“Common Different” Exhibition The Island Bristol Gallery Tues May 1st – Sat May 12th

COMMON:DIFFERENT

“Common Different” Exhibition The Island Bristol Gallery Tues May 1st – Sat May 12th
Open daily 10am – 6pm

Sponsored by the Creative Innovation Centre CIC www.ciccic.co.uk

 

7 South West based artists have put together an exciting, engaging and eclectic exhibition at The Island Bristol Gallery between Tuesday 1st May to Saturday 12th May 2018 (10am to 6pm daily) with a private view on Wednesday 2nd May (6-9pm). All art lovers welcome 

Each artist strives to be individual, to be different and to find their own creative voice. But in striving there is much they have in common – not least the motivation to be different. It is said it is ‘a common human desire to be different’. This oxymoron posed a challenge to this group of artists. In bringing together their different practices they are inviting their audience to enjoy what they have in COMMON and what is DIFFERENT.

There is something for everyone in this exhibition:

Janet Glynn Smith is a painter of expressive landscapes which challenges the viewer to see the world in a different way.

Mark Adkins has a reputation in advertising and marketing alongside his fine art work approach. His work for this exhibition is based our inherent need to vent our inner feelings through outward expression, even in the face of repression.

Andy Baker has been studying the male and female form, and in some cases abstracting the form. He experiments with various techniques from wax resist to conventional acrylic, conte, charcoal, I have also used household products such as hair gel boot polish washing liquid etc. and mixing them up to create mixed media and collage

Philip Barnes ARCA is a graduate of the Royal College of art who makes work using many media. The paintings on show take an enigmatic look at some universal themes often through a bold use of Christian iconography.

Jason Caplan is a brash New Yorker who paints both bold abstract and figurative works.

Richard Holt is a renowned designer and artist and he will be presenting a mix of design and fine art. He focuses on the infinite textural combinations created by the relationships of the materials.

Tudor Titzoiu “… His practice of abstraction goes further still, to the simplest fundamental elements of representation and perception, perhaps even of reality itself: colour and line. …”  art critic Ben Pritchett

 

At the private view there will be a music presentation by Dildar Singh of RVSP Bhangra Band and a poetry reading by Graeme Ryan* who often writes poetry in response to fine art. All the artists will be there to discuss their work if asked and there will be some of the artists present on each day of the exhibition.

All the artists have a strong social ethos and as part of the exhibition they are donating 10% of any sales to Dementia UK.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

Exhibition at The Island Bristol Gallery between Tuesday 1st May to Saturday 12th May 2018 (10am to 6pm daily)

 

  • Graeme Ryan is a playwright, poet and teacher based in Taunton. He has written extensively for young people and adults and has recently performed at both the Torbay and Teignmouth Poetry Festivals, the latter as a competition winner.

Artist in Residence – Philippa Reid – 1st to 10th May

Philippa Reid will be exhibiting and demonstrating Quilling – the Art of Paper Filigree – at CICCIC in Taunton during a two-week residency in May.

A fully Accredited (Higher Level) Fellow of The Quilling Guild and member of Go Create Taunton, Philippa creates contemporary collage pictures and jewellery using traditional techniques for rolling and shaping narrow paper strips, which she will be demonstrating whilst in residence during Gallery opening hours from 1st – 10th May 2018.

Visit and view a selection of Philippa’s creations, chat with her and learn more about the fascinating centuries-old techniques which she uses in her work.

A drop-in taster workshop will be held on Saturday 5th May from 2.00 – 5.00pm, enabling visitors to have a go at quilling and make a unique greetings card or gift tag to take away.  The cost of this will be £5.00 per person, to include tuition and materials.

Read more about Philippa’s work on her websites at:

learntoquill.weebly.com

quilliance.wordpress.com

or find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @quilliance.

MTM Awards CICCIC nominated for Arts and Cultural award

The Creative Innovation Centre was delighted to be nominated for the Arts and Cultural award at the MTM awards on 17th Dec in Bristol. The event hosted hundreds of inspiring people and organisations who do amazing work in the promotion of multiculturalism and support important cultural development projects in their communities.

