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The Nihilists – a one day visual art event by Stefhan Caddick, with a sound performance by Team Sports

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Dusk (8-10pm), Saturday 16th July 2011

Sugar Loaf, Abergavenny (starting from  Mynyndd Llanwenarth Car Park, Grid Ref: SO268167)

The Nihilists is a series of outdoor installations temporarily located on the Sugar Loaf mountain near Abergavenny. The installations generate electricity in order to illuminate their futility.

Team Sports (Matthew Lovett, Jimmy Ottley & Ian Watson) is a sound performance that explores the relationship between a musician and their surroundings. Using the physical environment as a musical score, the group respond to sounds, visual stimuli, and other environmental occurrences to create a piece that engages with all aspects of the sound continuum.
For more information, directions, a map and cancellation in the event of heavy rain, please visit the website:

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This event was made possible with the  generous support of The National Trust.
The Nihilists was developed with the support of Powys County Council’s  Chance to Create Scheme.
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Experimental Arts Double Conference

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“We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective experiments that concern each and every one of us.” Bruno Latour, 2004

What is experimentation? What makes art ‘experimental’? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments?

This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world issues. These include works that have successfully ‘changed the world’ as well as speculative initiatives that radically change the way we think.  It will survey the results and potential of Experimental Arts, inviting leaders in the field to discuss how we can extend and support a platform for path-breaking experimentation.

The main conference will be preceded by a two-day National Postgraduate Conference on Experimental Arts.

Speakers include:

James Crutchfield and David Dunn (Art-Sci Lab, U Davis); Donald Brook (Flinders), Amy Balkin (CCA; Stanford), Mischa Kuball (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne); Chris Bosse (UTS, L.A.V.A.), Victoria Vesna (UCLA); Adrian McKenzie (University of Lancaster); Pia Ednie- Brown (RMIT); Joyce Hinterding (USyd), Terry Smith (Pittsburgh); Elizabeth Ann McGregor (MCA); Douglas Kahn, Richard Goodwin, Paul Thomas, Anna Munster, Nigel Helyer, Jill Bennett (NIEA, UNSW); iCinema, Centre for Interactive Cinema, UNSW.

19–20 August 2011                Main Conference

17–18 August 2011                National Postgraduate Conference

John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Registration Now Open

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Wish You Were Here photography exhibition

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Wish You Were Here

This summer, Ffotogallery turns the spotlight onto new photographic and
lens-based media work in Wales. Wish You Were Here is an exceptional series
of 5 exhibitions and various events at our gallery in Turner House and at
our off-site venue at The Dairy in Cardiff, dedicated to nurturing and
foregrounding emerging artists in Wales.

The season reflects the concerns ‹ social, conceptual and technical ‹ of a
new generation of photographic artists. Whether challenging cultural
stereotypes or offering glimpses into unseen worlds, the artists offer fresh
perspectives on photography whilst exploring the expressive potential of the
medium. Wish You Were Here presents key solo exhibitions by Arts Council of
Wales supported artists Dawn Woolley, Rick Davies, Gawain Barnard and David
Barnes, as well as a specially curated group show This Unfolds.

21 July ­ 6 August

11 ­ 27 August

18 August ­ 3 September
THIS UNFOLDS: Absalom & Bardsley, Ami Barnes, Amy Bullock, Paal Henrik
Ekern, Ryan Moule, Sheree Murphy, Chiara Tocci

8 ­ 24 September

15 September ­ 1 October
David Barnes: KING TIDE

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ISEA2011 Istanbul Art Market and International Networking Event

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If you want to net­work, show your port­fo­lio, know “who is doing what”, get to know new peo­ple, this is the event for you. Is­tan­bul Sehir Hat­lari AS will pro­vide ISEA2011 Is­tan­bul with a ferry boat that for two days. One day the boat will travel at dusk and the other day it will float across the re­flec­tions of the city lights on the wa­ters of the Bospho­rus.

Wednes­day, 14 Sep­tem­ber, 2011 - 17:00 - 20:00

Mon­day, 19 Sep­tem­ber, 2011 - 20:30 - 23:30

ISEA2011 Is­tan­bul Art Mar­ket and In­ter­na­tional Net­work­ing Event

Spon­sored by Is­tan­bul Sehir Hat­lari AS and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Elek­tra

ISEA2011 Is­tan­bul will be spon­sored in part by Sehir Hat­lari,  the fa­mous and much loved sea trans­porta­tion com­pany in Is­tan­bul that car­ries mil­lions of peo­ple every day across the Bosporus be­tween the Asian and Eu­ro­pean sides.

Sehir Hat­lari will pro­vide ISEA2011 Is­tan­bul with a ferry boat that for two days, Wednes­day Sep­tem­ber 14th (5pm to 8pm) and Mon­day Sep­tem­ber 19th (8:30pm to 11:30pm), will trans­port hun­dreds of ISEA2011 par­tic­i­pants over the Bosporus.

