Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Kinnaird Kaleidoscope Knitting

Kinnaird Kaleidoscope Knitting

Kinnaird Kaleidoscope Knitting is a fun art project as part of 1001 Views of Kinnaird Head, within North East Open Studios, September 2009. The project will cover the 185 net drying poles at Kinnaird Head with assorted recycled materials.

Please donate wool. We need your unwanted wool. This should be handed in to The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

Groups or individuals wanting to create a pole cover should contact Helen Fowler on 01346 514577. Pole covers should measure 6ft by 2ft; crafty ideas welcome. Contributors will be asked to pay £1 per pole towards costs of the exhibition. Each decorated pole will include a label with the maker’s name.

For further information contact Helen Fowler on 01346 514577 or email

Art Aboyne

Open daily 10am – 8pm Saturday 11th JULY – Tuesday 4th AUGUST
Victory Hall, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

This year over 53 north East artists will exhibit a vast array of work including : painting, glasswork, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, photography and prints.
Set in a beautiful hall on Royal Deeside you are invited to come and enjoy a friendly and relaxing browse. Opening late each day to give everyone a chance to visit, chat with the artists and perhaps make a purchase! Refreshments available during the day, parking outside, toilet facilities and wheelchair access. Come and enjoy!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Exhibition space available

The old Kirk in Clatt is available as an exhibition space.. Best suited to sculpture as they don't want things on the walls. if you are interested please contact
Lucy Aykroyd
Ford of Clatt,
B & B, Yoga Classes, Swedish Massage
Clatt, By Huntly.
Aberdeenshire. Scotland. AB54 4PJ
01464 831115

Monday, 15 June 2009

Creative Cultures - Opportunties

Weekly updates for opportunities in the creative sectors from Creative Cultures Scotland...

e.g. :
deadline: 31 July 2009
The European Cultural Fund (ECF) is seeking applications to its Artistic Project Grants programme. Grants are available to both cultural organisations and individual artists but need to include partners from other eligible European countries. The programme supports outstanding artistic projects which show vision in illuminating the issues of diversity in Europe. The usual grant given by the Foundation is between £30,000 and £60,000.
For more information visit

ACSEF are holding a consultation evening on Union Terrace Plans

Sir Ian Wood and Dave Blackwood from ACSEF are holding a consultation evening on their plans for Union Terrace Gardens this Wednesday at Tiger Tiger.

This is aimed at 'young people' and I would say that all of you would fall into that category ;-)
As you'll see it aims to let you young folks 'have your say'

We understand that ACSEF (Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Futures) have made the decision to only look into Wood's scheme for the Gardens and not to look any further into the benefits of Peacock's plan for the gardens which is 70% funded and has full planning permission.

For a different view point on Sir Ian's plans for the gardens see:

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - ‘Reflections on the Planet’

Please help us raise funds by making a creative and unique contribution to an exhibition titled ‘Reflections on the Planet’.

All proceeds from sales go to supporting Caretakers of the Environment International Conference 5 – 11 July 2009

Work submitted must interpret the title of the exhibition
Information for making your artwork for the CD exhibition

· Please feel free to work on a any surface you prefer.
· Measurement of template has to be exactly 138mm x 119mm (so that it can fit inside the CD case).
· If you would like to send more than one work we would be delighted.
· All work will be sold anonymously and affordably priced at £25.00.
· Please do not sign the front of your work but remember to sign the back.
· Please return your completed work no later Friday 25 June to enable us to prepare the exhibition.
· The exhibition will open on Monday 29 June from 6pm – 8pm to which you, your friends and family are invited.
· Buyers of CD’s will be told the name of the artist when they collect their CD, at the end of the exhibition, which runs until the Friday 31 July 2009.

Please send completed work to: SMART CONSULTANTS, The Creative Art House, 18 Forbes Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3XB, T:01224 561977.

Work can also be hand delivered to this address.

Please help us to achieve our aim of further enhancing this unique international conference for young people. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact Sally Moir (Curator), Claire Bruce (Project Co-ordinator) at the above address.

We look forward to receiving your artwork and thank you in advance for your support.

Networking Opportunity with Creative Cultures & Cultural Enterprise Office

Creative Cultures and the Cultural Enterprise Office are working together on a short series of networking nights inviting speakers to introduce their creative practice and inspire discussion with the gathered creative community.

Creating Collaboration: A Process That WorksThursday 18 June 2009, 18:00-20:00Peacock Visual Arts, 21 Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ

How do collaborative relationships come about and evolve? What sort of resources do they need? What are the opportunities and challenges faced when collaborating whether within the creative industries or across others? What do you achieve when you collaborate and importantly where does this take you professionally?Visual artists Deirdre Nelson (Glasgow) and David Blyth (Huntly) will talk about why they choose to collaborate in their practice and explore the impact this has had on the development of their work and career.

Due to the space limitations, we can only accept 70 attendees for this networking event. The Cultural Enterprise Office are taking all bookings - so please email : or call 0844 544 9990 to reserve your space. This event is free.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Dundee seek designers

Dundee City Council's Educational Development Service seeks Designer for Residency.

Deadline for Submissions Friday 19th June 2009
Interviews would take place within 1-2 weeks of deadline.
Date of Project: During August 2009 - Feb 2010

Dundee City Council's Educational Development Service is seeking 2 professional freelance designers:

3D Product / Visual Designer
Fashion / Textile Designer

This opportunity is for individuals looking to develop their work whilst being professionally supported in an Education setting.

The successful candidates will work with the following principal contacts:
Education Support Officer
Cultural Co-ordinators
Principal Teachers of Art and Design in 6 secondary schools
Secondary School Pupils
Local Arts Partners

Key Skills:
· demonstrate their ability to work within their specialist area:
· an ability to work with low cost sustainable school materials
· a wide variety of transferable craft and design skills
· the ability to create, develop and deliver relevant CPD with support from Cultural Co-ordinators
· understand and innovate good practice in the curriculum
· advise and develop pupil tutorials
· development of own work
· co-ordinate and exhibit in a project showcase event.

Application packs are available from Julie Blair (Cultural Co-ordinator) Dundee City Council on 01382 434888,
For more information on the project contact: Mr Drew McIntyre, Principal teacher of Art and project mentor on:

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Summer Market at Platform 22

Platform 22 is holding its Summer Market this Saturday 6th of June, between 10am & 2pm. If you are in the area we hope you will be able to pop along and pay us a visit! There will be a wide and eclectic selection of produce and services on offer from the stallholders.

As always art and design have a special place at Platform 22 and several local artists will be showing work both in the gallery and outside on the stalls ~ Leslie Cullan, Robert Patterson, Hazel Morrison, Shelley Tuck, Emma Pattullo, Gabrielle Reith, Philip Thompson, Ingeborg Bodzioch, Claudia van Zuiden and the Shire Dweller. Additionally portraitist Deirdre Varley will be on hand to provide 10 minute caricatures ~ an ideal present for Fathers day on the 21st June.

The market is aimed at helping and encouraging the development of a network of local businesses and is supporting the Federation of Small Businesses' "Keep Trade Local" campaign. Independent businesses play a vital role in Scotland's communities and our lives and key point of the FSB campaign is the added value attached to money spent with local businesses; every £1 spent with a local supplier being worth £1.76 to the local economy.

NEOS 2009: September 12th - 21st.
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