Portfolio Preparation Information Drop-in

Sat 10 December @ Sat 10 December

Saturday 10th December, 2-4pm

Join artist / lead tutor Nick Martin, and Quay Arts Visual Arts and education manager Ian Whitmore, for an informal session to find out more about QA’s flagship Portfolio Preparation art course starting in Jan 2023.

Portfolio Preparation is a non-accredited course bespoke to Quay Arts, aimed at mature students or younger people who would like the art foundation ‘experience’. The course gives those taking part an opportunity to prepare a comprehensive portfolio and hone their presentation skills for entering art courses at university level.

This drop in is a chance to meet the tutors and have an informal chat about the course and find out if it’s the right course for you. Talk about your creative experiences and aspirations, share examples of your work and ask questions.

Portfolio Preparation is a one day a week course consisting of 30 Tuesdays over 3 terms from January to November 2023 FEE : £2,300. The course is limited to 10 spaces and this will be its 4th year.

For more information about applying please email either
Course Director / Lead Tutor – Nick Martin : nmartin@gmail.com
Visual Arts & Education Manager – Ian Whitmore : i.whitmore@quayarts.org

Seminar Room

FREE

Irish Sessions

Sun 11 December Sun 11 December

11th December

In the cafe 14:00 – 16:00

Come along and bring your friends with you, have a play or just sit and listen. Great craic and great company.

TICKETS

FREE

Irish Sessions

Sun 5 February, 2023 @ Sun 5 February, 2023

5th Febuary 2023

In the cafe 14:00 – 16:00

Come along and bring your friends with you, have a play or just sit and listen. Great craic and great company.

TICKETS

FREE

Just The Place

Sat 11 February, 2023 @ Sat 11 February, 2023 Sat 8 April, 2023 @ Sat 8 April, 2023

Sat 11th Feb – Sat 6th Apr 2023

‘Simply Galumphing’ installation by Theresa Grimaldi and Sarah Vardy

An exhibition exploring the role of placemaking in Boojum & Snark’s cultural projects. Funded by Arts Council England.

Placemaking is a way to unlock a sense of pride, passion and wonder in your place. It relies on making authentic connections that strengthen peoples relationship to their place. For Boojum&Snark, placemaking also involves bringing activities, projects, experiences to Sandown that arouse curiosity and inspire interest and love for the town. This exploration involves delving into the hidden past or shining a light on everyday beauty. Supported by the Arts Council and working with creative practitioners and the community we have, over three years, discovered new perspectives and stories that together fuse to form a collective narrative that boosts confidence and broadens awareness. Whether it’s stimulating discussions about abandoned hotels or marvelling at the natural beauty of the Bay area, it’s Sandown that is at the heart of all these projects.

“Just the Place is really a celebration of Sandown, the community, creative practitioners, supporters and participants who have helped to conjure unique cultural content that weaves threads of Sandown into the present.” Tracy Mikich co-founder of Boojum&Snark

CREATIVE PRACTICTIONERS:
Teresa Grimaldi
Sarah Vardy
Lauren Fry
Sapphire Goss
Claire Speight
Maggie Sawkins
Enzo
Sue Paraskeva
Lindsay Robertson
Caroline Knox

* “Just the place for a Snark!” is the opening line of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, which he began whilst on holiday in Sandown.

Boojum&Snark opened in 2019 and is a regeneration project located in a former long-standing empty High Street shop. It has mashes together a love for craft beer, community and culture.

www.boojumandsnark.co.uk
#InspiredbySandown

Boojum&Snark
105 High Street
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 8AF

FREE ENTRY

West Gallery
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Exhibition launch evening Date TBC
6pm-8pm | FREE

IW Creative Biosphere

Sat 10 December, 2022 Sat 4 February, 2023

Sat 10th Dec 2022 – Sat 4th Feb 2023

A multi-partner exhibition featuring artwork and outcomes from a year long Arts Council England funded project exploring the Isle of Wight biosphere, in response to the Island’s UNESCO World Biosphere status, awarded in 2019.

The project brought together five partnerships comprising secondary schools, artists and cultural organisations independently and collaboratively exploring all that is special about the place we live in; the flora, fauna, landscape, people and traditions.

The project activity included creative workshops, field trips, gardening, pop-up displays and exhibitions and online blogs. Some of the major outcomes include films, costumes, sculpture, flags, murals and trails that have been showcased physically and online during the project, and now come together in this curated celebratory exhibition (supported by Interreg funding).

The partnerships are;

Cowes Enterprise College
Liz Cooke
Quay Arts

Island Free School
Teresa Grimaldi
Ventnor Exchange

The Bay School
Brading Roman Villa
Bruce Web

IWEF-Isle of Wight Education Federation
Independant Arts
Trudie Wilson

Ryde Academy
The New Carnival Company

Hannah Ray / Gemma Mallinson

#CreativeBiosphere 

IW CREATIVE BIOSPHERE is a year long, multi organisational, cultural and educational project with the biosphere reserve at its core.

FUNDED & SUPPORTED BY

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FREE ENTRY

West Gallery
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Portfolio Preparation 2022 student exhibition

Fri 2 December @ Fri 2 December Mon 12 December @ Mon 12 December

Friday 2nd – Monday 12th Dec 2022

An end of year celebratory group exhibition for the ‘Portfolio Preparation Course 2022’. Featuring work created across this 10 month long course by students:

Trishia Wray
Mary King
Keely Hunter 
Liza Draper
Alexandra Bossman

Portfolio Preparation is a non-accredited course bespoke to Quay Arts, aimed at mature students or younger people who would like the art foundation ‘experience’. The course gives those taking part an opportunity to prepare a comprehensive portfolio and hone their presentation skills for entering art courses at university level.

If you are interested in joining the 2023 course that will run from January to November 2023 please email Courses and Workshops manager Ian Whitmore: i.whitmore@quayarts.org

FREE ENTRY

Clayden Gallery
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Anna Keen

Sat 17 December, 2022 @ Sat 17 December Sat 14 January, 2023 @ Sat 14 January, 2023

Saturday 17th Dec – 14th Jan 2022

Artist Anna Keen was born on the Isle of Wight, raised on Arran, and professionally trained in Paris. In this exhibition she presents a collection of oil and ink landscapes along with recently created work for the Newport Heritage Action Zones project focussing on the historical architecture of Newport.  

Isle of Wight Heritage Action Zone

FREE ENTRY

Clayden Gallery
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm