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Re: September stuff

Postby Susana » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:36 am

Well, the thing is some time ago I found some art work at the free shop and kept it. I assumed the owner had lost it. I've been trying to look for her and finally got in touch. But she says that she did it on purpose because her work is lying around just gathering dust.... I couldn't believe it, such nice things, not to be exhibited or sold... She says she finds the Forest intimidating and very serious in arts terms... not for her. She is about to bring more of her work to the free shop.

Could I meet with you and show you what I have before I take it to Spain? It would be tragic if her talent goes to waste...

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Re: September stuff

Postby graeme » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:18 pm

Perhaps Biz`Art could sell her pictures, maybe she should speak to the shop folk.
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:21 pm

sarah tingle has confirmed for 2-15th february
the idea of extending shows either side of the gap is good idea, easier than rushing a show.
still would be good to get vacuum cleaner chap in next year
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:23 pm

about the lady who put her work in free shop, selling it in shop is good idea, shame she sees visual arts too serious... has she submitted her work before to the gallery?
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Re: September stuff

Postby Susana » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:12 am

I know. That is what I said to her: visual arts intimidating?! What a pity. That, I find sad indeed. Her work is very much what many people would call 'nice', which is not in vogue apparently in the arts world. She would fit perfectly among the 'Illustration' artists of the ECA final year degree show, if you know what I mean...

And no, from what I gather she hasn't tried.

I am trying to convince her to come forward... But also I'll bring myself 3 of her pictures to the shop, anyway.

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Re: September stuff

Postby emi » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:00 pm

Jack Webb can only do his thing in November so I offered the 30th.
Louise wants the 1st-12th December slot but wants us to call her.

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Postby martinmckenna » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:33 pm

pm me the number please and ill do it .
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:03 pm

so are we extending the present show to the 23rd . this does not necessary mean we have to make the next show longer . but we need to make some decisions on this .
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Re: September stuff

Postby emi » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:24 pm

Jack Webb 30th of November confirmed.
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:48 am

No answer from my guy yet- i have emailed brian to see if he can extend his show and come to take it down on or before the 29th of nov.

so we're looking to fill the 1st-12th slot which is a strange one- not sure whether we'll be able to get any one in for it.

Any ideas for ad-hoc shows?

maybe a theme show simply entitled "ad Hoc"
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Re: September stuff

Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:53 pm

Ad hoc = Visual Arts Working Group Show?
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:40 pm

or open it to people we know in forest who would like to put up something, like the person susanna knows, polish peter, james, studio peeps... and visual arts, a free for all. whatever comes in the gallery on the 1st dec gets displayed? chaos, like the lasers, = fun and unexpected results.
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:31 pm

i think the guy who has the show now , chooses what happens next and so on ...............

not sure about a free for all .

anyway are we extending the present show or not . if not then on monday we have a free gallery with nothing in it .

i will phone somebody about filling the space from the 1st tomorrow and simon green may be able to do something too in that slot . but if we are extending the present show and the next slot starts early then i need to know this so i negosate a solution. otherwise . my hands are tied .
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:00 pm

the london crew have confirmed for the January dates i have updated the calender

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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:33 pm

i do find this hole in the program an opportunity for something different , and maybe the beginning of new way of doing things . a rupture in same ole same old .

so maybe your are right simone and mike in what you suggest . if we have vawg show . then i would want to make some new work . a map ! it owuld be a good oppertunity to do some fine art for a change . it could be we take the next 2 weeks .


i know pockets would like to do a night in the gallery , i think this would be fun .

it seems after that we will be booked solid so could be a last chance for a while to have some fun .
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:03 pm

think present show should continue for extra week , gives us time to sort out the free week then
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:04 pm

"hi stephen

that would be great, man. cheers! i take it you haven't heard from the next artist on the calender?

the 29th would be best for me, as i am pretty busy on weekdays at the moment."

so brian's in till the 29th.
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:54 am

Jack Webb is now on 30/11/2008 which means 20-21 dec is now free as well.

like the sound of doing something different 1-12 dec but i would prefer to get a definite idea for rather than straight up free for all.

we don't have much time to decide this....
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:51 am

i have booked the action room for our meeting on 16th december at 7pm as the thursday is already booked.
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:33 pm

ok , the weaver show cant do the 1st of dec / ive referred her to emi to get a date in the new year . am still waitnng to hear from simon groom . i woulden expect him to do it really . so we need to find some one . i would like to see personally faith do a show in thiis slot .

