Wednesday, 12 January 2011

New Swindon Open Studios 2011 Website

Tim and I have just used Paula Sullivan's image on the title page of the newly created Swindon Open Studios 2011 website.
Tim as a participant in this year's Open Studios, and as the creator of the website, already has a picture in our gallery. 
You will be able to join Open Studios and the gallery soon, we are working on some of the fine details.
In the meantime , checkout the website at:

Monday, 10 January 2011

Substance Exhibition- enter by the 24th of Jan.

Opening night Sat 21st May at 6pm

18th – 28th May

Artsite Limited (a registered charity) is calling textile/mixed media artists to submit work for SUBSTANCE; a curated exhibition seeking to capture the essence of an important 20th Century female figure.

We are looking for innovative, colourful art that explores pattern and surface quality.

Consider the historical and social aspects of textiles by using a diverse range of contemporary materials such as wire, wood, metal and paint alongside stitch and cloth. Knitting, weaving and lace work is also desirable.

The aim is to reveal a sense of self and Identity finding connections between the tactile and touching quality of textiles to express emotion.

The intention of SUBSTANCE is to highlight the importance of textile art and promote local artists.

Definition of substance

The real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; the most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent.

To express interest please email Maria Holohan at by by 24th January 2010.

Please include the following by 24th January 2010:
- Three images of work produced in the last 3 years
- A 20th Century figure you would like to respond to
- A link to your website or an up to date CV
I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards

Maria Holohan
Textile Artist

Join the artists on their trip to the RA

CAOS (Contemporary Artists of Swindon) are organising a coach trip to
London for Swindon artists to deliver entries to this year's Summer
Show at the Royal Academy and hopefully visit a gallery as well. The
coach will be going on the 28th or the 29th March. The RA will accept
glazed and unglazed works from CAOS on the same day.
Entry forms are available from from the 10th Jan.
If you are interested in taking part in this adventure please contact
Also see 'CAOS at the Academy' Group on Facebook for more details.