Members round-up: July
The weather certainly hasn’t put a dampener on your creative efforts this month. Vogue Italia, fine embroidery, “top-shelf Disney”, other-worldly puppets and relentless script-writing – this month’s featured members have been a busy bunch. Rachel England rounds them up...
Artist and sculptor Elizabeth Atherton studied embroidery at degree level and is currently showcasing her textile triumphs as part of the Manchester exhibition Process: Make & Discuss. Here samples, drawings and photographs indicate how she – and other artists within her collective, Midconversation – work creatively. Every two weeks until the end of August the collective holds an open tutorial in the exhibition space, to help, inspire and support aspiring artists.
Scriptwriter and puppeteer Beth Crane started making puppets as part of her degree course, but developed such a puppetry penchant she decided to develop her own business out of it. Her company, Paper Crane Puppet Company, will be taking her latest show, Ronnie and the Other World, to Edinburgh next month. Catch it at the Quaker Meeting House from 13 to 18 August.
Proof that it’s always worth taking a chance, photographer Tereza Haszprunarova (aka Coco Rococo) had her work published in Vogue Italia after speculatively sending the magazine some pictures. Her portfolio now includes seven Vogue photos and counting. Her exhibition, Coco Rococo’s Unlimited Wonderful is scheduled for early September (date and venue TBC), and a new experimental website, merging dreamy photographs with poetry found online, is also in the pipeline.
After winning the 2009 Euroscript Screen Story Competition, reaching the finals in the 2010 Welcome Trust Film Treatment Competition and being selected for the 2011 Puglia Screenwriting Fellowship, playwright Carla Grauls is now working on developing her play Occupied for Theatre 503’s Labfest; an investigation of brand new, brave and provocative plays taking place in July.
The Disney franchise is synonymous with childhood and innocence, right? Not for artist and multimedia painter Dave Bell, who is currently working on a limited edition selection of “top shelf Disney” hand-painted prints. He’s recently exhibited his edgy off-the-wall work in Milan and Brussels to great acclaim, and is now channelling his efforts into soon-to-be launched site fuck-youtube.com, a mammoth project that will pull together the latest and coolest media events, collaborations and limited artworks for sale, from around the globe.
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