This years John Ruskin Memorial Lecture is at 6.30pm on Sunday 26 May at the Coniston Institute. Professor Charlie Gere of Lancaster University will be talking to Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. The event will be recorded for the New Mechanics Library. Tickets £5 on the door includes dinner (we were thinking of brawn and brains). Advance booking essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Open Call to architects, artists and designers for a new design for Coniston Cricket Club Pavilion is now open for submissions. For details go to the full brief at the Coniston Cricket Pavilion website.
Very pleased to see that Fernando has won the worlds most socially engaged artist award or more accuratly The Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change - more here
For 7 years of working with Grizedale it seems small reward. We are looking forward to that mobile cheese production unit made from milk casin with attached goat herd when you are ready Meester.
Last chat with Fernando over skinning a deer revealed that he is planning to create a craft school in Majorca - you know it makes sense, beats and basketry.
Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion is a lavishly illustrated romp through the last decade of our projects and it's now available to BUY ONLINE HERE.
Grizedale Arts is offering two awards to artists at any stage of their careers who are interested in redirecting their art making activities towards a useful outcome.
The award is £1,000 and 20 days full board and lodging at Lawson Park, Grizedale's lux headquarters in the overly beautiful Lake District of England.
The artist will work alongside the Grizedale Arts staff on the ongoing programme, including Youth Club, village projects, gardening and building projects. There would also be potential to work on projects outside the UK, this year in Finland, New York and the Netherlands.
For more information click here
Laure Provost and Adam Chodzko have each been working on commissions for the Schwitters in Britain exhibition opening at Tate Britain on January 30th. Over the last year Girzedale Arts, Tate and the artists have been collaborating on these two large installations that make up the last room of the exhibition to re-evaluate the legacy of one of Cumbria's better known artists in residence.
The Honest Shop at Coniston Institute is now up and running and open every day. Selling only locally produced products made by the village. Fresh veg from the surrounding gardens and allotments, freezer meals made by the Youth Club, alpaca knitwear from a nearby farm, home baking from many of the local ladies and much more!
Lawson Park is now available to rent. Visit the Lawson Park Farm website for more information and how to book this historic hill farm and our HQ!
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