Monday, 27 May 2013

SHALLAL 2's second performance today. Photos from last week; Private view and preparations for 2iis.

Today is Shallal 2's second performance at what is becoming a nice new home for us at Falmouth Art Gallery, this will be the 3rd performance they have hosted for us, the last two being by invitation - thank you to them.
It's a lovely space, high ceiling and smooth wooden floor.
Yesterday we did a workshop there. Thank you to Jo Lumber for support and it was great to have Colin, Rowan and Sybil there, 3 generations!
The workshop was based around their new painting "Venus attired by the three graces,"I really enjoy working from /with visual art and we were hatching plans for more possibilities yesterday.

Shallal 2 are performing 3 Parts, which was created for the Fundraiser, with some poetry and prose and a new piece inspired by the painting.The work is in the new style of performance which really suits them, open group improvisations.
The performance is at 2pm and is 20 mins long. Free entry, do come along to see them.The painting is hung behind them!

Tomorrow they are out again with a few of the main company at Holi-day.
Pop ups ( main co) 1-2pm
Workshop with Colin 2-3pm
Shallal 2 performance 3.10pm

some photos from last week!

 Outside Open Studio Private view, sitting around looking at first Sketchbooks!
Zoe sold a painting.

 You can see the carousel to hold the sketchbooks here. A lovely object and fits the spec beautifully, created by Toby. The pleasure of looking at them works and Peter, who has not quite understood my enthusiasm for them, did by the end of the evening.
The sun shone and it was an enjoyable evening, Thanks to Colin and Toby for the hard work of setting up the space, Diana for her endless patience and creativity with us which enables creative problem solving, to Laura for manning the studio half the time these next few days, you can still catch it today and tomorrow 11am-3pm.
Sam's work which is less known was widely enjoyed and commented on and he also "sold" work.
Plans for the Studio can continue thanks to the offer of support from Sue and the possibility of a new trustee, more about these positive outcomes another time, but the Studio managed to do what Shallal has always survived by each venture brings more support and possibilities. We are much in need of this as well as being resiliant Shallal is a fragile creature, and we never want to stop once we my mind which has been holding the studio trying to find a way through can now grasp possibilities. Bottom line is always that we find a way to continue and having found that we build wonderful exciting possibilities on top, solos show next is something i would like to see for these 3 artists, then how to work with other artists outside Shallal to increase their exposure ( one from the John Daniel Centre whose work I love and have seen for years)....we have so many potential dreams for the work.
Meeting with Terry tonight to discuss ways forward and then will talk to all those involved.
Toby showed me the flower and butterfly net he has been making for 2iis they are huge, I look forward to seeing them on Friday.

a few more photos!
new acquisitions, a platform for painting murals, percussion/music stand for 2iis and performance work!
tailors dummy on wheels ( new name Geraldine) to bring into reality Zoe's fashion designs, and a box!

Barbara editing the red dress film with company, Debs trying to complete sketchbook at the same time - multi tasking

We had hoped to make a small cutlery/ kitchen utensil style art work with Trevor who loves to draw round objects and cut out, however not everything has come to fruition, as is always the way, so another time! Background group trying out decorating shoes...and handbag.

Some more photos from the woods.....

decorated shoes hiding in the woods!

trying to work above the stream!

red cloth leading us back to Gyllyngdune!
Anna's photo

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

2iis and Inclusive Creative Practise day posters

Red dresses in the bluebell woods

So off we went to the woods!
very last minute (both Barbara -film maker - and Debs have been very busy)
the weather smiled on us and at the end of a long day for everyone, we were in the beautiful bluebell woods by Debs home, with The Kennal flowing by and the evening light filtering through. I picked up Anna's camera and took some snaps, see below...
Barbara tried out her new camera, so research and development not only with the ideas film into pop ups and installations but also camera technique, it does amazing slow motion and you have to wait for a while after each shoot....for more techy info ask Barbara! it really suited the material being moved.
This idea came from Anna's theme of the red dress and photography, and has already developed..the colour is stunning in the landscape, against wood, water and the vibrant green of the new grass and leaves.
And yes i am blogging to avoid.....not bid writing- for a change! - but final timetable for the 31st and more..
Such a busy time ahead and it was not planned as such it all just happened to fall in next week, and then inclusivity day and then Penzance Literary festival Shallal fundraiser and starting R&D for St Ives Access project, pop ups in St Ives Festival in September.....

Monday, 20 May 2013

Open Studio and a busy half term next week, hope to see you there!

There is so much on in half term week, that we don't want you to miss any of it!

The first is our new venture Shallal Studio in Open Studios, 
the Private View is this Saturday 5 - 8pm,
featuring work by studio artists Toby Bridge, Sam While and Zoe Wilton.

Refreshments provided.

Hope to see you there!

This also includes the first viewing of some of the Shallal Sketchbooks! our new inclusive visual arts exploration and outreach.

Followed by:
 Shallal workshop with Jo at 2-3.30pm at Falmouth Art Gallery, Monday 27th
 and Shallal 2 performance 2pm Tuesday 28th May. 
Participants in the Monday workshop can create a piece to be included in the Tuesday performance!
Featuring new work themed around the gallery's new purchase, "Venus attired by the three graces".

Holiday 2013 Wednesday, 29th May
12.00pm: OPENING with the colourful Los Samba Band!
1.00pm: LUNCH TIME & Shallal pop up shows
2.00pm: Shallal workshop
3.10pm: Shallal 2 performance

Friday 31st May:
The main company's new and exciting 2iis,
(we have had a good time working in the gardens last Friday).
Events to surprise, enchant and engage you!
Come along for a more informal Shallal show, pop ups throughout the day, including Shallal2 's new work and a visit by the Story Republicans to the sketchbook corner between 2 - 3pm, thanks to KEAP and their enthusiasm for the sketchbooks,( 10 of the sketchbooks are out on tour with them at present collecting images from their audiences!)
Meet some new performers, including 
George the musician who plays along with some whimsical and wonderful flower pieces, catch a glance at the butterfly collector, try on some new shoes, listen to a song... we hope you'll join us for a Shallal day of art, performance and fun! 
entrance free donations welcome!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

from the park

Last week we went to the park ....
Andy's favourite shot, Katherine walking back at the end of the morning

Lauren ( who is more able to come now) with Daniel and Katherine with Toby, with Giles and Colin....

Trevor, always with style! leather jacket and suit


 Penlee Park practising and performing pop ups
we went so Tom could film in the park

Star (in the sky) and Kerry playing

Sam, Colin and new member Daniel

Clowns with George's musical accompaniment
trying to capture images for cards in time for 31st
the red dress material is yet to go on outings although shoes are being made, and today we will play in the bandstand at Gyllygndune Gardens with ideas
i love Sam's painting and wanted to base images around it..

There are lots more lovely photos which i hope to blog soon
meanwhile many preparations under way
for half term week

Shallal 2 at Falmouth Art Gallery 2pm Tuesday 28th May
some of the main co, Shallal 2 and a workshop at Holi-day Wednesday 29th May
 2iis 31st May
and we are off for last recky to Gyllyngdune today, thankfully sun shining and sadly last day with Sarah Spiegler - Williams, but welcome to Jackie who will replace her.

many thanks to Star who stepped in at the last minute to design this for us!