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Designer vacancies

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Date: 29/1/07
Website: www.bwa-design.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

bwa is a design agency that delivers innovative solutions for positive social and environmental change. Based on the Welsh border, we mix challenges set by high profile clients with a lot of fresh air.

Senior designer: we are looking for an experienced and creative senior designer with initiative, a strong portfolio and proven project management skills. Reference: BSD

Junior designer: we require a self-motivated designer with energy and enthusiasm to join our team. Reference: BJD

Both positions require knowledge of relevant mac programmes.

Please apply in writing, stating job reference, with a cv and pdf of work (2MB max) to jobhay@bwa-design.co.uk. Closing date 16.02.07. These posts are based in our office in Hay-on-Wye, Powys. Please note that only successful applicants will receive a reply. Sorry, no agencies.

bwa-design.co.uk

bwa profile

bwa is a design agency with strong ethics delivering high quality, original and effective design. We work for the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and the business community ´ on projects ranging from branding, flagship reports and marketing publications to campaigns, websites and exhibitions. We are interested in big ideas ´ but we work with people who care about the detail. bwa-design.co.uk

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Cafe Artistique

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Date: Monday 19 February 5.30 – 7pm
Website: www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique
Location: wales

Outline:

Independent art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and artist-in-residence Nic Finch will be leading a discussion about art and the media.

Come and join them – this is a free event for all artists, curators, writers and the art curious. Just bring your big ideas and burning issues.

Sacha Craddock is curator for Sadlers Wells and co-curator for Bloomberg Space. She trained as an artist at St Martins and Chelsea and has written for The Guardian and The Times

Nic Finch is a Cardiff based graphic artist who works with print, video and new media. He is currently involved in The Pancea Society featuring Andre Stitt and Matt Cook, producing a live video element to their performances.

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Starting your Own Business

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Location: international

Outline:

If you want to start your own business or thinking of expansion, exporting or re-structuring. We can help you achieve your own potential. Contact Orchard Business Enterprise & Development . We are specialist in Change Management, Quality Implementation, Strategic Marketing and Human Resource Developemnt. Inclluding other tailor-made services to suit your own particular business. Tel:01248 370351 Mobile:07711 870253 e-mail : barazi@orchard-gb.com

Area: all wales

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amperSAND – The Role of Music in Animation and Film: John Hardy

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Date: Wednesday 7th February, 6.30pm arrive for 6.45pm start
Website: www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

For this amperSAND event BAFTA Cymru award winning composer John Hardy will give a thought provoking presentation on the role of music in animation and film.

John is a diverse and critically acclaimed composer who has written original music for over 150 features, drama series, documentaries & films, which have been seen all over the world. His most recent work includes music for Colin & Cumberland` (BBC ONE) and `True Horror` with Anthony Head (DISCOVERY/October Films).

`There are so many cases of film projects where music is an afterthought, missing the opportunity for the ideas of vision, action, narration & dialogue to interact at an early stage, missing key creative opportunities, that you might think that people planning such projects were tone deaf. Very often the music is the very last thing to be considered, and budgets are therefore a confused and panicked afterthought too.

Many great projects, from Death In Venice, Once Upon A Time In The West, Fantasia & Tom and Jerry to some of the greatest TV commercials, actually started with the music before shooting a single scene.
How good do you want your music to be? `

For more information or to register for this event, visit:

http://www.ampersandswansea.com

amperSAND events are aimed at professionals and enthusiasts working in all aspects of digital media, businesses, students, independent artists and people with an interest in animation, computer games, digital art, and other production areas in these sectors.

amperSAND events are initiated and organised by The School of Digital Media, Swansea Institute, in partnership with @Wales Digital Media Initiative, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Regional Development Fund. The venue is provided by kind permission of the President and Council of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales.

