CAS Associate Artists are independent professional artists whose work has been shown locally and internationally. Below are some of their upcoming activities, from their creative calendars, including two collaborative CAS projects they will be doing this autumn. Plenty to see and get involved in!
Kimvi’s upcoming performance ‘BOMBARD’, (Italy)
Sat 21st / Sun 22th September 2019
The performance will explore the contrasting themes of war, protection, shelter and the unknown. Through the body and energy of her breath (until to the point of exhaustion) Kimvi gives a representation and elaboration of the mourning of war: she will inflate many balloons to fill an entire bunker room, and with an allegorical explosion, evocative of shots and bombings, she will evoke the historical memory of the shots and explosions, in an attempt to exorcise the fear and the trauma. More info…
Susan Merrick’s ‘Conversations with Aldershot’
20 – 26 Sept 2019
‘Conversations with Aldershot’ is a series of work that has come from Susan’s previous project Statements in Semaphore. She wanted to find out what was going on organisationally and artistically in the area with regard to ‘hidden’ groups of people. More info
She says “If you are able to, pop along during the PV on Monday 23rd Sep 7-9pm. Check the schedule for when I will be there or just pop in to see the work anyway when it is open!”
at West End Centre, Aldershot.
Winchester School of Art announces Autumn Courses
Several of the courses will be taught by CAS Artists.
Both Sharon Harvey and Georgia de Buriatte are teaching short courses at Winchester School of Art.
Fancy life drawing or alternative art history? Anyone can book!
Tina Sanchez introduces ‘My Friendly Planet Art School’ for all ages in Southsea, Portsmouth.
Founded in 2017 My Friendly Planet focuses on social experiences and public art events within mainstream environments and other non-traditional spaces. It offers positive platforms for individuals to explore change and bring awareness to alternative ways of living and improved well-being such as creative Art4Art practices, and Waste2Art initiatives aimed at organisations in education.
My Friendly Planet Art School is now open, offering a variety of pre-planned classes and bespoke (designed to order) workshops, to develop your creative skills, confidence, and sense of playfulness. Whether you want to explore drawing, painting, or improvised creative play, your free expression will be cultivated through fun, interactive techniques.
Sharon Harvey will be showing work this festival in October
Artists lead Live Drawing walks in Salisbury, 19 October
Supporting the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition
Come and join artists Kimvi, Karen Wood and James Aldridge on one of two live drawing walks, either 10.30am or 2pm, meeting outside the Guildhall, Market Square, Salisbury. Booking required.
You will be walking to The Salisbury Museum where the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition will currently be on display. All drawing materials will be supplied and *free entrance to the exhibition is given to all children and young people (up to yr 13) taking part in the walk.
12 Associate Artists will take part in the CAS Laboratory of Dissent, 2 Nov – 11 Dec 2019
An experimental project exploring what it means to be more creative by embracing Dissent.
At Winchester School of Art
In other news…
If you missed it, you can watch Maija’s film ‘Alternative Lore’ on her website. It was initially shown on repeat at Let Us Dissent at spudWORKS in September. Her companion drawing ‘Darkness’ is also available for purchase (see CAS shop).
Image (left): film still from Alternative Lore
The Associate Artist group exhibition ‘Let Us Dissent’ opened with excellent attendance at the private view on 31 August with a Draa River performance by artist Kimvi Nguyen. Artists will continue to explore the notion of Dissent both individually and collaboratively. Their next Dissent project begins on November 2nd.
The Laboratory of Dissent launches on 2 November 2019 with an Inside/Outside symposium at Winchester School of Art. Save the date in your diary.
The long awaited artists book ‘A Walk For Stanley’ is out now with Piccadilly Press. Artist Peter Driver has walked from the Stanley Spencer memorial Chapel to Cookham to create a book of artistic reflections.
CAS Artist Natalie Buckley has just taken a new position as Interim Arts Manager for Montalsvat in Melbourne, Australia.
Susan Merrick has chosen to become an Associate Artist at CAS, following her positive experience of the Safe Play Area artist residency this August.