31 March 2019


Beacon Bureau is very pleased to be working with Dunhill and O'Brien.  http://www.dunhillandobrien.co.uk

Their next major project will be in Stoke on Trent and is entitled ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS: propositions in clay’ . During a three week residency at the Airspace Gallery in August Dunhill and O'Brien will be working with local participants who have knowledge and expertise in a range of occupations and activities. Using clay, tools and apparatus, Dunhill and O'Brien will deliver a series of workshops to explore the different attributes that determine and inform the ability to co-ordinate different senses in relation to hand skills and materials. This residency period will culminate with simultaneous exhibitions, each featuring new artworks, at the Airspace Gallery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum from 3 September - 12 October during the British Ceramics Biennial.

Research Residency
At the beginning of June Beacon Bureau welcomes Bill Burns from Canada who will spend a week with us in Lincolnshire researching and developing a new project for 2020. 
Production Residency
Later in June Bernard Leibov Director and Curator of Boxo Projects, Joshua Tree, California will be spending two weeks collaborating with John Plowman on the production of a new body of work. They will take their cue from the work they produced together during John’s residency at Boxo Projects at the beginning of 2018.  https://boxoprojects.com
Beacon Bureau has also been successful in obtaining Arts Council Project funding to support the exhibition ‘No particular Place To Go?’
Beacon Bureau has partnered with the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, with support from them and other funders, will enable the delivery of this exhibition of sculptures by artists who have exhibited at the Castlefield Gallery since its first exhibition of Anthony Caro’s Table sculptures in 1984. The exhibition will explore the gallery’s archive and 35 years of sculptural production in the UK and will be curated by Beacon’s Director John Plowman and Art Historian/Curator Clare O’Dowd.  We are currently finalising our archival research, once completed more details about the exhibition, artists and funders will be released.