Monthly Archives: June 2015

AB+ Weekly Round Up

Members We Need Your Help!

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Open Call for Artists

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Deadline: 07 July 2015 at 17:00

Seventeen, Aberdeen and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden are commissioning two artists; one established and one early career artist to work within a new collaborative project ‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’

‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ is a durational project curated by Rachel Grant set within Seventeen, and linking with the monthly Belmont Saturday market in Aberdeen. Artists will generate public interventions and events over a period of four months. This will encourage dialogue between artists and citizens who inhabit the city centre. The project will ask the question: How do we feed ourselves?

The main project activity will take place between August and November 2015 with public talks, interventions and events, culminating in a final showcase and symposium at Seventeen. The project will also involve one week artists’ residency at Scottish Sculpture workshop from the 31st August to 7th September 2015.

Fees-

Individual Artist Fee: £1500

Graduate artist fee: £1000 (up to three years out of graduation from undergraduate or post graduate education).

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the SSW wordpress. Deadline for application is 7 July 2015 at 5pm.

Free ‘Make Deck’ Summer Workshops for 14-19 year olds
Free creative learning workshops at Aberdeen Maritime Museum in July/August 2015

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum – Workshops for Young People

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums are offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

All workshops are FREE!

Friday 17 July
The Nautical Look: fashion workshop with designer Monica Wisniewski.

http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34650-FASHIONTAKEAWAYTHENAUTICALLOOK.aspx

Friday 24 July
The Make Deck Mystery: join artist Natalie Kerr and members of our Young People’s Collective as they introduce you to the wonders of the museum.
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34653-THEMAKEDECKMYSTERY.aspx

Friday 31 July
Photo Art: photography workshop with photographer Karen Catto and members of our Young People’s Collective.
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34656-PHOTOART.aspx

Friday 7 August
The Luck of the Dice: join designer Phil Thompson and discover how to use chance and luck to your creative advantage!
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34660-THELUCKOFTHEDICE.aspx

For further information, please visit http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34663-MAKEDECK.aspx

AIYF Noye’s Fludde Community Opera Auditions 

AIYF Main Design

Auditions will be-From 4pm on Monday 29 June,

MacRobert Building- University of Aberdeen

AIYF presents Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten, an exciting staging of a one-act opera based on the story of Noah’s Ark.

There are a variety of opportunities available to take part!

Working under the direction of Timothy Dean (Head of Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Paul Hudson, you could be part of a large chorus of animals, in a more experienced singing role, or an instrumentalist. Or you could work behind the scenes in set/costume design with a professional designer.

All ages and levels of experience welcome!

The opera is specifically designed to be performed by children, adults and families of any experience, alongside amateur and professional singers and musicians.

There will be a concentrated 2-week rehearsal period between 13-24 July when professional musicians, opera singers and director Timothy Dean will come together with members of the community from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to rehearse and perform this wonderful work.

Performances:
Queen’s Cross Church, Albyn Place, Aberdeen
Friday 24 July, 8pm & Saturday 25 July, 4pm and 8pm

For more information and to take part contact: projects@aiyf.org or phone 01224 21380

As ever, thank you for your support. We hope you all have a great week.

The AB+ Team

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Peacock Visual Arts Open Call

Deadline for submission 03/08/2015

Peacock Visual Arts (Peacock) would like to invite proposals from artists, curators and organisations.

Peacock is the leading contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. It is a place that brings artists and the public together through exhibitions‚ events‚ talks, residencies‚ film screenings‚ gigs and workshops to make and present art in exciting and innovative ways.

Peacock has three main areas of activity: exhibitions, printmaking and digital fabrication. We welcome proposals for all three areas.

The opportunity will carry pay/fees.

All proposals should include the following:

• Your name & contact details
• Biography (100 words max. Additional CV is optional)
• Project description (500 words max.)
• Schedule (with desired date/s if any and any other key dates)
• Budget outline
• Visual supporting material
Entries by email only to sarah@peacockvisualarts.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 03/08/2015

All applicants will be notified by 10/08/15

Please visit their website for more information.

Opportunities at AIYF

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Do you want to work at one of Aberdeen’s biggest festivals!

Dancers, singers, performers, there are many ways you can get involved. How about taking part in one the summer courses? Or participating in a community opera and performing at the festival?

There are also opportunities to expand your CV and work with the events team. There really is something for everyone.

Check out the website and Facebook page for more information.

Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015

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The 2015 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show will open to the public from 20 – 27 June, celebrating 12 years of BP sponsorship.

The show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of our graduating students. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading names in art and design, so the show is a great opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s creative stars today.

This year, Gray’s School of Art is celebrating 130 years of raising creative profiles in the North East.

Opening times
June 20 – 27, 2015
Saturday and Sundays, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 8.00pm

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AB+ Weekly Round Up and Member Survey

Please Complete our Member Survey

ABpositive Member Survey 
If you want to have a say in the future plans of ABpositive then please complete our member survey before it closes at the end of this week  – it is short and sweet and can be completed using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CSRHSG

Thank you in advance for your time which is vital to the continued development of ABpositive member services.

Stephanie Vandem Family Album Exhibition – At Seventeen until 4th July

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Running from 4 June-4th July The Stephanie Vandem Family Portrait Exhibition is at Seventeen Aberdeen. Beautifully intimate and documenting relationships and love it really is a must see this summer.

The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture Event with ACVO

What could an arts project do for your business or organisation? Your community? Your hard to reach audiences? Your fundraising? Your awareness raising? Who could fund or resource it?

How as an artist or cultural organisation can you can you find out what opportunities exist or what is needed from you?

Why Art? Where  Art? What Art? How Art?

“Art and artists are inspiring … they offer ways of expressing complicated feelings … They can open up whole new horizons for people who feel they have very few.  They make a place look nice.  They make people feel good about themselves. Art projects can break … patterns of failure … by encouraging people to look at their situations with fresh eyes” Lord Andrew Mawson “The Social Entrepeneur: Making communities Work”.

We are all Creative – This is your invitation to become part of “The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture”  being opened by BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker on 16th June 2015 at 12.00-3.00 Instant Neighbour’s Home Comforts Store at Union Square :

–  To find out what an arts project could do and how to make The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture work for you, email  the title “Why I want Art. Where I want Art” to events@acvo.org.uk  We will  send you details of the day which will include Case Studies and an Expert Panel and options to  get involved.

–  Book free places  to take part in the Big Creative Aberdeen Picture event on 16th June. We will together create a picture focussing on the individual Localities that most concern you.

–  Become a Big Creative Aberdeen Resource and help with materials or donations for a giant collage – it might depict art in a park, in a building, on a website, at an event –  use your imagination and think what you can recycle or reuse! – or volunteer on the day! Email the title  “Big Aberdeen Resources” to events@acvo.org.uk if you can.

–  To get involved as an artist or cultural group and be an integral part of the event  email the title “What art” to events@acvo.org.uk and we will explore ideas with you.

As always we are available on Twitter and Facebook for updates and if you want to get in touch please email us at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

The AB+ Team

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