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Bigger Thinking

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After the success of MAS workshop/ exhibition and exchange, a new project has slowly been coming together. MAS was a great pop-up project that was able to utilise a community space for a fun and creative event but it was short and relatively small.

Sooo a new project has been developed out of MAS and this time it’s much bigger, theres more stuff going on for more people and it will last longer. It’s just much bigger, better and mega exciting!!

The Living Room will evolve from a programme of workshops and conversations with the community and culminate in the recreation of a typical homely and usable living room space within the gallery. The objective of the project is to explore changing spaces, values and interactions for communities that are going though transition in relation to regeneration, recession and globalisation, whilst also exploring the opportunities and value and of the arts in this respect. To engage with wide audiences, the Living Room will involve both community groups and a wider public to fill the gallery space with totemic objects representing significant values.

The same as MAS, The Living Room has been lucky enough to be granted support from Think Big.  THANKS to YOU THINK BIG!!

So there are a few more plans and things to be sorted but please keep an eye out for opportunities and events. I’m hoping there will be lots of time and space to get a great public programme organised and it would be fantastic to have lots of people involved with this.

Watch this space!

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MAS Print/Exhibition/Exchange @Number82

ImageA big Thank you to all of those who became involved in MAS in the short space of time that elapsed between idea/ call out and delivery. Thursday’s workshop and show went really well- the show was a great mix of interesting practices and was lovely to meet some of you at the exchange

 So without further ado… the results of the MAS exchange are as follows: 

Evelyn Albrow took away Joseph Claridge

Joseph Claridge took away Rebecca Snow

Rebecca Snow took away Rosie Chamberlain

Ellin Jane took away Thomas Murphy

Alice Bradshaw will get Ellin Jane through the post

Rosie Carr took away Jacob Hicks

Rosie Chamberlain took away Alice Bradshaw

Rosa Martyn took away Evelyn Albrow

Jacob Hicks took away Emma Cousin

Emma Cousin was given Rosie Carr 

Thomas Murphy can have Rosa Martyn (but I think number82 have it) 

Klaus Pinter was taken away by everyone

Jonathan Kelham dropped his dot to dot submission off a day late! Shame 

Hope everyone was happy with the results and their take away art piece! For anyone interested in any of the work/ artists involved in MAS then please get in touch through usedcic@gmail.com and I can forward details on. ImageImageImageImageAlso a big Thank you to the screen-printers who attended the workshop pre-showtime.  A very DIY workshop but really happy with the results and the added submissions to MAS looked great in the exhibition. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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MAS exhibition

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So following on from everything USED have been getting up to- it’s time for some new projects. The first is close approaching MAS exhibition at Number 82, Tanners Hill, South East London 

MAS is the latest project from USED and our first project in South East London. The exhibition follows a series of successful swapping events and for the first time USED will be focussing on Arts practice. MAS will explore notions of value, ownership and exchange in relation to the arts and the community settings in which we will be situated. Contributing practitioners are invited to participate in exchange of works during the opening evening: 20th June 2013 6.30-8.30pm 

MAS is taking submissions for works on paper which we will be exhibited for a one night pop-exhibition and art exchange. Artists wishing to submit should email a short outline of their intended submission including size, medium and if they wish to participate in the swap. Only works on paper will be accepted and can be submitted by post or drop off at the space up until the morning of the 20th June. 

Deadline for postal applications: 17th June

A printmaking workshop will also be run between 4pm and 6pm at Number 82. Anyone wishing to participate in this should email to book a space. 

To get involved: usedcic@gmail.com 

For more information about number 82 

http://www.number82.org/number82.org/home.html

For regular updates- Please follow MAS

https://twitter.com/USEDprojects

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The Laundry Project

USED aim to raise awareness about key issues of consumption and sustainability whilst introducing skills to help people reclaim ownership of their lives. We want this message to be accessible to everyone and personal situations shouldn’t stop anyone participating. Through community projects we feel that we can make positive change.

The Laundry Project was designed as a series of workshops exploring stories and opinions with a group of women who have experienced homelessness now, or in their past. Throughout the project USED and the women will work through creative processes and disciplines to stitch together stories and explore the key issues of the UK homeless.

This project has been supported by donors to the Goldsmiths Annual Fund and awarded funding from IdeasTap.

IdeasTap is a charity that funds, connects and nurtures new creative talent. It was launched in December 2008 as the arts platform of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust. In the past year IdeasTap has supported young artists with around £200,000 of cash funding.

We aim to curate and present the work made during this project at an exhibition in May on Oxford Street, thanks to our friends, 3space.

Updates on The Laundry Project and the upcoming exhibition can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/USEDcic

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