Updated: Jul 30
Despite the challenges and the confusion, with a few adjustments, art is opening up again !
So Augusts blog is a chance to share the new and creative ways that art, exhibitions and creative classes are being presented in the Lancaster & Morecambe area.
Here are some of the groups, spaces and events opening up ~ on line, indoors and outdoors over the summer, inviting you to soak up and purchase art, to join in and get creative.
CREATIVE WEST END are running a creative virtual programme which they would love you to join in with. Here's just some of the brilliant projects you can join in with.
For more info follow the link ...... www.creativewestend.net/projects
DIY Printmaking - West End Style with Julia Swarbrick
Explore the art of printmaking at home with a range of DIY printmaking techniques that will get you started without a big budget. Taking Morecambe’s West End as a source of inspiration for all the artwork.
For more info follow the link ...... www.creativewestend.net/diy-printmaking
Stop Motion Animation with Ginny Koppenhol Photography
Here is something fun, free and creative to do this Summer.
Create a rainbow-themed short film which you can send to Ginny and contribute to a fabulous compilation of the community's creative spirit!
For more info follow the link ...... www.creativewestend.net/rainbow-motion
Promenade! (Everybody's Free!) led by artists at Angel Club (North) ⠀
They are creating a series of Morecambe Bay coastal and headphone walking tours of the Bay to improve our mental and physical wellbeing during the current crisis⠀
They would love to hear your stories around these walks? You could also imagine what certain points on the walk could look like in the years to come. ⠀
For more info follow the link ...... www.creativewestend.net/post/promenade-everybody-s-free
THE EXCHANGE & MAKE MY DAY this year has undergone a radical rethink - to bring you....
MAKE YOUR OWN MAKE MY DAY @ HOME - providing quality artist designed workshops with instructions and videos to create at home.
Each week in the run up to Make My Day! at Home | Sun 9th Aug 1-3pm we'll release a new activity. You can make along at home in your own time. Pick and choose your favourites or get stuck in and make them all. ill Fill your window or yard with your creations to show to the outside world!
For more info follow the link ...... www.makemyday.org.uk/make-your-own
LANCASTER CITY MUSEUM
Are making preparations, getting screens installed, setting up one way systems and online booking ticketing for when they reopen (hopefully in August, date to be confirmed). They will initially only be opening up the ground floor exhibition rooms.
Also they've been busy on social media with local history posts, and showing the art from their archive stores, particularly the art produced 1950s at the Storey when it was Lancaster Art School.
For more info follow the link ...... www.facebook.com/lancastercitymuseum/
STUDIO LOVE THE ROCK
"The Heart Of It" are inviting artists to take one of their plaster hearts and decorate/adorn/alter it however they see fit. For future exhibition.
For more info follow the link ..... www.facebook.com/LoveTheRockTattoo/
ARTERIA & GALLERY 23
Celebrating nature in the work of local and national artists and makers in this exhibition 'LAND - SEA - AIR' opens 31.07.2020
For more info follow the link ..... www.facebook.com/arteriashop/
THE RE STORE . www.therestore.uk/
A social enterprise working under the management of West End Impact. Specialising in hand-made crafts and art with an ethos of sustainability. Many items are made from re-cycled or eco-friendly materials. They believe in helping people who are struggling to reach their full potential, offering an opportunity to help rebuild their lives through creativity. Online shopping on their website.
See Facebook page for opening times.
For more info follow the link ..... www.facebook.com/therestoremorecambe/
GRAFT . https://www.facebook.com/graftlancs/ Have a commission from the Lancaster Culture Co-op Our Place in the World commissions. They'll be recruiting a group of young people who are interested in activism, equality and making positive change in their city to work with us on creating a socially distanced exhibition featuring work by three emerging Black artists who the young people will research, select and commission.
For more info follow the link ..... www.lancashireyouthchallenge.co.uk/home-page/our-place-in-the-world/
KING STREET STUDIOS
Working From Home. Creativity for those Moments in Between ... ...an online exhibition and a chance to share your own work with others.
For more info follow the link ..... www.kingstreetstudios.art/project-page
Are now open and running some sewing classes for small groups.
Contact Chris for more details.
For more info follow the link ..... www.thestudiolancs.co.uk/couses-coming-up
ETHEL & EM
Have weekly "Knit, Knot & Natter" on Thursdays from 6-8pm on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84375945056 is the link.
Their shop is open Tuesday - Friday 10 -2pm but hours likely to change in August. They will also open Monday and Saturday on request and can stay open later for scheduled shopping appointments.
And they are open for online shopping...
For more info follow the link ..... www.ethelandem.com
LANCASTER STUDIO POTTERY
Will be running taster sessions starting on the 3rd of August.
They are setting up a shop in the front room of the Studio ~ 2 days a week from the 24th of August, selling Pottery and Art.
They are developing Open Studio sessions and their workshops will be on Saturdays. Future exhibitions also in the pipeline.
For more info follow the link ..... https://lancasterpotterystudio.com/
PALMER ART ZONE & CLASSES
Jean Palmer's art classes - are happening outdoors in small groups, and some on line classes too.
For more info follow the link ..... www.facebook.com/palmerartclasses/
IF YOU ARE RUNNING A CLASS / EXHIBITION OR COLLABORATION IN ART, ON OR OFF LINE, IN OR OUTDOORS >> >> PLEASE CONTACT US HERE WITH DETAILS. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT! X
WEBSITE Planning on one day being The Lancaster & Morecambe District Virtual Hub of Art. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK For trips to the ever changing Art Theme Park. Plus plenty of topical, weird and everyday art to see and inspire from near far.
INSTAGRAM Hanging the art from around these pars in a virtual show of talent.
TWITTER Tweeting now and then despite finding Twitter baffling!