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As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at: www.nataliedowseart.blogspot.com

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wirksworth Festival featured in AN-Magazine


AN-Feature - Sept 2008:

"Over 160 artists are showcasing work in Wirksworth Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail.

Last year, 7,000 visitors came to the Derbyshire market to view works in venues ranging from private homes, historic buildings, gardens, churches to shops and industrial workshops. The visual arts programme highlights new commissioned work by Mike Shaw, (AHRC Fellow at Loughborough University), Natalie Dowse (Derbyshire Community Foundation Vickers Fine Art Award winner 2007/08) and site-specific installation by Maggie Cullen, on view until 21 September at Parish Rooms Gallery.

Fourteen of the town’s shop windows will host the Art for Windows programme that includes specially-commissioned work by selected artists including work by Johanne Domnke Guyot and Kirsty Smith. John Tunley’s ‘Images from the Natural History Museum’ is showing Derby Museum and Art Gallery at the same time. The festival has also commissioned Maxine Hall to document the people of Wirksworth; using a 5x4 camera and natural light, sitters will take ownership of the chair and command of the lens.

In the Market Place, internationally-acclaimed Caravan Gallery returns with ‘Photographing the way we live today’, while sculptor Laura Bacon has created a new temporary sculpture in cable for the space. Willowbath Mill studios are open to the public, presenting ongoing projects, documented works and installations from ten artists and designers. The Makers’ Market at the Town Hall and Memorial Hall has doubled in size to showcase work by leading East Midlands designer makers, including jewellery, textiles, glassware, ceramics and woodwork. As part of a programme of support for young artists, new work from the universities of Derby and Staffordshire are on exhibition."

5-21 September 2008
www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk

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