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Liquid Landscapes Diary 8

 

 

 

DIARY ENTRY 8

 

School Cross Curricular Project

 

LIQUID LANDSCAPES has dovetailed beautifully with a new cross curricular project that we are starting  in the school where I am part- time head of art.

We had a lunchtime meeting with representatives from the following departments Art, History, Physics and Chemistry to discuss the theme of WATER as a starting point, (prompted by my my collaboration with S.K.).  I showed some of the boat prototypes and You Tube clips of TASKFORCE dancers in L.A..  Everyone fired up and off to do some research into boat design, speed , strength, evolution of keels, buoyancy (possible experiments with eggs), Sir Francis Drake, Spanish Armada, Mary Rose, Devonport, knots, semaphore. Need to find some paddling pools.

The recycled art events of TRAIL is set to begin on July 19. Here’s a round up

Liz Lockyear, organiser of the South Devon recycled art in the environment event TRAIL got in touch to describe some to the art and events which begin on Wednesday, July 19.

The environmental coastal sculpture TRAIL between Shaldon and Dawlish,Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, September 6, is five years old this year. It is an amazing event, full of surprises only possible when so many creative people come together with a common cause.
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Comic book Gods and Greek theatrics in Alcestis at Farringdon

The Farringdon Society of Arts production of Ted Hughes’ Alcestis  is playing at Froginwell Cider Barn Theatre on July 15- 18 at 7.30pm

The group seems intent on highlighting the dramatic power of The Greek play – last year they got all Oedipus on your ass with Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes, and now with Alcestis they’ve turned their Gods into cartoon characters – all very Jungian (or should that be DC Comics).

The play even has installation art, and is set in a cider bar… er… we mean barn.

For directions and more details visit the Farringdon Society of Arts website.

Skylines Festival Day at the CCANW, plus the curator’s talk

The Skylines Festival Day takes place today (June 20) at the CCANW and Haldon Forest, near Exeter, with all kinds of events for all the family – including the chance to explore a primitive hut (Pictured). We have Curator’s Talk Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, the poet behind the event, curators talk from the opening of the exhibitioni. And check out her explanation how it all got started along with a description of some of the events

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Art Trek Blog: 17th June. 8.30pm.

Had a nice day in Dulverton today. My partner was photographing the work of ceramicst, Jacqueline Leighton-Boyce in her studio up on Exmoor, just over the border into Somerset. Jackie is doing Art Trek with basket maker, Mary Melling and print maker, Judith Westcott, in Judith’s South Molton studio. It was so nice to meet up with Jackie and to see her work, as all our correspondence has been by phone or email.

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Art Trek blog: 9.30pm. Tuesday, June 16

A few calls from artists wanting the bright yellow, festival banners to highlight their venues – but all are in use for other events taking place over this period. The festival team very kindly agreed to try to make up for this by designing and printing a couple of A3 posters for each Art Trek artist (nearly 100) That’s a lot of printing. Hopefully a drama averted.

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Art Trek blog: North Devon artists prepare for the festival event of June 19-21, 26-28

The North Devon Festival, which takes over the whole of June, enjoys two weekends of an Art Trek (June 19-21 and June 26-28). Organiser Stella Levy shares her thoughts in this Art Trek blog

Art Trek blog

Thought I would have longer in bed this Saturday morning but… the phone went at nine o’clock, it was an artist with a query!

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