Now that we have caught our breath after our first exhibition, it's time to get going again! Lets keep the momentum up!
Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who took part in and helped out with the Storytelling exhibition and the zine. It was a great success! We covered our costs, got loads of positive feedback, new members, a number of sales, and some proposals for new projects...namely...
• Storydrawing. The ball is officially rolling on a project that involves live sketching/drawing/doodling. The idea is to team up with the narrative arts club and draw the storytellers in action. We're just hunting down a suitable venue at the mo. I'll publish details here when they are confirmed.
• Skill-exchange workshops. In the new year, we are planning to kick-start our skill-exchange workshops. Proposals and suggestions welcome. For the first one, I'm hoping to arrange is an art history workshop. The format will be informal. The speaker(s) discuss a topic in moderate detail and then it opens up to questions, discussion and debate. I think this could be potentially really interesting. I, myself do not have an extensive knowledge of art history, and I find it very difficult to research a certain topic without guidance. So this is some guidance for broadening your knowledge of art history or sharing your opinions in an interactive friendly environment. These sessions will be FREE and will most likely take place mid-week in the city centre. Again, specifics to be announced.
• Bang Project. Our Mask Party photographer has approached us about a fun project. It requires locations and people to participate. There will be a blog post here next week calling for participants.
I'd like to encourage you all to take part in the Some Blind Alleys Banner Competition The prize is 500BUCKS!!!! The deadline is November 10th. See the site for details, and if anybody needs technical help, ie to fit into the pixel spec, do let me know. I'm happy to help.
• Zine number 2: The collaboration issue. Due to the success and popularity of our first zine, we are hoping to get another one going as soon as possible. We hope that this new issue will have people working together or mixing up their images to create something new. Get your thinking caps on. It'll be published before the new year.
Phew. That turned out to be longer than I thought! Thanks for taking the time to read it. Don't be shy to comment here on any of the items listed. See you soon.