Thursday 31 January 2008

Polish Seasoning

January 2008 - Newsletter 11
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New Work Scotland Programme (NWSP) is a Collective Gallery initiative aimed at giving recent, Scottish based graduates their first significant exhibition opportunity. NWSP identifies and supports, through a policy of open application, some of the most promising new artists and writers working in Scotland. Selected candidates will each receive a commissioning fee of £600. The programme will run from September through to December 2008.
ELIGIBILITY is for artists & writers in:
· either their final year (undergraduate or postgraduate) at a Scottish art college/ university
· or Scottish based artists/writers who are up to three years out of college.
ARTISTS Selected artists receive a solo exhibition utilising both galleries or a one-off performance event. Selectors: Suzanne Cotter (Senior Curator at Modern Art Oxford), Dr Simon Groom (Director of Modern and Contemporary for the National Galleries of Scotland), Mel Brimfield (artist and Associate Producer at Collective) and chaired by Kirsten Body (Collective).
WRITERS This year we have an exciting new format and are looking for one writer to act as Writer-in-Residence for NWSP, providing a commissioned text for each of the selected artists along with an active blog.
TO APPLY Download and complete the guidelines and application form from the website by clicking on either Artist or Writer. The application form is in Word - if you have any problems please call us on 0131 220 1260.

Artur Zmijewski
3 months of participatory Polish projects at the Collective Gallery.

The Collective is extending a welcome to Edinburgh's newly immigrated Polish community. During this season of exhibitions and events we hope to provide a platform for cross-cultural investigation, participation and collaboration.

Launching the season, we are delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Scotland from seminal Polish artist Artur Zmijewski, featuring his recent film Them as shown at Documenta 12.
PREVIEW: Friday 8th February, 7-9pm. All welcome.
EXHIBITION: 9th February until 22nd March.
This exhibition will be supported, through our One Mile Programme, by a series of collaborations between Polish and Scottish poets, writers, visual artists and musicians, every Thursday for the duration of the exhibition: Scottish/Polish Cultural Stimulation devised by Arek Kozak.
One Mile Film Club
A FREE film club: screening films which have been selected by artists involved in the One Mile Programme.

Tuesday 29th January, 6-8pm - Das Blaue Licht & The Century of the Self, Episode 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed.' Selected by Kate Gray.

Tuesday 5th February, 6-8pm - Brazil. Selected by Freee.
Treat yourself to some mulled cider and popcorn, perfect for those wet winter nights.

Sunday Studio
Collective's Sunday Studio is an affordable workshop providing space for creativity.

Open to those with a lack of space/time/money to make art, or those who would just like to try out some social drawing.
We will provide space/tea/cake/music and materials.
The workshops will be from 2-4pm on Sundays: 27th January and 3rd February. Please email: if you would like more information or to book. £6 for 2 sessions, payable by cash or cheque.
An engage Scotland Interpretations Award

As part of a project looking at new ways of producing gallery interpretation, the Collective invited a panel of people to discuss three of our exhibitions.

If you missed Jason Nelson's show in December, you can now listen to three podcasts and hear the panel discuss the themes of the work.

- Communications Assistant
- Exhibitions & Archive Assistant

6 month voluntary posts (usually 30 hours per week). £55 subsistence and training budget if supported through Project Scotland. This post can be adapted for those on New Deal. Duties include gallery invigilation, exhibition installation and day to day administration.
Deadline: Wednesday 20 February 2008
Interviews: Wednesday 27 February 2008
Start Date: Wednesday 5 March 2008
TO APPLY: Please telephone for an application pack: 0131 220 1260 or download a form from our website.
STOP PRESS: Collective's director of near 14 years is leaving us to take up a new post as head of Glasgow's Tramway in April.

Live music in the gallery space from Dan Haywood's New Hawks and Rob St John, selected for Collective by Little Pebble. Check out their music by clicking the Quick Links at the top left of this email. £3 only. Thursday 7th February, 8-10pm. All welcome.
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Tuesday 29 January 2008

CRITICAL NETWORK Art e-bulletin no. 41

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Tue 29 Jan 2008. Welcome to criticalnetwork e-bulletin no. 41. Here are this week's events, exhibitions, opportunities and information about artists' projects recommended by criticalnetwork.

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Chelsea Conversations
Chelsea Conversations
Who are publicly funded arts organisations for? What function do they perform? How do they impact on art making? Who decides what is worthwhile and how?
Where: Chelsea College of Art & Design, London SW1P
When: Feb - Mar 2008
Photomontage works made over a 30-year period from the 1970s, which address social and political issues including conflict, the environment, nuclear disarmament and civil liberty.
Where: Pump House Gallery, London SW11
When: Wed 30 Jan - Sun 30 March 08
Good Morning, Mr Nam June PAIK
Good Morning, Mr Nam June PAIK
Good morning Mr. Nam June PAIK presents works by 24 Korean contemporary artists, including Nam June PAIK(1932-2006) whose three major video pieces will be shown in London for the first time.
Where: Korean Cultural Centre, London WC2N
When: Fri 1 Feb - Fri 7 Mar 08
Secularism 2008 Series - The Institute of Ideas and Bishopsgate Institute
Secularism 2008 Series - The Institute of Ideas and Bishopsgate Institute
Three debates interrogating the state of secularism today.
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M
When: 7pm Thu 7 Feb, Thu 6 Mar and Thu 3 Apr 2008
Stephen Sharp - Public Art Survey at Hanley, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme
Stephen Sharp - Public Art Survey at Hanley, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme
A project which sets out to question the function of public art through a series of public votes.
Where: Hanley, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme
When: Voting ends Tue 26 Feb 2008
sk-interfaces - Launch Event of FACT's Human Futures Programme
sk-interfaces - Launch Event of FACT's Human Futures Programme
sk-interfaces explores uncertain limits between art and science, materially and metaphorically, the concept of skin as a technological interface.
Where: FACT, Liverpool
When: Fri 1 Feb Sun 30 Mar 2008
Cory Arcangel: a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould
Cory Arcangel: a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould
Multi-screen installation, book launch and an interactive lecture/product demonstration.
Where: Castlefield Gallery & Greenroom, Manchester
When: Fri 8 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 08
URBANSPACE - Call for Submissions
URBANSPACE - Call for Submissions
The 2008 edition of URBANSPACE is curated around the theme of URBAN COMMUNITIES and looks to examine the diverse formation of local communities, informal situations and other site-specific representations of contemporary urban existence. Anonymity. Survival. Decadence. Defiance.
Deadline: Tue 1 Apr 2008
Brave not Beige - Call for Submissions for one night exhibition
Brave not Beige - Call for Submissions for one night exhibition
Call for submissions of new and recent works for site responsive show bringing together a group of selected artists for one night in Plan 9s new exhibition space.
Deadline: Mon 18 Feb 2008
Call for Submissions for Dialogue - The Axis Online Journal
Call for Submissions for Dialogue - The Axis Online Journal
To tie in with the recent launch of Axis's curator directory the next series of articles will focus on the role of the curator in contemporary art and current curatorial practice.
Deadline:Mon 3 Mar 2008

Upcoming talk:
Will Self and Iain Sinclair discuss PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY
Fri 8 Feb 2008, 7pm, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, SW7
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