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BENEATH THE SURFACE: NIA takeover at The Project Space

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FREE – Thursday 19th – Saturday 28th March – 10am – 5pm

Beneath The Surface is a project by Newport International Airspace (NIA) who has commissioned professional artists to explore and express their own interpretation of an unsung hero living within the city of Newport. Whether it be a person, service or landmark, the artists’ unique journeys have taken them to the streets to find a character they connect with.

Through their eyes, it’s been about discovering someone or something they feel gives the city its daily pulse and vibrancy. By looking beneath the surface and behind the scenes, unexpected relationships have formed and a whole new perspective has been found.

The exhibition and performances taking place promise to be a dynamic experience. You can find out what happens to one artist as he is thrown down the challenge by an award-winning toilet attendant, or witness the conversations unravel spontaneously through traveling around on a Newport bus with no end destination in mind.

NIA will be taking over the Project Space in Newport from Thursday 19th to Saturday 28th March for a multi media event spanning two weeks. Through an ambitious exhibition with performances and workshops across the duration, it will show how artists connect to the communities they live in.

The event kicks off with a screening of Massimo Salvato’s film, Jonny. The film is a documentary about Newport artist, Jonathan Sherwood. Through his eyes and the constant suspension between creation and demolition, we follow the diaspora that a group of artists is stuck in since the transformation of the town centre into a big shopping mall.

There is an invite-only private viewing of the film, Jonny on Wednesday 18th March, but tickets will be available to book along with the exhibition opening to the public from Thursday 19th March.

Featuring artists: Art Rat, Jo Haycock, Marion Cheung, Marega Palser, Massimo Salvato, Mr and Mrs Clark, Stephanie Roberts, Steven George Jones, Tin Shed Theatre Productions and Victoria J E Jones.

Beneath The Surface is funded by Newport Community Arts Development, The Project Space and The Arts Council For Wales.

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BENEATH THE SURFACE: NIA takeover at The Project Space through out March

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FREE – Event listings coming soon!
The latest in a series of free events, we welcome Newport International Airspace as they take over The Project Space for most of the month of March, putting on a whole host of events. From exhibitions, meet-the-artists, screenings and even more workshops, this collective is an artistic force to look out for!

Watch this space as we announce more details soon, or visit their website: http://niabroadcast.com

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CALL OUT – Residencies at The Project Space during 2015.

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147 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1LN

Call out for proposals for Residencies at The Project Space

A printable version of this document is available at: FINALCalloutforResidencies2014

See also: FAQs Residency / Guidelines / Terms & Conditions

Who we are & what we do:

The Project Space is a cultural community platform for the creative arts in Newport, South Wales. Initiating, developing and delivering a programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities in the heart of the city, we deliver events that are responsive to both the needs and interests of our wider community.

Building on the success of previous schemes piloted in the city, Empty Shops Project (2010) and URBAN (2011-12), we exist to facilitate creativity in the community, and create opportunities for people to engage with the arts in Newport.

Project & Proposals:

We would like to build on the considerable success of projects involving our community and are inviting proposals from creative practitioners for projects based in and emanate from the city of Newport. Proposals can be for projects in any form and might include process-led residencies or a series of events, but should start with an engagement with the communities of Newport, whether that is an object, landmark, activity or group.

One aim of this project is to support and encourage new opportunities and an active artist presence for creative practitioners in Newport as well as generate professional and cultural opportunities to work within the city.  We will provide support, guidance, use of our resources and equipment, and act as a sounding board to hear and develop ideas. Also, throughout the project, you will have the benefit of mentoring and/or feedback and dialogue with visual artist who has knowledge and experience of developing a practice that relates to community based activity. In addition, you will be able to use The Project Space as a workspace and will have access to shared and heated communal areas.

You will be expected to present the outcomes of your residency project at the end or during the project period. There is no fixed format in which this should happen and will most likely be responsive to the outcome of your work. This will most likely mean a small-scale exhibition, talk, performance or other event that can be accommodated within The Project Space building.

Another aim of the project is to develop The Project Space as a resource within the community, and to encourage increased awareness and use of it by making art available and accessible directly to the wider general public. Applicants therefore should give an idea of how their project would highlight certain aspects of The Project Space, or generate an activity that encourages direct engagement with Newport residents.

In addition:

The Residencies will run along side regularly programmed events at The Project Space. Those units will be used as development spaces during weekdays and be open to the public each Saturday. During this time, we will continue to run our advertised programme of talks, activities and events. Before submitting a proposal, it is strongly recommended you come into The Project Space and familiarise yourself with our programme, as well as our immediate area in Newport. The Project Space is open Tuesday – Saturday between 10 am – 2 pm, and you are welcome to pop in any time. If however you have a specific time you would like to visit, we recommend you call or email in advance and arrange an appointment.

For more information, please email sally-anne.evans@newport.gov.uk or theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com

 

Timescale of project: 20 days during March – April 2015.

Outcomes of project: To be exhibited, documented or presented during May 2015.

Stipend: Maximum £2000

PROCESS

Applications for these residencies close on Friday 13th February 2015. Strictly no late submissions will be accepted. A panel of community representatives will then meet in February to review the submissions and generate a shortlist of artists. These artists will then be invited to interview with the panel about their proposals during that month, before the final Artists-in-Residence are chosen.

