Carole Mc Court has been appointed to undertake an emerging artist placement at ACA.
Carole is an artist /print-maker who has returned to her practice after bringing up her family. Her work is based on the North Pennines. During her placement at ACA she will be researching and compiling maps for artists’ walks and developing printmaking and drawing workshops for artists and members of the local community.
This was a fantastic workshop where children created their own imaginary planet.
If you look into the dark skies on a clear night you can see billions of stars twinkling in the distance. Those stars will have their own solar systems and planets just like our planet earth.
Imagine what you will find on those planets? Will they be beautiful, mystical places, or will they be full of aliens and monsters. The children built their own planet which collectively became a solar system.
Artist Walk & Mono- printsSaturday 15th October
10.00am - 4.00pm
A walk around the Allen Valley that took in fantastic panoramic views, varied plant life and land formations with participants making drawing, taking photographs and making notes. Walking on the fell tops and descending to a picturesque river walk. Ending up at the ACA gallery/studio where they made mono-prints. The walk was supported by Simon Fawcett from North Pennines AONB
‘I CAN’T PROMISE A THROUGH ROUTE, WE DID IT, BUT WHERE WE WENT DOG ONLY KNOWS AND SHE’S NOT RIGHT SURE EITHER’
Poem, hand-made book, short story and live readings.
Constructed using handmade paper, found material from above and below the ground at Smallcleugh Mine, maps, plans, drawings and lino-cuts, ‘the book tells a very personal story about my cancer journey echoed through the journey underground. It’s about the fragility of life, with the delicate paper being bound with heavy lead and about how random death can be – one person survives and another dies.’
From our rural base we provoke questions, encourage discussion and stimulate positive advances in art practice