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First Thursday Artist Meeting

February 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for an online chat about art matters. This meeting will take place via zoom. The link to First Thursday meetings is the same each month and is sent out in Artist Listings newsletters. ALL artists are welcome so if you are not one of our Artist Listings artists just email mail@coventry-artspace.co.uk with ‘Request First Thursday Link’ in the subject line and we’ll send the link to you 🙂


January First Thursday Meeting

At the January First Thursday Artist Meeting we were delighted to welcome Anneka French, curator at Coventry Biennial. Anneka gave an update on research, plans and progress towards the 2021 Biennial titled HYPER-POSSIBLE. These include recapping on the 3 historic starting points (Art & Language, Blk Art Group, Cybernetic Culture Research Unit) and outlining some of the research sub-themes within these e.g. Homes and Other Habitats and Do It Yourself, both recent Communiqué titles. Anneka re-iterated the artists announced so far. These are a mixture of local, national and international artists: Ayo Akingbade, Ryan Christopher, Faye Claridge, Laura Dicken, Georgiou & Tolley, Grace Ndiritu, Alan Van Wijgerden, melissandre varin and Duncan Whitley, working across a range of art forms and across multiple venues. Communiqué Five will be launched on 21.01.21 and will include 21 new announcements on funding success, venues, commissions and will introduce a number of additional artists participating. More information can be found on www.coventrybiennial.com


The group also discussed their own activities and challenges during the new lockdown and the following links were shared:


Home and Other Habitats Communiqué: https://www.coventrybiennial.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coventry-Biennial-Communique-Issue-4-Home-other-Habitats.pdf

Freelancers callout for Biennial: https://www.coventrybiennial.com/2020/07/15/calling-local-freelancers/

Anneka French’s email address: Anneka@coventrybiennial.com

Tara Rutledge to Everyone : You can follow Janet’s journey on her blog on the website: https://coventry-artspace.co.uk/blog/

From Mandip Seehra to Everyone : Wellcome Photography Prize 2021: https://wellcome.org/our-work/wellcome-photography-prize/2021

From Mandip Seehra to Everyone : Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 163 https://rps.org/opportunities/ipe-163/

From Helen Kilby Nelson to Everyone : There’s a few days left to apply for the Outside In/New Art Gallery Walsall residency https://outsidein.org.uk/news/opportunities/open-call-residency-opportunities-with-the-new-art-gallery-walsall-and-outside-in-february-may-2021/

Mothers Who Make will be running monthly peer support meetings, next one 30th Jan 1.30pm, to discuss myriad challenges of being an artist and mother, a non-judgemental  space for any kind of maker or any kind of mother. email motherswhomakecov@gmail.com to book

From Tara Rutledge to Everyone : https://www.screenskills.com/online-learning/learning-modules/coronavirus-basic-awareness-on-production-training/

From Hayley Williams-Hindle to Everyone : I teach movement / shaking practice for stress relief, (which I am also using in my artistic work around memory and place). Happy to work with people online if anyone wants to have a session / find out more. its been my sanity during lockdown this year. email me Hayley.e.hindle@gmail.com

From Janet Tryner to Everyone : There are further opportunities on the strikealight website https://strikealight.org.uk/opportunities/

From Sherrie Edgar to Everyone : Mixed Rage https://www.instagram.com/mixedrage/

Vidoes Nicky Cure has been creating during lockdown can be found here : radarbirds.com


February 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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