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Artist-led OSR Projects sets the date for Od Arts Festival 2020, a festival of contemporary art in rural Somerset

Monday 24 June 2019

Somerset-based and artist-led OSR Projects are excited to announce that the second Od Arts Festival will take place from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 May 2020, following a six month programme of artist development, community workshops and public talks.

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Plymouth Art Weekender Crowdfunder

Sunday 23 June 2019

Help us to make Plymouth Art Weekender 2019 happen! We need your help to access our funding and deliver our fantastic DIY art festival.

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Foreground announce ‘Re-Make/Re-Model’, a newly commissioned text by Chris Fite-Wassilak on Mike Rickett’s The Vessel

Friday 21 June 2019

We are delighted to announce Re-Make/Re-Model, a newly commissioned text by Chris Fite-Wassilak on Mike Rickett’s The Vessel. Re-Make/Re-Model is the inaugural release in our File Notes series, an occasional series of commissioned writing that will critically engage with different areas of our programme.

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Foreground announce major open commission in partnership with the Science Museum Group

Tuesday 11 June 2019

We are delighted to announce that Foreground are partners with the Science Museum Group for a major art commission for the National Collections Centre, the group’s most ambitious project for a generation.

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RWA Secret Postcard Auction 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

The ever-popular Secret Postcard Auction is back for another year. This hotly anticipated event offers the chance to purchase unique works of art by leading figures from the art and cultural world.

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New Research Group Document And Location Developed In Partnership With Foreground

Thursday 09 May 2019

We are delighted to launch a new programme in partnership with The University of the West of England, Bristol, Document and Location.

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Village Green Gathering, brings together art & ideas about Goonhilly Downs, Saturday 18th of May

Wednesday 08 May 2019

2019 sees the second and final Goonhilly Village Green take place. This year, eight South West based artists have been commissioned to investigate and uncover the many layers of the Downs, touching on everything from ancient folklore, ecology and environment, means of communication, visual adventures and explorations of possible futures.

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The Joint Art Exhibition now open at Plymouth's Devonport Guildhall prison cells

Tuesday 16 April 2019

The Joint exhibition of latest paintings and woodcuts by Brad Waters & Lee Jackson is now open until the 29th April at The Cells, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth.

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Arnolfini launches City Fellows artist opportunity

Monday 15 April 2019

Arnolfini is pleased to announce the launch of City Fellow, a new programme that will support artists to create projects born from Bristol, collectively building a city that better reflects the people who live here.

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Southampton based artist James Paddock receives Arts Council England funding for first London solo exhibition

Thursday 11 April 2019

James Paddock has been awarded Arts Council England funding to develop PYLON, a new mixed media installation inspired by experiences of psychosis. The artwork will be exhibited at A-side B-side Gallery in London from 4 – 10 September 2019 as Paddock’s first London solo exhibition.

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