The net­work­ing part of the event, that will allow ISEA 2011 par­tic­i­pants to min­gle and net­work with artists, cu­ra­tors, aca­d­e­mics and op­er­a­tors in the area of the cre­ative in­dus­tries, is or­ga­nized by Alain Thibault of Elek­tra, Mon­treal, to­gether with Lan­franco Aceti, the ISEA2011 Is­tan­bul Artis­tic Di­rec­tor and Con­fer­ence Chair.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity work­ing with Sehir Hat­lari and with Alain Thibault from Elek­tra. Alain’s ap­proach to the art fair is ef­fi­cient, struc­tured and fo­cused, al­low­ing peo­ple to make con­tacts and de­velop pro­jects to­gether. This is the rea­son why we wanted to work to­gether with him and his team that has over 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the sec­tor,” says Aceti.

On the boat, se­lected in­ter­na­tional pre­sen­ters will be able to show their re­cent work and pro­jects and seek/de­velop part­ner­ships with art deal­ers, cu­ra­tors and spon­sors.

“It is a also a great chance for young artists and peo­ple in­ter­ested in the in­dus­try to net­work and have feed­back on their ac­tiv­i­ties and port­fo­lios,” ex­plained Aceti. “With the ISEA Ticket at 18 euros per per­son it is pos­si­ble not only to at­tend the con­fer­ence but also to par­tic­i­pate in the two boat events. For this rea­son the ticket is very pop­u­lar in that it en­sures that young artists are in­volved as well.”

The Art Mar­ket event on the boat is open to and free of charge for all reg­is­tered ISEA2011 del­e­gates and at­ten­dees (non-pre­sen­ters).

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Creative and Digital Industries: Economic Growth Through World Class Creativity

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The UK is a world-leader in creative education and the birth place of creative talent, from fashion to design to art.

However to maintain this reputation innovations and unique developments for the creative industries must be sought.

Partnerships between creative and digital industries will pave the way not only for understanding and developing new talent but for helping support the global economic uprise.

In light of this, Inside Government is pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming forum, Creative and Digital Industries: Economic Growth Through World Class Creativity, taking place on Thursday 20th October.

This forum will offer delegates the opportunity to understand the government’s vision for creative and digital industries, explore new routes into the sector and look at the opportunities for partnership with education.


Explore the governments vision for the development of the UK’s creative industries
Provide the chance to network and build relations for potential partnership opportunities
Uncover the incentive for higher education partnerships with creative industries and digital arts
- Share best practice on how to establish local creative hubs
Develop the opportunities for further education institutes in offering courses
Review the new routes into artistic, digital and cultural roles
Learn what can be done to meet the demand of skills in the creative industries

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AND in partnership with DaDa – Disability and Deaf Arts are developing an innovative artists’ online residency programme. This residency offers a unique opportunity for a disabled* or D/deaf artist to work alongside a technologist to develop an online / web based art project or area of research. The aim of the residency is to enable an artist to investigate how technological advancements online has effected how disabled or deaf artists can make work.
For more information and details on how to apply DADA ONLINE RESIDENCY

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AND is working in partnership with the Forestry Commission to pilot a residency programme in the Northwest of England. The Wild Ennerdale residency offers a unique opportunity for a Brazilian artist to work in Ennerdale Valley. The valley is located in the heart of the in the western Lake District, Cumbria and is an area of outstanding natural beauty and  innovative conservation of international significance.

For more information and details on how to apply see FOREST RESIDENCY


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AND is working in partnership with British Waterways to pilot an artist’s residency programme on the Canals of the Northwest of England. This residency offers a unique opportunity for an artist to work on a canal boat on and around the Lancashire and Manchester waterways. The aim of the programme is to offer an artist or group of artists a dedicated period of time to develop research or a project in this unique habitat, questioning ‘how to be resident’ on the waterways.

For more information and details on how to apply see CANAL BOAT RESIDENCY


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AND is excited to launch “How To Be a Resident?” a residency programme, that includes opportunities for artists to develop new work in partnership with a variety of organisations including the Forestry Commission, British Waterways and DaD. Investigating the model of a contemporary arts residency, they will take place in remote locations, online and on water.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday 22 July 2011, for more info on how to apply please see How To be A Resident ?


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SLOW DAYS A creative research event towards a new public art programme for Bjørvika, Oslo Harbour

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A creative research event towards a new public art programme for Bjørvika, Oslo Harbour
16th – 19th August 2011

Slow Days is a four-day gathering and creative research event which forms an integral part of the development of a public art programme for Bjørvika, Oslo Harbour. Slow Days has been formulated by UK-based curatorial team Situations as an alternative to a conventional conference format, where the context of discussions will diverge from the conventional lecture theatre or conference venue. During Slow Days, talks and stories with artists, critics, curators and residents will be held in convivial settings around Oslo’s harbour context to consider how artists might contribute to a future Bjørvika.

For further information about Slow Space, the curatorial vision for Oslo Harbour, visit