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100 years of Photography: Symposium, Exhibition and Celebration

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Friday 30th November 2012 & Saturday 1st December 2012
University of Wales, Newport City Campus

This year marks the Centenary of the study of photography at Newport. With a
number of events, projects and activities planned to celebrate the
long-standing reputation of this discipline at the institution, the
University is proud to acknowledge the past, present and future of
Photography at Newport through this landmark year of celebrations. Newport
is delighted to host a two-day symposium and special alumni celebration
event as part of the year¹s activities.

Either/And – Friday 30th November 2012 at 1pm to 6pm
£10 per attendee
This symposium examines the place of photography in contemporary culture.
Speakers will include: Professor Mark Durden, Ben Burbridge, Sarah James,
Annabella Pollen and Liam Devlin.

Newport Photography Alumni Exhibition – Friday 30th November 6pm ­ 9pm
Free and open to the public
The exhibition celebrates the significant influence Newport has had on the
world of photography. This special event provides a chance to view the work
of selected Newport Alumni.

Newport Photography Alumni Celebration Supper – Friday 30th November, 6.30pm
­ late
£15 per attendee
There will be the opportunity to relax, discuss and meet old friends as well
as meet the alumni of Newport¹s photography courses.

Talking/Pictures – Saturday 1st December 2012 9.30 am ­ 6pm
£10 per attendee
Day 2′s symposium brings together a group of international practitioners to
talk about their various approaches in working with the medium of
photography using the broad theme of photography today and
tomorrow. Speakers will include David Bate, Paula Gortazar, Davide Maione,
Helen Sear, Ken Grant, Clare Strand, Mishka Henner and Bertien van Manen

For more information and to book your place on any of these events see their

For more information on 100 Years of Photography see the website


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Axisweb in Wales – Call for participants

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Developing critical writing on the contemporary visual arts.

After the success of last year’s programme, Axisweb is running another year of writing workshops and publication support. We are seeking three emerging writers based in Wales who are interested in developing their critical writing on the contemporary visual arts.

Who is it for?
You should be interested in writing about creative practice in Wales, but also eager to respond to wider UK and international developments in the visual arts. Writers must be based in Wales. Welsh language writers are welcome, although all texts must also be produced in English.

The programme
Writers will participate in three writing workshops with established critics JJ Charlesworth, Cherry Smyth and Chris Sharratt running between February – July 2013.

Additionally, writers will receive feedback on work proposed for publication from these critics and have an opportunity to submit work on spec (i.e. if quality is commensurate) to Axis and partnering publications.

If work is accepted, writers will be paid for their submission. Travel expenses to and from workshops are covered. Workshops will be delivered in English.

It is anticipated that emerging writers will aim to write not only about work in Wales but also about work showing in other areas of the UK and potentially Europe. We will encourage emerging writers to write at least one feature during the year as well as reviews.

Read about the participants and their publication success when we ran the programme in 2012

How to apply

Writers will be evaluated on the quality and clarity of their writing. To apply, please complete the application form below with:

• Your CV
• Statement of interest [no more than 500 words]
• 2 pieces of writing (these need not be critical writing in the visual arts)

Deadline for applications: 10 December 2012

For the application form, follow the link:

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Call for submissions of video works and digital art Visual Arts¹ Festival Damascus @ DEPO, Istanbul

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Edition 2013

Curators: Charlotte Bank & Delphine Leccas

The Visual Arts Festival Damascus was launched in 2010 with a program
comprising exhibitions, screenings, multi-media performances, panels, talks
and workshops. The aim of the festival is to create a forum for meetings and
discussions focused on contemporary visual practice in the Middle East in
dialogue with the neighbouring regions and to facilitate exchange between
young artists of the region. Since 2012, the festival has a nomadic form and
is invited each year by a new venue. Focusing on Digital art, the 2013
edition is invited by the regional contemporary art platform DEPO from June
14 till July 14, 2013.

For this upcoming event, we are looking for short, innovative videos and
digital art works produced during the past year (2012). The work should have
English subtitles and be accompanied by a statement of the artist and a
presentation text. The artworks should be directed and/or produced by a
Turkish or Arab artist or film maker regardless of his/her country of
Submitted works should be uploaded on video sharing sites like Vimeo,
YouTube or alike, made private and the links send to the curators: /

Artistic proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later
than January, 30 2013. After this date, submissions will no longer be

Delphine Leccas
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ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013

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17th-20th June, 2013, Sydney, Australia.
University of Technology, Sydney

*** Deadlines Approaching ***
17th December 2012 for Papers and Posters
1st March 2013 for Demos and Graduate Student Symposium

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013. The organising committee would like to invite you to join us in Sydney for another conference in this very successful series.

For 2013 the conference theme will be ‘Intersections and Interactions’, due to the inter-disciplinarity that is inherent in the study of creativity and cognition. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as theVivid Festival of Arts from the 24th of May until the 10th of June. Also, the International Conference on Computational Creativity has been recently announced for the dates 12-14 June, 2013.

