Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The Empty Shops Project has now ended. A big Thank You to everyone who has exhibited or volunteered their time to help make the project a success!

Monday, 6 December 2010

NOW EXHIBITING..

All exhibitions run until Friday 9th December 2010

OREN - Carrie Ravenscroft and Sarah Wooldridge
GWYRDD- Emily Prescott BOXPORT
GREEN and BLACKS - Kieran Morris
DRAGONS DEN - UWN Photography

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

THE BANK JOB
SIX FEET UNDER
FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER 7PM


We would like to thank all who have supported the Empty Shops Project over the past year and we hope to continue all our collective efforts well into 2011.


So, we decided to team up with Border Magazine and Newport's finest bands including DIRTY GOODS, TOWN & MANY MORE to put on the mother of all Christmas parties!!!


EMPTY SHOPS PROJECT, BORDER MAGAZINE & DIRTY GOODS PRESENT:


THE BANK JOB. FRIDAY DECEMBER 17th. 7PM.
ONE NIGHT TO BREAK THE BANK AT THE BIGGEST HEIST IN TOWN.
COME JOIN US AT SIX FEET UNDER AND DO THE BANK JOB...!

LIVE MUSIC AND DJs UNTIL 3AM.




BBQ & FOOD.


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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT:


THE RIVERFRONT THEATRE


BOX OFFICE: (+44) 01633 656679


TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://bit.ly/aTlUwd




EXCITING NEWS!!! EMPTY SHOPS PROJECT ARTISTS WILL GET IN AT THE REDUCED PRICE OF £5!!!!! Limited number of tickets are available so if you have spent time exhibiting at the Empty Shops please e-mail info@emptyshopsproject.co.uk NOW!!


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LIVE MUSIC FROM




DIRTY GOODS


www.myspace.com/dirtygoods




TOWN

www.myspace.com/wearetown




NEW TO LINE UP!!!! LAVISH & THE DEBTS (Debut Gig!)


http://www.myspace.com/lavishandthedebts




TIN PAN GANG


www.myspace.com/tinpangang




DRAFTS


www.myspace.com/draftsuk




INNOVENCE


www.facebook.com/innovence




THE DEAD BEGGARS CLUB


www.myspace.com/thedeadbeggarsclub






DJs LEE 'FASH' WILLS AND B-PATROL




TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT:




THE RIVERFRONT THEATRE


BOX OFFICE: (+44) 01633 656679


TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://bit.ly/aTlUwd




£8 (adv) £10 (On the door)

DON’T FORGET, IF YOU HAVE EXHIBITED AT THE EMPTY SHOPS YOU CAN GET IN FOR £5!!! Please e-mail info@emptyshopsproject.co.uk for tickets. (Limited number available. First come first served)


WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING SOON.


DIVERSE MUSIC


KRIMINAL RECORDS
GWYRDD Exhibition Profile

Artists: Natasha Stockham and Jemma Lewis-Morse

 Natasha Stockham - Never Knowing
http://www.nstockham.wordpress.com/

"I am a welsh artist, aged 25, and I appreciate, and attempt to create, art that displays craft, expression of emotion and aesthetic appeal.

Currently, I’m working as a Finisher but painting,photography, and the visual arts in general, are my true passions in life.

My artistic studies have been diverse, and assist me creatively. These include:-

Beauty Therapy Level 2
Theatrical Media Makeup Diploma
Photography Diploma
Contemporary Media BA (Hons) Degree

Initially, I focus purely on photography, using a photograph as the foundation of my eventual concept. This, I feel, enables me to make a strong, bold start, with what could already be considered a piece of art. The photograph acts as a kind of automatic palette, determining the colours, tones & structure of the eventual piece.

When I work in this manner, I treat the photograph more as a stepping-stone, a ‘shortcut’ to the heart of an artistic concept or idea. I don’t believe photography exists solely in the documentary sense, & so it can be manipulated or ‘tampered’ with. This ‘tampering’ may consist of deconstructing the elements of the photograph: scratching away the pigment or using water to de-saturate or dissolve colour & light. This altered image may then provide the blueprint for a purely painted piece or be incorporated into a painting.

Another method is to construct: to ‘build’ on photograph with layers of paint in certain areas where the photographic imagery requires emphasis or enhancement. Sometimes the intention may be to conceal certain aspects of the photograph, to shroud the image or not ‘tell the whole story’. Once this developmental stage is complete, the concept could already be fully realised, the piece fully formed. But more often than not, I will take my ideas & convert these into a painted piece that will be the final result.

Conceptully, my work remains ambiguous until the final stages. It is usually only in looking back that I realise what it is I set out to achieve. My work focuses on death & the memory of loved ones lost. I this is key not only to the aesthetic of my work, but also to the work process. This is why i begin with a photograph because I believe the camera acts like the human mind. Taking visual snapshots that document the past, that act as the remaining manifestations of a lost time. The manipulation, I then perform, relates to the distortion of memory, the warping of mental imagery that occurs through the deterioration of time or possibly even through self-deception "

Jemma Lewis-Morse
http://www.missjklm.wordpress.com/

I am a developing artist trained in Howard gardens UWIC in printmaking specialised in woodcuts more recently art work has involved expressing through painting although wood cuts is till very much a part of my creative expression. my woodcuts are strictly dynamic through black and white to achieve x-ray visions of scenarios or emotions. it is about stripping down to the bare core or bones of a moment.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

OREN Exhibition Profile
Saturday 13th November 2010 - Friday 26th November 2010

Title: The Wolves are in the Kitchen
Artists: Emma Hatton and Steph Anderson

The Wolves Are In The Kitchen will be using an empty space to create the feeling of another world; an escape from reality. We have installed a photography studio in the shop to create an experience that people can get involved in as well as look at and watch. The project is mainly aimed at teenagers upwards as this is the age group that are most affected by the pressures of everyday life. In our interactive space we hope that people can forget about these pressures for a short while and just have fun. We want people to realise you don’t need to be a kid to have fun!

We are printing out the images every day so people can come in to look at them even if they do not want their picture taken. On the last day (26th Nov) we will be showcasing all the images for everyone to come back and look at. As well as this all the images we make in the shop will be uploaded to our wesbite.

You can contact us at

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Have a look at this.....


Why not get yourself down to Colchester and get in the know about what's going on with other Empty Shops Projects and pick up some tips for Newport's Empty Shops Project?