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ArtCan Talk: July 2024

25th July 2024

ACE/ Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) & Project Grant, applications from two Artists’ perspectives.

ArtCan Trustee Jo Taylor introduces ArtCan Artists Alison Lam and KV Duong who will discuss successfully obtaining Arts funding.

They will share their experiences of Arts Council England, providing an introduction to Grantium, DYCP Funding and the Project Grant.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s.

About the Speakers

Alison Lam is a social practitioner, artist, educator, activist and mother.

She is a neurodiverse British-Chinese artist, who explores the themes of difference, belonging, and inclusion through her work. Inspired by personal experiences with her two autistic sons, she uses art to bridge communication gaps and creates spaces that are supportive and accessible.

Alison holds MA in Art & Social Practice.

KV Duong is a London-based artist who examines the complexities of Vietnamese queer identity through painting, performance, and sculpture.

His work explores themes of migration and cultural assimilation through the lens of personal and familial history.

His current research at the Royal College MA program is latex, which holds connotations to both French colonialism and queer culture.

From ArtCan With Love 2024

Tuesday 23rd July

Bermondsey Project Space, London

From ArtCan with Love is a one-night-only event offering postcard sized contemporary artworks donated by ArtCan artist members worldwide. Hundreds of unique pieces will be available for just £40 each!

Remember – Friends of ArtCan get early access to the sale as part of their membership…

Previous Exhibitions and Events

Fiesta!

3rd – 14th July

Inky Fingers Gallery, Hackney Wick

ArtCan invites you to Fiesta! – an exciting new summer exhibition celebrating ArtCan artists’ incredible talent.  Around 200 original pieces will be on show from over 120 UK and international artists, with 2D and 3D works across painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and textile art.

Curators: Liz Whiteman Smith – Emmanuelle Orr – Debbie Tearle – Sarah Hamilton

Dreams are Made of Desires and Fears

8th – 9th July 2024

Bermondsey Project Space

This pop-up exhibition brings together the evocative abstract sculptures of Sandy Layton and the captivating photographic images of Andréa Lobel. They are delighted to be joined by acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Tania Salha, who contributes two mesmerising videos that provide a dynamic counterpart to their work.  

Curators: Andrew Etherington and Rita Carta-Manias

ArtCan East Anglia- The First Year!

25 June 2024

ArtCan Co-Chair Deborah Henry Pollard talks to our regional hub ‘ArtCan East Anglia’ about their inspirational story and the funding they acquired to enable them to hold their first exhibition ‘Sanctuary’.

Members of the group will also be talking about how the ArtCan regional hub has enabled them to connect, work together and arrange exhibitions and art fairs.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s.

Shh… The ArtCan Silent Auction

7th – 28th May 2024

We are so excited to give you the opportunity to secretly bid for the amazing original works specially donated by our wonderful ArtCan artists.  

All monies raised via the winning bids will be dedicated to enhancing ArtCan’s programme of exhibitions, talks and workshops throughout 2024. 

ArtCan Talk: May 2024

25th May, 6pm – 7pm (BST)

Packing and Shipping Art in the Present Day

ArtCan Trustee Amina Mona talks to TranArtBox’s Guy Brocklehurst about the complexities of packing different types/styles of art and shipping them worldwide. They will also speak to ArtCan Artist Mandy Coppes-Martin about her own experience of shipping artworks.

The Shape of Things To Come

21st – 25th May
Gallery 475, 475 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HL

“A sculptor is a person obsessed with the form and the shape of things, and it’s not just the shape of any one thing, but the shape of anything and everything.” Henry Moore
A collection of 2D and 3D work concerned with shape and form.

Curated by Miranda Barber, Caroline Wheaton, Kate Enters and Rita Carta-Manias

Private View Tuesday 21st May, 6.30pm – 8pm

Passing Through

Curators: ArtCan East Anglia
Anteros Art Foundation
11-15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich, NR3 1LJ
16 – 28 APRIL 2024

ArtCan is pleased to present Passing Through, an exhibition of eleven ArtCan East Anglia artists.
The artists share the belief that ‘we mark our time here through our experiences and imagination in our work.’ Each artist asks the questions: How do we see? How do we experience the world? How do we interpret our external and internal landscapes?
The exhibition brings artists’ individual responses together to sit side by side from across East Anglia to the Anteros Arts Foundation Gallery in Norwich. The exhibition is located both in the front room and the main gallery for visitors and it is free entry.

