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Wednesday 23 January, 5pm.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74
£3.50 (subject to a £1 ticketing system charge) – free to students of Exeter School of Art and University of Exeter’s Art History & Visual Culture Students
BOOK TICKETS HERE: https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/last-wednesday-series-january/
Working collaboratively as Bik Van der Pol, Dutch artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol will discuss their practice and the development of their most recent work in Exeter. Inspired by the story of Czigane, a Siberian sledge dog that went on Scott’s 1910-1913 British Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole, the work aims to unfold the relationship between objects, stories and global trade. Commissioned by Exeter Culture with support from the Met Office, St David’s CofE Primary School and RAMM.
ABOUT BIK VAN DER POL
Since 1995, Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol have been working as Bik Van der Pol. They work and live in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Through their practice, they aim to articulate how art can produce a public sphere and space for imagination through which ‘publicness’ is not only defined but also created.
Setting up conditions for encounter, they develop a process of working that allows for reconfigurations of places, histories and publics. Site-specific and collaborative with dialogue as a mode of transfer, their work is both instigator and result of this method.…Continue
Rehearsals for the 19th & 20th Jan wassails, start soon!
Join St. Thomas Singing Group at St. Thomas Library 7.30-9 on 11 & 18 Jan.
Musicians (esp. brass & loud instruments!) on13 Jan 3-5pm.
Musicians with singers 8-9pm on 18th, all welcome.
more details at FLOW Community Orchard website
Or just join us on 19th and 20th of January to enjoy the orchard the activities and entertainments.
Exeter Culture is delighted to announce that Dom Jinks has been appointed as its new Director. Stepping into the role in January 2019, Dom will lead the project team as it continues in its aims to support and enrich the city’s cultural ecology. This includes the delivery of Exeter’s first place-based cultural strategy.
Dom is an arts professional with over 20 years’ experience, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of The National Institute of Fundraisers. He has founded his own theatre company, held a range of roles at Arts Council England, chaired Exeter Cultural Partnership (Exeter Culture’s former name) and is currently Executive Director for Plymouth Culture. This role involves supporting and shaping the cultural plan for Plymouth and enabling the city to become an international cultural city. Recently, Dom has secured Plymouth Culture as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and supported Plymouth to receive a 39% increase in national core funding from Arts Council England, the largest uplift of any city in England. Plymouth has gone through significant cultural development during his time in Plymouth from redeveloped cultural buildings, international programmes, the growth of new organisations and the introduction of new large-scale festivals.
Creative Culture South West is an Exeter-based not for profit community interest company and arts and heritage initiative, whose key goals are to develop projects which will aid the development of artists and performers in Exeter and surrounding rural communities.
By nurturing engagement with local heritage and the arts, we aim to build innovative ways to help people discover Exeter and Devon’s rich cultural legacy whilst providing opportunities to develop work-related skills both within and outside the arts industry.
Even though we encourage people of all ages to get involved one of our main focuses is to encourage young people’s involvement in the local arts scene by showcasing and nurturing their talents – building strong connections between art practitioners, whilst engaging with as diverse an audience as possible.
We are looking for a volunteer director to enhance our young community interest company, taking it through the next steps and beyond.
The ideal person would have the following:
Carrion Films is an Exeter-based group of film-makers dedicated to celebrating British folklore and British gothic. Founded in 2008, they’ve won numerous industry awards and launched their first feature-length film Borley Rectory in 2017. We spoke to writer, animator and illustrator Ashley Thorpe.
What do you do?
Commercially we are film makers/animators for hire. Artistically we focus on neglected aspects of British folklore and legend, whether that be a Dartmoor myth or a once-famous haunting that may have slipped from the nation’s memory.
And what keeps you doing it?
I’ve always felt compelled to tell stories. Even when I was working full time in retail I still wrote, painted and animated in my spare time. It’s just what I do. I’m very lucky to be able to work in a field that stems from my interests.
What’s the story of Carrion Films?
Carrion Films was formally launched in 2008 during the creation of our first animated short Scayrecrow. This was quickly followed by The Screaming Skull (2008) and The Hairy Hands (2009), which went on to win a number of accolades including a Media Innovation award and a Best British Short Film nomination at Raindance. I’ve since gone on to work on projects as the Tales from beyond the pale radio series with Glass Eye Pix and the Hollywood horror feature Tales of Halloween with Neil…
Further to Exeter Culture's previous post about changes to the website and Ning platform, we wanted to let you know that this portal will close in June 2019.
So if you want to save any of your images or blog posts that you shared here, now is the time to do it.
We hope that you continue to join us on Exeter Culture's journey - you can visit the new Exeter Culture website at exeterculture.com and sign up to our mailing list.
Exeter Cultural Partnership has redesigned its website. In discussions with our Steering Group and a broader working group looking at functionality and accessibility, we’ve decided that the Ning platform is no longer suitable – as a platform, it will sit uneasily inside our new website design. We also feel that we’d be better able to support arts and culture conversations via other social media platforms.
We haven’t taken this decision lightly. There are currently 561 members on the Ning, and we value your contribution in helping to build the profile of arts and culture in Exeter. We certainly hope you’ll stay with us on the next leg of our journey – the new website was launched in September along with our new name, ‘Exeter Culture’ www.exeterculture.com – with the option to sign up to our new mailing list. We’re planning on sending out regular newsletters, so please do join!
As part of our research into the Ning’s functionality, it was noted that although the Blog is the most widely used aspect, the majority of the activity is the posting of events and opportunities (although there is little or no commenting or sharing, and the page views average around 20 to 30). We feel that this activity could more easily happen on other social media platforms. Part of our new remit is to encourage everyone to see that we’re not a membership organisation or a ‘closed clan’; by using Facebook (@ExeterCulture), Twitter (@ExeterCultural) and Instagram (exeterculture), we can more freely and openly communicate.
Regarding the Forum section, there are occasional posts (around two a month), which could be hosted by Facebook groups. For…Continue
'Coast' is the latest White Moose exhibition, bringing together four North Devon based artists; painters Mark Rochester, Duncan Hopkins and Mike Woollacott, along with ceramicist, Roger Cockram. These artists all take the North Devon coastline and seas as their start point and respond in very ways ways to this beautiful, dramatic area.
Exhibition Dates: 20th July - 7th Sept.
At White Moose, Trinity St, Barnstaple, EX32 8HX.
Opening Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm. Saturdays, 11am - 3pm.
More info on artists and 'Coast' show: www.whitemoose.co.uk
To help inform Exeter's Place-Based Cultural Strategy, we are commissioning a creative practitioner/s or artist/s working in the field of socially engaged practice to create a new work.
We’re looking for creative practitioner/s who’ve a track record of working with groups as part of their practice. We expect them to have worked nationally and/or internationally but also to understand small cities like Exeter. The creative practitioner/s should identify the community in Exeter they want to work with and describe the approach they will take to make new work with this community.
You can download the full brief here.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 13 August 2018.
At last night's Steering Group meeting, the minutes from the April 2018 meeting were approved - these have now been added to the Documents section of the website.