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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

Why not join the selectnetwork and enjoy multiple benefits http://www.sitselect.org/select_network.html

 

Canvass - networking breakfast over coffee and croissants

We will be continuing our CANVASS breakfast gatherings starting in February 2019. Watch this space for details.

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'North'
Saturday January 26th
Illustrated talk with artist Kerry Phippen
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £5 (£4 members) book online or pay on the door £5.50 (£5.00 members)
Doors open at 2 pm talk starts at 2.30 pm

Scottish artist Kerry Phippen will be giving a rare illustrated talk about her practice. Founded in a love of drawing, Kerry’s work explores her feelings about wild animals and remote places - sometimes imagined and often north of Stroud.  She looks for the 'magical' in darkness and will be sharing her experiences, inky sketches and photographs from her recent trip to North Norway in search of the elusive Northern Lights, and maybe a few rarely seen wild creatures.

Kerry's studio in the Centre for Science and Art will be open after the talk for looking and discussion of her most recent work.

Kerry Phippen creates beautiful drawings and paintings using pencil and ink, often featuring an array of animals such as wolves, bears, horses, swans and many more. Set in fairy tale scenes or suggested landscapes. It has a dreamlike feel and is influenced in part by her childhood in Scotland.

Kerry has received several awards in many prestigious venues in the UK and has exhibited in The Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, RWA , and The Jerwood Drawing Space. She has an ink drawing in the permanent collection of The British Museum.
https://kerryphippenart.com/about-me/

Tickets:  Non members £5.00 Members of SIT select and selectnetwork members £4.00 available here online or POD £5.50/£5.00

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anita taylor
anita taylor
Julie Leech


 ‘The Insistence of Drawing’
Saturday February 2nd 
Illustrated talk with Anita Taylor
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £8 (£6.50 members) book online or pay on the door £10 (£8 members)
Doors open at 2 pm talk starts at 2.30 pm

Practicing artist Anita Taylor is a Professor and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University, founder of Drawing Projects UK and founding Director (since 1994) of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly Jerwood Drawing Prize), the preeminent annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, which arose from a need to understand how and what artists were drawing at that time.  Anita Taylor is an elegant and clear speaker on the fundamental discipline of drawing and its importance for contemporary artists working across multiple practices. 

Anita’s large scale charcoal drawings reveal an extraordinary physicality, an investment in mark making and the trace of the human hand. She examines the uncomfortable relationship with the reflected self in her use of mirror, ground and materials making a visual equivalent to the physical experience of looking and feeling. 

Anita will present an illustrated talk about how artists document the world through drawing, and the open dialogue about what drawing can be in communicating a visual language which carries knowledge, understanding and feeling

Tickets:  Non Members £8.00 Members of SIT select and selectnetwork members £6.50 available here online or POD £10.00 /£8.00

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constance slaughter

‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention (by a wandering artist)’  
Saturday April 20th  
Illustrated talk with artist Constance Slaughter
Painter, sculptor & installation artist
Venue: Centre for Science & Art Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB
Tickets: £5 (£4 members) book online or pay on the door £5.50 (£5.00 members)
Doors open at 2 pm talk starts at 2.30 pm

Constance Slaughter will talk about her journey into art from un-cool mother of three small boys to exhibiting artist via art school, good and not-so-good shows. Constance is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. She makes sculptures of child-toy-animal figures with wire and semi-transparent fabric. Her work is both funny and dark, exploring memory and absence through a semi-figurative representation of childhood games, songs and stories. The child-toy-animal-figures also feature in her strangely unsettling paintings.

Constance's talk, with lots of images and a sense of humour, will address what it takes to exist as a working artist, what we define as success and how artists keep going in a tough environment, seeking the right people and making things happen both within and outside the ‘Art World’.
www.constanceslaughter.com

Tickets:  Non members £5.00 Members of SIT select and selectnetwork members £4.00 available here online or POD £5.50/£5.00

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PAST EVENTS

‘HORIZONS ARE IMPORTANT’

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                smith talk

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

‘WHAT SORT OF CREATURES ARE WE’

Jenny
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Jenny Leigh
Jenny Leigh

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

Julie Leech
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Julie Leech

Saturday November 17th at 2.30 pm
Speaker: Julie Leach
Julie is an artist printmaker documenting the invisible forces of nature
https://julieleach.co.uk/studio-info/

Julie Leech
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Julie Leech

Saturday December 15th at 2.30 pm
Illustrated talk with Jill Salmons

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