All successful shortlisted artists will be contacted directly via email no later than Wednesday 18th February. Successful residents will be notified by Wednesday 4th March.

How to apply:

To make an application for this project, please email the following material to theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com

  • A current CV (including website / blog and contact information).
  • A proposal outlining your idea and its aims, including how it will highlight content or generate activity in The Project Space on Newport. The proposal should be 500 words maximum. A financial breakdown of how you expect to use the stipend for the proposal is also desirable.
  • Up to 12 photographic images of your 2D/3D work saved as jpgs, 1MB max per image, and/or:
  • Video / audio documentation of your time-based work, performance or show reel.

Deadline for applications: Friday 13th February 2015

These residencies would not be possible without the generous support of The Project Space by the Arts Council Of Wales, for which we show our thanks.

A printable version of this document is available at: FINALCalloutforResidencies2014

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ARTIST LOUNGE: Public Performance & Tours – Thursday 25th September – 6pm-8pm

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Dear Creatives. Your #ArtistLounge returns! Now the third of our monthly get togethers, The Project Space is inviting the general public as well as creatives in our community to get together and talk about their creative journeys.

Confirmed speakers include:
International artists Michikazu Matsune (Japan) & David Subal (Austria) from STORE talk about their experiences as an International touring performing arts collective.

Gareth Clark – From the renowned Clarkes Public performance duet.

More speakers will be announced this week… Please check out our Facebook event for updates and information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501056916801912/

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Half term Make & Take Holiday Workshops

Half term holiday workshops at The Project Space - 26th-30th May 2014

Half term holiday workshops at The Project Space – 26th-30th May 2014

Roll up roll up! It’s the week before Newport’s Big Splash festival kicks off in our city, and to help get us all in the festival mood, The Project Space are running daily make and take workshops through out the half term holidays leading up to the main event.

Workshops start this Saturday and bank holiday Monday with drop in sessions for the whole family to make recycled junk instruments and balloon costumes between 10am – 4pm, with beach themed colouring in also available on the day!

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, we’re joined by Tony Balloonman ( http://www.balloon-man.webs.com) who’ll be giving us some expert tips on making balloon costumes to wear on the big day.

On Friday, we’ll also be making our own hula hoops and practising our moves, getting in the party spirit for Saturday.

For the parade itself, meet at The Project Space at 12:30 ready to Samba our way down to Newport’s Red Wave guided by our lovely event stewards – more info on the picture below. For more info on events and timings of Newport’s Big Splash weekend, please follow the link: http://issuu.com/theriverfront/docs/big_splash_a5_eng_final

Parade Information for parents

Big Splash Parade Information

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We’re going international! #bigsplash2014

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Image © Chris Evans – Poppy Evans and Kate Mercer at work mosaicing the underside of Newport’s #bigsplash2014 whale with Stephanie Roberts and Naz Syed in background. 2014.

After a successful first workshop in The Project Space with mosaic artist Stephanie Roberts and Naz Syed, we are ecstatic to announce that Newport’s happiest whale is about to go international.

On Saturday 10th May 2014, Steph will be joined by international mosaic artists Rachel Silver (New Zealand), Sé Van Weert (Netherlands) and Tamara Froud (UK) to help get this whale in shape for his Big Splash festival glory! As well, one of Britain’s leading mosaic artists, Carrie Reichardt, will be designing a section of the Whale although is unable to visit and take part in the project in person. All artists were involved in The 1st International Urban Mosaic Intervention in 2014, that took place in Chile earlier this year, and have continued to collaborate on projects since.

There’s still plenty of whale to mosaic and go around, so be sure to pop in to The Project Space on the day for a chance to talk and learn from International professionals in the heart of the city, working tirelessly to put something back into Newport.  We’ll still be running out #namethewhale competition too!  If you can think of a name for our whaley mate, get in touch – winner to be announced at The Big Splash festival weekend.

Further information on each artist can be found at:

Stephanie Roberts – stephanierobertsart.wordpress.com

Carrie Reichardt – www.carriereichardt.co.uk

Rachel Silver – www.rachelsilvermosaics.co.uk

Sé Van Weert – www.sevanweert.nl/home-english

Tamara Froud – www.mosaicartltd.co.uk

For more information regarding Newport’s Big Splash Festival 2014, please visit  www.newport.gov.uk/theriverfront, or find them online at Twitter: @newportfestival #bigsplash2014  / Facebook: big splash newport / Instagram: @riverfrontarts

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Newport Record Store Day – April 19th 2014

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In association with Newport City Radio and Newport Raises, The Project Space are working with Diverse Music, The Project Space and Record Face to celebrate our local, independent record stores and local music scene in the city.

In support of the acoustic music sessions held at Diverse Music, Newport City Radio will be holding their very own Street Sessions along Newport Commercial Street with some of the finest artists from the city’s thriving acoustic scene.  Located at Newport’s Indoor Provisions Market, the old Burton’s store, Costa Coffee and Boots, music will be being performed live between 11:30 – 16:30. Newport City Radio will be at large through out the day across the city centre spreading the good news and musical vibes to all the good people of Newport.
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A Photo Art Exhibition: The Pattern In My Carpet

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Officially our first exhibition inside The Project Space. On the 3rd of April, 2nd year Photographic Art students will be exhibiting their new work aimed at working within the community. We invite you all to attend and find out a little more about The Project Space.

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