PR Opportunity in Dorchester for all DAW Artists and Makers
Simon Pirie has just completed the installation of a major piece of new public art in Dorchester. The 10 metre long bench is situated outside Waitrose in the Tudor Arcade, Dorchester.The team of makers at Simon Thomas Pirie in Briantspuddle has crafted the exquisite curving steamed and scorched oak bench. Along its winding 10 metre path are single ‘throne’ like chairs, side by side love seats, more conventional 3 seat benches and open areas for informal sitting.To celebrate to official opening Simon is having the ‘CREATIVE SIT-IN’ on Wednesday 9th May. This is not only to celebrate the launch of the bench but also of the forthcoming Dorset Art Weeks festival.Simon is inviting artists and makers to join him to make creative headlines in the local and regional press in the run up to the start of DAW on 26th May.Watershed PR from Bridport will be there taking press shots. Artists who attend will have their contact details included in the resulting press release that will be distributed widely.Please let Simon know if you can make it along for a bit of fun. There may be cake!When: Wednesday 9th May at 2pm.Where: Tudor Arcade Shopping Centre, Dorchester – outside Waitrose / Fat Face storesContact: Simon Pirie or (Watershed PR)EMAIL Sara Hudston: email@example.com
ONE WEEK TO GO – BE THERE
The Art Fair is for the public, artists and students. It brings together many different art forms presented in a variety of ways and includes:
Animation – Architecture – Ceramics - Design – Drawing – Film – Furniture – Glass – Painting – Sculpture - Textiles and more
Come, join in and make this a stimulating and enjoyable day – maybe the best networking day for artists and those with an interest in the visual arts for many years. You can more than save the entrance fee on the discounted prices in the art shop!
DON’T RUSH AWAY – THE CAFE IS NEXT DOOR - There’s SO MUCH TO SEE and a live workshop to join in.
OUTSIDE - SEE AND JOIN IN
Upwey Potters – Raku Firing
LAND ART WORKSHOP – inspired by the fantastic grounds that surround Kington Maurward House, join in the ‘land-art’ workshop led by artist Rachel Huggett
SEE – a ‘RAKU FIRING’ and STONE CARVING led by Bill Crumbleholme, Angelika Seik and Portland Sculpture Trust
INSIDE - Each roomhas a different character. As well as work for sale each includes either demonstrations, presentations or opportunities for discussion and information
THE MARKET PLACE - Conference Room
Many exhibitors will be giving demonstrations – see list below:
Displays include: woodcarving – wood turning – textiles – wallpaper printing – glass – felt- ceramics - spinning – wire knitting – bookmaking – silk weaving – illustrating funghi – funky animals! – antiquarian art books – fused glass and jewellery
Exhibitors marked * will be demonstrating: Sue Britton – Matt Calder – Lucy Cambell – Damian Clarke – Cath Coffin* – Chris Dowding – Hugh Dunford Wood* – Karen Frances* – Jonathon Garratt – Vikki Gibson – Rose Hatcher* - Anne Hitchcock*- Karen Jakobsen – Ron Karley* – Brendon Murless – Ann Oldfield - Annie Penney*- Catherine Thomas* – Mark Vyvyan-Penny* - Walford Mill Crafts*
Walford Mill have organised the following Demonstrations:
11am: Hilary Bowen (silver clay & tutor) - 12pm: Liz Guilmant-Cush (glass beads & tutor) - 1pm: Vicky Martin (silver jewellery) - 2pm: Karen Hansen (wood furniture maker) - 3pm: Joan Scott (mixed media)
Liz Guilmant-Cush – lampwork glass fun cupcakes
BUY or BARTER! - DVA’s INSTANT EXHIBITION of Members’ work – Common Room
NB > DVA MEMBERS: details for participation – see News Page of the Dorset Visual Arts Website: www.dorsetvisualarts.org
EXHIBITION ROOM – Pengelly Room
Not stalls but white screens and plinths showing, design, photography, architecture, and sculpture.
Exhibitors include: Harris Interiors, Aline Johnson, John Rabbetts, Martin Leighton, AUCB, ZMMA architects, Carol Mattingley, Robert Golden, Jude Taylor
Also LEARN MORE about some of the exciting projects coming to Dorset: in particular ArtWey’s Big Draw Project and Big Pictures ambitious Exploratory Laboratory project for the Cultural Olympiad
FILM and ANIMATION – Whatmore Room
Projections include: Graduate animation films from the Arts University College, Bournemouth and filmmaker Robert Golden’s celebrated film about the internationally renowned Dorset furniture maker John Makepeace. More film up-dates coming soon. AUCB will also be giving a demonstration
Also on show will be a toolkit loaned by Aardman Animation – makers of Wallace and Grommet – this includes models and storyboards. Freelance Animator Lee Tetzner will present these exhibits and discuss his own work
ROOM SET – Library
Kingston Maurward’s oak panelled library becomes the setting for a presentation of special, individual works of art, design and furniture including – to date: John Makepeace, Petter Southall – Sladers Yard, Simon Thomas Pirie, Caroline Sharp, Karina Gill, Aline Johnson, Anne Hitchcock, Jenni Cadman, Carol Mattingley, Colin Gosden, Johanathan Garratt, Day Bowman, Fran Norton, Stephen Batty
ART SHOPS + Information – Entrance Hall
ArtWay of Corsham Court nr. Bath are installing a discount art materials and art bookshop in the entrance area.
Also; find out more about special visual arts projects taking place in Dorset. Notably: Big Picture’s Cultural Olympiad Project- Exploratory Laboratory and Poole’s Public and Community Arts Programme.
REFRESHMENTS – Coach House Cafe The cafe is literally out the door and down the steps
SPECIAL THANKS: Poole Borough Council Arts Development Team for commissioning Rachel Huggett’s workshop. Also to Walford Mill for their commitment to the event.
Thanks too, to DVA’s Sponsors: Humphries Kirk – Solictors and Arbitors + Arts University College, Bournemouth
Debby Kirby – Woven Silk
Category: Dorset Art Fair, NewsTags: Aline Johnson, Animation, Ann Oldfield, Anne Hitchcock, Annie Penney, Architecture, Art Books, Art Materials, Art Metalwork, Arts University College Bournemouth, ArtWay, ArtWey, AUCB, Big Picture - Exploratory Laboratory, Bookmaking, Borough of Poole Arts Development Team, Brendon Murless, Carol Mattingley, Caroline Sharp, Cath Coffin, Catherine Thomas, Ceramics, Chris Dowding, Clocks, Colin Gosden, Damian Clarke, Day Bowman, Design, Dorset Visual Arts Members, Drawing, DVA Members, Feltmaking, Film, Fran Norton, Funky Animals, Furniture, Fused Glass, Glass, Harris Interiors, Hugh Dunford Wood, Jenni Cadman, Jewellery, Johanathan Garratt, John Makepeace, John Rabbetts, Jonathon Garratt, Jude Taylor, Karen Frances, Karen Jakobsen, Karina Gill, Lee Tetzner, Lucy Cambell, Mark Vyvyan-Penny, Martin Leighton, Matt Calder, Painting, Petter Southall - Sladers Yard, Raku, Robert Golden, Ron Karley, Rose Hatcher, Sculpture, Simon Thomas Pirie, Sketchbooks, Soap Stone Carving, Spinning, Stephen Batty, Stone Carving, Sue Britton, Textiles, Vikki Gibson, Walford Mill Crafts, Wallpaper Printing, Wire Knitting, Wood Carving, Wood Turning, ZMMA architects |