ARTS & CULTURE AWARD

The awards are given for artistic endeavour, achievement and excellence for Creativity in the Arts, Culture and Music disciplines.

The MTM Awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise & award organisations, business and persons that inspire communities and excel in business and community work.

Artist in Residence – Adam Grose – Nov 29th – 2nd Dec 2017

Adam Grose will be exhibiting and creating new work at CICCIC  
in Taunton during a four day residency, revealing some of his painting, drawing and printmaking practices inspired from walking, mapping, landscape and nature.
Through drawing, painting and printmaking practices Adam explores ways of seeing and making landscape art through non-perspectival practices. He uses rock, soil and mineral pigments collected from his travels, transforming the landscape through scientific methods and layering to reveal hidden worlds.
Visit and view a selection of his work, chat and explore his practice, process and approach to creativity. For more details contact Adam 07747 846790.

 

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Taunton’s Amazing Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Grotto – 8th -23rd December 2017

Creative Innovation Centre presents its Christmas street scene based on buildings in Taunton. It makes up a Winter Wonderland for you to come and enjoy every day over the Christmas period.

Our hall space of 207 Sq metres is being converted into the most amazing Christmas Street Night Scene, decorated with 6000 lights, Santa Grotto and amazing free and paid community events to help raise funds for our not-for-profit community organisation. It will truly be a magical Christmas at CICCIC. Simply pop in at anytime except at ticketed events.

Book Your Child’s Visit to See Santa

Book your child’s visit to see Santa. Each child gets a 1-2-1 chat with Santa and receives a gift worth £5-6 RRP. Plus all set in our amazing Christmas Night Scene. While you wait you and your child can also take our free Xmas Trail and enjoy refreshments from cafe/bar. It will truly be magical for child and parent.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DATES & TIMES

Programme of Events

You may pop in and see our Christmas Street Night Scenes at anytime during 9th-23rd Dec and during Santa Grotto times except at ticketed events.

Friday 8th Dec

  • 6pm: Official opening. Come along to see our amazing 207 SQ metre Christmas night scenes & Xmas Trail. Enjoy mince pies and drinks from our bar and cafe.
  • 7pm: Concert by the Apple County Chorus to celebrate the opening of our Christmas programme and display.

Saturday 9th Dec

  • 10am-4pm: Open to public so why not pop in and see our amazing Christmas Night Scenes. Why not enjoy a coffee and mince pie while your kids take the Xmas trail!

Sunday 10th Dec

  • 7 pm: Festive Film Show – “Annie Hall” – shown as part of our Christmas season of films, all tickets £5 and doors open at 6.30 pm. Click here

Tues 12 Dec

  • 10 am-6 pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click here

Wed 13 Dec

  • 10 am-6 pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe/bar is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Thurs 14 Dec

  • 10 am-8 pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10.30am Free Film Show – ” It’s a Wonderful Life” – come and enjoy coffee and a mince pie and one of the all time great Christmas films. Learn More
  • 3pm-8pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Fri 15 Dec

  • 10 am-6 pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to visit Santa! Click Here
  • 7.30pm: Bollywood Dance Night – come and learn the basic moves and get yourself in the mood for dancing this Christmas. These events are great fun and a great night out for an £8 ticket! Learn More

Sat 16 Dec

  • 10 am-5pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10pm-5pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here
  • 8pm-12am. Fundraiser disco for our community organisation CICCIC. Enjoy the sounds of the 70’s & 80’s and dance amid our amazing Xmas night scenery. Spaces limited. Book early. £5pp. Learn More

Sun 17 Dec

  • 10 am-4pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm: Special Santa Scoot organised in conjuction with Sustrans – There will be three time slots to meet during the day and the event will mean a walk/scoot. View more here.
  • 7.00 pm: Festive Film Night – “Being There” – classic Peter Sellers comedy from 1979. All tickets £5 and doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start. Learn More

Mon 18 Dec

  • 10am-6pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Tues 19 Dec

  • 10am-6 pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10.30 am: Free Festive film – “The Fantastic Mr Fox” – cert PG – a film for all the family to enjoy! Learn More
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Weds 20 Dec

  • 10am-6pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-6pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Thurs 21 Dec

  • 10am-8pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 3pm-8pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Friday 22nd Dec

