MARK WOODS-NUNN STUDENT COLLECTIVE (PART 2) 27 JUNE – 1 JULY 2014

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An eclectic mix of styles born from having fun, experimenting and applying new skills. Both traditional and digital methods have been utilised.

This body of work has been produced by past and current photography students of Mark Woods Nunn. Whilst all of those exhibiting hold a keen interest in photography, several are now working as professional photographers. The camers used range from modest ‘point and shoots’ to higher end kit.

Launch night starts at: 6pm at the Box Cafe, Gwydir St, Cambridge

 

Announcement and Change of Address

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A solo exhibition of work by Jadryk Brown – Opening 9th May 7 pm, running 10th May – 16th May (Read our artist interview here)

 

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We recently interviewed artist Jadryk Brown to ask him about his work, his creative  background and his latest show:

Q: What are you doing right now?

A: Right now I am finishing off a few pieces for the show and working on designing some much larger figurative works for my collaboration with Deanna Tyson.

Q: Tell us about your show.

A: The show is a collection of work which I have produced in the last year, largely influenced by the couple of months I spent in Los Angeles last summer. The work focuses on ideas of the forgotten, unnoticed and discarded coming together with the beauty of typography and classical  oil paintings. But I’m doing it with spray paint, biro and a bucket of black gloss.

Q: When did you start making art?

A: I wouldn’t be able to say when I first started making art. I guess it’s more that I’ve just never stopped. I’ve always been doing something in one way or another, whether just throwing paint about or drawing terrible pictures of cars, so I think it’s more that it’s just grown and become more of an expression of my thoughts and ideas.

Q: What are your influences as an artist?

A: Everything influences my work. Anything I encounter day to day  can give me an idea, whether it’s a colour, a shape, a piece of lettering, some clothing, or something I hear about will give me the start of an idea behind a piece.

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Review: Rebel Women – Inspirational Girls

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Slate the Disco, a Cambridge-focused artist and criticism site with a broad inclusion policy for the arts, has plenty to say on the Salon’s recent show. Rebel Women – Inspirational Girls celebrated International Women’s Day in the Salon, and was produced by Ruthie Collins, our Creative Director.

Led by teenagers who were guided and supported by the local Romsey Mill charity, Rebel Women is the result of a year’s work by many amazing women and those who supported them in their work, women and men together.

Read what Slate the Disco has to say:

Interviewing successful but also everyday women, women “who could be your neighbour”, Ruthie says, these girls have seen other perspectives of what being a woman means – expanding ideas of what female role models might be, celebrating women. The show itself fuses visual art, live art, video and text – all with a feminist twist. From photoshoots of women in Romsey Town (like the Romsey Town Rollerbillies), to the pop videos of live artists Bryony Kimmings’ feminist pop star Catherine Bennett, to videos of Hollie Mcnish’s poetry – there’s animation and film, too.

Slate the Disco interviewed Ruthie, to find her inspirations behind the show, and what she felt people could learn. Read the review and interview, on their site.

Turtle Dove Cambridge 21st-26th March 2014

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Rebel Women / Inspirational Girls March 7th-19th

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For much of March the Art Salon has female-focused exhibitions, in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th. Come and visit ‘Rebel Women / Inspirational Girls’, a show celebrating a year long exploration of female role models in the community, by a group of teenage girls supported by Romsey Mill and the Cambridge Art Salon. Read quotes from women across the Cambridge community, from novelists and poets, to artists, business owners, accountants, paramedics and innovators. Enjoy pop videos from feminist pop star Catherine Bennett, animation, live art and photography. The full programme features talks, skill shares, workshops and networking.

Opening time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Art Fair on!

The Cambridge Art Salon are delighted to open their Christmas Art Fair, with affordable, hand-made works of art and craft, and festive workshops every weekend.

