31 March 2014

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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.

29 October 2012

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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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5 July 2015

Venice Biennale 2015

Beacon is one of the partner organisations of EM15 a collaboration between artist-led organisations and institutions from the East Midlands region of the UK. Our other partners are: One Thoresby Street, Nottingham; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; QUAD, Derby; Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

http://em15venice.co.uk

For the 2015 Venice Biennale EM15 has commissioned two projects for its premiere presentation at the Venice Biennale: Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf a fully playable mini golf course and Sunscreen an online project featuring new digital commissions in the form of screensavers from 40 artists with a connection to the East Midlands region. Free to download from www.sun-screen.uk

Both projects responded to EM15’s curatorial approach to the 56th Venice Biennale - The Leisure Principle. The Leisure Principle considers the concept of tourism and trade as a metaphor to explore current global economic complexities through one of the defining principles of leisure, that of consumption and how this consumption shapes our identity.

View from the bridge (photo credit: Thierry Bal)

View from the bridge (photo credit: Thierry Bal)

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22 January 2015

B.resident 17-30 November 2014

LORRICE DOUGLAS

The value of fragments

Build me to your edges 2014

Build me to your edges 2014

Lorrice Douglas reflects on her experience.

There are numerous ways in which I could reflect on this residency. With respect to time, yours and mine - I shall aim to introduce some (but not all) of the elements that were resonant for me.

Several of my projects have taken place in rural landscapes or transitional spaces. I particularly enjoy residencies and in each one there is a period of seeking. A desire to understand the geography; where I am.

My residency in Wellingore took place in a former Methodist Chapel Reading Room, a building designed for more than one purpose. It was a space for both looking in and looking out. I am intrigued by that dynamic.

Throughout my stay I was thinking about the notion of ‘pastoral’. Both in it’s associations with the rural landscape and in an awareness of others.

In addition to making new work, I considered the studio as a space for contemplation. One of the first things I noticed upon returning to this part of Lincolnshire was the afternoon light, which seemed golden as I drove over the wolds. In the days to follow the rapidly changing daylight became a characteristic of my temporary home, drawing its own images throughout the interior of the building. In my first week before I had met many people, I would photograph the light as it moved across the walls.

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2 November 2014

B.resident 10 - 24 September 2014

ALEXANDRA PARRY

Alexandra Parry reflects on her experience.

I arrived in Wellingore at the beginning of September. My starting point for the residency was to explore how objects and situating objects in public space can provoke conversations with people and how this can be used as a research tool. So much information can be gleaned from the internet, but I am interested in acquiring knowledge through conversations and chance encounters with people in public spaces and using an object as the starting point for these conversations.

On my first day of the residency I walked around the village, getting an overall sense of the place I would be in for two weeks. I wandered around, following my instinct, the obvious paths in the village as well as suggestions that John, the curator at Beacon had given me. During this walk I was thinking about how I could find some materials to start making. In London, I’m used to there being an availability of free materials in public spaces - things households or industry have thrown out. On first glance in the streets of Wellingore there was one skip with a couple of pallets and some building rubble. So I approached a man who was doing some gardening outside his house and asked if he had any spare wood. He gave me a nice bit of hard wood and some plywood.

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10 August 2014

B.professional

B.professional is an integrated programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals. 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.

B.resident is a series of three artist residencies in which each artist will be provided with a fee, studio, living accommodation and mentoring support. Each two-week residency will culminate with an exhibition and a presentation by the artist as part of the B.talking programme. Alexandra Parry, Lorrice Douglas and Cedar Lewisohn were selected to B.resident following a national call for submissions.
The aims of B.resident are to:

  • Offer the selected artists the time and space to focus on the development of their work.
  • Challenge the selected artists to develop their understanding of how a contemporary art practice may reside in a rural context.
  • Develop longer-term relationships with the artists Beacon works with.

B.mentored, running concurrently with B.resident, focuses on the development of critical thinking around an individual artists practice. Open to application from artists living or working in the East Midlands region the following artists were selected GÂST, Marc Renshaw, Ellie Collins, Scott Mason, Alice White and Claire Morris-Wright. Each artist will receive mentoring sessions tailored to meet their individual needs and will present their practice at a B.talking event.

B.talking a free programme of events 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 15-mile radius will offered free return travel by minibus.

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