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‘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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trevor h smith talk

Saturday September 29th at 2.30 pm
Speaker: Trevor H. Smith
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £4.50 (£4 members) book online or pay on the door. Doors open at 2 pm

Trevor is an artist, long distance walker and freelance arts writer

‘HORIZONS ARE IMPORTANT’

Trevor H. Smith is an artist and freelance arts writer. He is part of 2017-18 a-n Writer  Development programme and Tate Exchange ‘Inventory of Behaviours' participant, studying MA Fine Art at Bristol UWE.  His reviews and articles have been most recently published by Aesthetica Magazine, ‘This is Tomorrow’, ‘Young Artists in Conversation’ and Hyperallergic.
Co-founder at Home Platform a curatorial research platform exhibiting the work of emerging artists. As one fifth of MadeScapes^, a collaborative art practice that has exhibited across the UK and in Europe, Trevor is responsible for the final edit of all written output, from press releases to conceptual exhibition texts which act as artworks in their own right.

He will talk about his recently completed residency walking the 268-mile National Trail, the Pennine Way during which Trevor set about exploring new ways of making work inspired by the walk.
With spoken word recordings, relating to identity in relation to place, writings will be read as well as created.
One of two @Bsidefestival writer in residence/bloggers presented by Visual South West Arts.

Please join us for this the first in our new ‘select connect’ forum.
trevorhsmith.co.uk

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Julie Leech
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Julie Leech

Saturday October 27th at 2.30pm
Speaker: Jenny Leigh
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £5.00 (£4 members) book online or pay on the door £5.50 Members £4.50
Doors open at 2 pm
Artist & Maker using textiles and mixed media to create her work.

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

‘WHAT SORT OF CREATURES ARE WE?’
Jenny Leigh is interested in acknowledging our wild natural roots, and celebrating the essential interconnectedness of things. 
She works in an extremely low-tech way, making simple, earthy bundles of materials that manifest a shamanic flavour. She will talk about how this way of working has come about, the importance of the processes involved, and the agency of the materials.
At this time, when the technology and the ecology are changing so fast, is there the possibility of a rich integration of old and new, that could be respectful of all life?
Jenny graduated 2017 with distinction from the MA in Fine Art at UWE, Bristol.
There will be samples of work to view and examine, and copies of her lovely book for sale (£15) The talk will include a short performance.

http://www.jennyleigh.co.uk/

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Julie Leech
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Julie Leech

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

‘DRAWING THE UNCONCEIVED
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.
https://julieleach.co.uk/studio-info/
Doors open at 2 pm

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Julie Leech
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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 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

ONE-DAY DRAWING WORKSHOP with Alli Neal

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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