Friday, November 27, 2009

Organisation and Co-Ordination.

I am part of the crew of the Cor Blimey Artists helping organise our open studios exhibition, Fraction. 4-6th December.

I think there are about 25 of us and I have been collecting info for a press release, biogs and mailings.

The studios has not currently got a biog of the artists there so I think it will be useful for them to have. It was also very interesting for me to do as a relatively new member I learnt about everyone here-this is what a few of us wrote :

Cor Blimey Arts studios is based in the famous art hotspot of Creekside and is home to a wealth of national and international talent: graduates of the best UK art schools; Goldsmiths, Wimbledon and the Royal College of Art as well graduate artists from Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Uruguay

CBA Artists are a variety of emerging and established artists and they have had a startling amount of success; amongst them they have been selected for the following prestigious shows; John Moores Painting Prize, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Salon 08 and the Creekside Open. There have been commissions for the Crafts Council and winners of the RBS Emerging Artist Award, Design Selected Award and New Cross Art Prize. They have been involved extensively in Deptford X and Brockley Max international art festivals.

The idea of Fraction was that Cor Blimey artists challenged themselves to create innovative artworks within a restricted size. By limiting this aspect they produce a contemporary collection of affordable art; capturing creativity in a thumbnail.

It has been somewhat manic though, helping to organise a show of 25 people’s works and overwhelming in logistics and emails. Our studio manager is incredible.

In terms of CBA there is a fantastic group effort. we utilise all our skills and education and contribute to the lot of the exhibition. It is very satsifying and exciting.

I am learning. I am part of something.

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