select connect

‘select connect’ is a NEW forum bringing talks, discussion, film and networking opportunities to Stroud with inspiring, innovative speakers bringing a variety of experience Presented by SIT select with Nicola Grellier

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Julie Leach
Julie Leach
Julie Leach

Saturday November 17th at 2.30 pm
Speaker: Julie Leach
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £5 (£4 members) book online or pay on the door £5.50 Members £4.50 .
Doors open at 2 pm

Julie is an artist printmaker documenting the invisible forces of nature


Julie Leach works with elemental energies, primarily the wind, to explore phenomena of transience, ephemerality and intangibility. Her practice involves facilitating ‘nature as artist’ to create drawings through direct engagement with the processes of the natural world. The drawings may be an entity in themselves or are developed through etching or screen-printing into works on paper or silk. Julie plays with transparency, lightness and movement offering inferences of the state of flux of all things.
In this illustrated presentation Julie will talk about her collaboration with nature as artist, the influence of eastern philosophy in her work and how the distillation of personal experience is present in her work.
Julie has recently completed an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at UWE, Bristol graduating with Distinction. She has exhibited at the Broadway Open Art Competition Exhibition in June, the RBSA Biennial Print Prize Exhibition in August where she was awarded second prize and has work accepted for this year’s National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London in September
Original art work will be on display.
Doors open at 2 pm

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trevor h smith

Saturday December 1st
11 am – 3.30 pm with a break for lunch
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: Full price £45 members: £40


As creative practitioners it is so easy to get into the habit of always working in the same way, always using the same materials, always getting the same good results and never really questioning what we are doing.
This one day workshop is intended to help you to re-explore your approach to your visual arts practice through drawing and to reconsider the place of drawing within that practice. You’ll have the opportunity to explore, with other practitioners, different approaches to drawing, and to question what drawing actually is and what it might be. It will help you to re-energize your practice and it will be fun.

Dr. Alli Neal is an experienced teacher and professional artist
She left her job as course leader for the BA in Fine Art at the Hereford College of Arts to complete a PhD on contemporary drawing practice. She is now concentrating on developing her own drawing and painting practice.
Tickets: Full price £45 SIT and selectnetwork members: £40

Materials to bring: drawing pencils, charcoal, soft rubbers, UHU type glue or sellotape, drawing books, 2/3 sheets A1 cartridge paper.   

Please bring your own lunch. Teas/coffee refreshments are included in the fee.

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trevor h smith

Saturday December 8th
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Fee: artist/network members free non members £3

Canvass - networking breakfast over coffee and croissants

December 8th  Betsy Bradley awarded graduate residency at Grand Union Birmingham
Booking is essential artist/network members free non members £3
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Julie Leech
Julie Leech

Saturday December 15th at 2.30 pm
Illustrated talk with Jill Salmons
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £10.00 (£7 members) book online or pay on the door.
Doors open at 2 pm

Jill is a traveller and collector of rare ethnic textiles and costumes.
Costumes and Culture of South West China

Many ethnic minority groups live in the South West regions of China, often living in remote villages far from the explosion of modern Chinese city life. Here in the beautiful mountainous region each village continues to wear distinctive costumes, all hand woven, batiked and embroidered by the women of the area. This talk will illustrate the lifestyle of these people and show the various techniques used in order to produce the spectacular, colourful costumes.
Jill will bring a large collection of costumes and textiles from the region to study and enjoy. This will include burnished indigo and embroidered costumes.
Well known for her lively, informative talks this promises to be an informative, interesting talk.
Tea and cake served

Tickets: Full price £10.00 SIT and members £7.00

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trevor h
                smith talk

Saturday September 29th at 2.30 pm
Speaker: Trevor H. Smith is an artist, long distance walker and freelance arts writer.


Jenny Leigh
Jenny Leigh

Saturday October 27th at 2.30pm
Speaker: Jenny Leigh
Artist & Maker using textiles and mixed media to create her work.

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