Newsletter 5th June – 2nd July 2017

Hello, welcome to our latest issue!

As we wait with baited breath for the outcome of this week’s general election, and gather ourselves back together after the scares of recent events, we send our love and comfort to all those affected, as well as our admiration to our police and emergency services.

With this newsletter we give you the latest art opportunities, upcoming events and news from the East Midlands ~

For the latest announcements about our programme look no further.

In Another Place
We were delighted to receive a selection of exciting and thoughtful applications to In Another Place, our region-wide project celebrating the organisations in our region. Find out which organisations have been selected to take part.

Meet the Artist
Many thanks to Ross Oliver, our Meet the Artist participant over the last few weeks, we now welcome Nottingham based artist Louisa ChambersLouisa’s current practice investigates the depiction of three-dimensional shapes onto two-dimensional surfaces through the lens of painting. You can find out more about her work here.

You can find out news of our other projects The Start of Something and Document, as well as from our national network below.

In Another Place

Write a Review
If you’ve seen or been to a fantastic event or exhibition in the East Midlands recently why not write a review 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






Learning & Engagement Manager, Craftspace – 12 June

Events Sales Manager, Compton Verney – 12 June
Marketing Officer, Compton Verney – 12 June
Digital Marketing Officer, Compton Verney – 12 June
Administration Officer, Derby Theatre – 12 June
Marketing Officer, Derby Theatre – 12 June
Director, Leicester Print Workshop – 15 June
Open Call for Video Art, Transmission International Festival – 15 June
Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix – 16 June
Call for Submissions: Street Art Festival, Surface Gallery – 17 June
Artist Residency, Brewhouse Arts Centre – 19 June
Call for Participants, DIY 14 – 19 June
Programme Co-ordinator, LU Arts, 23 June
Artist Residency, Ugandan Arts Trust, 26 June
Artist Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site, 27 June
Jerwood Drawing Prize – 28 June
Call for Lincolnshire Artists, Willoughby Memorial Gallery – 30 June
ExperiMentor:Residency Programme, New Art Exchange – 30 June
Artist Residency, British Council Brazil/PPP – 30 June

Featured Opportunity:
Open Call Transmission 2017
Deadline 15th June
Transmission Video Art Festival invites competition entries from around the world on the theme “We are all in this together – a road map through a post-truth art world.”

Selected entries will be screened during the Transmission Video Art Festival taking place simultaneously in Karlsruhe (DE), Warsaw (PL) and Kassel (DE) from 20 – 23 July, 2017.

Open Call for Alternative Portraits – 1 July
Marketing Officer, Oriel Davies – 9 July
Coastal Commission, National Trust – 21 July
Funding Available to Support Graduate Employment, Lincoln Uni – 31 July
Call for Submissions (East Mids Graduates), Surface Gallery – 7 Aug
Artworker, DHP Family – 1 Sept
Busary & Exhibition for Young Sculptors, Friends Of The Garden – 15 Sept



App Designer, City Arts – 5 June
Producer Public Engagement & Learning, Imperial War Museum – 5 June
Iceland Artist Residency, Neskaupstaður Art Attack – 5 June
Commission (£5,000), Oriel Wrecsam – 5 June
Exhibition Projects Manager, Compton Verney – 6 June
Schools Project Coordinator, Attenborough Arts – 8 June


Leicestershire & Rutland
Leicester: Memories of Industry, Attenborough Arts – 9 Jun to 20 Aug
Playback, Phoenix – 9 Jun to 2 Jul
Loughborough University Degree Show – 10 to 18 Jun
DeMonfort University Degree Show – 16 to 22 Jun
Medieval City One, Two Queens – 16 June to 2 Sept
For & Against: Art Politics & The Pamphlet, Radar – until 24 Jun

Punctuated3, The Collection Usher – until 25 Jun
Hannah Tounsend, NCCD – until 25 Jun
The Collectors, NCCD – until 25 Jun
Made in the Middle Mindfulness, NCCD – 12 to 19 Jun
Made in the Middle, NCCD – until 9 July

University of Northampton Degree Show – 10 to 16 June
The Twelth Player, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art- until 12 July
Filip Markiewicz: Celebration Factory, NN Contemporary – 19 May to 22 Jul

ALGRTHM SHUDR, Hutt Collective – 8 to 25 June
Jan Vorisek, TG Gallery – 9 June to 22 July
Roland Hicks, OSB, Mrs Ricks Cupboard – until 16 Jun
Sahej Rahal, Primary – until 17 Jun
Street Art Festival 2017, Surface Gallery – 23 Jun to 15 Jul
Bhairav, New Art Exchange – 16 Jul to 24 Sep
Lara Favaretto, Nott. Contemporary – until 28 Aug
Wu Tsang, Nott. Contemporary – until 28 Aug
Reportrait, Nottingham Castle – until 10 Sep

Our Friends Electric, QUAD – until 10 June
FORMAT: Ahead Still Lies Our Future, QUAD – until 11 June
University of Derby: Degree Show 2017 – until 11 June
Leicestershire & Rutland
Simon Davis: A Talk on Painting & Illustration, The Gallery @DMU – 7 June
University of Lincoln Degree Show – until 10 June

Featured Event:
Filip Markiewicz:
Celebration Factory

NN Contemporary
19th May to 22nd July

Artist Filip Markiewicz’s new body of work responds to the current crises facing Europe – the rise of populist parties, terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis.The exhibition will evolve over the coming 18 months. The exhibition’s migration is, in part, an autobiographical mirror for the artist from the project’s debut at NN Contemporary Art in Northampton, home to a significant Polish diaspora, and the artist’s native Luxembourg.













Primary Lates, Primary – 8 June
Jan Vorisek Performance, Primary – 8 June
Nottingham Trent University Degree Show, – until 10 Jun
Illumine: NTU XXI Photo Festival, Surface Gallery – until 10 June
Equal Instinct: NTU XXI Photo Festival, Surface Gallery – until 10 June
Keith Piper: Unearthing The Banker’s Bones, NAE –  11 Jun


In Kevin Hunt’s new Artist-led Hot 100 List commissioned by a-n, Nottingham projects and spaces feature four times. Congratulations to Aspirational LivingLosers GymHutt Collective and TG! We love all our artist led and artist-centred initiatives, they’re where a lot of the region’s really exciting practice is going on and are the life blood of artist communities across the region. We’d like to shout about you all, so let us know if you’d like to feature on the website. Until then, keep up the good work!

NTU student one of 10 graduates featured in a-n’s Degree Show Guide 2017
Wendy Asumadu, graduating from the BA Fine Art course at NTU shared her work and discussed her practice with art-news.
“I find the best artworks are successful because there is a curiosity that makes the audience want to delve in and look into it further. This is what I’d like to acheive.”
Wendy’s work has developed throughout the degree, moving from Dutch fabric sculptures to video work. Her degree show will feature videos of herself, grappling with her family’s native language.
NTU Degree Show: 3 -10 June.

Degree Show season starts

Degree Show season is upon us again. For the newest in contemporary practice and the freshest talent, check out the exhibitions at universities across the region. Find out more about the exhibitions on our website.