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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:40 pm

good idea if faith can do last minute, she prob has stuff from the leith project last month. i'd be happy to go with that
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:57 pm

although we have just got this in the mail
could be an idea for the slot?

Hello,

I am a 4th year illustration student at the Edinburgh College of Art. Before I send you a proposal with examples of my work, I was just wondering if you have a free exhibition slot before January? For my disseration I am studying the importance of self-initiated projects as a contemporary illustrator, exploring drawing and looking at innovative and collaborative techniques. I have planned an exhibition to show this work and now just looking for an appropriate space!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Kind Regards,
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:12 pm

would be nice to see some stuff . maybe you could forward it to us . i dont think posting stuff on here is a good idea . as the person who owns the stuff may be uncomfortable with that. and all comments would public .
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Re: September stuff

Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:57 am

I agree with Martin, I think that's probably the best thing to do...
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:36 pm

both sound good. i will confirm brian to take his show down on the 29th
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:27 am

there are no images of her work
i'll e mail her at weekend and see what happens, may be better to just say yes to faith as at least slot filled and we are not leaving it to last minute
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:35 am

louise oppenheimer has sent e mail about exhibition next year, can't remember who is dealing with her? i'll forward the e mail on, cheers
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:32 pm

so faith cant do it . so should we get this other person in ad hoc !

i say go for it

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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:35 pm

bugger, forgot to email her will do it now...
also the 30th sunday is a building day as well as action day, i have said to emi to meet at three.
actions:
sand and varnish gallery window seat
fix hole in wall
logos

we can talk about it at meeting thursday anway

i have got irina's dvd for the mini vid fest
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:54 pm

is jack webb not meant to be doing his performance on the 30th?
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Re: September stuff

Postby emi » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:03 pm

you're right! he's booked for the 30th.
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:02 pm

eek, i heard alex saying to someone that it is a building day on that day.....
any ideas? it's a shame to cancel, if cafe was open again in the evening that could be an idea?
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Re: September stuff

Postby nix » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:22 pm

there is loads to do... it would be good to do it in one fell swoop.. could Jack be resheduled.. I am coming to the action day/ building day but not till 3.. I was hoping to work all night.
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:25 pm

i think that there were a lot of problems finding a slot but if cafe shut we'll have to cancel...emi could you do this?
we'll just have to work out another slot
we need a way of spreading the word about these building days better, i don;t remember there being a post about it, but i often miss things on the bb...a shame to let him down such late notice
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Re: September stuff

Postby nix » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:47 pm

wait!


maybe we can stop building if Jack needs to do his show..

what do we think.. I don't want to spoil someones show... was it in the eve?

I dunno!
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:08 pm

he'll probably struggle to raise an audience though, probs best to reschedule.
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:18 pm

yes i think so , this happened with jp and was a bit embarrassing . in future we should be informed of these days if possible. this could be a closing party , not so easy to do again .
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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:14 pm

just spoke to emi, she is going to contact jack tomorrow and explain the situation and cancel. also see if he can do another date, but he did originally say he could only do november.
we have received an e email from genevieve mentioned above with a proposal for next week, we can discuss it tomorrow night.
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Re: September stuff

Postby emi » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:35 pm

hey

there's some guys doing an event in the cafe on the 27th and they also want to display some photos in the gallery that day (industrial photography). I personally really like them. they submitted the photos but i guess their email didnt send through thats why we didnt see them at our last meeting.
is it ok if they display their photos for one day, even though it overlaps with the minidv fest?
let me know and ill let them know
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:55 pm

That sounds fine to me but is it possible to see any images first?
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:33 pm

yes , i would like to see something too . there is always the red room if the answer is no .
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Re: September stuff

Postby emi » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:41 pm

The photos are in the marcin klimek email. Check them out. I dont know how to send them to you, i dont have your email addresses.
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:22 pm

the london posses can only do to the 28th of january , so that leaves a few days free . not a problem . but we need to fill it with something .

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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:35 pm

mikes submission text has been added to sticky . so its easy to find

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Re: September stuff

Postby simone » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:03 pm

yes emi i think those photos could be interesting, and combined with mini vid fest, wow
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:15 pm

i've been thinking it might be time to end or rename this thread...
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Re: September stuff

Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:24 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: September stuff

Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:26 pm

On a (slightly) more serious note, are we going to do the next minividfest in the same format as last time (i.e. small monitor) or are we going to project them?
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Re: September stuff

Postby stephengoodall » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:29 pm

i still like the small monitor/big poster aesthetic myself.
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Re: September stuff

Postby martinmckenna » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:13 am

yeah September is so last month or 3 !
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