ArtSpace Art Achievements 2008

ArtSpace Exhibitions where most members exhibited:
‘ArtSpace in Miniature ‘ and ‘The Bigger Picture’ @ Charnwood museum
‘Quorn Open Gardens’ @ Quorn village hall
‘Affordably Priced Art Fair’ @ woodhouse Eaves village hall annex
Easel Exhibition @ Carillon Court Shopping Precinct, Loughborough

‘Open’ exhibitions where work was selected by a panel of judges:
147th Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists @ Mall Galleries: Patricia Whiting
Nottingham Open: Mary Austin
Derby Open: Mary Austin, Jo Sheppard, Susan West and Patricia Whiting
Catmose Open: Susan West, Patricia Whiting

Solo or Small group exhibitions
Solihull: Jo Sheppard
City Gallery: Jo Sheppard
Open House Dulwich Festival 41, Muschamp Rd: Patricia Whiting
Nita Rao worked with 3 schools in Rutland to create an installation about climate change that was exhibited at the Catmose gallery
@ Expolabor, Avigliano Umbro, Terni, Umbria, Italy: Helen Ward
‘Sculpture and Art’ @ Quorn Open Gardens: Nita Rao and Erica Middleton
‘Open Studio’ @ Clearview Farm Mountsorrel: Nita Rao, Tony Thory and Jo Sheppard

Other exhibitions
Small bronzes @ Orange Street Gallery in Uppingham: Nita Rao
Five exhibitions at St. Lukes House gallery Nottingham: Mary Austin
Leicester Society of Artists 123rd Annual show, New Walk Museum, Leicester: Jo Sheppard
Leicester Society of Artists ‘The Living City’, New Walk Museum, Leicester: Jo Sheppard
West End Gallery, Leicester: Mary Byrne and Judith Eason
Ashby festival: Nita Rao
Ticknall annual: Mary Austin

First prize in the Holbrook Trust awards Nottingham: Mary Austin

Workshops/teaching for the general public led by ArtSpace members:
ArtZone workshops for Charnwood Borough Council @ Charnwood museum: Nita Rao , Mary Byrne, Jo Sheppard and Phillip Ayriss
Life Drawing evening classes @ Rawlins: Mary Byrne, Helen Ward
Life Drawing for the Sixth Form @ Rawlins: Mary Byrne, Helen Ward
Life Drawing for the Hoby Art Group: Mary Byrne
Tutor for Woodhouse Eaves Art Group throughout 2008: Mary Byrne, Helen Ward
Willow workshop @ Thurmaston Youth Club: Nita Rao
Willow workshop @ the Barefoot Festival: Nita Rao
‘Sock Fruit’ @ Picnic in the Park: Nita Rao
Undergraduate tutor in Art History on a second level course for Open University, plus mentor for new  
              tutors: Erica Middleton
W.E.A. tutor plus 'observer' of other tutors' lessons: Erica Middleton
Lectures Prague, Madrid, Berlin and Nice: Erica Middleton
One-off lectures for NADFAS (National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts), Dante Society, U3A
              and St. Leonard's Church in Swithland: Erica Middleton
Running Study Days Summer 2008 for Nottingham Castle: Erica Middleton
Private tuition for A-level students in my studio: Erica Middleton

Skill sharing workshops for ArtSpace members:
Willow workshop: Nita
Mixed Media: Jo Sheppard, Sally Reayer

Membership of other art groups
Nottingham Society of Artists: Mary Austin
Leicester Pastel Society: Mary Austin
Leicester Society of Artists: Jo Sheppard
Association of Leicester Artists: Judith Eason, Mary Byrne


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