Contemporary Art Space Chester

Contemporary Art Space Chester Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC). Current exhibition: MA Fine Art and MA Design
David Raffo: Drawing Out Loud

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Attention A&D Graduates from 2020 and 2021!!Exhibition opportunity!!Message for a Proposal Form!
04/10/2021

Attention A&D Graduates from 2020 and 2021!!

Exhibition opportunity!!

Message for a Proposal Form!

20/08/2021

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges project we will be offering four placements to artists and designer-makers in 2021-22. In this transitional year, three placement will be by invitation only and one through open recruitment. We’re offering the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using our workshop and supporting facilities e.g., IT facilities, lending library and lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practicing Creatives. AA2A welcomes applications from those with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

For an application pack, please contact us directly at [email protected]
Application deadline 1st Sept.

Facilities available - printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, fashion and textiles, laser cutting, 3D printing, video, sound, analogue and digital photography, digital printing, graphics, animation, virtual reality, letterpress typography, bookbinding, painting, drawing

Visit our AA2A webpage or find more info on eligibility and application procedure, etc
Access is free, hopefully for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2021 and May 2022 (if access is substantially affected, AA2A will allow artists to apply again the following year)
AA2A's Support Fund, for artists on benefits and low income can provide expenses up to £350
Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2018 to 2019, or before, can now reapply. Also artists enrolled in 2019, who don't feel they had the access they expected, can also reapply
Each host institution may offer a Graduate placement to a BA, MA or PhD student on graduation
All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice (with the exception of graduate placements)
Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

"The best thing about AA2A was the opportunity to use the facilities with technical support. It has given me greater confidence and I now intend to complete MA.” University of Chester AA2A Creative

Get involved!!
20/07/2021

Get involved!!

Opportunity✨

‘Inside Out’ is a two-part anti conference for freelance artists interested in outdoor art experiences or children, young people and families.

Part 1 - Virtual Twilight Session (Thurs 26th Aug):

A completely free virtual twilight online session. There will be a range of inspiring case studies from a number of perspectives; outdoor art experts, outdoor art experiments and other sectors (think ‘forest schools’) who fully understand the value of nature and the outdoors on childhood experiences.

Part 2 - Funded Bursary Development Day (Fri 27th Aug):

Face to face experimental, playful adventures in Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire for CYP-focused and cultural education freelancers. Thanks to Arts Council support, a bursary fund of £100 can be offered to all 20 of the available places on this interactive Development Day; after all, time is money to freelancers! Priority will be given to freelance artists from communities who are under-represented in the arts sector.

To find out more and to book a place on the Development Day visit:

www.actiontransporttheatre.org/development-day-2021

Great to have this exhibition now live! So many incredible & creative people showcasing insightful pieces of art and des...
04/06/2021
Online shows un-lock art and design talent

Great to have this exhibition now live! So many incredible & creative people showcasing insightful pieces of art and design from UoC Art & Design

The creative skills, hard work and accomplishments of University of Chester Art and Design students are being celebrated with awe-inspiring online exhibitions.

03/06/2021
un-locked

Welcome to un-locked, the UoC 2021 degree show opening night event!

02/03/2021

OPEN CALL👀

Free photography protect in Chester:

Join artist Suzanne St Clare, a socially engaged photographer who is working closely with Chester Pride and the LGBTQ+ community on a new project.

We are inviting anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and based in Chester to get involved in a project exploring what is unique about the city. We will use photography together to explore the city now, but also what you would like to see for the future of the city.

The work produced will come together as a public exhibition in Chester city centre.

For more information contact Suzanne at [email protected] or [email protected]

This project is in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, a photography gallery in Liverpool and part of the Chester High Streets Heritage Action Zones programme, with Chester and Cheshire West council and supported by Historic England.

OPEN CALL...Chester has been selected as one of 6 cities to take part in Picturing England’s High Streets. The @historic...
19/02/2021

OPEN CALL...

Chester has been selected as one of 6 cities to take part in Picturing England’s High Streets. The @historicengland project is launching an open call for a photographer-in-residence whose practice is socially engaged.

To find out more visit:
https://photoworks.org.uk/opportunities/

Photo: ‘The Rows’, Chester HAZ area curtesy of Marketing Cheshire

OPEN CALL...

Chester has been selected as one of 6 cities to take part in Picturing England’s High Streets. The @historicengland project is launching an open call for a photographer-in-residence whose practice is socially engaged.

