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 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

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/

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

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.

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