Wednesday, 16 January 2019


As I said in my first email, I am really happy to see that 
this year is already shaping up to be busy and exciting. 
This time I am letting you know that I am talking about
 'Amaraun' with the artist Tim Cousins. Tim has been 
holding his 'In Conversation....' series for some time. 
would love to see you there if you can make it. 
Gather at the APT Gallery at 5.15pm and we will 
be escorted to Tims studio.
APT Gallery, Creekside, Deptford SE8 4SA
020 8694 8344
or contact me directly

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The fourth "Future of the Arts" Conference

We are writing to let you know that the fourth "Future of the Arts" Conference is being held on Saturday 23 February between 1.00-5.30pm in TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St,London WC1B 3LS.

This event is being hosted by the London, South-East and Eastern Region of the TUC and is being organised in conjunction with the "Show Culture Some Love" campaign.
The main aim of the conference is to look at arts funding - how it is funded, how much funding should be made available and what funding should be spent on. Our guest speakers will include politicians, academics, trade unionists and those who work in the sector.
As ever, we will make time for speakers from any ongoing disputes/campaigns that are taking place - and we will have some artistic input from "Poetry on the Picket Line". Full details will be published in due course.

(1) Opening Session: 1.00pm-2.30pm
(2) Break: 2.30pm-3.00pm
(3) Workshops: 3.00pm-4.30pm
(4) Plenary Session: 4.30pm-5.30pm

If you are interested in attending, please email Jo Williams via:

With best wishes,

Fran Rifkin (Chair)/Tom Taylor (Secretary)
Creative & Leisure Industries Committee, TUC LESE Region

Arit Crit (including Alexandra Hartley)

This year is shaping up to be 
busy and exciting. To start off
the new year, I am delighted to
be part of this discussion forum
organised by the artist Claire 
McDermott. I would love to see 
you there if you can make it. 
Right at the bottom it says
'bring your own work' so if it 
isn’t too large, please feel free
to bring something to discuss.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Call for artists! RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition

Call for artists! RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition
Submissions open 3 Jan - 7 Feb
Calling all artists! Don’t miss your chance to take part in the RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition 2019. The event provides an opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to showcase their work alongside big names from the art world, and to present their work to the many keen art buyers who attend our Open Exhibitions.
We welcome submissions from sculptors of any background, working in any medium, and encourage both freestanding and wall-based sculptural works. The Sculpture Open Exhibition reflects the RWA’s ongoing commitment to championing world-class art in the region and creating opportunities for new and emerging talent.
To submit, login to our OESS system here.
This year’s selection panel comprises of internationally-known sculptors Ann Christopher RADaphne Wright and Kate MccGwire, Artistic Director of New Art Centre at Roche Court Stephen Feeke and RWA Academicians Ian MiddletonSimon Hitchens and Dallas Collins.
We're also pleased to announce that our Invited Artist will be Brazilian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco.
Submissions open from Thursday 3 January – Thursday 7 February 2019 via the OESS System, which can be accessed by clicking here. Students and Friends of the RWA will be able to enter for a discounted rate. For submission prices please see the Exhibition Guidance Document. The exhibition will take place from 16 March – 2 June 2019.
Please note that the Sculpture Open is a one-stage selection process: all works must be entered online and then, if selected online, delivered to the RWA. 
This year's Open Sculpture Exhibition is sponsored by Fresh Art Fair
Key dates:
·         Submissions Open: Thursday 3 January 2019
·         Submissions Closed: 5pm, Thursday 7 February 2019
·         Results Live: 1pm, Friday 15 February
·         Hand In Days: 10am - 5pm, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March
·         Private View: 6- 8pm, Friday 15 March
·         Exhibition Dates: Saturday 16 March – Sunday 2 June
·         Collection of all works: Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June, 10am - 5pm