As a follow up to the blog i posted just now...
i am still collecting images and stories relating to shoes,
to find out more go to:
Tumblers on a trampoline enact "analogue" video editing...
Apparently all done in one take with no editing and no errors, except the one in the middle which was planned.
i'm involved in organising arts events and 'exhibitions' at Windows204, 204 Gloucester road.
On 27th September we are hosting 'video cuts' a video screening by a group from central st martins college.
As we currently have no funding (and video cuts has very little) we are trying to find someone who might lend us a projector for the evening (the kind that you attach to a computer or dvd player).
I know that this is a big ask, so we would be very very very very very very very..... grateful.
We might also need some chairs (any colour, shape etc)
I know three SBA artists who have been hit by a Nigerian scam based in Manchester. You will receive an email from Anthony Grimsdale who claims to be interested in buying work and is willing to spend a few thousand pounds - of course we're all interested in that! He will send you a cheque (a copy of a real one) for a larger amount than the quote. Once that has been banked he will ask for a cheque to cover the balance of the overpayment, with or without your art, and you will thus be ripped off. Thankfully all the cases I know have not progressed that far, but beware...
This years trail was as ever a success, despite the best efforts of the rain. Thousands of people turned out over the two days of the trail to walk around Southville, Bedminster and Ashton to see work by local artists exhibited in their own homes or in local galleries and shops. And the following Performance Week was similarly popular. For people who weren't lucky enough to get around and see it all for themselves we managed to get an army of valiant volunteers to wander around and photograph it for you. The rather fine results you can see in all their glory on Flickr in a special group set up just for this purpose. http://www.flickr.com/groups/sbaartstrail007/pool/show/
Thanks to all the photographers who took part and uploaded pictures to the group!
Photos by Laurence Ketteringham
Goodness, what an excellent weekend! Despite torrential rain, with the aid of a good 'recommendation' from Venue Magazine, we had hoards of visitors - which makes the two week, labour intensive, stressing, all worth while :-). Lots of good feedback, some sales and the offer of another exhibition and I feel it has all paid off! Read more →
what a fab weekend exhausting but so rewarding and I even got out to see a few venues.
the extended hours was slow but Saturday we had 55 people coming and even had some sales so was well worth it. if anyone saw the gorilla on north st I hope you have recovered
a special thanks to all who braved the rain and to all those guys who enjoyed an alternative to the FA cup
wow, now that it all over are we allowed to sleep now??
Even the rain didn't seem to stop the people coming and coming and coming and coming....
and the decorating bags workshop was great fun, and nice and messy (thankyou lucy for finishing my bag, its-um-interesting).
i'll add some more when i've fully recovered.......
Photo: Gary Jones
Last year a dedicated team of photographers wandered around the Arts Trail snapping away at the people having fun looking at all the art on display. The results were a fantastic collection of images that showed the diversity of art on display as well as being a unique record of the weekend.
Edit: SBA communication email address updated
The Bristol Beer Factory are kindly producing Trail Ale for us... The beer is 5%, golden with citrussy flavour and very very drinkable! It comes in 5 litre (that's about 8 pints) mini casks for you to enjoy in your home during the trail. These cost £12.50 and 50p from every 5 litres sold will be donated to Southbank Bristol Arts.
To order your 5 litre cask or for further information please contact Lucy Axon directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before Midday on Wednesday 25th April.