Eastside Projects – January 2016 Events

Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR

See below for news, updates, and events from Eastside Projects this month:


RICHARD WOODS: DUCK WEAVE
30 January–9 April
Public Preview: Friday 29 January, 6–8pm

Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the launch of a new solo exhibition by Richard Woods, the inaugural display of ‘Production Show 2016-18’.Widely known for his transformative, architectural scale graphic artworks and his inventive and playful sculpture, painting and woodblock printed furniture, ‘Duck Weave’ develops an ancient building technology recently rediscovered by the artist. In this large-scale exhibition Woods presents the initial research stage of his project to redeploy a local ‘Digbeth’ version of this construction technique. More.


WRITE CLUB: AN EXERCISE IN CLOSE READING, LISTENING AND TASTING
Saturday 30 January, 1–6pm
£4/£2/free to ESP members
Book by Monday 25 January

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, reading, listening and tasting with curator Alexandra Ross. This participatory workshop will explore the framing devices and structures that operate when dealing with the spoken and written word. Discussion will involve close reading and close listening and participants are also invited to contribute to a close tasting session by bringing ingredients or full dishes charged with personal meaning to the table to share with the group.To book your place email anna-s@eastsideprojects.org. More.


AMALIA PICA IN CONVERSATION WITH CÉLINE CONDORELLI AND HAVANA MARKING
Thursday 11 February, 6.30–8pm
Screening starts at 5.15pm
£4/£2/free to ESP members

Join us for a conversation between artist Amalia Pica, filmmaker Havana Marking and artist and Display Show co-curator Céline Condorelli. Their discussion will be preceded by a screening of ‘Afghan Star’, a documentary by Marking which follows four contestants in the Afghani TV ‘Pop Idol’ style competition from regional auditions to the final in Kabul. More.


FAMILY WORKSHOP
Saturday 12 March, 10.30am–12pm
£2 per child, booking is essential

Build, fabricate and construct works of art inspired by Richard Woods’ exhibition. We’ll be weaving, plaiting and intertwining materials to create structures, sculptures and routes through the gallery.Our family workshops are suitable for children aged 5–11 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Find out more and book your place here.


CHILTERN TIMETABLE COMMISSION#5
Richard Woods: What’s Your Journey?
13 December 2015 – 14 May 2016
For Eastside Projects’ fifth collaboration with Chiltern Railways, Woods has applied his love of patterns, logos and motifs to the creation of a series of iconic ‘maze puzzle’ images that represent different journeys on the route or in the minds of passengers. The newly commissioned artworks will appear on posters at Chiltern’s flagship West Midlands station, Birmingham Moor Street, and on timetables for the Marylebone to Birmingham route. More.


OPERATION AND DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANTS
Fixed term contracts for 12 months from 22 March 2016
30 hours per week, £12,870 per annum
Application Deadline: 7 February

Eastside Projects is recruiting! After a brilliant year working with Effy Harle and Anna Horton-Cremin, we are now looking for two new people to join us as our Operation and Distribution Assistants 2016.Our Assistants work closely with the Directors and ESP Programmer on all programming processes of the gallery. As part of our small team they contribute to most aspects of our work from invigilation, events delivery and interaction with visitors to exhibition installation, communication and gallery maintenance. Find job descriptions and personal specifications here.


The New Year sees ESP begin its shift into productive mode. After time spent last year collectively reflecting and brainstorming the future of the programme, ideas and plans are emerging and we are working to develop new structures that encourage and enable members to be more active within ESP and work autonomously within its framework. More details coming very soon.

In the meantime Andrew Gillespie, Andrew Lacon, Lexi Strauss and Emily Warner begin 2016 at the University of Birmingham having been awarded Radical Sabbatical residencies. They will spend their time there working with a range of academics to develop ideas, explore, research and uncover new ways to work together.


DOWNLOAD THE EVENTS POSTER HERE

DOWNLOAD THE BIRMINGHAM ART MAP HERE

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