arts organisations that are joining forces but that many of  Continue Reading »


Posted on October 1, 2013 at 11:17 am