Saturday, July 30, 2011

Caselberg Trust Creative Connections Residency

A fantastic opportunity: The Caselberg Trust is funding the Creative Connections residency at its cottage in Broad Bay, Dunedin. The residency will be offered on an annual basis for a period of between 3 and 6 months. It is open to people residing in New Zealand, and will pay a stipend of $6000 for the successful applicant.

Applications for the 2012 Creative Connections residency open on Monday 6 June, and run through to Wednesday 31 August. The Trust is looking specifically for projects that reach out, and make links, across a variety of creative media, professional disciplines, and/or communities relevant to the planned project.

Application form and Information to Applicants can be downloaded from the Trust website

Friday, July 22, 2011

Last chance to see Westland exhibition - ends July 31st

What a wonderful journey, then in 1879 and now!  This exhibition has been on tour since 2009 when it opened in Caithness Horizons, Scotland with a parallel exhibition at the Anchorage Art Gallery in New Zealand the same month. Now in An Talla Solais, Ullapool, this is the last venue.  This is what Mandy Haggith had to say about it:

"...I particularly enjoyed the layer upon layer of history and response in Joanne and Lynn’s work. A story from the ship unravels through a string horse and five bottles of whisky. Three aprons (one to protect a dress, the next to protect the first apron, and a third, made out of sacking, to protect the other two) emerge from Lynn’s log book and are given physical form by Joanne. Seeing such an integrated body of work it is incredible to discover that the two artists have never actually met..." Click here to read her review in full.

Lynn Taylor - cyanotypes and logbook
 This project is fully documented on Joanne B Kaar's blog

Joanne B Kaar - string/rope twined from natural fibres
I'll give the last few words to George Gunn  "This is art with a purpose and it is rare.."   an extract from his review, to read it in full click here.