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HOMEART #2 – Make a Collage!

HOMEART #2 – Make a Collage in the style of Mark Hearld

We love the work of artist Mark Hearld who combines illustration, printmaking and collage to create vibrant pictures of animals and landscapes.

Our scene, inspired by Mark’s style is based on Newport. Hand torn coloured paper for water, photos of buildings and a handmade book taken from one of our brochures, represent Quay arts. We’ve added Black Swans, rare visitors that hung around Newport late 2019, drawn in crayon over newspaper are joined by an origami butterfly (see Homeart #1). Finally we used wrapping paper for a border and a dash of watercolour for clouds and shading.

What do you need?

  • Pencil
  • Black pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Different Papers (cut outs from magazines, newspapers, brochures, coloured paper, wrapping paper etc.)

There are no rules really, but don’t spend too long on each element and only glue layers down when you are happy with their position.

If you’d like to share your mixed-media artworks of the Island we’d love to see them and put them up for all to admire!

Mark Hearld can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/mark_hearld/

 

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Mike Howley Trust: Funding Round now OPEN!

Funding Opportunity for Young Island Creatives

The 2020 Mike Howley Trust awards are now open for applications.

Mike Howley, who worked for many years as Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council, died in May 2013, leaving part of his estate for the specific benefit of aspiring young actors, musicians, dancers and writers, between the ages of 18 and 30, living on the Isle of Wight”.

 Trustees welcome applications from people within the stated age range and art forms for investment in areas such as training, equipment, marketing & promotion, recording, rehearsal space, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.  If you fit the bill and have an idea you are burning to put into action, we would like to hear from you.

Due to the advent of the coronavirus and our current key state of lockdown, we will be looking at all applications digitally and via email this year.

Please read the guidelines carefully and return your application form to Megan at m.stisted@quayarts.org by Fri 24 April 2020, together with a short video about your project – no longer than 2 minutes.. This can be an example of your work if you wish.  Please also contact Megan if you have any questions.

The selection panel will look at all submitted applications and contact you if they have any questions.

We hope to be able to let you know if you have been successful by Monday 4 May.

To download the guidelines please click here.

To download an application form please click here.

Check out this video of last years MHT recepients, talking about how the funding helped them…

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In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – Kye Wilson

The In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – connecting inspirational individuals to the power of music. Our unique and awesome musical project has the great pleasure of being part of the Quay arts community. We have been welcomed with open arms and rehearsing in the theatre on a Friday gives all of the participants a chance to shine!! As we adapt to the situation we are all in at the moment we thought that it would be a nice idea to introduce you to not only our project but the inspirational individuals that are part of the band. This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mr Kye Watson. Kye has been part of the upcycled orchestra from the begining and as the project has growed he has totaly key blossomed. He has transformed from somebody who enjoyed singing but would only do it if he didn’t have to look at anyone because he was “embarrassed”, to the great, confident performer you see in this video. Please take time to look at this all of the way through because it is both awesome and powerfull. Happy Friday people, I give you Kye performing “Memory” from the musical cats – DARREN PRICE. INTUNE ORCHESTRA FACILITATOR

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Throwback Thursday: Quay Arts Heritage

It’s #TBT today and we want to throw it way back…
 
These pictures were taken around 1978.
The current Quay Arts building was originally known as the Porter Store. It was used as a bonded warehouse by Mew Langton’s Brewery where Island-brewed beers were stored on the ground floor, and spirits stored on the first. Mew Langton’s sold The Porter Store to Strong of Romsey, who sold it on to Whitbread in 1969.
 
In 1975, Anne Lewington stumbled upon the now abandoned warehouse and thought it would make a perfect venue for an arts centre for the island. A steering committee was formed in 1976 and they met for the first key time in Calverts https://www.rossitchpediatricdentistry.com/buy-depakote-online/ Hotel in Quay Street. Many island artists were involved as well as representatives from the Isle of Wight Council and the Island MP Steve Ross.
 
In 1982, The Quay Arts Centre was officially named by Sir Hugh Casson and the Michael West Gallery was named in honour of Sir Michael West who had helped to raise funds for the Arts Centre. A bequest of paintings was also received from the Basil Green estate.
To find out more about Quay Arts Heritage please click here.
 
