Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

Announcements

Our Plans for 2021

This year we will embark on work that develops and broadens the Network and ensures our processes and activities are free of unconscious bias and not discriminatory. Read our Diversity and Anti-Racism Statement.

Check out our latest Meet the Artist and Curating the East Midlands interviews, and follow our contributors’ Instagram Takeovers.

Browse our COVID-19-related resources, guidance and commentary.

Image: Jane Domingos, Through A Glass Darkly, oil on canvas, 2011

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Lockdown  Art  Group (video in cvaneastmidlands bio)

The lockdown art group started as face to face  workshops  exploring drawing, printmaking  and painting in  Sherwood Nottingham .The group has continued during lockdown and Jeannie Clark is the tutor .  In this video three members of the Lockdown Art Group  hold a conversation that explores the benefits and difficulties of creating artwork online  during the Covid 19 lockdowns .
Members contributing to the conversation are; Fiona Aitken , Julia King and Ann Hardwick.
#teaching #workshops #creating #contact 

Image -Predicting the Future Collagraph and block print Oil based inks

Somerset paper ,Image size 46cmx 56 cm Mounted 46cm x 56cm 
Predicting the future , embraces the old tradition of reading the future. 
The art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configuration of water . My challenge to other forms of collecting and receiving information in our  modern world .
#readingthefuture #imagination #magic #myth #symbol #witch #medium
https://jeannieclark.co.uk/ clark.jeannie
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Image -Collagraph print, Oil based inks Somerset paper Mounted 50cm x 80cm 

Framed 80cm x 110 cm 1 out of 3

#Drawing #collagraph #largeprint #blackandwhite #largepress #movement #expressivedrawing #collaborationwithnature #visualartist

Featured Events and Exhibitions view and add events

Exhibition
Environment and Sustainability Artists in Residence Online
20th March 2021 – 30th June 2021
The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
Pleasure Garden at Deene Park
2nd May 2021 – 29th September 2021
Fermyn Woods, Northants
Exhibition
Mat Collishaw
18th May 2021 – 5th September 2021
, Nottinghamshire
Exhibition
Phoebe Boswell: Here
18th May 2021 – 24th July 2021
, Nottinghamshire
Exhibition
Behind the Scenes of the Museum
20th May 2021 – 25th July 2021
, Nottinghamshire
Exhibition
Florence Nightingale Comes Home
20th May 2021 – 5th September 2021
, Nottinghamshire
Exhibition
Horizon Lines by Jim Tarpey
5th June 2021 – 20th June 2021
, Leicestershire
Exhibition
Mik Godley: Considering Silesia
7th June 2021 – 3rd September 2021
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicestershire

Meet the Artist: Jonathan Alibone

Meet the Artist: Jonathan Alibone

“We find ourselves on increasingly shaky ground – trapped as we are in an unstable present, with an uncertain past behind us, and a precarious future ahead”. Jonathan Alibone is a UK born artist based in Northampton, England, and is currently a resident at The Sanctuary studios.  His practice articulates contemporary social, cultural, and environmental… Read more

Curating the East Midlands: Ryan Kearney

Curating the East Midlands: Ryan Kearney

Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in Nottingham. His on-going research centres on queer night-time space, with a focus on gentrification, memory and cross-generational exchange. As part of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary, he assists the research and production of discursive events including talks, screenings and performances. He was co-curator at Recent… Read more