ECVAN November Highlights

image: Alshaab poster collective

image: Alshaab poster collective


Movement of the People – Part 2
Art Exchange, Colchester
3 November - Saturday 26 November 2016

Movement of the People is an exhibition in three parts which creates a platform for bringing together work by internationally renowned artists and street level activists to focus on the on-going war in Syria and the effect of conflict on a shifting and often displaced population.

A celebration of the extraordinary creativity coming up from the streets of Syria. Disseminated through the internet, protest art takes on a powerful role of rebellion as it strengthens solidarity, breaks the barrier of fear and offers hope. This show includes cartoons by one of Syria’s best known and loved artists, Ali Ferzat, cellphone film by Zaher Omareen, animation of satirical puppets by Top Goon, posters from the Alshaab collective, prints by artist Tamman Azzam and graffiti stencils brought together by Ibrahim Fakhri.

Also, don’t miss the Thinking Aloud Round Table Discussion on Thursday 17 November from 6-7pm as part of the exhibition. Co-editors of the seminal book Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, Malu Halasa and Zaher Omareen will be joined by artist Ibrahim Fakhri to discuss the powerful role of protest art in Syria today.

Lee Grandjean: Yes, let's go. They do not move.
Outpost, Norwich
11 November - 4 December 2016

Artist Talk: Jeremy Deller
Firstsite, Colchester
Sunday 13 November, 2:30pm

Join Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller for a special Rememberance Sunday talk. Jeremy will be discussing his 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission 'we're here because we're here', in which thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Book tickets here.

East GalleryNUA, Norwich
15 November 2016 – 14 January 2017. Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 5pm, free admission.

Computer art in virtual reality created by artist William Latham with mathematicians and software developers Stephen Todd and Lance Putnam. East GalleryNUA will be the first art gallery venue worldwide to exhibit Mutator VR, a new Virtual Reality installation using original software modelled on the processes of evolution. Mutator VR blends organic imagery with state-of-the-art, real-time computer animation to create a highly immersive and original audience experience. More info here.

Don’t miss the Virtual Worlds’ Symposium as part of the exhibition on Wednesday 23 November – 10am-4pm.


Job Opportunity and Studios available at Wysing Arts Centre

Live-in Caretaker/Housekeeper - Want to help us care for Wysing and look after our site, farmhouse, artists and the public?  We are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Caretaker/House Keeper to live at Wysing. This position comes with a subsidised 1 bedroom flat in our Grade II listed farmhouse and there is also potential to rent one of our subsidised studios. Apply here.
Deadline: Sunday 6 November 2016

Wysing also a small selection of studios available to rent for up to five years.  Apply here.