Participating artists:
Linda Chapman, Jennie Sharman-Cox, Jill Desborough, Liliana Dobbs, Eves Eveson, Rebecca Moss Guyver, Jane Hindmarch, Sarah Milne, Deborah Penfold, Sarah Pooley, Amy Wormald

ArtCan: Unravelled

11th – 17th March 2024

RuptureXIBIT and the Landmark Arts Centre

Curated by Catherine Sweet and Melanie Jordan

ArtCan will be popping up in South West London this March for a dual venue group exhibition focused on its artist members working with fibre and textiles. ArtCan: Unravelled aims to highlight how the boundaries of practicality and aesthetics can be blurred with the variety of methods used to create textile art, and to ‘tug on the thread’ of the narratives created within the whole.

Illuminate

5th – 16th March 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

ArtCan is pleased to present ‘ILLUMINATE’ exhibition organised by the ArtCan East Anglia group in the town of Stamford.

Transparent as a Dragonfly

4th – 9th March 2024

Bermondsey Project Space, London

Curators Anna Isopo and Martina Scavone of Arte Borgo, Lesley Bunch and Rita Carta Manias of ArtCan

Following a successful exhibition in the heart of Rome Transparent as a Dragonfly arrives in London. ArtCan is welcoming the wonderful team and artists of Arte Borgo Gallery at the Bermondsey Project Space.

Join us at the Private View to celebrate this amazing creative British-Italian collaboration on 7th March from 6pm – 8pm.

Ensemble 02

February 2023 – February 2024

Kroll Office, Paris (by appointment only)

Curated by Caroline Wheaton, Claire Chandler, Emmanuelle Orr and Kate Enters

“Ensemble 02” is the second exhibition from ArtCan for Kroll in Paris, following a successful one last year, as well as successful annual exhibitions at Kroll’s offices at The Shard and News Buildings in London, and Park Plaza, New York.  “Ensemble 02” contains a carefully curated selection of artist members’ work: demonstrating the scope and variation of styles and approaches of the artists. The works have been selected with these premises specifically in mind, and with a view to providing refreshing and stimulating conversation pieces while enhancing our work environment.

 Ensemble 02 Artworks listing.pdf

 Ensemble 02 Brochure.pdf

ArtCan Talk Series 2024 – January

Conversations on Creative Process, Methods, Research and Practice.

ArtCan Co-Chair, creative coach and author Deborah Henry-Pollard talks to co authors Dr Christina Reading and Dr Jess Moriarty about their most recent publication which addresses a feminist approach to nurturing the creative self. They will also discuss their previous book entitled Walking for Creative Recovery, a handbook for creatives, with insights and ideas for supporting your creative life. There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s.


Speaker Bios:

Dr Christina Reading is an independent artist and researcher working on a range of interdisciplinary, collaborative and creative research projects in the community.

Dr Jess Moriarty is Principal Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Brighton where she is co-director for the Centre of Arts and Wellbeing.

ArtCan Talk series are streamed via TEAMS. Link to join will be issued to registered attendees the morning of the 23 January 2024.


Expand your knowledge, get inspired, and interact with like-minded individuals. Mark your calendar for the ArtCan Talk Series 2024 – January and embark on a journey of artistic discovery!

Then & Now

ArtCan Virtual Gallery

1 Dec 2023 – 1 Feb 2024

Then & Now is an opportunity for artists to reflect on their passage of time as creatives over the past 10 years. To submit work that reminds them, or tells a story, of where they have come from, or where they are confidently now.

Artists are reflections of society – they record the world around them, whether sub-consciously or more determinedly obvious through the visual language they chose to use. 

Then & Now is an exhibition that will celebrate this visual language and in turn acknowledge the passing of time and events that have shaped contemporary artists in today’s society.

Previous years

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