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Field Of Light

From 23 to 26 October the atrium at Millennium Point, Birmingham, will be covered in a Field of Light – with 120 fabulously coloured, energy-efficient glow lights. However, UKType have made it worldwide so you don’t have to be in Birmingham to experience the Field as there will be a web-cam so you’ll be able to watch it anytime a day through via the internet. The Field is also fully interactive so you can control what the Field does. There is a website with a really simple sequencer that will allow you to programme how the lights react. Before the website goes public UKType are looking for a few people to test it out and to see what they think.
If this sounds interesting, simply go to http://www.fieldoflight.net/home.aspx and register yourself with the site. Then if you fancy it go to the sequencer page where you can create your own light sequence.

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CULT of DENIM at Selfridges, London

Cult of Denim is an artistic collaboration with contemporary British artist Stuart Semple and select denim brands at The Selfridges Store, Oxford street, London.

This Fashion Forward project coinciding with Frieze Art Fair celebrates the versatility of denim in fashion and art.

Leading denim brands including Levis, Diesel, Evisu and 7 for All Mankind have opened their archives for the artist to translate their heritage into artworks painted on their own denim in place of canvas.

Exhibition runs 17 October – 15 November 2008

For more information contact the Selfridges website

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‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ Tonight at the Rough Trade East, London

If your around London this evening wondering what you can do. We have news that will solve your problem.

The Outcrowd Collective proudly presents ‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ an international group exhibition show casing the out pouring of a group of 125 image makers. All the artists share the love to create magic from the mundane.

This exhibition can be seen as an expression of these artists compulsion to create. The artists will show a variety of works including pencil, ink, paint and photography.

The Exhibition is from 3rd – 27th October at The Rough Trade East, ‘Dray Walk’, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.

For more information contact the website

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Want your work on the silver screen?

Baskerville World!
UKType and the Baskerville Project is searching high and low for examples
of John Baskerville’s most elegant and sublime typeface.

From your local street sign, to your favorite body text, we are
looking for images of Baskerville to include in the closing scenes of
the short animated film: Baskerville.

Join the hunt for Baskerville and post your contributions to our
Baskerville Project Flickr group: Baskerville Project Flickr group

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A Grain Of Rice- Of All The People In The World – Stan’s Cafe

Of All The People In The WorldStan’s Cafe are installing 112 tonnes of rice in a former metal factory- a grain to represent each person on the planet.

This breathtaking show has amazed adults and children alike from Los Angles to Melbourne, Madrid to New York City and now is coming home to Birmingham. I have been told that not only will Of All The People In The World take your breath away but will change the way you think about the planet we share.

The show runs 13th September – 5th October, 12-21 (not mondays). The venue is A.E.Harris Factory, 110 Northwood street, Birmingham, B3 1SZ. Tickets are £2.50 -unless you visit on the first two days, when admission is free as part of ArtsFest.

For more information on this unusual event, take a look at the website www.stanscafe.co.uk

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The Three White Walls present- ‘That Beautiful thing’.

The Three white Walls Gallery in the Mailbox presnets ‘That Beautiful thing’ A collection of photography by Birmingham based Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker. Pogus Caesar.

The beautiful exhibition will show case photographs from Caesar’s career. Taken of 20 year period both in the UK and abroad.

This fabulous event will take place at the Three White Walls Gallery on the 28th August- 7 October.

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Art Co events next week

We’ve just had a flyer through about some interesting art events happening next week at the IM Suite of the Hippodrome which are free to attend:

“Culture & Identity The Role of Place in Shaping the Arts”
Tuesday 8th April, 6.30pm‐8pm

Chair: Robert Yates

Speakers: Richard Billingham ‐ Artist, Turner Prize nominee, Catherine O’Flynn ‐ Writer, Costa First Novel Award winner 2007, James Yarker ‐ Director, Stan’s Cafe

“Why Should We Care About Creativity In the West Midlands?”
Wednesday 9th April, 6.30pm‐8pm

Chair: Robert Yates

Speakers: Soweto Kinch ‐ Musician, MOBO Award winner & Mercury Award nominee, Stuart Murphy ‐ Creative Director, TwoFour / Former Controller BBC3, Matt Price ‐ Writer / Curator, Gavin Wade ‐ Artist, Founder Eastside Projects

‘Future of Sound’ Birmingham Showcase

Thursday 10th April, 6.30pm‐9pm

Including: Sykes, Director Cybersonica Martyn Ware, Modified Toy Orchestra, Soweto Kinch, The Sancho Plan, And local Birmingham artists.

Tickets are free and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book please contact Arts Co on 020 7723 0285 / info@arts‐co.com

THE ART OF IDEAS FOLDER Alongside the events a photo essay of Birmingham artists will be on display at the IMI Suite – Jane Anderson, Ayling & Conroy, Simon & Tom Bloor, Pogus Caesar, Mona Casey, Fay Claridge, Juneau Projects, Kate Pemberton, Liz Rowe and David Thomas photographed by Ravi Deepres, Chris Keenan and David Rowan. These are being printed as a limited edition on art maps of Birmingham, which will be handed out each evening in The Art of Ideas folder.

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