I am very excited to say that Doremifasolasido 2017 will be hosted by The Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts, 9th – 15th October 2017
Partner organisations will be nominating artists to participate over the coming months so do check back here/keep an ear to the ground for more info on how to apply this year. Our partners are ACAVA (London), C-Art (Cumbria), East Street Arts (Leeds), Islington Mill (Manchester), The Newbridge Project (Newcastle) and Grizedale Arts (Cumbria).
I’ll leave you for now with a beautiful piece of textiles by the Langdale Linen Industry – The Ruskin Museum in Coniston has an amazing collection of Ruskin Linen and Lace!!
What a wonderful weekend of performances, film screenings, walking tours and the opening of this years Doremi- exhibition! A huge, warm thank you to all those who came. To Jo Beattie, and to Christine McGregor, Marian Simmons and Eileen McGregor for catering for us all.
And if you didn’t make it, there’s still time! The exhibition runs until 4th September 2016.
‘Big Trucks, Yeah’ by Alex Culshaw, shown as part of the Doremi film programme
Merlin Fulcher’s and The Hermit’s walking tour of Florence Arts Centre and the Doremi exhibition
Josh Wilson performing ‘Site Writings’
Artist moving image by Amanda Rice, showing as part of the Doremi film programme
And the dancing begins with DJ set by Elliott Horton-Stephens and the live-mixed ‘Wolff Machine’ by Jacob Wolff
Elizabeth Porter giving a beautiful reading as part of Different Skies Spoken Word set
Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens showing off his freshly painted nails and new-found knowledge of pearls from the River Eede, both imparted by Lillian Wilkie
The travellers from London having 40 winks before the film screening
In “The Hermit’s Cave”, aka the new Florence Arts Centre Artist Studios, with work by Mark Essen
Rachel and Fran from East Street Arts tuning in to ‘Project (?/?)’ by Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens
Here’s what they made earlier…
Esmeralda Valencia-Lindstrom first up with the mixing
The Doremi-artists making their own pastels and watercolours
Thanks Jill Davis, Margie Foots, Jenni Payne and Liz Redmayne! What a great workshop, and wonderful to see behind the scenes of the Florence Paintmakers!