“Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time. Anything erected there, a city, a pyramid, a motel, stands outside time”
― J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition
Heimweh is the German word for ‘homesickness’ and has been chosen to reference Freud’s writings on the ‘Unheimlich’, literally ‘unhomely’, which also translates as ‘the uncanny’. These writings are wandering, uncertain, and cite E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandman in an attempt to clarify something which could not be simply explained, but which instead suggests something familiar which holds an unfamiliarity. This includes something to do with sight, perception and trickery, and an inability to distinguish between what is real or imagined.
The Unheimlich exists within the landscape and it does not. It exists within the home, and it does not. Heidegger quite succinctly clarifies the Unheimlich within the methodology of Phenomenology. Uncanniness is the uncanny state of being within oneself. Modern psychology might label it post traumatic stress, now widely understood to affect anyone who has experienced a sudden and traumatic disturbance of reality. There are layers to the Unheimlich. There is the home, there is the domestic and there is loss.
Each artist makes their own connection to the home and takes a departure from it. There is Heimweh, a longing for home when it is no longer readily available, an attachment to the home, or an inability to connect to the idea of home. In the ‘weh’ (‘pain' in German) there are fragments, pushing and pulling all at once, there is an undulating extension. For some, the home is a place of comfort, everything emanating from its centre. For others, there is the traumatic loss of the home. Within this word there is the extra linguistic, both sensory and visual.
List of artists
Second edition of the International Photo Festival InCadaqués. From de 20th to 30th of September 2018
Check out the website for the full program and the different workshops and events. #incadaques
The Fifth Created in Portsmouth Trail will take place 13 - 15 October 2017.
Keep and eye out for the blue and white balls and bunting hanging outside our venues, here you will find some fantastically creative work made by artists and makers, some new to exhibiting and others more established.
2017 VENUE GUIDE
1 Lizzie Cornelius
2 Goya Torres
3 Charlotte Cornelius Bespoke Jewellery
4 Myrtle Clark Bremer
5 Kevin Dean
6 John Phillipson & Zene J Daphne Bray
7 Annabel Munn
8 The Copper Hare, Printsink & Louise Griffiths Kimber
9 Southsea Jewellery, Original Tile Studio & Unlimited Creative Art
10 The Southsea Workbench, Helena Symes & Shake Your Glass
11 Evagelia Hagikalfa & Tracy Hodder
12 My Dog Sighs
13 Adrian Mundy & Shirley Mundy
14 Amy Routledge & Chars Art and Soul
15 Little Duck Forge, Sue Meridith & Black Fox Workshop
16 Magpie Glass & Bullfrog Art
Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour 2017
In 2017 our artists are celebrating LIGHT with an illuminating exhibition of contemporary works by UK and International artists including jewellery, glass, sculptural textiles, film, electronics, jewellery and neon. Our international artists include Evagelia Hagikalfa from Greece, Miki Asai from Japan and Statira Jazayeri, an Iranian artist based in Sweden. This year we are extending Lumiere the Durham festival of light into the Dale through our venue at St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Stanhope, enabling our rural communities to connect with and participate in the excitement of the festival.
Miki Asai Laquered Jewellery
Sandra Balmer Kiln-formed & Fused glass
Heather Gillespie Glass Engraving
Evagelia Hagikalfa Light Boxes
Jan Hopkins Interactive Mixed Media
Statira Jazayeri Sculptural Textiles
Stuart Langley Neon
Jason Taylor Light Objects
Amazing Events & Wonderful Workshop Opportunities!
A programme of sculptural textile and glass engraving workshops, artists’ talks and exhibition tours will be offered at each venue, to include:
Statira Jazayeri - From ﬂat to 3D
Masterclass in Sculptural Textiles Saturday 16th September, The Old Courthouse, Shap
Heather Gillespie - Drawing on Glass
Sandblasting Masterclass Saturday 14th October, The Witham, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham;
& Saturday 11th November, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
For further information and how to book, please visit www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Dates & Venues
15-23 September - The Old Courthouse, Shap, Cumbria CA10 3NL
Open: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 10am – 5pm
Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd September as per OC website: www.theoldcourthouse.org
Tel: 01931 716273
14 October – 4 November The Witham & Barnard Castle Library, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 8LY.
Open: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday. Tel: 01833 631107 www.thewitham.org.uk
6th-12th Nov - St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2AU
Open 10am-4pm Tel: 07515 327598
17-19 November - St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Stanhope, Co. Durham DL13 2UE
Open 10am-4pm. Tel: 01388 528673 www.lumiere-festival.com/durham-2017/
Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
FAB is Baths only visual arts festival, we actively promote and celebrate contemporary art in the Bath area and beyond, showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into (or prefer to operate outside of) the gallery based art scene.
FRESH exhibition is an exciting, new initiative that works to provide emerging artists the opportunity to showcase a diverse cross section of interesting and cutting edge works alongside other colleges and universities in the North of England.
The Fourth Created in Portsmouth Trail will take place 14 - 16 October 2016
2016 VENUE GUIDE
Venue / Artist
1. Emma Nicol Illustration, James Mouland Ebru Studio, Fire Monkey Arts, Lizzie Cornelius - icanseethesea
2. Atelier Studio & Gallery
3. Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery with Designer Charlotte & Goldsmith Clare Halsey
4. House of Pink Ginger & Kevin Dean RCA
5. meehalska - Natalia Michalska
6. Alison Gardiner Designs
7. Lesley George - Textile Artist & Lucy Goodman
8. The Southsea Workbench & Louise Griffiths-Kimber
9. My Dog Sighs
10. The Copper Hare, Southsea Jewellery & Victoria Leslie
11. Original Tile Studio
12. Mavrick Dreams Jewellery & Shake Your Glass
13. Evagelia Hagikalfa & Tracy Hodder
14. Amy Routledge
15. Little Duck Forge, Sue Meridith & Moby Illustration
16. Miss Bespoke Papercuts
Portsmouth artist Ohh So Curious Illustration curated a collaborative exhibition titled ‘Our Worlds Are Minds Apart’, at Coastguard Studio in Southsea, 12th February 2016.
The project explored imagination through the talents of the finest local artists across a broad range of media, including illustration, graphics, photography, fine art, 3D, textiles, collage, printmaking, old-school animation, street art, and digital.