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University of Gloucestershire Arts Festival 2018

Cheltenham, Gloucester

11 - 15 June 2018




We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Gloucestershire Arts Festival 2018. This year’s programme offers a wealth of wonderful events to inspire, educate and entertain, running from Monday June 11th to Friday June 15th 2018 at Francis Close Hall campus.

You’ll find practical workshops, in-depth discussions and talks, radical ways to work, exhibitions, music and more! All events are free, and everything is provided to help you get the most from the festival. Follow this link to view the full programme and to register your place on any or all of the activities:

Drawing for Fashion Workshop

Join Alexandra Bruner for a day of exploration, developing individual expression through mark-making to produce innovative illustrations. The workshop will consist of initial exercises that will develop self-confidence using a range of materials, and will explore how these approaches can develop your fashion drawing.

No prior experience required and no equipment needed, all materials will be supplied. The workshop might be messy so please dress appropriately.

Workshop: Monday 11th June, 10am-4pm Coffee pod, Hardwick Campus.

Contact mmcdonough@glos.ac.uk for further information.

Register to reserve your place.

Life Drawing sessions

Join Lynne Imperatore for two intensive and enjoyable days drawing from the figure, and exploring the nature of perception. You are welcome to come to one or both days. All materials provided.

Sessions: Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th June, 10am-3pm. FCH Illustration life-drawing room.

Contact Nick Pride npride@glos.ac.uk for further information.

Register to reserve your place.

Photojournalism Newspaper launch and discussion

Please join us for the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography publication launch. Jonathan Barry, press photographer and picture editor, will talk about his career and respond to the newspaper produced by graduating students.

Launch: Tuesday 12th June, 12.30pm. Coffee Pod, Hardwick Campus.

Contact Julia Peck JPeck@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.

Risograph workshop - On The Brexit Train

Join this three-day workshop to produce an illustrated Risograph book responding to Brexit from multiple points of view, using the idea of an out-of-control train as a visual metaphor. All materials will be supplied.

Workshops daily: Tuesday-Thursday 12th-14th June, 10am-5pm. FCH Illustration Studio.

Contact Fumio Obata fobata@glos.ac.uk for more info.

Register to reserve your place.

Etching Workshop

Join a two-day etching masterclass with Jason Hicklin and Mark Unsworth. We will, amongst other techniques, be concentrating on a little-known form of etching: spit-biting. Working directly onto zinc plates you will explore a free-form of etching technique that produces amazing results. All materials will be supplied.

Workshops: Tuesday 12th June and Wednesday 13th June, 10am - 4pm. Printmaking workshop, FCH HC 306. Spaces limited, booking essential.

Contact Mark Unsworth munsworth@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.

Female Focus: Confronting Gender Stereotypes symposium

The 'Female Focus: Confronting Gender Stereotypes' symposium and exhibition will examine how women challenge gender stereotypes through their practice as photographers. A panel of five female photographers will discuss their work, motivation and experiences, amongst an exhibition of their work. The panellists will be available for portfolio reviews following the symposium - please contact debraallen@connect.glos.ac.uk for portfolio review bookings.

Symposium: Tuesday 12th June, 1 - 3.30pm. Room TC001, FCH campus

Portfolio reviews, networking and refreshments: Tuesday 12th June, 3.30 - 5.00pm. The Chapel, FCH

Exhibition open: Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th June 9.00am - 5.00pm. The Chapel, FCH

Register to reserve your place.

Arenig Fawr – photography exhibition, talks and lith printing workshop

A collaboration between Matthew Murray and Lisa Lavery, this project explores personal interpretations of landscape working with different camera formats and alternative processing techniques. The exhibition features a selection of Matthew Murray’s images of Arenig Fawr, Snowdonia, produced in response to the work of painters Augustus John and James Dickinson Innes, and Lisa Lavery’s still-life photographs of the rocks, flora and fauna formed by its geology.

Talks and workshop: Tuesday 12th June. Join Matthew Murray and Lisa Lavery for a morning of talks at FCH Chapel, 10am – 12pm, and a practical lith printing workshop 1pm-4.15pm at Hardwick campus. Lunch for workshop participants is included. Bring your own negative to produce a Lith print. Contact Lisa Lavery llavery@glos.ac.uk to book a place on the lith printing workshop - places limited, booking essential.

Exhibition: 11-14th June, 10am-4pm. FCH Chapel, Curve Gallery

Register to reserve your place.


Speculative Art School is a two-day public programme of talks, walks, discussions, workshops, study sessions and sonic explorations that will explore provisional territories in past, present, and future thinking.

Highlights include a discussion on radical education models, a Donna Haraway documentary screening, an improvisation workshop with Charles Hayward, a Crash Course in Bad Ideas, a walk of Postcolonial Pittville Park, and a discussion on artistic production and labour.

In parallel with the timetabled programme we are making available the Speculative Space, a room to engage with a compilation of thoughts, proposals, instructions, curated film programmes and reading lists from some of our favourite thinkers, to aid personal journeys into speculation. Invent your own curriculum! and

See http://hardwickgallery.org/events/1896/ for a full timetable of activity.

Speculative Art School: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June, 10:00-16:30 daily in rooms TC002A and TC002, TC004, FCH campus

Speculative Space: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June, 10:00-16:30 daily in room TC002, FCH campus

Contact Sarah Bowden sbowden@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place, or just turn up.

Graphics Zine Event

Join a group of Graphic Design students for a Q&A with print and craft designers, who have contributed to the production of a zine. Get your free copy at the event.

Venue and time TBC soon!

Contact eviemizen@connect.glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.


Xposed Club is back at the 2018 Arts Festival with another great night of contemporary music. Featuring international musician Charles Hayward (UK) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hayward_(musician) and others to be confirmed soon. Be prepared for outstanding performances!

Concert: Tuesday 12th June, 8pm, FCH Chapel. Tickets free for students, £10 non-student. Non-students pay on the door.

Contact Stuart Wilding swilding@glos.ac.uk for more info.

Register to reserve your place.

Illustration Professional Practice workshop

A series of guest lectures by professional illustrators working in the industry: Aimee Sullivan, Alys Jones, Jenny Bowers, Marcus Walters.

Guest Lectures: Wednesday 13th June, 10am - 1pm. FCH Illustration Studios.

Contact ghounsome@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.

Poster Wall workshop

This drop-in workshop is based on the work of printmaker/political campaigner Ken Sprague and will generate work for a poster-wall. Participants will be involved in researching, creating and displaying both physically made and mechanically printed material, working with Martin Large at Hawthorn Press. All materials will be supplied.

Workshop: Thursday 14th June, 10am - 5pm. FCH Printmaking Studio.

Contact Andrew Morrison amorrison@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.

Who We Are Event

Who We Are I is an illustrated risograph publication of migration stories published in 2017. We will also discuss the publication of Who We Are II lscheduled for production in autumn 2018.

Event: Thurs 14th June, 5pm. Illustration studio FCH HC303.

Contact Jen Whiskerd jwhiskerd@glos.ac.uk for more information. No need to book, just come along!

Moving Image Workshop

A two-day workshop looking at artists moving image practices across analogue film-making and digital video. This will include beginner’s level practical workshops in digital video production, principally using Adobe Premier Pro, with Jack Southern and special guest. All materials will be supplied.

Workshops: Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June, 10am-4pm. Room: FCH TC114

Contact Jack Southern jsouthern@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Register to reserve your place.


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