  • 10am-5pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10am-5pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Saturday 23rd December

  • 10am-5pm: Winter Wonderland display open to the public. Our cafe is open all day with hot and cold drinks and mince pies!
  • 10am-4pm: Book your slot to bring your child to visit Santa! Click Here

Sunday 31st December

  • New Year Celebration Party – Sunday 31st December 2017. Learn More

Registrations are now open for Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Jan 12th – March 23rd (Fridays only)

Starting Jan 12th – March 23rd  (16th Feb break) Fridays 9.30 -12.30pm 
Painting Picture

Introduction

These classes have been designed for individuals who wish to draw, paint and cultivate their creative skills, either for leisure or to update their professional practice. Each session is delivered by an experienced art tutor who will introduce the group to a variety of techniques and assorted visual vocabulary, and offer support in developing specific interests and aspirations. Each member of the group will be encouraged to progress within a stimulating, sympathetic and energising environment.
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Registration now open for Life Drawing Art Workshops Jan 12th – 23rd March (Fridays & Mondays)

Jan 12th – 23rd March (16th Feb break) Fridays 1-4pm and alternate Mondays 7:30-9:30pm. Painting Picture

Introduction

These classes have been designed for individuals who wish to draw, paint and cultivate their creative skills, either for leisure or to update their professional practice. Each session is delivered by an experienced art tutor who will introduce the group to a variety of techniques and assorted visual vocabulary, and offer support in developing specific interests and aspirations. Each member of the group will be encouraged to progress within a stimulating, sympathetic and energising environment.
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Hullabaloo Festival – A Festival of Improvisation – 15th-21st Nov 2017

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Hullabaloo is a celebration of sound, music making and improvisation. The festival explores improvisation, how we ‘make it up as we go along’, a key part of our creativity, in music, in art and in life and invites people to join in. The festival also celebrates some of the wide range of music making and performance we have in Somerset and the South West. Events range from family workshops, performances by internationally recognized musicians, instrument makers, beatboxers, jazz and rock bands, electronica, debates, visuals and films and talks. Hullabaloo will be wild, unpredictable, fun and provocative, exploring the mysteries and paradoxes of ways of making music and sound that can combine joyful playfulness with extra-ordinary skill.

The festival builds on the monthly improvisation nights held at the CIC Centre Taunton.

For more information contact Tim Hill, milton3hill@yahoo.co.uk  T:01823 490219

Wed 15th November
LOCATION: North Curry Methodist Chapel. North Curry, Taunton.
Whispers and Cries, Songs and Sighs. 7.30pm. FREE
An evening of atmospheric sound exploration, with Hannah Earl and Tim Hill.

Thu 16th November
Spontaneous Combustion
7.30pm – 10pm. £4
Performances, games, debate and play, exploring ideas of spontaneity, freedom of expression, improvisation in music, in art and in life, and asking ‘what does it mean to be free? With live visuals from Richard Tomlinson, Brazen Head, Michael Fairfax, Jules Bushell, Dom Beatbox Buck and more.

Fri 17th November
The Noise Eating Monsters plus John Cooke and kek-w. 7.30pm – 10pm £9/8
An Improvising trio making a deliriously rhythmic racket, the ‘Monster’s collective credits range from Squarepusher through Derek Bailey to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The band features one of comedian Stewart Lee’s favorite musicians. Plus local drum and bass and noise from local artists
“…guitarist Alex Ward [is] a compulsively creative polymath of indiscriminately omnivorous appetite … a reliably unpredictable axe-hero for collaborators of all backgrounds.”

Sat 18th November – ALL DAY
Morning. 10am – 11.30am – Family Playtime. FREE
Sound workshop for children their families

Lunchtime. 12.30pm – Sonic Café featuring Alex Ward on clarinet. £4/3
A rare chance to hear one of the world’s finest free improvising clarinet players in a solo setting. “Deft and utterly mesmeric” – The Guardian

Afternoon. 2pm – 4pm. Hullabaloo Improvising Orchestra. FREE
Come and join us in this workshop to create an improvising orchestra, exploring the idea of group improvisation, using games, strategies, graphic scores and more, building to a short performance.

