Minutes VA meeting 26/09/08
Call for submissions
Xmas – how is this to be done.
Festival – feedback
New text for call for submissions – Mike to write and design poster and upload to bb for distribution in ECA and Leith School of Art. Also to add text for copy and pasting into emails. Matthes and Simone to distribute in ECA and Leith.
Also Mike wants to put a call out on art review for exhibitions which work within the limitations of the £50 budget. Perhaps this could be part of a themed call around this concept and make use of the monthly budget? Perhaps this could take the form of a call for curation?
Xmas slot to be extended to the 3rd January. Possibility of ‘the dead forest’ show of discarded xmas trees to be discussed in next meeting.
Festival feedback: changeovers to be more closely monitored so as to avoid ‘dead space’. Perhaps create a list of contact telephone numbers? Stephen and Simone to make this list as an action point. The notion of a changeover policy was discussed but it was felt that this wasn’t really a necessity at the moment. It was felt that it would also be good to have a list of stand –by artists in case of ‘no shows’.
Submissions: Emi agreed for October 20th – 3rd November. Gowrie Care: agreed for 3 week slot from 15/12/08 – 03/01/09, with proviso that we can help them hang the work. Simone and Mike to hang the show, Simone to be handler/contact person. Simone to contact Osvaldo Cibils to ask for more information /a proper submission. Claudio Parentela – may be suitable for an A0 project, Stephen to take this as an action point. Matthes to investigate the possibility of the Japanese live drawing proposal being held in the café rather than in the gallery as we are already booked for the period that they want. Brian Ross to be followed up by Stephen with a view to showing from 3rd – 16th November. Stephen to contact Gill Foster and ask for clarification on her proposal.
Any Other Business: Stephen suggested that it would be good to have a longer discussion about where we are going as a gallery. It was agreed that this was a good idea but that it should take place outside of the VA meeting structure, perhaps in the form of an away day.