Barry & Rosanne- storyboarding our new video piece SCRRIPTT

Barry- I’ve been pleased and happy with my writings and using them to make a new video together with Rosanne. I was thinking about an acting paid job on television, doing tricksserss. I’m interested jumping on 71 years ago television pictures with lots of good money to spend and buy, I want to do it for the rest of my life. I have worked well init.

Rosanne- Barry and I are collaborating on a new video together. We are bringing together footage of Barry’s writings and drawings with footage of reading to each other from Barry’s work and recording each other. We are combining sounds of the paper with spoken word and my interpretation of some of the sounds I find interesting within Barry’s writing. We have drawn up a storyboard together, we’ve worked with Martin to decide on shots and scenes and soundtracks. We have planned out 9 scenes and decided on the title SCRRIPTT as the piece considers what a script is, how it informs others and communicates an idea to be transformed. We have been thinking about how to share the video both online and via exhibition with the aim to have the piece screened at New Art Spaces Chorlton Open Day.

My leaf dress project- Sarah

Today I have been working on my leaf dress project, cutting out the the templates for the back of the main dress.I then had to cut out the fabric around it and sew it by hand to the front or other pieces but, I will have to undo the back next week to put in some fastenings so I can put it on some display.

In my sketchbook I also made up some illustrations for Jane Eyre today.

April – Quotes and Images

The last few weeks the OutsiderXchangeS studio has been a hive of great activity.

Collaboration between all artists has started and individual artists have started to experiment even more.

Below are some images and quotes from the OutsiderXchangeS artists from the past couple of weeks.

Sarah used different clays for her architectural 3D sketches- and Juliet sketched her in the process. Sarah has continued to experiment with different types of clay to construct her buildings.

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Rosanne: “I’ve been recording Barry reading some of his wording. We’ve also been working with Horace to position records from history as well as collecting imagery for our AV collaboration”

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Matt decided to gift Barry a calligraphy note pad to which Barry said “WRRIGHTING IN THIS BOOK IS DIFFERRENNT. IT MADE ME HAPPY”

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Horace has also added a selection of Polaroid’s he took of his old school to his map drawing- “it brings back memories” he told the fellow artists.

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Lesley bought in a chimpanzee figure to show Matt and has decided, “I might paint on the tarzan picture” which Lesley has been working on for the past few weeks.” When asked about his painting Lesley said “I used to watch Tarzan as a child in the 1970’s, on Granada TV, and it has always been a favourite of mine. So I’m really enjoying painting this. It makes me feel good.”

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David has really enjoyed having a studio space for himself. “It feels a lot better to have my own space to experiement with my work. It has helped me realise sometimes I’ve got to reinvent myself’

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We’ll be capturing the thoughts and progress of all artists every week and you can keep a track on the work and collaborations on this blog and on our Twitter page. Give us a follow on @oxchanges

 

 

Venture Arts Artists Meet

On the 15 October we brought together Tanya Raabe-Webber  and the five artists based at Venture Arts who will be working on the OutsidersXchanges project.

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We were really happy to have family and support workers attend this first meeting as well. Amanda from Venture Arts explained how the project will work and how important the project is as well.

We discussed what types of art everyone was interested in, good at and wanted to experiment more with. We introduced everyone working on the project including James, Kate, Glen and Amanda and explained what role we would be playing during the project.

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We then went to explore our temporary studio space where the artists will run a series of workshops exploring different media and techniques. These workshop sessions will take place during November, December and January in the lead up to them being joined by five artists without a learning disability. Who will then collaborate over five months to produce a piece of work together.

These later sessions will take place in an exciting studio space we will announce in the New Year, but the sessions from November till January will take place in the Yard Theatre, Hulme.

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Coming up soon… A call-out to artists, our 1st official presses release and more blogs from the artists and myself.

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28 October 2016

OutsiderXchanges Introduction

OutsiderXchanges is a collaborative visual arts project that will bring together learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists to develop shared ideas and new contemporary work.

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Running over a year, artists from Manchester and Gateshead/Newcastle will work together to make new work. Venture Arts is working in partnership with Baltic Mill, Gateshead, Castlefield Galleries, Manchester and the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) to build on experience and audiences.

Acclaimed artist Tanya Raabe-Webber  will work with all the artists involved focusing on pairing the artists, building on their ideas, developing their knowledge of learning disability arts aesthetic and cultural identity and working in a new space.

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On Thursday 08 October the team from Venture Arts and Baltic Mill came together for the first time – alongside the artist Tanya Raabe-Webber  to hold our first planning meeting. We found out who was going to do what, when things were planned to happen, where activity was going to happen, how we were going to recruit artists and also how we were going to talk about / advocate about the project.

We’ll have lots of information, updates, news, events and fantastic artwork to show you over the next year so please come back to find out more.