This Sunday, Jill Fordham, stained glass artist, will be hosting a workshop making stained glass angels, for a contribution of less than five pounds per angel – make your own decoration.CAS_Christmas_Fair

Romsey Art Festival 2014 call out

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After a hugely successful inaugural arts festival the Romsey Art festival is returning!!

We need you!  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is willing to

  • research fundraising activities and sources to support the funding of the festival
  • research and find grants and funds which the festival will qualify for in terms of application
  • engage with and maximising revenue from sponsorship

An opportunity to be as inventive and creative as you like! Please get in touch if this interests you!  Email romseyartfestival@cambridgeartsalon.org.uk or ellie@cambridgeartsalon.org.uk

We are also looking for a keen and accurate website co-ordinator who can maintain our existing website

http://romseyartfestival.org.uk/

  • You will have operational responsibility for the website’s development and maintenance
  • You will ensure that all information given is uploaded accurately and timely.

This is an excellent opening to get your hands on an illuminate website.  You’ll be empowered to make decisions about how best the site should be developed giving you both influence and responsibility.  Get in touch ASAP to find out more!

Plus to add to our team we would love a highly motivated individual to be our media liaison officer for the Romsey Art Festival 2014.

  • You will be required to research and contact local and national press.
  • Ensure sponsors are suitably visible in all advertising.
  • Ensure content is accurate
  • Invite press to the festival events etc.
  • And generally get people excited about the festival!

Again get in touch with us without delay!!!

Upcycle City 7th -13th November

 

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Earlier in 2013, Fiona Henderson and Ruth Schmid were with other artists and designers from the Cambridge Art Salon, chatting over cocktails at 196 on Mill Rd., and what started as fulfilling a rush order of custom made bags, led to them both collaborating further on Ruth’s Q Here label.

Both city residents, cyclists, creatives, and inspired by imaginative waste-users worldwide, Ruth and Fiona’s collaboration has resulted in some new unique, quirky, upcycled pieces that reflect a Cambridge lifestyle.

So now, alongside Ruth’s well known signature bags and accessories, made from used advertising banners and cycle innertubes sourced locally around town, there are some playful new departures.

Come along to the welcoming opening party from 6.30pm Friday 8th, and enjoy delicious treats from Urban Larder ( the café on Mill Rd is also showcasing Q Here upcycled products)

Show stays open throughout the weekend 9th – 10th  November so indulge, browse and enjoy.

Hope to see you there,  Ruth and Fiona.

For more information, visit the facebook page

 

  

Karl Dmitri Bishop in Conversation

 

Karl Dmitri Bishop talks about his work, becoming a photographer and his exhibition at the Art Salon.

In the September exhibition of his photography at the Art Salon he explored the abstract dream space by veiling and obscuring the formal subject matter to form a highly constructed surreal moment. The elaborate veils that shroud each subject lend them their intangible quality of otherworldliness.

‘Animals & Nature’ Jo Clark 25-30th October 2013

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Jo will be showcasing her new work along side her ever growing range of characterful animal cards, and decorative floral prints. This is a perfect opportunity to get stocked up with some extra special gifts for Christmas, including this years latest products some lovely tea towels, featuring ‘The Tea Owls’ as well as mugs, cushions, calendars and much more.

Come along and enjoy a glass of wine with us on the opening night at 7pm Friday 25th October, looking forward to meeting you then.

There will also be a fun ‘make an animal mask’ workshop for children on 12noon – 2pm Saturday 26th October.  This is a great chance for young children to have a go at drawing and colouring in their very own animal mask.

Please email Jo to book a space for your child contact@joclarkdesign.co.uk

Join the facebook event page or view her website for her fantastic designs.

Explore by Bullen and Zoll 10th-16th October

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Catherine volunteered as a wildlife and conservation photographer, documenting flora and fauna whilst on safari in Africa, while Daisy chronicled goings-on closer to home.

A percentage of the sale of certain works will be donated to Huntingdon, Peterborough & Cambridge MS Therapy Centre

Join the Facebook event here