Crowd funding is an ever increasingly popular way of raising finance for art projects . Kickstarter seems to be the chosen one for many and an impressive figure of $2,859,786,650 has been raised on projects so far.
The requirements to apply are -
Every project on Kickstarter must be creating something new to share with others. A project has a clear goal, like making an album, a book, or a work of art. A project will eventually be completed, and something will be produced by it.
No surprise then that certain folk here at Rodhus have been considering it. Paul Daskerolis has taken the leap, made the required short film and set the rewards for any backers – you can view it here.
It’s an all or nothing kind of game – funding is only released if the whole amount is pledged.
Wishing you well Paul and Stuart – looking forward to hearing how it all works out.
New Rodhus resident Rebekah Ann has transformed her studio into a stylish jewellery workshop. As well as working on her new collection from here she will be offering studio classes
The classes which will run over a 6 week period and would suit anyone from absolute beginners to those with more experience. The introductory price for the 6 week course is £108 Starting in January 2017. There are 3 course to choose from.
Mondays 10am – 12.30pm = £108 for 6 week course
Monday 6pm-8.30pm = £108 for 6 weeks course
Wednesday 6:30pm – 9pm = £108 for 6 week course
The classes are for a maximum of 4 people to allow for a more personal and interactive classes. Gift vouchers for courses are also available. Metal for first ring making project included in price. One to one lessons are also available, price upon request.
Rebekah will also be having an open day at her studio on Sat 3rd December – come and say hello.
Rodhus resident Jenny Mustill takes a brief sidestep from the magical world of Ruby Ruth Dolls to present an exhibition of her paintings.
In a joint exhibition with fellow artist Liam Buckley http://cargocollective.com/liambuckley the talented duo will exhibit at No Walls Gallery in Brighton this November. With strong and contrasting styles they are united in their use of bold colour. Join them for the private view or over the weekend. Really looking forward to this. Full details….
Inga -Lill Aker is the designer/making behind Random Lights, basing her business at Rodhus for the past 2 years.
Utilising the finest of wood veneers Inga produces statement ligthshades that look beautiful unlit but once illuminated they really come into there own -casting beautiful shapes in light
Growing up in Norway Inga was immersed from a young age in pure Scandinavian design. she spent much time on building sites where her family constructed timber houses, her love for the traditional crafts she learnt would embed themselves in her future pursuits.
Minamalist, organic form and function are at the core of her work. Inga makes each piece by hand. Commissions, contract and private orders are dispatches worldwide.
For more information take a look at here http://randomlights.com/
Behind the doors with the very unassuming The Private Press sign lies the studio of one Gary Parselle, he creates some of the most beautiful and diverse hand screen prints you are likely to lay your eyes on.
The artwork he produces utilizes the very best in papers and inks and his knowledge on this is second to none, specializing in using interesting inks and finishes it is easy to see why such a collective of artists are heading this way for there printing needs.
Locally The Private Press is the renowned as the place to head for, collaborative work can be seen in the city at Unlimited and Dowse, both purveyors of a damn fine print, a favourite of The Duke of Yorks cinema, No Walls Gallery and Hotel Pelirocco. Far and beyond the city where he is based the printing of Mr Parselle is being given the seal of approval, used by renowned artist Eelus and recently creating limited edition tour posters including this for Hot Chip.
Gary has extensive experience before his incarnation as The Private Press in 2013, working in graphic design, advertising and specialist print production in the big city.
Often seen heading from the studio to embark on the workshops he runs, recently setting up at a design agency for a one day workshop and a regular host at Boxpark (need to book early) Gary also runs small workshops from his studio here at Rodhus http://www.theprivatepress.org/workshops/
For all info on The Private Press including workshop dates and to bag yourself one of Gary’s own prints head here http://www.theprivatepress.org/
For anyone with an interest in this photographic printing technique, as part of the Brighton Fringe, Rodhus residents Siderotype (http://www.siderotype.com/artists.html) are presenting 2 one day workshops which run on the 7th and the 21st May 2016.
For full details on what, where and how much take a look here -
I think it is fair to say that the general work of the Rodhus residents has an element of joy in its production. This project however was probably a privileged insight…but the content is of pure human desperation.
Rodhus resident Miguel Amortegui took it upon himself to contribute to the awareness of what existence people are enduring in Calais at the moment
Immersing himself, he wanted to document the truth of the situation in images, the stories he returned with are shocking and heartbreaking.
The people there understandably wary of having their photograph taken, not only as a matter of pride but because they are aware of the face recognition technology that could hinder their pending applications to secure a safe future for themselves and their families.
It was good to here that his work has been published by Dazed and Confused. You can see it here…
and more about Miguel and the film and photography he does here…http://www.miguelamortegui.com
Rodhus regulars will have noticed the aroma of chocolate this week, not as usual from our resident chocolatier (I’m sure Jeff would detect the difference in chocolate quality) but from Lauren and her team – this time using the space to create a chocolate tree.
I met Lauren when we worked together at World Skills Day and have been following her work since then. Her CV is impressive – working on diverse theatre and TV productions as an art director, prop maker and in costume design and production.
The tree was for the YBFs awards http://the-ybfs.com/ which were held at Tate Britain this week…not a bad venue to showcase your work.
I look forward to seeing what Lauren creates next time. If you want to find out more take a peak here
Image: Zara Wood
It is possible that you don’t know this yet but Richard Ainsworth has got more than a little involved with a new venture lead by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber felt it needed to access the huge creative congregation of Brighton and Hove and so the idea gather some momentum assisted by Richard.
It’s called the Creativehub (when did everything become a hub?) anyway that aside the initial meetings, a couple of which I have attended have been truly inspirational events with talks from successful creatives that make you want to rush out and get busy, a step back from our creative endeavours (however successful they might be) I am certain is a damn good idea.
The meetings are held at various venues around Brighton, and the 2 hour events costs £10. It is also an opportunity to meet liked minded souls, share notions and experiences…I believe it’s official title is networking!
If you head to the Chamber of Commerce website you can find all about the events and also the benefits of becoming a Chamber member if that takes your fancy too. https://www.businessinbrighton.org.uk/
The next event which will be sponsored and facilitated by the chief of Rodhus towers and takes a look at the minefield that is Intellectual Property and what the hell you can do about it. Zara Wood, http://www.zarawood.com/ Brighton based illustrator, designer and lecturer will tell her tale. Also creative law expert Dean Marsh will be there to furnish you with valuable information about protecting your work.
Full details and booking here https://www.businessinbrighton.org.uk/events/creative-hub
And you are probably all aware of this organisation but it makes interesting reading to creatives with something worth protecting http://www.acid.uk.com/