Evening. Doors 7.30pm.
Lost in the Stars with The Multiverse Ensemble plus DJ. £9/8
An evening of cosmic jazz, out of this world sounds and intergalactic funk, featuring some great musicians from Taunton and the South West. The band is inspired by the music of the great big band leader Sun Ra. Film projections and DJ’s will accompany the band.

Tue 21st November
Hullabaloo – Vocal Improvisation Workshop. 7.30pm. £5
This month’s improvisation workshop will be dedicated to vocal improvisation.

 

Film Club screenings for August- September 2017

Film Club screenings for August- September 2017

There are any number of cinema clubs around these days, thankfully, so what to program is always food for thought. What to show and when to show it. The films chosen for this year were chosen for a number of reasons and hopefully will appeal to you and encourage you to come regularly in future.

Film nights are now fixed at 7pm start on a Sunday night and our programme will run fortnightly.

Any film over two hours in length will have a 15 minute interval at a pertinent point.

Birdman or (The Unexpected virtue of ignorance) starts a run of films from the acclaimed Alejandro G. Iñárritu whose film making was finally rewarded by a Best Picture Oscar for The Revenant. This film shot almost entirely on location in a New York theatre follows an aging actor returning to the spotlight again, having stopped playing the superhero role of Birdman many years before. As the lead actor, writer and director of the new stage show, the pressure of the task and the burden of his previous movie persona put an excellent Michael Keaton through the ringer as the first night approaches. With recent Oscar winner Emma Stone and Edward Norton. (Birdman 13th August)

Amores Peros is the debut feature from Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu a savagely brilliant canine themed triptych. One of Mark Kermode’s favourite films, it also introduced the actor Gael García Bernal to the world! As with many early Iñárritu films it weaves three stories together, in this case by a car accident that touches characters in each of the three stories. It is a powerful film that deserves a wide audience. The title translates as Love is a bitch! (Amores Peros 27th August)

Babel again takes three connected stories this time linked by a hunting rifle, and plays out in Japan, North America and North Africa. The film starts with the accidental shooting of an American tourist out in the deserts of Morocco and the fight to get her to hospital from a small village in the middle of nowhere with little communication with the outside world. The second story follows the couples housekeeper who takes their children across the Mexican border to her son’s wedding only to run into trouble on the way back. And the third tale concerns the Japanese businessman, who originally gave the hunting rifle to a Moroccan villager as a gift of gratitude, and his relationship with his daughter, broken since the death of his wife. It is one of my favourite films, rich is story with a beautiful soundtrack and a cleverly woven narrative. (Babel 10th Sept)

Blade Runner made in 1982 by Ridley Scott, this film raised the bar for film set in the future and its influence can be seen in countless films made since. A beautiful soundtrack from Vangelis and starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. The story of a policeman (blade runner) tasked with finding six replicants who stole a ship and have returned to earth seeking their creator in the hope of extending their lives. Replicants are human like androids built to work on off world colonies with a built in life span of four years. The film was based on a short story by Phillip K Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The androids are given artificial memories and because they begin to develop emotional responses to their surroundings, they are given a life span of four years. The debate about Harrison’s central character and whether he is human or android has kept people busy since the film’s release and Ridley Scott the director released the film in Directors Cut form in 1992 in part to add to that debate. Whether you think him human or not is a sub plot in a visually stunning futurist landscape that has been copied by numerous films since. And this year sees a sequel starring Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner 2049 – due for release here in October 2017. (Blade Runner 24th September)

Should you have any comment concerning our programming or a particual film you would like to see please email me on mark@ciccic.co.uk

Mark Bond

Creative Innovation Centre Manager.

CICCIC Art Group Summer Show 2nd -26th August

The students of the CICCIC Art Group are showing off a selection of their work at the Creative Innovation Centre Gallery 2nd -26th August.

Preview night Wed 2nd August 6-9pm. All art lovers welcome

Do pop in and have a look at the amazing range of unique works produced by these students over the last 10 week spring term. The Gallery and Cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30-4pm.

If you are interested in joining the group there are art classes starting in September. For details please click on the following link : http://www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/community-events/painting-and-drawing-art-workshops-sept-15th-nov-24th-fridays-only/