Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
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Sunday
May252014

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE ‘STILL POINTS: MOVING WORLD’ GALLERY

 

The Stanza Group, Saturday May 23rd – Sunday May 24th

During this weekend, a group of performance writers, working under the name of ‘The Stanza Group’, will be working in the gallery making in-situ work in response to the artwork on display in the exhibition and a magic lantern installation that will be set up during that weekend. This is a great opportunity to see and talk to the performance writing artists, as well as engage with the wonders of the magic lantern.

Symposium, Saturday May 31st, 11am-1pm

A number of the artists whose work is on display in the exhibition will be present to talk about their work and discuss the exhibition. There will be an open question and answer session with all participants in the symposium. A free event and open to all.

Writing Haiku, Saturday June 7th, 11am-12pm

Haiku are very short poems – generally just three lines long – and are written in simple language, but can be powerfully evocative.

This event is a writing mini-workshop with Alan Summers, who will talk about the history and contemporary practice of combining haiku and art. The workshop includes time for you to write your own haiku inspired by the art work in the exhibition.

Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, who has been studying and writing haiku for over twenty years, and has been published internationally and translated into more than a dozen languages. He loves to teach and run workshops, bringing people to the Asian writing forms, and through his organisation With Words has students all over the English-speaking world.

A free event and open to all.

Alan’s blog: http://area17.blogspot.com

Website: www.withwords.org.uk

Performances by artists

Carl Gent, Friday May 23rd 8pm


Cerys Thomas, Saturday May 24th, 2pm


Camilla Nelson, Friday 30th May, 1pm

Tuesday
Mar112014

6 Days to Go !

 

 

Deadline for applications is

midnight 16th March 2014.

 

‘At the sill point, there the dance is’

T. S. Elliot, Burnt Norton

 

Follow and contribute to the call out for submissions on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stillpoints.movingworld

Twitter: @Still_Points

Please submit your work to:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com 

If you have any questions, please contact Fay at:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com 

The place where a letter or word meets a surface, a mark made, found text, voice heard. These social actions create still points; locales of reference and punctuations in an ever moving world.

The exhibition ‘Still Points: Moving World’, explores our relationship with language, writing, text and the surfaces and/or spaces on which it is inscribed; whether consciously or accidentally. It sets out to explore the interplay and juxtaposition between writing and locale, promote experimentation with a palimpsest of process and consider out how abstract relations can be made between mark making, writing and the social construction of place.

Situated with the field of performance writing, the idea behind ‘Still Points: Moving World’ is to create a setting for an assemblage of art-works that concentrate on intersections between language and place. It encourages submission of work in a variety of media produced specifically through an investigation into the concept of the still point as it is defined in a moving world.

Of its own accord, the exhibition engages with language and how it defines the still point. It addresses a redefinition of the meaning of mark making and the context in which it is situated, shifting the perspective of the work and engaging with the agency of language. Consequently, the exhibition considers writing and mark making as a strategy for shifting the way in which we think about language and the places in which language is inscribed / found.

Submission

Interested artists are invited to provide – as one word format document - a title and 250 word outline of the work you are submitting, low resolution examples of relevant work, a brief artist's statement of no more 500 words, plus a brief CV.

Deadline for applications is midnight 16th March 2014.

All chosen artists will be notified after the closing date and will be required to a pay £15 entrance fee to Fringe Arts Bath for supporting exhibition costs. FAB will not be profiting from the art work but independent sales can be made by the artist

 

 

Thursday
Feb062014

Still Points: Moving World 

 

 

February is the perfect month to start creating !

 

‘At the sill point, there the dance is’

T. S. Elliot, Burnt Norton

  

Follow and contribute to the call out for submissions on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stillpoints.movingworld

Twitter:  @Still_Points

Please submit your  work to:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com

If you have any questions, please contact Fay at:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com

The place where a letter or word meets a surface, a mark made, found text, voice heard. These social actions create still points; locales of reference and punctuations in an ever moving world. 

The exhibition ‘Still Points: Moving World’, explores our relationship with language, writing, text and the surfaces and/or spaces on which it is inscribed; whether consciously or accidentally.  It sets out to explore the interplay and juxtaposition between writing and locale, promote experimentation with a palimpsest of process and consider out how abstract relations can be made between mark making, writing and the social construction of place. 

 Situated with the field of performance writing, the idea behind ‘Still Points: Moving World’ is to create a setting for an assemblage of art-works that concentrate on intersections between language and place. It encourages submission of work in a variety of media produced specifically through an investigation into the concept of the still point as it is defined in a moving world.   

Of its own accord, the exhibition engages with language and how it defines the still point. It addresses a  redefinition of the meaning of mark making and the context in which it is situated, shifting the perspective of the work and engaging with the agency of language. Consequently,  the exhibition considers writing and mark making as a strategy for shifting the way in which we think about language and the places in which language is inscribed / found.

Submission

Interested artists are invited to provide – as one word format document -  a title and 250 word outline of the work you are submitting,  low resolution examples of relevant work, a brief artist's statement of no more 500 words, plus a brief CV.

Deadline for applications is midnight 16th March 2014.

All chosen artists will be notified after the closing date and will be required to a pay £15 entrance fee to Fringe Arts Bath for supporting exhibition costs. FAB will not be profiting from the art work but independent sales can be made by the artist

Thursday
Jan092014

Still Points: Moving World

                                                ‘At the sill point, there the dance is’

                                                         T. S. Elliot, Burnt Norton

 

The place where a letter or word meets a surface, a mark made, found text, voice heard. These social actions create still points; locales of reference and punctuations in an ever moving world. 

 The exhibition ‘Still Points: Moving World’, explores our relationship with language, writing, text and the surfaces and/or spaces on which it is inscribed; whether consciously or accidentally.  It sets out to explore the interplay and juxtaposition between writing and locale, promote experimentation with a palimpsest of process and consider out how abstract relations can be made between mark making, writing and the social construction of place. 

Situated with the field of performance writing, the idea behind ‘Still Points: Moving World’ is to create a setting for an assemblage of art-works that concentrate on intersections between language and place. It encourages submission of work in a variety of media produced specifically through an investigation into the concept of the still point as it is defined in a moving world.   

Of its own accord, the exhibition engages with language and how it defines the still point. It addresses a  redefinition of the meaning of mark making and the context in which it is situated, shifting the perspective of the work and engaging with the agency of language. Consequently,  the exhibition considers writing and mark making as a strategy for shifting the way in which we think about language and the places in which language is inscribed / found.

Submissions

Interested artists are invited to provide – as one word format document -  a title and 250 word outline of the work/s you are submitting,  low resolution examples of relevant work, a brief artist's statement of no more 500 words, plus a brief CV.

Deadline for applications is midnight 16th March 2014.

All chosen artists will be notified after the closing date and will be required to a pay £15 entrance fee to Fringe Arts Bath for supporting exhibition costs. FAB will not be profiting from the art work but independent sales can be made by the artist

Please submit you work to:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com

If you have any questions, please contact Fay at:

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Wednesday
Dec182013

The place where a letter or word meets a surface, a mark made, found text, voice heard. These social actions create still points; locales of reference and punctuations in an ever moving world.
Situated with the field of performance writing, this exhibition encourages work produced specifically through an investigation into the concept of the still point, as it is defined in a moving world. 

fringeartsbath-stillpoints@yahoo.com