Jeremy Deller: Joy in People at the Hayward Gallery included a participatory event of making and drinking tea in the gallery. Deller is calling on hundreds of tea enthusiasts to volunteer, make tea and chat with the visitors to the gallery, ive included a link at the bottom of the post if you would like to get involved, I thoroughly recommend a listen to this Front Row program, where Deller talks about it (25 minutes in) and cites the continuing influence of ‘Valerie’s’ a cafe in Bury Market, which we first saw him recreate in ‘Procession’ his Manchester Parade through the city for Manchester International Festival in 2009. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0196vgt
Satirical Illustration workshop
1pm – 4pm. Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January. Free
Many Interactive Arts Students are big fans of the Dark Matters exhibition at our local Whitworth Art Gallery. It closes tomorrow (15th January) and we really do urge you to see this show. In addition to this The Whitworth are running a superb FREE drop-in satirical illustration workshop over the weekend which is open to all ages and abilities. Their adult program really is fantastic, don’t leave it to the art students to take advantage of the fantastic offering.s click on the image for more information
Tea Room, Holden Gallery Café
January 30th - February 10th 2012
Tea Room, Holden Gallery Café, Manchester School of Art, is the 2012’s answer to the 1930’s tearoom. Exploiting the niche of the traditional tea experience, providing an alternative to Oxford Road’s mundane answer to your dining experience. The Holden Gallery Café will be transformed into a fully functioning tearoom. What is ‘quintessentially’ a British experience will become a pop up space, existing for two weeks. We invite you to become a participant in this installation by contributing to the ‘Salon Hang’.
Under the curatorial direction of NOI, Manchester, the Tea Room will become a platform for the possibility of exhibiting work within the space. The curatorial team are looking for innovative work that will be exhibited within the Tea Room as part of a ‘Royal Academy style’ salon hang.
Requirements for submitting work are as follows:
i. We are looking for work that is interesting and has a high level of production.
ii. The work should be conscious of the Tea Room, but not necessarily directly linked. By this we mean the work should be respectful of a tearoom environment.
iii. The work should be predominantly 2D or low relief. This also includes photography, portfolio drawings and prints (with the possibility of video).
iv. The work needs to be presented as a product either in a frame or case that is mountable by the curation team. In theory this may generate sales and exchanges of work between like-minded people.
v. Where possible work should be in a gold frame (gilded or sprayed), which is desirable but not essential.
vi. There are no limits to the size of work (within the health and safety act in place within the Art School)
Deadline: 20th January 2012
We are accepting online submissions via email at Holdentearoom@gmail.com or submit the work to ‘Tea Room’, Holden Gallery Cafe, Manchester School of Art, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR. (please enclose your name and title of work and if relevant a brief description of work)
All work will be returned on the 13th February 2012 in the Holden Gallery Café.
All funds raised by the Tea Room will be donated to the Interactive Arts Degree Show 2012. ___________________________________________________________________________
NOI, Manchester. NOI is a collective of conceptual led artists. NOI, formed earlier in 2011 as a reaction to the current critical debate of contemporary art within the economic climate. The artists aim to explore the notion of the gallery space aesthetic to question and present a ‘concept’ to a wider audience.
Film Screening of Urbanized, A documentary film by Gary Hustwit,
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Thursday 19th January at our local, The Deaf Institute tickets £10 in advance, click on the links for more information on the film and how to purchase tickets.
One of the overall winners of What Is your Favourite Tree? run by naturallycurious.co.uk this image is ‘Walking off Christmas dinner’ by - Eleanor Leonne Bennett. The entries are being show at our wonderful neighbour The Manchester Museum, click on the image for more information, this exhibition is on till the 5th February so it will be somewhere else nice to call in when you come and see us for a cup of tea.
Art School neighbours The Royal Northern College of Music have a festival opening tomorrow:
L’Esprit de Paris here is an excerpt fromcartistic director Petr Prause. click on the image to go direct to the site
For me, Paris conjures up vibrancy - the architecture, the food and, of course, Parisians themselves are gloriously colourful. And this translates to the music of this wonderful city. Indeed, the colourful sound is what I find so attractive in French chamber music. That sound never stops developing; there is always a touch of freshness in it, throughout the centuries.
This year’s Festival programme explores the repertoire that emerged from the courts and churches of Paris in the early 18th century, the wealth of sumptuous music by the Romantic composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and beyond, including works by composers from ‘Les Six’ and Olivier Messiaen.
Two of the great masters of French music, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, are given special attention on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival respectively.
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
Samson and Co.
Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France Title cannister
Description Porcelain bottle shaped tea caddy with square sides. White peach bloom in coloured enamels on black ground. (famille noire)
Number of Items; 1 Date 1880-1900 Measurement h290 x w110 x d110 mm Material ceramics
Held in Manchester Metropolitan Universities Special Collections, click on the image for more.