*** UPDATED Submission System *** NOW OPEN
Details on submission by easychair and links to the SIGCHI template for submissions are available at:

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ISIS Arts & Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) Research Residency Jan-April 2013

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Deadline: Sunday 6th January 2013 (Midnight)
Bursary: £1 200

Visual and Media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-week research residency, a joint collaboration between ISIS Arts and NGI (Newcastle Gateshead Initiative), Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK), to take place between February and end of April 2013.

The residencies are open to regional, national and international artists working in the field of visual and media art with a particular interest (but not limited to) the use of technologies and digital media in the creation of artworks.

We are particularly interested in receiving proposals from artists who visualise data as a part of their practise. The artist will gain access to NGI’s Dashboard of statistics and data – encompassing information gathered in relation to the destination of NewcastleGateshead (including perceptions, partner organisation statistics, and website and visitor information) as well as NewcastleGateshead Initiative organisational data. The artist would work alongside the Culture Team and Research Team.

This is an opportunity for artists to spend time in a self-contained city centre studio space to research a new project or idea without the constraints of having to necessarily produce a body of work; the emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art works.

There is a bursary of £1200 for the minimum of a three-week period (to include all materials, travel and accommodation costs). Artists may apply individually or as part of a group (however the award per residency will not change).

All artists will have access to ISIS equipment, critical support and introductions to arts networks in the region. The artist is expected to be mostly self-reliant and familiar with the media they want to use.

All artists are expected to present their work at ISIS as part of an artist talk event.

Selection criteria:

• Artists that share our interest in working in social and political contexts.
• Experience of using digital media and technologies in the creation of art works.
• Experience of visualising data in the creation of art works.
• The ability to research, interpret and present ideas.
• Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.
• A professional practice, undergraduate students are not eligible.

To apply please include:

• Residency description – Outline your idea(s) for research, what you plan to achieve and how you plan to deliver this (maximum 1x A4 sheet)
• Short statement about why you want to work with ISIS Arts and how the residency would further your practice.
• Artist Statement and current CV
• Supporting material/documentation of previous work – on-line links preferred.
• List of preferred dates for residency (between February and April 2013)

Please email your application to: with the subject ‘Research Residency_(Your name)_2013’

If you have any queries about this opportunity and application process please email or phone +44 (0)191 261 44 07

DEADLINE: Sunday 6th January 2013 (Midnight). All applicants will be notified by mid-January 2013.

Go to Isis Arts for further information.

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Take Away – An Installation By Sunshine Gray

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Events at Access Space, Sheffield
Preview: Friday November 23, 2012 @ 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Exhibition: Saturday November 24, 2012 – Friday January 11, 2013 @
11:00 – 19:00

Commissioned for the Foyer at Access Space, the installation is a
video of four take away meals filmed from above.

Projected vertically and unedited, the movements on the table top are
watched in real time on a horizontal table the same size as the one at
which the meal was eaten.

Two dining chairs are available for audience members to sit, as if
they are the diners, where they can watch the “ballet” of food and
cutlery take place.

Each take away meal was bought within walking distance of the the
artist’s studio in Lincoln (Thai, pizza, salad, chips).

Sunshine Gray devises site-specific, immersive sonic events often with
a visual or performance element – examining the intersections between
technology, sound & theatre.

Artist website:
Facebook event:
Access Space web page

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Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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Specifically designed for creative people, the content and practical activities within Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit focus on developing both the individual and the potential creative business idea. The toolkit has now been used by hundreds of successful creative entrepreneurs around the world, from fashion designers, to freelance artists, to tech start-ups. They have used the resources, worksheets and case studies to develop their good ideas, and consider their personal motivations and aspirations for enterprise.

The toolkit is also being used widely by Universities and colleges, not only as an enterprise resource, but also to explore topics of employability and employment and we know some Universities are using the materials as part of their accredited degree programme.

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Call for submissions from Analogue Recurring

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Analogue Recurring is an event seeking to illuminate the sculptural qualities of working with analogue film, and the mechanical processes and materiality inherent. At the same time exploring the phenomenology and performativity of analogue projections. It is an occasion to congregate artists working with the material of celluloid film, and to enjoy the visceral pleasures of analogue films and their projectors.
The screening will be only analogue films and projectors. We can accommodate super-8 and 16mm film.
We are also interested in expanded cinema or multi-screen works, although we may have some limitations due to size of space. But all proposals considered.
Deadline for Submissions : 1st February 2013
Event : 28th March 2013
Contact :
Bea Haut, Dave Leister and Lo& Behold

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Webbys | Contenders Need Apply

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Make Your Mark on Internet History as a Webby Winner

Have your work recognized by the most prestigious award for outstanding achievement online — enter The Webby Awards by the Final Entry Deadline December 21, 2012 at

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Digital Publishing: E-books & E-magazines

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You can now book a place on Digital Publishing: E-books & E-magazines with industry expert, Peter Buckley. Peter is Digital Publisher at Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness Travel.
Digital Publishing introduces publishers, journalists and design professionals to the practical techniques of developing and distributing e-books and e-magazines. It explores e-book markets, budgeting for development and production and design and provides participants with a hands-on experience of creating e-publications.
30 November and 1, 7, 8 December (four day course).

For more info visit the website, email or call 01633 432 328.