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Friday
Jun132014

Artist Development: Reflecting On Your Practice

These free sessions, facilitated by Elizabeth Hawley, Visual Arts Enabler, are interactive and designed to offer advice, collective problem solving and to encourage ownership and pro-activity towards career development as an artist. Participants will be asked to bring a specific goal or challenge to the session to work through with the group.

Grand Union, Birmingham – 10.45am- 1.30pm, Monday 7 July 2014

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery10.45am- 1.30pm, Thursday 10 July 2014

Coventry Artspace - 10.45am- 1.30pm, Monday 14 July 2014

The New Art Gallery Walsall – 1.30-4.15pm, Thursday 17 July 2014
Following the session in Walsall, participants are invited to attend the preview of Gillian Wearing: We Are Here from 6-8pm.

Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery10.45am- 1.30pm, Monday 21 July 2014.

There are a maximum of 20 places per session, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be served.

To book please email Annabel Clarke annabel.clarke@bcu.ac.uk quoting which session you would like to attend.

 

Friday
Jun132014

Call for members: Turning Point West Midlands Advisory Group

Turning Point West Midlands is now looking for new members to join the TPWM Advisory Group. 

Please find more information via the link below. Deadline: Sunday 22 June 2014.

Information and application form

 

Wednesday
Jun112014

Artist Minigraphs

Turning Point West Midlands is pleased to announce the first volume of Artist Minigraphs published by ARTicle Press, Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University.

These short essays by different writers have been commissioned by Turning Point West Midlands. Each focus on an artist and their work.

The first volume is now online available to purchase as a set for £5 from the ARTicle Press website.

 

Monday
Jun092014

Upcoming deadlines...

Deadlines are fast approaching for two fantastic opportunities -


Head of Art Market - West Midlands.
The School of Art, BIAD, Birmingham City University has been successful in its bid to Arts Council England for a new phase of activity to strengthen the Art Market in the West Midlands region.  A new Head of Art Market will work closely with artists, visual arts organisations, galleries and museums, and with TPWM to develop this project. Deadline: Friday 13 June 2014


Bursaries to attend the Liverpool Biennial.

The Artist Development programme, run by The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands, is offering three bursaries of £100 each to artists wishing to attend the Liverpool Biennial. Deadline: Sunday 15 June 2014.


Thursday
Jun052014

Lastest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin published

The work of Ali Reed, overall winner of New Art West Midlands 2014, will be displayed in a series of interventions as part of Digbeth First Friday this week.

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be found here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 26 June 2014.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk

 

Tuesday
Jun032014

Artist Development: Bursaries available to attend the Liverpool Biennial

The Artist Development programme, run by The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands, is offering three bursaries of £100 each to artists wishing to attend the Liverpool Biennial.

The 8th Liverpool Biennial

5 July – 26 October 2014

The 8th Liverpool Biennial, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, takes place across the city of Liverpool at venues including The Old Blind School (former Trade Union Centre), the Bluecoat, FACT and Tate Liverpool.  Also featured as part of the Biennial are the John Moores Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery and LJMU’s Research Centre as well as work by artists and curators throughout the city. 

Three bursaries will be awarded to those artists who make the best case for travelling to Liverpool. 

Time in Liverpool should be focused on the Biennial, but meetings with relevant parties and visits to artists’ studios may also be included in any proposed itinerary.  Selected artists are asked to submit a short report on their time in Liverpool which will be posted on the Turning Point West Midlands website.

More information on the opportunity can be found here.

Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 15 June 2014


Friday
May302014

West Midlands Open 2014

The West Midlands Open is a biennial collaboration between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. It offers a platform for the vibrant talent of the West Midlands art scene and allows regional artists the chance to show their work at these prestigious venues.

Open welcomes submissions from all artists living in the West Midlands, incorporating Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

For more information and to submit work, download the form here.

Deadline: Friday 11 July 2014.


Tuesday
May272014

Head of Art Market Project – West Midlands

The School of Art, BIAD, Birmingham City University is pleased to announce it has been successful in its Grants for the Arts bid to Arts Council England for a new phase of activity to strengthen the Art Market in the West Midlands region.  A new Head of Art Market will work closely with artists, visual arts organisations, galleries and museums, and with TPWM to develop this project.

John Butler, Head of Birmingham School of Art and Chair of TPWM said “This is a great opportunity to complement the success we have achieved through Turning Point West Midlands and build on the impressive network of partners already established.  Our aim is to develop a sustainable arts market infrastructure to further support the region’s artists and visual arts organisations and enhance opportunities for a wider and more diverse public”.

The application documents can be downloaded below:

Job Description | Supporting Information | Application Form

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 13 June 2014.


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