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John Smith on www.tank.tv 1.03.07 – 15.4.07

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Date: 1.03.07 – 15.4.07
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

John Smith ´ Film and Video
www.tank.tv / 1st March – 15th April 2007

This month tank.tv presents a rare opportunity to view a retrospective of the work of one of the most important British film and video artists of his generation, John Smith.

tank.tv have a long-standing relationship with the artist and we are very pleased to present work that has so much influenced young and emerging artists.
John Smith started making films in 1972 and became associated with the London Film Makers Co-op. At the height of theory led, materialist filmmaking, Smith`s work was marked by its humour and accessibility. Playful, idiosyncratic and staunchly rigorous these films (made over a 32 year period) are an absorbing exploration of questions central to both cinema and experience

Area: not in wales

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tank.tv: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

Call for Submissions ´ No Deadline.

Created by Tank magazine in 2003 as an online gallery space, www.tank.tv presents a range of films by established and emerging artists. In its online shows and at offline screenings tank.tv is dedicated to exhibiting moving images in a free and accessible way. Always seeking innovation we are eager to see all forms of moving image which are 3 minutes long, or less. Please visit www.tank.tv/submissions to download a submission form and get your moving images sent to:

tank.tv

5th Floor

49-50 Great Marlborough Street

London

W1F 7JR

alice@tank.tv

www.tank.tv

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exhibition of landscapes

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Date: 7th may
Location: wales

Outline:

`ruralscapes` paintings inspired by surrounding landscape by former london artist now living in south wales and changing direction from `urban` inspired projects to the valleys vista landscape.

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21st Prix Ars Electronica 2007

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Website: http://prixars.aec.at
Location: international

Outline:

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.

The competition is organized by the Ars Electronica Center and ORF’s Upper Austria Regional Studio in collaboration with the O.K Center for Contemporary Art and the Brucknerhaus Linz, and the prizes are awarded during the Ars Electronica Festival each year.

The event calls for entries in eight categories, including a youth competition and a grant for young creative talents. In 2007 Ars Electronica and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research (media.lbg.ac.at) announce the Prix Ars Electronica Media.Art.Research Award, a prize for outstanding theoretical work on the subject of media art.

With over 34,365 entries since 1987 and prize money in 2007 totalling 122,500 euros, the competition offers the largest cash purse for cyberarts worldwide. Each year, six Golden Nicas, twelve Awards of Distinction and approximately 70 Honorary Mentions as well as a grant for the category [the next idea] and the Media.Art.Research Award are presented to participants.

The Prix Ars Electronica calls for entries and awards prizes in the following seven categories:

* Computer Animation / Film / VFX
* Interactive Art
* Digital Musics
* Hybrid Art
* Digital Communities
* u19 ´ freestyle computing
* [the next idea] Grant
* Media.Art.Research Award

Full submission guidelines and online entry are available on the website: http://prixars.aec.at

Deadline for Submissions: 9 March 2007

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Slice of Evidence: Sonic Performance, Noise and Storytelling

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Date: 27 Jan 2007
Website: http://www.concrete.co.nr
Location: england

Outline:

Artists:

* Goodiepal
* Le Couteau Jaune
* Radio Seven Seas and the Concrete Mass Ensemble
* DJ: Jim Backhaus

Curated by Caspar Below/Concrete Mass and Bruce McClure/RNS

More information on www.concrete.co.nr

RNS and D.A.M.ned lies allthatnoise present the talents of the only known son of the Wizard of Oz and
Toto, Goodiepal and a debauched bunch of half echidna half hooligans who have the nerve to call themselves something French, Le Couteau Jaune, but also the unique talents of the Radio Seven Seas story telling sessions and the Concrete Mass Noise Ensemble.

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Residency at Access Space

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Website: http://www.access-space.org
Location: england

Outline:

Artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists are invited to apply for a month long residency at Access Space for spring 2007 (timescales negotiable).

Based in the heart of Sheffield, Access Space is the UK`s first open access Free Media Lab. Access Space uses Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and recycled computers to develop creativity, community, skills and
resourcefulness. It`s a place for skill sharing, artistic endeavour, creative expression and collective knowledge.

Applicants should have some experience using technology in creative projects although Access Space is open to interesting ideas irrespective of past experience.

The selected applicant will be given an honorarium of £3,400 (to include all fees and travel). There are modest budgets for accommodation and production. Technical support is also available if necessary.

For more information and application details contact jp@access-space.org

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