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.

31 March 2014

BOOK NOW
12 APRIL 2014

SEEN CREATED
Saturday April 12 2014    12-4pm

£3 TICKET INCLUDES LUNCH
To book: 
 www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

Terry O’Toole Theatre, 

NK Centre, 
Moor Lane, 

North Hykeham, 

Lincoln LN6 9AX

Seen Created is a sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique spaces of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. Featuring the artists Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz, The Postmethodists.

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27 March 2014

SEEN CREATED
12 April 2014

Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, <i>to dizionario from dicionário</i>

Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, to dizionario from dicionário

To celebrate the work of contemporary live art performance, the National Centre for Craft and Design has commissioned Beacon Art Project to curate a programme of performance and film to complement their current exhibition Creating A Scene.

Friday 11 April,  6-8pm
Launch Event and Film Programme

An evening of short films featuring artist performances incorporating theatricality, props, costume and speech.

Amanda Coogan, Gillian Dyson, Doug Fishbone, Wayne Lloyd and Bob and Roberta Smith.

Saturday 12 April,  12-4 pm 
Live Performances
A sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique space of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. You will be served lunch, be engaged and enthralled by a range of exciting artist performances.

Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz, The Postmethodists.

Terry O’Toole Theatre,
NK Centre, Moor Lane,
North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX

Tickets: £3
Book tickets: http://www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk/events/seen-created/

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27 March 2014

SEEN CREATED
12 April 2014

Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, <i>to dizionario from dicionário</i>

Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, to dizionario from dicionário

To celebrate the work of contemporary live art performance, the National Centre for Craft and Design has commissioned Beacon Art Project to curate a programme of performance and film to complement their current exhibition Creating A Scene.

Friday 11 April,  6-8pm 
Launch Event and Film Programme
An evening of short films featuring artist performances incorporating theatricality, props, costume and speech.

Amanda Coogan, Gillian Dyson, Doug Fishbone, Wayne Lloyd and Bob and Roberta Smith

Saturday 12 April,  12-4 pm 
Live Performances
A sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique space of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. You will be served lunch, be engaged and enthralled by a range of exciting artist performances.

Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz, The Postmethodists.

Terry O’Toole Theatre,
NK Centre, Moor Lane,
North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX

Tickets: £3
Book tickets: http://www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk/events/seen-created/

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8 October 2013

OCTOBER UPDATE 2013

In April 2014 Beacon will be curating Seen Created a weekend event of performance art at the Terry O’Toole Theatre in North Hykeham.  This will part of Creating A Scene a major exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford from 25 January- 20 April 2014. The full programme for the weekend will follow.

Beacon is currently finalising plans for its 2014 project celebrating Beacon's 10th anniversary. We will be working with some of the artists and heritage sites we have worked with since 2004. Next year will also see the introduction of B.professional a new career development programme for artists, curators and art professionals. The three strands of this programme B.resident, B.mentored and B.talking will be open to applicants at all stages of their career and will offer a structured and integrated career development opportunity. These exciting plans will, of course, be subject to current and future funding applications and we will keep you updated on progress.

In tandem to B.professional Beacon is now in a position to offer for short-term rental a substantial studio space with living accommodation. Ideal for artists, curators and other creatives who need time and space to think and focus on their practice away from their normal routine. Email John Plowman for details. john@beaconartproject.com

4 August 2013

SUMMER UPDATE

Beacon is currently developing a new programme of activity for 2014 part of which will be a celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the first Beacon project. To receive monthly updates please join our mailing list via the contact page.

12 March 2013

Friary Studio Group at Greyfriars, Lincoln
March 2013

Beacon is managing the Friary Studio Group at the Greyfriars building in Lincoln until March 2014. Initiated as part of the Mistaken Presence project in 2012, this is the first artist led studio group in Lincoln and is an exciting departure for visual art in the East Midlands.
If you are interested in affordable studio space, (£80/month) working alongside other artists, please email nicola@beaconartproject.com for more information. Visit the Friary Studio Group blog.

29 October 2012

Beacon Bi-Monthly 13
Friday 2 November 2012

Yelena Popova, RCA Installation, 2011 Photo: Yelena Popova

Yelena Popova, RCA Installation, 2011 Photo: Yelena Popova

Friday 2 November 2012
Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

An evening of artists’ presentations and interventions
Guests selected in association with Primary, Nottingham's newest artists' space


Rebecca Beinart, Nottingham based artist and educator
Matthew Chesney, Nottingham based artist and director of Backlit gallery and studios
Yelena Popova, Nottingham based artist

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