13 July 2015

SUMMER UPDATE 2015

B.generous

We’ve now come to the end of a very busy and successful few months for Beacon that has culminated, as part of the EM15 partnership, in the presentation of ‘Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf’ as a collateral event at this years Venice Biennale, images can be seen here:http://beaconartproject.org/projects/

April also saw the final event of our popular and B.professional programme, the following feedback is testament to its success.

'I felt that there was a particular edge to the audience on the evening that created an interesting tension in the performances and presentations by all the artists involved.' Audience member.

‘It has been a wonderful opportunity for me in so many ways.  Not only as a unique space and time to develop my practice, but also to reflect on it, to talk, and to ask questions. I feel privileged to have met so many wonderful people through the residency.’ B.resident artist.

‘To have someone devote a considerable amount of time to your practice facilitates their deep understanding of the work, which uniquely allows the level of critical engagement to be very precise. This supportive process allows time for a much more considered, and targeted development.’ B.mentored artist.

Following a period of R+D we are now working toward delivering a two-year programme of work and to ensure the sustainability of Beacon in the longer term.

In common with all other UK visual art organisations Beacon has to cast the net wide to secure funding from as many sources as possible. As well applying for pulic funding we are launching our B.generous scheme and are asking for donations, however big or small, to support our programme of work. Your generosity will help Beacon continue to curate, create and connect spaces for art, artists and audiences.

Beacon is committed to working with artists and audiences of all ages and backgrounds to 
create significant cultural encounters and experiences. Since 2004 we have commissioned 
and worked with over 70 artists to deliver an exciting and innovative programme of work that has included commissioned art works
 exhibited in heritage sites, performances, talks, events, residencies and mentoring.

As a charity donations from individuals who are UK tax-payers qualify for Gift Aid will allow Beacon to claim an extra 25p on every pound donated.

Please B.generous to make a secure donation please click here:

http://beaconartproject.org/support/

Many thanks and have a great summer, we’ll be back in touch in the autumn within an update.

5 April 2015

APRIL UPDATE

B.talking

Friday 17 April 2015 
7-10 pm

The Reading Room and Chapel,

High Street,

Wellingore, 
LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us for the third B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Cedar Lewisohn plus our B.mentored artists Ellie Collins, Claire Morris-Wright, Alice White. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

You can book for this free event here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-15402988754

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore. The minibus will depart from outside The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP at 5.45pm and continue on to Wellingore stopping at villages along the A607 Grantham Road to pick up attendees if required. The return minibus will depart Wellingore at 10pm.

Seats on the minibus must be booked in advance by 16 April please email:info@beaconartproject.com

Other News

Beacon is proud to be one of the partners of EM15, a new partnership between artist led organisations and institutions from the East Midlands. Our partners are One Thoresby Street, Nottingham; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; QUAD, Derby; supported by Nottingham Trent Uiversity and in association with The University of Nottingham.

The EM15 partnership invites you to tee off at the Venice Biennale this year with Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, a fully playable mini golf course for which John Akomfrah, Yara El-Sherbini, Doug Fishbone, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Hetain Patel, Yinka Shonibare and Eyal Weizman have each been commissioned to design a hole.
http://em15venice.co.uk

Alongside Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land GolfEM15 has commissioned ‘Sunscreen’ an online project by artist Candice Jacobs that includes the work of 40 artists invited by Jacobs and the EM15 partnership. From 27 April 2015 each commission will be available as a free downloadable screen saver.
http://sun-screen.uk

29 March 2015

B. in Venice

EM15 invites you to tee off at the Venice Biennale this year with ‘Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf’, a fully playable mini-golf course for which nine artists have each been commissioned to design a hole.
EM15 is a new partnership between artist-led organisations and institutions from the East Midlands, UK.
EM15 is: Beacon Art Project, New Art Exchange, One Thoresby Street and QUAD; supported by Nottingham Trent University and in association with The University of Nottingham.

Alongside Leisure Land Golf, EM15 has commissioned ‘Sunscreen’ an online project by artist Candice Jacobs that includes the work of 40 artists invited by Jacobs and the EM15 partnership.  Artists have been invited to create new digital works in response to ‘The Leisure Principle’, each of which is distributed as a free downloadable screensaver.  Sunscreen uses the screen and the online space as a form of conversation between the individual (consumers), the collective (producers) and the state (economy), and considers our relationship with consumption, experience, distribution and exchange via an ongoing collection of 40 digital artworks as screensavers, created by artists with a connection to the East Midlands. Each artists screensaver will be created as a response to the wider curatorial theme of EM15 at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, The Leisure Principle.

More information:
http://em15venice.co.uk
www.sun-screen.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EM15UK
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EM15Venice

15 March 2015

B.talking 17 April 2015
Friday 17 April 2015

B.talking

Friday 17 April 2015 
7-10 pm

The Reading Room and Chapel,

High Street,

Wellingore,
LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us for the third B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Cedar Lewisohn plus our B.mentored artists Ellie Collins, Claire Morris-Wright, Alice White. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

You can book for this free event here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-15402988754

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore. The minibus will depart from outside The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP at 5.45 and continue on to Wellingore stopping at villages along the A607 Grantham Road to pick up attendees if required. The return minibus will depart Wellingore at 10pm.

