So, January is in full swing, I have had my ear operation, got a job with Matt Roberts (more on that later ) and Core Gallery is motoring ahead.
The xmas period was spent putting the final touches on DIY Educate, finalising our exhibition programme and looking at various funding applications as well as working on 2 curatorial projects within the exhibition programme.
DIY Educate is now launched and looks very exciting! A whole host of a-n bloggers are contributing as well which is fantastic and a-n and Artquest are partnering up with us.
So what is it?
DIY Educate is a contemporary evolving education programme run by and for Artists, Curators and Art Professionals to encourage artistic development.
DIY Educate is providing opportunities to learn, share ideas, network, and knowledge, providing impetus to develop your practice.
Basically that which we all need in this wilderness of an art world, plus the stuff that art schools dont always teach you.....We have 5 strands:
Nuts and Bolts Talks/ Workshops: Professional Practice( the nitty gritty of being an artists- tips and toolkits)
Engine ChatChat art crit: Peer Critique
Curators and Artist Talks:
Individual Artists Tutorials with established artists such as Graham Crowley
Discounts on practical workshops such as painting and photography Discounts on the Core Gallery Open Submission
DIY educate is just £18 per year and allows you access to all of these workshops either for free or at a concessionary rate plus more special offers and events to be announced.
You can read a lot more here
This week sees my first AIR council meeting and 2011 looks set to be ever so thrilling!