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MORE ON DEBBIE KERMODE/IKON GALLERY: From its beginnings in a small kiosk in Birmingham’s BullRing, Ikon’s reputation for innovation, internationalism and excellence has developed over 40 years. Now housed in the neo-gothic Oozells Street School, Ikon has an artistic programme consisting of three interdependent strands. The Gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors totalling 450 square metres. A variety of media are represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation.
Ikon’s Off-site programme, which Debbie Kermode curates, develops dynamic relationships between art, artists and audiences outside the Gallery. These projects and events vary enormously in scale, duration and type of location, challenging expectations of where art can be seen and by whom.
MORE ON REUBEN HENRY AND KARIN KIHLBERG: Collaborating artists Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry have most recently had a residency and exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall, a residency at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China, followed by a solo show at Red T Space during the Dashanzi International Art Festival, and were part of the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne, Australia. During this time they have been part of the Interdisciplinary Support Programme with Vivid in Birmingham, where they are based.
Since 2004 they have also run an international artists residency programme at Springhill Institute, a production space in Birmingham. Artists have been invited from Spain, Sweden, Finland and Germany, Canada, and Switzerland www.springhillinstitute.org
MORE ON EMILIA TELESE: Emilia Telese is a cross-disciplinary artist who combines her arts practice with her role as Artists’ Networks Coordinator for a-n The Artists‚ Information Company. She is also an independent artists trainer specialized in professional development advice, fundraising and proposal writing for artists. Graduating from the Fine Arts Academy in Florence in 1996, Emilia Telese’s practice deals with non-verbal communication and the questioning and deconstruction of social clichés. She has exhibited worldwide since 1994 and recent exhibitions include work at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Future shows include an installation at Tate Modern, and a large scale public art and social engagement piece in Brighton and Scotland in 2007 www.emiliatelese.com
Venue: Mid Cheshire College, Hartford campus, Chester Road, Northwich, CW8 1LJ. (10mins walk from Greenbank train station or 20mins walk from Hartford station)
Cost: £10 includes lunch
Organised by Castlefield Gallery on behalf of Cheshire Visual Arts partnership. Supported by CRISP: developing creative businesses in Cheshire & Warrington and Cheshire Visual Arts Partnership.