Seats on the minibus must be booked in advance by 16 April please email: info@beaconartproject.com

15 February 2015

FEBRUARY UPDATE 2015

B.building

During February Beacon will be busy building on and developing plans for its new three-year programme. Our main focus this month is to secure the necessary funding to enable us to deliver this programme. Like all publicly funded art organisations Beacon is looking for other sources of funding and so next month sees the introduction of our B.generous scheme. Full details of which will be in the March newsletter.

Coming Up

B.talking

Friday 17 April 7 – 10pm

The Reading Room and Chapel,
High Street,
Wellingore
LN5 0HW

With B.resident artist Cedar Lewisohn and B.mentored artists, Ellie Collins, Alice White, Claire Morris-Wright.

Please book for this free event here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-15402988754

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore for the event departing from outside The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP at 5.45 and continuing onto Wellingore stopping at villages along the A607 Grantham Road to pick up attendees if required. The return minibus will depart Wellingore at 10pm. 
 mailto:info@beaconartproject.com

Beacon Recommends

‘A Life Drawing’
John Plowman

31 January- 22 March 2015

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Place, Nottingham NG1 6EL

‘(detail)’
Curated By Andrew Bracey

20 Dec 2014 - 19 Apr 2015

The Usher Gallery, Danes Terrace, Lincoln

‘Viewpoints’

31 Jan 2015 - 10 May 2015
The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln

Open Daily 10am - 4pm last entry 3:45pm

‘Tempus Fugit’

25 - 28 February 12noon - 6pm

Preview Wednesday 25 February 6.30pm

SYSON 9 Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ

4 January 2015

JANUARY UPDATE 2015

B.new

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We kick off the new year with our B.talking event on Friday 9 January at 7pm at The Reading Room and Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW. We look forward to welcoming you to this friendly forum to look at and hear about the work of artists Lorrice Douglas, Scott Mason and Alec Shepley. Enjoy stimulating conversations about contemporary art together with some wholesome food and refreshments.

Please book for this free event here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-14259553709

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore for the event departing from outside The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP at 5.45 and continuing onto Wellingore stopping at villages along the A607 Grantham Road to pick up attendees if required. The return minibus will depart Wellingore at 10pm. 
mailto:info@beaconartproject.com

Beacon News

Working with our Board of Trustees we have now finalised a plan of activities for the next three years. This exciting programme will see developments in our mentoring and residency offer, with new artist commissions, projects and events and partnerships being formed. This is dependent on us securing the necessary funding, which we are now working hard to secure.

Beacon Recommends

(detail)
Curated By Andrew Bracey

20 Dec 2014 - 19 Apr 2015

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Save the date!

A Life Drawing

John Plowman

31 January- 22 March 2015

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Place, Nottingham NG1 6EL

21 December 2014

B.talking
Friday 9 January 2015 7-10pm

Lorrice Douglas 2014

Lorrice Douglas 2014

B.talking

Friday 9 January 2015 
7-10 pm
The Reading Room and Chapel,
High Street,
Wellingore, LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us for the second B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our second B.resident artist Lorrice Douglas plus our B.mentored artist Scott Mason and invited guest artist Alec Shepley. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

You can book for this free event here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-14259553709

If you live within a 15-mile radius of Wellingore a free return travel by minibus is available and must be booked in advance by 8 January please email: info@beaconartproject.com.

7 December 2014

DECEMBER UPDATE

Lorrice Douglas 2014

Lorrice Douglas 2014

B.season

GREETINGS OF THE SEASON FROM US ALL AT BEACON ART PROJECT

Don't forget to book for our next B.talking event 7pm on Friday 9 January at The Reading Room and Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW.

You are very welcome to come and join us to look at and hear about the work of artists Lorrice Douglas, Scott Mason and Alec Shepley. A friendly forum in a social and convivial setting where you will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

You can book for this free event here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-14259553709

If you live within a 15-mile radius of Wellingore a free return travel by minibus is available must be booked in advance please emai:
info@beaconartproject.com

9 November 2014

NOVEMBER UPDATE 2014

B.resident

Lorrice Douglas, our second B.resident artist will be spending two weeks this month living and working in the studio in Wellingore. She will be one of the artists presenting at the next B.talking event on Friday 9 January alongside B.mentored artist Scott Mason and invited artist Alec Shepley.

You can book free tickets for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-14259553709

You can read about the experience of our first B.resident, Alexandra Parry, on our website here: http://beaconartproject.org/projects/

Whilst you're on our website have a look at the comments and images from our October B.talking event here: http://beaconartproject.org/events/

2 November 2014

B.talking-1

The Calm Before The Storm.

The Calm Before The Storm.

Our first B.talking event was a great success with nearly 60 attendees making it a memorable Beacon event with an incredibly engaged and enthusiastic audience.

'I felt that there was particular edge to the audience on the evening that created an interesting tension in the performances and presentations by all the artists involved.' Marc Renshaw

During the evening there were presentations from Alexandra Parry our first B.resident artist who showed the work she produced durimng her residency. Together with projects developed by artists Marc Renshaw and GÂST as part of our B.mentored programme.

'We have found your mentorship very thoughtful, inspiring, and critical in the maturity of our practice.' GÂST

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