To find out more visit:
https://photoworks.org.uk/opportunities/

Photo: ‘The Rows’, Chester HAZ area curtesy of Marketing Cheshire

Are you looking for somewhere to exhibit your work? This is a really good opportunity👀
04/02/2021

Are you looking for somewhere to exhibit your work? This is a really good opportunity👀

This is a great opportunity for you to get exhibition space! More information on their website:
www.cinewindowwinsford.wordpress.com
Or you can email: [email protected]

26/01/2021
Steve Clarke - Alien Resident

This is a great way to view Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident exhibition so take a look.
This exhibition is also still available on our website so follow the link on or page🔍

Another feature for Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident from Redeye. Great to see people writing about our exhibitions!
22/01/2021
Alien Resident: San Diego Photographs 1986-1987, by Stephen Clarke

Another feature for Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident from Redeye. Great to see people writing about our exhibitions!

The exhibition, ‘Alien Resident: San Diego Photographs 1986-1987’, has evolved from photobooks published by Craig Atkinson at Café Royal Books. Comprised of 145 unframed work prints pinned to the gallery walls, these pictures of cars, apartments, palm trees, beaches, and the ubiquitous American...

Here’s more coverage from Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident exhibition so go have a read through to find out more.
21/01/2021
A San Diego Story - Greyscape

Here’s more coverage from Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident exhibition so go have a read through to find out more.

A San Diego Story If not explicitly influencing it, channelling it, much of 20th Century design was a deliberate reaction to, often a rejection of, the lights and values of the brash, bold and ambitious, designs of the USA. Looking at that American landscape from our 21st Century perspective w.....

Great creative project to get involved in👀
21/01/2021

Great creative project to get involved in👀

Madeleine Humphries is a graphic design and photography combined student and is running a competition called “National Draw a Dinosaur Day”.
You draw a dinosaur in the likeness of an endangered animal to raise awareness for endangered wildlife. Have a go and submit your own version to this page: National Draw A Dinosaur Day Competition

Below is Madeleine’s example which is a tiger diplodocus but go and check out the page for what’s already been submitted for some inspiration!👀

Axis featuring Jeremy Turner’s piece that was exhibited at CASC. Take a look👀
10/01/2021
New Art Highlights: 4 - 10 January

Axis featuring Jeremy Turner’s piece that was exhibited at CASC. Take a look👀

New Art Highlights of the week includes: Stephen Anthony Davids, Alex Hetherington, James Steventon and Jeremy Turner

Exhibition curated by Simon Grennan
19/12/2020

Exhibition curated by Simon Grennan

Have a read through of this article from the University of Chester writing about Simon Grennan's Marie Duval: Laughter i...
18/12/2020
Delve into the worlds of 1980s San Diego and Victorian London

Have a read through of this article from the University of Chester writing about Simon Grennan's Marie Duval: Laughter in the Age of Leisure and Stephen Clarke’s Alien Resident.

People can experience the visual scenes of 1980s San Diego and Victorian London with two exhibitions presented by University of Chester academics.

UoC Art & Design
13/12/2020

UoC Art & Design

Works from our current 3rd year Fine Art student Jade Gore, exploring a combination of dance, movement and abstract qualities. Have a look at Jade’s account to see more @jadegore_art

#fineart #charcoaldrawing #uochester #movement #dance

UoC Art & Design
05/12/2020
UoC Art & Design

UoC Art & Design

So we've heard the Christmas song by zeronoise but this is what prompted the track in the first place.

A Christmas album by Pedestrian which has been worked on through the course of this year as an alternative research piece exploring audio collage.

Enjoy!

Alien Resident by Stephen Clarke has been covered by Open Eye Gallery so go and have a read through!
05/12/2020
Open Eye Gallery – Alien Resident: San Diego Photographs 1986-1987, by Stephen Clarke

Alien Resident by Stephen Clarke has been covered by Open Eye Gallery so go and have a read through!

From 1986 through to the summer of 1987, Stephen Clarke lived in San Diego in southern California. This one-year residency followed his undergraduate studies in Fine Art at Newport College of Art in South Wales, where he had been introduced to the work of New Topographics photographers by his tutors...

Contemporary Art Space Chester's cover photo
05/12/2020

Contemporary Art Space Chester's cover photo

Contemporary Art Space Chester's cover photo
27/11/2020

Contemporary Art Space Chester's cover photo

27/11/2020
Alien Resident by Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke’s exhibition, Alien Resident, is currently on show online. Here is Stephen Clarke talking about his work within the CASC gallery.

Our gallery is closed at the moment but feel free to pop down to peer through the windows at this great show!

UoC Art & Design
05/09/2020

UoC Art & Design

We hope everyone’s had a restful summer and is starting to get ready to start their next year at University of Chester

Here are three pieces from last years virtual degree show!

The first image is a photography piece by Lewis Bannister.

The second image is part of an interior design concept by Olivia Peloe.

The third piece is from one of our students from product design, Thomas Jones.

We can’t wait to see what this academic year holds and where each project will take us!

Amazing pieces by Amalie Braendvik from the fine art course. Check out all the virtual exhibitions on our website includ...
11/07/2020

Amazing pieces by Amalie Braendvik from the fine art course.
Check out all the virtual exhibitions on our website including the new AA2A show!

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