Friday, 16 October 2015

Coming soon in November Cross Currents Residency at Back Lane West

As someone who loves process so many wonderful residencies this is just such a treat: watching artists explore, spread their wings, try new things, make new relationships, new artists enjoy the buzz of inclusion work. Can't wait!
and the theme of this next residency is highlighted by 3 friends of Shallal working together for the first time!
George our beloved multi talented musician
Jamie also multi talented, who created wonderful musical improvisation performance piece with Carole some years ago, she still talks about it.. and has gone onto many new collaborations, explorations....
and Oli who ran photography workshops for Express Yourself and whose residency at Back Lane West  two years ago was where I met Jane and Patrick who kindly offered us last years residency...
They and other artists may set up collaborations with dancers as well....
(i've put artists in brackets for those of you who know them )

So here is some info
please contact me with any ideas for it...there are still some spaces available.....

Cross Currents
Shallal Cross Art form residency

Shallal have already enjoyed two residencies this year, Shallal Dance Theatre's Shallal Shared at AMATA, Falmouth University and Shallal Studios at Porthmeor Studios, with increased confidence, ideas and collaborations from these Shallal artists, performers and friends are keen to extend cross art form opportunities for their second Back Lane West residency challenging and extending their practice and audiences. Artists will work in blocks of time.

Potential new work includes: exploring music and sound improvisation and photographic approaches,( George , Jamie, Oli ) creating a shadow puppet theatre, ( Toby ) working with multi media, music, writing, and projection, ( Eddie, Stewart and Jo ) photography/film, ( Anna, Jo, George, Annis? ) exploratory practice in collaborative painting ( Kerry and Mel) and extending to large scale bamboo installation/performance, ( Kerry and others if we have time) short pop up site specific performances in the  surrounding area. ( Colin, Demelza and others if available).

We aim to have one or two showings of work to connect with new audiences. 
Artists involved so far include: Oliver Raymond Barker, Jamie Mills, George Bradley Peers, Melanie Young, Kerry Jackson, Anna Willis, Eddie Callis, Stewart Blackmore, Jo Lumber.

Shallal Studios is building a supportive network of artists, (emerging, established, returning) who are interested in inclusion, access to studio space, sharing skills, collaboration, marketing and promoting work. They wish to lift the glass ceiling often encountered by artists with additional needs and celebrate the joy of art in inclusive practice, their long term goal is an accessible inclusive arts studio for Cornwall.

Please contact creative director Jo Willis joewillis3@googlemail.com if you are interested in being involved and to learn more.

Shallal has a legacy of openness to cross art form collaborations. Artists and performers gain confidence in their own creative processes and are inspired to try new ways of working in different media. Shallal supports the voice of each individual artist/performer, encouraging and stimulating collaborations with internal or external artists, sharing skills and approaches within embodied practice, building new relationships and taking new risks.

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