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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5 October 2014

B.seated for B.talking
Friday 10 October 7-10pm

Friday 10 October 7-10 pm

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

You’re very welcome to join us at this, the first B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Alexandra Parry plus our B.mentored artists Marc Renshaw and GÂST. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

Book for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-12927585757

5 October 2014

B.bussed to B.talking
Friday 10 October

REMINDER

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore for the B.talking event on Friday 10 October. 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 8 October please email: info@beaconartproject.com

To book for the free B.talking event:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-12927585757

29 September 2014

OCTOBER UPDATE 2014

Alexandra Parry Wellingore 2014

Alexandra Parry Wellingore 2014

B.audience

Alexandra Parry our first B.resident artist has now completed her residency with Beacon. For two weeks Alexandra was provided with a studio and self-contained living accommodation in Wellingore. During this time she received mentoring support from John Plowman, director and curator of Beacon and from Kieren Reed a London based artist chosen by Alexandra.

Alexandra will be presenting the work she produced during her residency and talking about her experience of her time in Wellingore at our first B.talking at the Reading Room and Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW on Friday 10 October 2014 7 – 10pm.

Joining Alexandra will be East Midlands based artists Marc Renshaw and GÂST who, as part of the B.mentored strand of Beacons current B.professional programme, have been mentored by John Plowman. They will be presenting new work they have produced as a result of being mentored.

Everyone is invited to this free event where you will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.
If you live within a 15-mile radius of Wellingore free return travel by minibus is available and must be booked in advance by 8 October please email: info@beaconartproject.com

You can book for this free event here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-12927585757

15 September 2014

B.talking
Friday 10 October 7-10pm

B.talking

Friday 10 October
7-10 pm

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

You’re very welcome to join us at this, the first B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Alexandra Parry plus our B.mentored artists Marc Renshaw and GÂST. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

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 October please email: info@beaconartproject.com.

You can book for this free event here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-12927585757

31 August 2014

SEPTEMBER UPDATE 2014

B.welcome

B.resident
This month we welcome our first B.resident artist Alexandra Parry who will spend two weeks living and working in the studio in Wellingore. You can see and hear about what she got up to at the B.talking event on Friday 10 October.
B.mentored
The first mentoring sessions with B.mentored artists, Marc Renshaw and GAEST (Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley), took place last month. With further sessions planned for this month the artists are busy preparing for B.talking.
B.talking
You are very welcome to come and join us for the first of our B.talking events at The Reading Room and Chapel, High Street, Wellingore on Friday 10 October at 7pm. Come and join us to look at and hear about the work of the B.resident and B.mentored artists. At this friendly forum the focus is on creating 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-12927585757

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

22 July 2014

SUMMER UPDATE 2014

ALL THE B.’s

We have now selected the artists for the residency and mentoring opportunities that form part of B.professional our integrated 12-month programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals.

B.resident
Alexandra Parry, Lorrice Douglas and Cedar Lewisohn have been selected to B.resident. Over the coming months they will each spend two weeks living and working in the studio in the Lincolnshire village of Wellingore. Each residency will culminate with an exhibition and a presentation by the artist as part of the B.talking programme.

B.mentored
East Midlands based artists GAEST (Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley), Marc Renshaw, Ellie Collins, Scott Mason, Alice White and Claire Morris-Wright have been selected to B.mentored. Each artists will give a presentation about their art practice at a B.talking event.

B.talking
A free programme of events scheduled for 7-10pm on Friday 10 October 2014, Friday 9 January 2015 and Friday 17 April 2015 the Reading Room and Chapel, Wellingore, Lincolnshire. B.talking offers all participants an opportunity to contribute to and develop their understanding of contemporary art practice, a user-friendly forum for the sharing of opinions, understanding and support.

B.audience
Make a note of the dates for the B.talking events above and come and join us for a social, convivial and stimulating evening to see and hear about the art practice of the B.resident and B.mentored artists. Attendees living within a 25mile radius will be offered free return travel by Minibus.

IN OTHER NEWS

Please support this crowd funding appeal for Performing Poplar an exciting artist led project that will transform a disused, subterranean car park at the heart of an East London housing estate into a performance art specific studio and exhibition complex.

https://www.spacehive.com/performingpoplar

AND FINALLY

Tune in to Howard Leaders programme ‘The Scene’ on BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9/104.7 FM) on Tuesday 5 July 6-7pm. Nicola Streeten and John Plowman will be appearing discussing art and life including Beacons current B.professional project.

UNTIL THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER HAVE A GOOD SUMMER.

1 June 2014

JUNE UPDATE 2014

B.visible

B.professional our new integrated 12-month programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals is up and running. We are now accepting applications for the following two opportunities:

B.resident

The application deadline is 23 June 2014 more details here:

http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/

B.mentored

The application deadline is 30 June 2014 more details here:

http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/

The selected artists will be announced in the July newsletter together with the programme of B.talking events which will start in October this year. At each event the B.resident and B.mentored artists will exhibit and give a presentation about their work. At these events you will have the opportunity to B.audience alongside the artists.

B.audience is a new development for Beacon, which acknowledges that the artist is also a member of the audience alongside the ‘person on the street’. B.audience will reach out to both Beacon's established and new audiences to create a non-hierarchical space enabling all participants to engage with and experience exciting and challenging contemporary art.

OTHER NEWS

We are currently seeking to appoint two new trustees for our Board which meets quarterly to augment the expertise of our current board members. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience and knowledge of either finance or marketing.

Board members will need to have a passion and interest in developing the cultural landscape of the East Midlands and in particular Lincolnshire.

To find out more about Beacon please visit our website:

http://beaconartproject.org

If you are interested in being part of this small but dynamic visual art organisation please email us your details:

mailto:info@beaconartproject.com

Application deadline: 7 July 2014

4 May 2014

MAY UPDATE 2014

B.happy!

Beacon is pleased to announce the launch of B.professional a 12 month integrated programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals. Join us over the next 12 months as its four strands B.resident, B.mentored, B.talking and B.audience come together to create meaningful spaces of connectivity for artists and their audience.

Over the course of the next year Beacon will host B.resident a series of three artist residencies in which each artist will be provided with a fee, studio, living accommodation and mentoring support. B.resident is open to application from UK based artists at all stages of their career. Each two-week residency will culminate with an exhibition and a presentation by the artist as part of the B.talking programme.

Application deadline is 23 June 2014 details: http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/

Running concurrently with B.resident will be B.mentored, which focuses on the development of critical thinking around an individual artists practice. B.mentored is open to application from artists living or working in the East Midlands region. Offering a series of mentoring sessions tailored to meet the needs of each individual together with an opportunity to present their practice at a B.talking event.

Application deadline is 30 June 2014 details: http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/

Each of the participating B.resident and B.mentored artists will present their work in B.talking a free programme of events, starting later this year, to which you are invited to B.audience. Each B.talking event is held in a social and convivial setting providing a user-friendly forum for the sharing of opinions, understanding, information and support about contemporary art practice. Attendees living within a 25-mile radius will offered free return travel by minibus.

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