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Cove Park at the Merchant City Festival

30 June 2015

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‘Balti: Unmeasured Measurements’, Jasleen Kaur – image courtesy of Pallant House Gallery

From 25 July – 2 August 2015 Cove Park will have a presence at the Merchant City Festival, Glasgow.

Designers and makers previously resident on the craft programme and coming this summer will share their experiences and expectations of this unique creative opportunity and showcase some of the work created whilst they were here.

Throughout the festival, the work of  Linda FlorenceJasleen KaurLaura Spring, Hannah Waldron and Dawn Youll will be exhibited in the Cove Park Showcase. This will be in the windows of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration building on Bell Street, in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

On Saturday 1 August 2015 join us at City Halls for the Insight into the Cove Park Craft Residency Programme event and hear from previous residents, including ceramic artist Frances Priest, and view films by Beca Lipscombe of Atelier E.B. and James Thompson created whilst they were at Cove Park.

A full copy of the Merchant City Festival brochure can be downloaded here.

Merchant City Festival

Research Residencies 2015

4 June 2015

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Cove Park is pleased to announce details of a new series of self-funded residencies available from September 2015. Designed to support research connected to the arts and culture in the broadest sense, this series will take place within the context of Cove Park’s internationally acclaimed residency programme.

Located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just one hour from Glasgow), Cove Park provides unique, comfortable and well-equipped spaces in which to live and work.

This series is founded upon our experience of hosting former research residents (such as Maria Fusco, Reader, School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art; Professor Ysanne Holt, Department of Arts, University of Northumbria and Dr. Craig Martin, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art) and will become an important element of Cove Park’s annual programme.

Cove Park’s Cubes can be hired for £50 per night, based on single occupancy for two nights or more. To launch this series, Cove Park will offer a 10% discount on bookings over 5 nights and a further 20% discount on bookings made for subsequent residencies.

We have a limited number of spaces available this autumn – please get in touch quickly to reserve yours!

For further information, please contact Julian Forrester:

01436 850123
julian.forrester@covepark.org

Will Shannon and Linda Brothwell exhibit new commissions at Build Your Own, FACT, Liverpool

1 June 2015

Acts of Care: The Lost Letters of Liverpool

Craft Programme residents Will Shannon (2015) and Linda Brothwell (2012) are exhibiting new commissions at Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing at FACT, Liverpool.

The exhibition explores the connections between craft, technology and community. Commissions by Will, Linda, Rachel Rayns and DoES Liverpool showcase the potential of skill-sharing and collaborative making in the real world.

Will and Turner Prize 2015 nominees Assemble‘s Homework will set up a concrete casting factory in the backyard of a newly refurbished house in Toxteh, Liverpool, turning construction waste into mantelpieces to be installed in refurbished houses.

Linda will restore missing letters in iconic building signs in Liverpool with a new handcrafted alphabet that combines traditional English and Polish Wycinanki designs for her commission Acts of Care: The Lost Letters of Liverpool (see image).

Will and Linda will speak about the concepts and inspiration behind their commissions at the Build Your Own: Artist Talks, 12:30, Friday 5 June 2015, FACT.

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing runs from 4 June -31 August 2015.