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Reading Experimental Film Festival and art workshops



Firstly, it’s that time of year when everyone is looking for the workshop information which is right here, we’ve even gone so far as to update the Christmas info . In between, you will still be able to come and join in a the term time programme of after school clubs, toddler workshops, jelly bean, family workshops, the voice studio, evening classes.

You can also find us in North Reading at the Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road from 1-2.30pm Tuesday 27th October in a family workshop making Autumn themed mobiles. It’s a drop in session and is a subsidised workshop costing £1 per family, maybe we will see you there.

We still are looking for a new home to move to, there are some potentials on the horizon and we hope that by March 2010 when we have to leave our present location, we will have found somewhere more secure to live.

This is indeed a challenging time for many artists locally with lack of studio space and visible platforms to promote their work, however we are working on a programme of temporary exhibitions in partnership with Reading UK CIC.

The good news? – this weekend welcomes the return of the Reading Experimental Film Festival, celebrating it’s 2nd birthday by a three day festival of film. The programme includes:
Friday 23rd 7.30pm: Ex Reading boy turned international experimental film maker MATT HULSE talking through a selection of his shorts, before showing his debut feature film ‘Follow the Master’. Also an installation piece by great local artist JON LOCKHART and music to film by THE FORM GROUP performing to Wim Wenders ‘Alice in the Cities’

Saturday 24th 7.30pm: A programme of short films from some of the most influential figures in experimental film, including John Smith, Tina Keane and Peter Gidal. Followed by a 90 minute live performance from GUY SHERWIN and LYN LOO including the seminal piece MAN WITH MIRROR

Sunday 25th 6.00pm: A screening of the submissions for REFF, as well as four films made by artists who received bursaries from REFF and the WORLD PREMIERE of a commissioned piece made by one of the rising stars of the experimental film world, MARK AERIAL WALLER, who’s film ‘Karpouziaaa’ was filmed in Reading using non actors from Reading! The evening will be topped off by THE PAWN BROKER playing live to part of Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’

The festival takes place at The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading. Tickets are only £6.00 per day (or £15.00 for a 3 day ticket) and you can turn up for tickets.

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Delivering artwork and the many things that are happening

Yesterday we were delivering some of the artworks back from the art fair including the works of Natasha and Misha Zavialov and Kate Lockhart and Jon Lockhart. We got round to talking about deadlines and how you work on a body of work for a show. For all of the artists The Affordable Art Fair creates a pressure point when they have to have new works to show with jelly but this isn’t all they are doing and in the pressured financial times, they are all working as they always have done on multi projects.

Tonight Jon Lockhart is presenting a Networking Event as part of the arc programme at South Hill Park, Bracknell from 5.30-7.30pm tonight. The event is free and details are available on 01344 416240. The discussion is framed around a project that Jon Lockhart is involved in and visitors will have a chance to ask a wide range of questions from the conceptual framework of the project to issues relating to funding and collaboration.

There are also two events in Reading tonight, the first is at Gallery 10 which is 10 Gun Street. This is a temporary space hosting a series of exhibitions by artists, curated by themselves. The building is being loaned to the artists by the kindly landlords of The Purple Turtle and is being looked after by Zoe Funge Smith (Rogues Gallery) and Suzanne Stallard (jelly Gallery). Altered Images is a show of four artists: Robyn Appleton, Jo Derczynska, Tina Jenkins and Anna Mitchell. The show is open daily, Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm, and continues until 16 November at Gallery 10 in Gun Street. Tonight is a special evening where you can meet the artists from 6-9pm.

Gallery 10, Gun Street

Gallery 10, Gun Street

Also this evening is the next arjeea21 meeting at the Jelly from 7.30pm.

arjeea21 is a new group for contemporary artists who wish to experiment with ideas, media and innovative working practices. It provides a regular forum for informal discussion and constructive criticism of work in progress, and organises exhibitions suitable for all media, including photography, video, 3D, printmaking, performance, installation, painting, drawing, textiles and conceptual work.
arjeea21 is based in Reading, UK but welcomes national and international connections and opportunities.

The main focus of the meeting will be the upcoming exhibition, Compilation, in December at Gallery 10.

Who said there was never anything happening in Reading? It wasn’t us.

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Re-hanging the show

Charlotte is moving on with her mural.

We also rehung the show for the first day, including the work of Kate Lockhart (nee Hince), recently graduated from The Royal College of Art.

The work of Jon Lockhart:

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