Welcome Royal Lord Project 2018

This was the second project undertaken by Charnwood Arts to create a link with this triennial festival and the community which supports it in the Southern Taiwanese fishing port of Donggang. 

WHERE WE LIVE AND WHAT WE KNOW - PHASE 1

Where We Live and What we Know is an ongoing project from Charnwood Arts as part of People Making Places. This first phase of the project began to take place in 2017 with the development of a series of drawings focused on a selection of villages in the central part of Charnwood embracing the forest, river valley and wolds. The drawings form part of a series produced by Paul Gent that will be turned into an e-publication and exhibited at a range of locations in the borough. 

BEAUTIFUL LIFE : MEMORY AND NOSTALGIA

Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia was the second major collaboration between curator, artist and academic Ming Turner and Charnwood Arts and involved the creation of a programme of exhibitions and participatory work that took place in the UK and Taiwan. 

 

The exhibitions involved artists from the UK, Taiwan, India, Poland, Pakistan, Philipines, USA and Egypt and took place at the beautiful South Hill Park in Bracknell and Atkin's Gallery in Hinckley, UK and at Pier 2 Art District in Kaohsiung. 

 

TEA WITH ALICE - EXHIBITION AND BOOK

RawArt and CorporArt are two groups developed by Charnwood Arts to engage with people who might not otherwise have access to arts based experiences and activities and who have had or have some form of illness or difficulty related to their mental health and/or social isolation.

 

IN ALL THEIR BRIGHT COLOURS - A CREATIVE CONTINUUM WORKSHOP

In 2016 Charnwood Arts held its third summer academic student internship from the Taiwanese National Cheng Kung University. The group of MA students worked with a range of artists whilst they were here including some joint work with Leicester based artist Ashok Mistry. The relationship between Charnwood Arts, Ashok and the students grew into a set of proposals for a project that would combine the building of an ever changing exhibition space and a workshop programme that encompassed a number of different artforms. 

 

LOCATIONS IN LOUGHBOROUGH DRAWN FOR PEOPLE MAKING PLACES

Despite the loss of many interesting and significant buildings in the town, particularly post 1960 there are still many interesting spots to visit. Paul's drawings pick out a number of these from real ale pubs to elaborate school buildings, Taylor's Bell Foundry to Towle's old factory building on Nottingham Road and All Saints with Holy Trinity Church and the Loughborough Carillon. Altogether there are 28 drawings in the collection and all can be purchased as prints at A3 and A2 size from Charnwood Arts. 

SKETCHES OF LOUGHBOROUGH

Paul Gent, a former student of Loughborough College of Art and Design and a long term collaborator with Charnwood Arts was a valued resident and familiar character around Loughborough.

 

His fast and fluid drawing style has many fans worldwide. These drawings occupy a period of time in the town punctuated by many travels to far off places and Paul's portfolio is a Cook's tour around the world.

 

Paul was drawn to many of the older buildings around Loughborough Town Centre, in particular the Art Deco influence that characterises many of these businesses.

DREAMERS LOUGHBOROUGH

Beyond Borders - A Sense of Belonging The images in this book originated as part of an East Midlands regional initiative between a number of arts organisations and academic partners. The initial programme was primarily funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Loughborough University. It culminated in an exhibition at the Bonington Gallery in Nottingham.The wooden, painted panels, which are the subject of this book, were also exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

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