This is the Come to Ours blog curated by Josh Greet
Come to Ours is a programme of activity and events that celebrates and showcases the work of both emerging and established artists and curators. This artist-driven programme will temporarily occupy unusual and unconventional sites, spaces and contexts around Plymouth (UK), running alongside British Art Show 7 (Sept-Dec 2011) as part of Plymouth Fringe.
Come to Ours is devised and managed by a group of individual artists (Rachel Dobbs, Bryony Gillard, Mark James, Hannah Jones, Christopher Green, Beth Emily Richards and Neil Rose) who have come together to develop this special programme of events.
Come to Ours is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Plymouth City Council.
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LOW PROFILE - Would You Like This Badge? (PUB CRAWL)
As part of Come to Ours’ programme of exhibitions and events, LOW PROFILE will be taking a small audience on a specially designed pub crawl via the venues for their Would You Like This Badge?project. Numbers for the pub crawl are limited and registration is ESSENTIAL.
To take part in the pub crawl, you MUST be over 18 and will need to purchase a strictly limited edition PLYMOUTH THE SPIRIT OF DISCO badge from LOW PROFILE for £2 (full instructions will be sent to you after registration).
Date : Friday 28th October, starting 7:45pm - LATE
(register BEFORE 1pm on Fri 28th Oct)
4:04 pm • 4 October 2011
Heres some photos from yesterdays tea and cake opening of Steven Paige’s work Cubby-Hole at the Fireplace gallery.
“Passing a second-hand shop some objects in the window catch my eye - a star wars figure, an old yo-yo and a penknife. I remember my hidey-hole in the old family house; a boarded-up fireplace in my bedroom where I kept my treasured possessions, that were probably still there, waiting to be found. The memory brings a smile to my face, a smile that evaporates as I remember what else was hidden there.”
Its your last chance to catch Stevens work next sunday 9th October. Please register here if you wish to visit the fireplace gallery.
Rachel Dobbs – Sunday 16th & Sunday 23rd Oct 2011
Hunt & Darton - Sunday 30th Oct & Sunday 6th Nov 2011
Selina Taylor – Sunday 13th Nov & Sunday 20th Nov 2011
Jemma Egan – Sunday 27th Nov & Sunday 4th Dec 2011
1:06 pm • 3 October 2011
Nom de Strip Talk at L.I.E
Thursday 6th October · 18:30 - 21:00
Unit 11, Cargo Millbay, Hobart Street, PL1 3FQ Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Co-Directors of Nom de Strip; Editor Pamela Peter - Agbia and Art Director William Hibberd, will be giving an insight on their self published newspaper. They will be talking about the processes behind running and creating Nom de Strip as well as a look at the future and history of the Plymouth based arts & culture newspaper.
About Nom de Strip:
Nom de Strip has been set up to inform people about Plymouth’s cultural landscape, with a special focus on the promotion of culture across the arts, regeneration, and creative entrepreneurship outside of the mainstream.
Nom de Strip explore, express, connect and communicate ideas, initiatives and opportunities to attract people to the city, as well as retain those who are already here. “Our emphasis is on doing stuff.”
6:40 pm • 30 September 2011 • 2 notes
Register to attend the Tea & Cake event to mark the opening of Steven Paige’s installation: ‘Cubby-Hole’ in the Fireplace Gallery. Sunday from 3-6pm. Details of Steven’s installation are here
9:43 pm • 29 September 2011
Writing to/from/about/against/through/beyond BAS7 - Tertulia at the Library of Independent Exchange
Tuesday 27 September 2011 7pm
PL1 3FQ, UK
Text-based responses to and interpretations of the British Art Show - an art writing open-mic night.
Writing on art has the potential to function as art in own right – writing in which the activities of criticism, documentation and performance overlap and inform each another. In celebration of this, we invite you to write about and around the British Art Show in Plymouth, and to share your writing and ideas with us at an informal meeting of writers and artists.
Bring along contributions to read out or show. We say ‘text-based’, but this could be open to your interpretation, and so work in any medium is entirely acceptable (however, we have limited technical resources for film screenings etc). You are also welcome to attend if you haven’t written anything, but are interested in finding out more.
A set of questions and ideas to respond to, should you require them, will be available on the Tertulia website: http://tertuliablog.wordpress.com/. If you want to ask anything else, please contact Phil on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tertulia is a post-disciplinary literary salon based in Bristol. It is directed by Phil Owen and Megan Wakefield who co-founded it early in 2010, and is currently supported by Arnolfini and Spike Island.
1:06 am • 27 September 2011
Images of the work from Sofia Stevi Book Making Workshop at L.I.E on sunday
2:49 pm • 26 September 2011 • 1 note
Heres some images from the Sofia Stevi Book Making Workshop at L.I.E today. I will post images of the work we did tomorrow along with information regarding the Tertulia workshop on tuesday.
5:47 pm • 24 September 2011 • 2 notes
Come along to Sofia Stevi’s Book Making Workshop on Saturday 24th September from 11:00 - 14:00
Library of Independent Exchange
Unit 11 Cargo Millbay, Hobart Street
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The all-day workshop will focus on self-publishing and the book as a vehicle of the artist’s ideas. Sofia will introduce her own experiences in self-publishing and book making. The workshop will involve a talk about different techniques of reproduction, book anatomy, a showcase of different artists books and some different techniques of making books without the need of a bookbinding press or glue.
The workshop will finish by making a small edition of books incorporating the “Exquisite Corpse” surrealist game, using found materials, potato printing, stitching and collage.
About Sofia Stevi:
Since completing an MA in Communication Design at Central St Martins Collage of Art in 2009, she co-founded Friary Road House, contributed artworks and design to the experimental poetry journal ΠΟΕΤΡΥ and has been exhibiting her artworks in London. Her work was recently featured in The Whitechapel Book Fair (2011) and The Copeland Road Book Fair (2011) as well as several English and international publications.
Library of Independent Exchange
3:06 pm • 20 September 2011 • 1 note