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It’s an Art Party


Image Credit - Tony Bartholemew

Image Credit – Tony Bartholemew

On Thursday 21 August, GCSE results day, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will be joining up with other galleries across the UK to simultaneous screen Art Party; a new film collaboration between director Tim Newton and artist Bob and Roberta Smith.

The film will appear on the Big Screen in Castle Square from 5pm and our young people’s group Black Kettle Collective have been getting in the party spirit by organising events to help celebrate this momentous event.

On Friday 15 August from 1 – 4pm, Black Kettle Collective will be hosting a one-off  ‘Art Party Tie Dye Workshop’ at the YMCA. They will be showing you how to make swirly rainbow paintings on fabric, for you to wear at the Art Party. Plain T-shirts are provided but feel free to bring your own items to dye onto.

Booking is essential so call 01792 516900 or email to signup.

If you can’t make the workshops but would like to join the Art Party, then don’t panic – Black Kettle would also like to invite you to dress as your favourite artist to join our fun parade through Castle Square from 5pm showing off your wacky costumes and rainbow creations.

Megan Leigh from Black Kettle said “Our celebration of Arts Party will be vibrant, swirly and one of a kind!”

You can follow the Art party on Twitter using #artparty2014. Don’t forget to tag @GlynnVivian #tiedye #myfavouriteartist

Image Credit -  Tony Bartholemew

Image Credit – Tony Bartholemew

About Art Party In November 2013, artist Bob & Roberta Smith hosted The Art Party Conference in Scarborough, an artist’s alternative to the annual party political conference that often happen in coastal towns. It presented an opportunity to celebrate art and artists, acting as a forum for debating the future of the arts in the climate of spending cuts and changes to the education system. The aim of the conference was to better advocate the arts in education to Government.

Out of the conference came The Art Party film, part documentary, part road movie and part political fantasy, The Art Party feature film captures the spirit of the Scarborough conference, championing the importance of art and its place in education and modern politics. The film stars John Voce as Michael Grove MP and Julia Rayner as his parliamentary aid, featuring work and comment by artists as diverse as Cornelia Parker, John Smith, Haroon Mirza, Jeremy Deller and Jessica Voorsanger. With original music by Flameproof Moth, the Ken Ardley Playboys and The F***s.

A kaleidoscopic mix of performance, artist interviews and imagined scenes, Art Party is written and directed by Tim Newton & Bob and Roberta Smith. Produced by Tim Newton & Bob and Roberta Smith with Stuart Cameron at Crescent Arts and distributed by Cornerhouse Artist Film.

The film is a 12A and the running time is 80 mins. Check out the Cornerhouse website to see the other Galleries taking part.

Visit our website for all Glynn Vivian Offsite information. All events are free.

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