Newsletter 10th April – 7th May 2017

Hello, much has happened since our last newsletter: artists have put questions on Brexit to the Shadow Secretary of State for the existing EU, the age limit for artists eligible for the Turner Prize has been abolished, Sir Nicholas Serota has given his first speech as Chairman of Arts Council England and American performance artist Shia LaBeouf has hit the headlines on our shores with controversial artwork protesting against Donald Trump’s presidency.

Make.Practice.Perfect. – the aftermath
Crucially for CVAN EM in this time, we have held Make.Practice.Perfect, our annual event at The Collection in Lincoln. We were delighted with the number of people who came along to get involved in the conversation. We had fantastic contributions from speakers and came away with lots of food for thought. The event is now available as Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube. You can download or print the zinethat we made with Dizzy Ink following the event. We’ll bring you the headlines from the event in due course.

Apply now for In Another Place
We are now inviting applications to In Another Place, our project profiling the fantastic work produced and presented by organisations in the East Midlands. If your organisation would like to be part of a regional showcase of artwork, a profiling and PR campaign and a coordinated programme of audience engagement, we want to hear from you! Find out more about the project and how to apply.

The Start of Something – event and call out for conversation topics
We are taking bookings for our next open platform event for our project The Start of Something. Reflections and New Conversations at Derby QUAD on 28th April. Attendees will be able to introduce new topics of conversation for possible CVAN EM investment and hear from groups whose conversations have already received support as they reflect on their progress so far and their future plans.

Meet the Artist – new featured artist
We’ve loved having Emma Davies as our Meet the Artist participant over the last few weeks and have really enjoyed her takeover of our Instagram profile. Our newest profile is of photographer James Smith. You can read his profile to find out more about his practice.

Keep up to date with all our projects and news from the national CVAN network.

Write a Review
If you’ve seen or been to a fantastic event or exhibition in the East Midlands recently why not write areview of it for our visitors to read.

We regularly post exhibition openings, opportunities and events on social media – follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for regular updates!

Have a good few weeks!
CVAN East Midlands

Featured Opportunity:
Syllabus III
Wysing Arts Centre in collaboration with Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire,A peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months.

Deadline: 23rd April

Marketing Officer, Attenborough Arts Centre – 19 Apr
Assistant Curator, Uni of Birmingham – 19 Apr
Contemporary British Painting Prize – 20 Apr
Learning & Engagement Officer, Leamington Art Gallery – 21 Apr
Syllabus III, Peer-led Programme, Wysing Arts – 23 Apr
John Ruskin Prize – 24 Apr
The Summer Lodge Residency, NTU – 24 Apr
Communications Assistant, Hepworth Wakefield – 24 Apr
Press Officer, Hepworth Wakefield – 24 Apr
Production Coordinator, Threshold Studios – 28 Apr
Call for Submissions: Artangel Everywhere – 30 Apr
Trusts & Foundations Manager, Hepworth Wakefield – 2 May
Open Call, Wirksworth Festival – 12 May
The Harley Open, The Harley Gallery – 21 May
The Luxembourg Art Prize – 31 May
Call for Submissions, Matador Review – 31 May
Call for Artists working with Identity, George Sfougaras – 31 May
Studio spaces available, Haarlem Artspace – 31 May
Call for Submissions, Unlimited Imprint 4 – 1 June
Call for Lincolnshire Artists, Willoughby Memorial Gallery – 30 June
Ending Soon

Project Impact Evaluator, Uni of Leicester/Charnwood Roots Project – 10 Apr
IT Technical Demonstrator (Moving Image), Hereford College of Arts – 10 Apr
Marketing Communciations Producer, Hereford College of Arts – 10 Apr
Artist/Creative Practioner, Living Archives Project – 11 Apr
Technical Services Manager, QUAD – 11 Apr
Volunteers: Supporting Young People, Artcore – 15 Apr
Volunteers: Supporting Older People, Artcore – 15 Apr
Marketing Manager, Nottingham Contemporary – 17 Apr

FORMAT Festival, QUAD – until 23 Apr
Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood, QUAD – until 23 Apr
CVAN:The Start of Something: reflections and next steps, QUAD – 28 Apr
Part of the Process – Tim Southall, Catherine Headley, Laine Tomkinson, Peter Clayton, Tarpey Gallery – until 30 Apr
FORMAT: Ahead Still Lies Our Future, QUAD – until 11 June

Leicestershire & Rutland
Creativity, Activism and Social Change, CAMEo – 27 Apr
Panel Discussion: Copyright as Frame and Prison, The Phoenix – 28 Apr
No Copyright Infringement Intended Curator’s Tour, The Phoenix – 11 May
Night in the Museum, Attenborough Arts – until 21 May
No Copyright Infringement Intended, The Phoenix – until 21 May
Viktor Timofeev, Two Queens – until 28 May

3D Printing: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful, NCCD – until 23 Apr
OPEM 4, The Collection – until 24 Apr
What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?, NCCD – until 14 May
James E Smith, Usher Gallery – until 2 May

The Sorrows, Intercession Printmaking Studio and Gallery – 20 Apr to 4 May

Communal Ceramics Workshop & Pit Firing, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art – 29 Apr
Memorability as an Image, NN Contemporary – until 6 May
Our Woods, Corby- until 7 May

Draw The Line, Surface Gallery – until 22 Apr
Keith Piper Guest Lecture, NTU – 27 Apr 6pm
The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary – until 30 Apr
Close Distance, Nottingham Castle Gallery – until 1 May
Project Lab: Colour & Shape, Nottingham Castle – until 3 May
Nine Painters, Syson – until 6 May
No Strangers Allowed On This Works, Nottingham Castle – until 7 May

Nottinghamshire continued…

Sahej Rahal, Primary – 11 May to 17 Jun
Matthew Darbyshire: The Object is Alive, Nottingham Castle – until 14 May
You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat, Bonington Gallery – until 19 May
Remko Scha, TG Gallery – until 4 Jun
Keith Piper: Unearthing The Banker’s Bones, NAE –  11 Jun

Featured Event:
QUAD, Derby
28th April 

A free event with opportunities to propose
topics of conversation for CVAN EM investment and
to hear reflections and feedback from groups whose conversations have received support.

Propose a conversation topic

Ending Soon

Leicestershire & Rutland
Urban/Rural Group Show, The Eye – until 19 Apr

Sahej Rahal: In Conversation, Primary – 10 Apr
Jane Walker, Surface Gallery – until 15 Apr

Victor Timofeev, Two Queens
Leicester’s Two Queens’ current exhibition – Viktor Timofeev ‘If I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours?’ has been reviewed by Tom Emery for this month’s issue of Art Monthly alongside exhibitions from Liverpool, New York and London. The exhibition continues until 28th May.
Nine Painters, Syson Gallery
Syson Gallery’s current exhibition earned a great review on a-n, ‘The merging of such multifarious practices has created a tornado of excellence spanning from bright, exuberant colours, to fluid, figurative brush strokes: merging to create drama and exclusive, manipulated excitement.’
Hannah Barton
(Image credit: Sean Cummins, Operator, 2016.)
Two Queens @ East Bristol Contemporary
Two Queens associate artists exhibited at East Bristol Contemporary this weekend as part of Two Queen’s ongoing exchange programme, collaborating with artist-run spaces throughout the UK. The exhibition featured Midlands based artists: Anoushka Goodwin, Steven Mills, Emma Charlotte Price, Sam Francis Read & Jack Squires, all responding the theme of ‘lying’.