Archive for the ‘Stoke-on-Trent’ Tag

The One Million Project

Mark Brereton, a photographer based in Stoke-on-Trent has recently launched a project set to make money for Cancer Research UK.

A very simple but inspiring project…he hopes to raise £1million for the charity by selling a photographic print 1 million times!

To find out more and get your print go to Mark’s dedicated page here.

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Look what I’ve just found!

After incorrectly spelling my own URL (Oops!) I was really surprised at what Google threw up!

Apparently I was featured in a blogging feature on BBC – Stoke and Staffordshire in the Community features in November, Staffordshire Blogging by Tommy Hill.

I’m featured alongside ‘Good Food Shops’, ‘Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes’, Sir Findo Gask, Moriarty the Mundane, Caroline Kay, Barry Stamp, Stoke Sounds, Darkkat, Tell Me a Story, and A Foreigner in Stoke.

Some interesting blogging going on and I’m very surprised to see that I was featured! Today BBC Stoke and Staffordshire tomorrow the World 🙂

Blogging for Conjunction 08

Following my visit to AirSpace on Friday I noticed that their blog section was looking a bit bare and it fits with my other commitments that I should blog for Conjunction08. I have made two postings this week: ‘Littlewhitehead and the Good Samaritans’ and ‘Artist Talk: Alex Frost’.

I’ll be going along to the Panel Discussion on Saturday 22nd November, 12pm till 4pm with invited artists and curators talking about the theme of FANTASTIC, FOUND and FAKE! All are welcome and it should be interesting and I might see you there!

I’m really interested to know what you think so please comment…and any thing you’d like to see more of let me know!

Conjunction08 creating Controversy!

On Friday I made my first trip to Hanley to see the exhibitions as part of the Conjunction biennial – Fantastic, Found & Fake.

Conjunction Image

The Biennial first started in 2006 and is the first Contemporary Art Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent funded by Arts Council England through the Big Lottery Fund, North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership and Business Link.

The Biennial involves the below venues:

AirSpace Gallery
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Bethesda Chapel
Area 23 (A shop within the Cultural Quarter sponsored by BJB Commercial)
Staffordshire University
Victoria Hall
The BT Building
And Let Them Create Gallery.

It involves over 30 artists and has 25 new commissions. Artists are:

Alex Frost, Chris Biddlecombe, D*Face – Selina Yuk Tsang Pan, Eagle & Feather, Gayle Chong Kwan, Hondartza Fraga, Jan Dunning, Jessica Lloyd Jones, Johanna Laitanen, Jonathan Callan, Kate Lynch, Littlewhitehead, Louise Fago Ruskin, Michael Coombs, Michael Shaw, Nisha Duggal, NSEC, Pascale Canning, Paul Vivian, Paula Moss, Pete Smith, Rich White, Rinat Kotler, Ronnie Heeps, Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, Student Art Commission, Visual Tourettes Collective.

The local paper The Sentinel has already run a story covering the festival (click here) and on Friday Andy Branscombe of AirSpace Gallery was interviewed about the Littlewhitehead piece at the University: (Video HERE/Article HERE!)

Other Coverage:

BT Tower

What do you think? Please leave your comments…

Conjunction08 kicks off on 7th November

Exciting times ahead for Visual Arts in Stoke-on-Trent: