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Hula: Film Screening and Q&A

14 September 2017
/ 19.30 / Cove Burgh Hall

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In association with the Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society, we are pleased to host a screening of the short film Hula, followed by a Q&A with the film’s Director Robin Haig. This event will take place at Cove Burgh Hall on Thursday 14 September (from 7.30 – 9.30pm). To reserve your free ticket, please visit our Eventbrite page. This event is part of our Hands-On Cove Park programme.

About the Film:

Winning Best Drama at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards in 2016 Hula is a gently humorous drama about divorcee Clara. Reluctant to engage with her Highland community, she setus up her empty-nest home as a B&B. Her first guest is an artist who introduces her to change by rearranging the beroom feng shui style. Next, a pair of elderly tourists painfully remind Clara of the joys of love. Finally a hilwalker, as lonely as she is but not nearly so stuck initiates an evening of unexpected hilarity which spurs her onwars to a new, ultimately more promising phase in her life.

About the Director:

Robin Haig is a writer/director from the Highlands of Scotland who is currently developing her first feature film, part of a trilogy, and a TV drama series based on her award-winning short Hula.

Image: Blyth Duff as Clara

Analysing Artists Residencies – A PhD Collaboration & Opportunity

10 August

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In partnership with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow, the Bothy Project and The Work Room, Cove Park is pleased to be part of a new PhD project focussing upon the impact of artists residencies upon individuals’ artistic practice. For further information and details of how to apply please click here

Cove Park’s August Newsletter

9 August

Stephen Sutcliffe Talbot Rice

Our August Newsletter has information on all our current programme, events and forthcoming opportunities. August’s Featured Artist is the Glasgow-based visual artist Stephen Sutcliffe, a resident in 2005.

Self-funded Residencies, December 2017 – February 2018

3 August

The site

Last winter we ran a pilot, offering subsidised residencies during the months of December, January and February. Following the success of 2016 we are again offering residencies for individuals or groups of up to 12, at a special subsidised rate. We invite artists to apply for residencies for 3, 4 or 7 nights, or multiples thereof. For more information please visit the self-funded residencies section of the website.

We’re Looking for Volunteer Art Workshop Assistants

3 August

Our weekly Saturday art classes for children and young people are an important part of Hands-On Cove Park. Working with ours Hands-On Programme Co-ordinator and freelance professional artists, you will support children and young people to experiment and play with ideas and a wide range of materials and approaches. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals [aged 18+] to gain some practical experience in devising and delivering quality art workshops for children and young people.

The classes will run as follows:

30 September 2017

7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2017

4, 11, 18 and 25 November 2017

2 December 2017

What are we looking for?

Ambition – this opportunity offers access to a well–respected venue and associated artists
Commitment – you must be available for all of the dates detailed
Energy – intellectual and physical [we’re located on a 50 acre site over-looking loch long]
Enthusiasm – for art and the ability to share that with children and young people

What are we offering:

We’ll make a weekly contribution to travel expenses
We’ll put you through a Basic Disclosure Scotland check
We’ll give you the opportunity to work with, and learn from, professional artists who are also experienced community artists
We’ll connect you to other networking opportunities

How to Apply

Please send us your CV and a letter of application [no longer than 1 side of A4] explaining why your skills and experience are suited to this voluntary position. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will take place at Cove Park during the week beginning 4 September 2017.