What are your favourite memories of the Quay?
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The Great Leap Forward Exhibition

With our galleries being shut, we want to try bring you as much as possible from our current exhibition to online…


Artwork created by school pupils for the Great Leap Forward exhibiton.

THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD EXHIBITION was our last (and still) current show on at Quay Arts in the West Gallery, but sadly came to an abrupt end to the Covid-19 crisis. The Great Leap Forward Exhibition is a group exhibition of work created by local school children from across the Island reflecting upon the heritage of the Isle of Wight and theme of ‘The Future’, drawing inspiration from, and celebrating the Lift The Lid project and commissions.


Phlegm’s ‘Ventnor Giant mural

What is Lift the Lid?

Lift the Lid on Island Culture is a 2 year project focused on four brand new art commissions, the aim being to reignite a sense of pride and passion in the cultural heritage of the Isle of Wight. The project, led by the IW Cultural Education Partnership, involved schools, key artists, https://sdarcwellness.com/buy-prednisone-online/ community groups, arts and heritage organisations, with local community workshops and school sessions. The final phase, The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and a call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people.


BACK & FORTH – A film by artist Dmitri Galitzine🎥🎞
One of the four commissioned pieces of art for the Lift the Lid project, Back and Forth, a film by Dmitri Galitzine, is online for all to watch and enjoy…


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Origins Theatre – The Souvenir

Tonight would of been the first event of our NEW Spring 2020 programme. Origins Theatre Company were scheduled to be performing their performance ‘The Mask’ at Quay Arts this evening.🎭

HOWEVER…The show must go on(line)! ♥️

Check out part one of their production of ‘The Souvenir’ from 2017 – the play can be watched in full HERE on Derek Farrell’s Youtube channel.

If you’re missing the theatre, make sure to go over to the Origins Theatre Company page and show them some love!


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In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – Jamie May

Every Friday at Quay Arts we normally have the incredible In Tune Upcycle Orchestra rehearsing in our building.

“The In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – connecting inspirational individuals to the power of music. Our unique and awesome musical project has the great pleasure of being part of the Quay arts community. We have been welcomed with open arms and rehearsing in the theatre on a Friday gives all of the participants a chance to shine!!

As we adapt to the situation we are all in at the moment we thought that it would be a nice idea to introduce you to not only our project but the inspirational individuals that are part of the band.

To put a smile on your face and maybe a little lump in your throat we decided that today we would post a Video of the incredible Jamie May. She is one of the most inspirational people you will ever meet and despite what life throws at her she faces it head on with a smile on her face!! key What https://medsmagazine.com/generic-cialis-online/ makes this performance from Jamie May amazing is that she finds it very difficult to talk and uses an eye gaze system to communicate. However when you put a microphone in front of her she just comes to life!! With the very apt “Friday I’m in love” please enjoy Jamie’s performance!!” – Darren Price – In Tune Upcycle Orchestra Facilitator



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HOMEART #1 – Spring Butterflies

For all the parents who are at home and learning the new ways of home schooling, we are introducing HOMEART with Quay Arts! Each week we will be posting an easy art activity that you can do from home with the children.


HOMEART #1 – SPRING BUTTERFLIES


Make an origami butterfly, or a Kaleidoscope of butterflies if you get into the groove.

✂️Take a sheet of square paper – an A4 can be cut or torn down to 21cm square which is a nice size to work with.

🖍Follow the 10 steps carefully, buy xanax 2mg online making strong creases. Your first butterfly might be a bit wonky, but with practice you’ll get it!

🎨Try using different size squares of paper and adding details with crayon, pen, pastels or paint – whatever is to hand. You can decorate a sheet before you fold it creating some unexpected results!

✏️Why not try making native species such as Peacock, Brimstone, marbled White or the Island’s special species the Glanville Fritillary?


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This activity was inspired by HB, a member of Quay Arts Young Quay group.

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Show your LOVE for the QUAY

As most of you will know, Quay Arts is a charity that can only exist with the active and generous support of people like you. Together, we can continue to support the cultural life of our Island community through this difficult time and in the future.

We have launched an online Gift Voucher which can be purchased now and redeemed in the future key when we resume normal activity. The voucher can be used in our Craft Shop, Café, or to purchase a ticket for an event, course or workshop. We really are relying on the support and love from all you wonderful people right now. Please keep safe, be sensible and get creative.