Christmas Bauble - Express your feelings about Christmas
CMR invite you - whoever you are - to draw, paint ,collage a bauble - not bigger than A4 please as a flat 2D image - and deliver it to the CMR building for the ‘In the Dark Times’ show, starting 30th Nov, so deliver or post to us to arrive by Wednesday 27th Nov
please. Put your name and e-mail on the back please or address.
The bauble can be any shape and within it you can use words or shapes and images. Your view of Christmas can be positive or negative. CMR,
Royal Circus Buildings,
Back Lane West,
CMR reserve the right not to exhibit all the work if there isn’t room and to reject any offensive or illegal images.
Idea from Mary Fletcher
Rob Gawthrop will introduce and perform a number of short
post- 4'33" Fluxus related works including:
Score as Instruction; Composition as Event: post 4'33" & Fluxus.
DRIP MUSIC George Brecht 1959
For single or multiple performance. A source of dripping water and an empty vessel are arranged so that the water falls into the vessel.
SOLO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA OR CONTRABAS George Brecht 1962
CINEMATIC EVENT Rob Gawthrop 2004
For 16mm film, projector, speaker and transducer
Conceived in 1969 as an "audience participation" work, John Cage's original 'score' simply stipulated that the gallery be filled with about a dozen record players and two- to three-hundred vinyl records. Museum visitors were encouraged to act as DJs and create a musical mix by playing records freely and thus performing the work. CMR will stage a variation of this work as part of the current project.
4 weeks 33 hours Centennial activity
celebrating the life and work of
composer, artist, author and thinker, John Cage (1912-1992).Artist Residency Opportunities at CMR, Redruth. 3 weeks x 3 artist residencies. (9 in total) 1 week collective distillation/discussion/preparation for:1 weekend presentation of work.
To link with the international John Cage Centennial Year Celebrations, CMR artist led space is offering a cluster of short artist residencies to practitioners working in/across all art forms, who are interested in an opportunity for some serious play inspired by one of the most radical pioneers of twentieth century avant-garde culture.
Artists are invited to consider Cage’s legacy and its relevance in the present day, some 60 years since the first performance of the influential silent composition 4’33’’, and to respond individually and in dialogue with co-resident artists and other collaborators of their choice.
9 residencies are available over a 3 week period, with a fourth week ring fenced for discussion, selection & preparation of material for presentation over the final weekend.
The entire period of activity will span 4 weeks and 33 hours exactly.
Artists are also encouraged to consider how they might engage with the town of Redruth.
The nature of the final weekend should be informed by the preceding weeks of research and development, and could take a number of forms, situated in the project space and/or beyond.Key Dates 15 Sept, 22nd Sept, 29 Sept………….Residencies start dates. 7-11 Oct………………………………………….. Collective activity. 12/13/14 Oct…………………………Presentation of output/work. 13 Oct…………………………………………………….. Social event.Expressions of interest should be sent ASAP to
: email@example.com Please note: -CMR at present unfortunately cannot offer any fees or expenses. -Invited artists who are not already members will be required to pay a CMR annual membership fee of £25 -Invited artists who are not already members will be required to pay a CMR annual membership fee of £25
A short film made by, amongst others, Caroline Palmer & Paul Farmer, Directors of CMR, with music by Sue Farmer in 2010.
John Harris was a miner & poet, living in the 1800s. Born in Troon, near Redruth, from the age of 10 he spent 25 years working at Dolcoath Mine, before moving to Falmouth to preach scripture.
Throughout this time he continued to write, and is to be celebrated as one of the few historical representatives of creativity to emerge from the beating and bruised heart of the industrial mining era in this part of Cornwall.
You Have To Dream A Writing Event @ CMRSaturday 25 Aug, 10-2pm
CMR, Redruth’s newest contemporary art gallery, will be holding its first writing event, 'You Have To Dream', on Saturday 25th August from 10am to 2pm. This will be facilitated by Caroline Palmer, a writer who is one of Cornwall Media Resource's Directors.
During this relaxed session, Caroline will encourage participants to be inspired by and write about the exhibits in the show, New Visions
, in fiction, descriptively or critically. 'New Visions: contemporary painting in uncertain worlds'
is being curated by Duncan Hopkins, also a Director at CMR and features painting-based works by 13 artists, from Cornwall, North Devon and Austria. You Have To Dream
welcomes those with all levels of skill and experience, from professionals to those beginning to write. Musicians, song writers, actors and playwrights are also welcome to take part. At some point during the session, there will be a slot for a number of people to share their work with others if they so wish. CMR also plan to feature some of the work from the event on their website.
Nibbles, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available freely throughout the session on a self service basis. The price will be £3 per person or free to CMR’s members. Booking is essential to ensure a place at the event.
To book a place on You Have To Dream
or to enquire further about it,
contact Caroline firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about the exhibition 'New Visions: contemporary painting in uncertain worlds
Photos © Elisa McLeod
A few shots of this exhibition, which continues today until Sunday 12-5pm, and next weekend Fri - Sun.
It is a colourful, thought-provoking, befuddling, exciting collection, and there are over 50 works that explore the curious and criticalnature of painting. See how artists work within the spheres of their ideas and actions.
It's a once-only chance to see all these artists together, so take some time out this weekend from the rain and luxuriate in the uncertain worlds of painting.
This exhibition, curated specifically for CMR Art Gallery & Project Space in Redruth, Cornwall, showcases the work of artists who use paint to present realities and perceptions in new and developed ways.
In the 21st century, what is the role of the artist who uses paint and pigment? What is the continuing significance of painting in an apparently restless and uncertain world?
This exhibition, featuring 13 artists from Cornwall, North Devon and Austria, offers possible answers to these questions. These working methods and artworks do not conform to some traditional expectations of painting found in Cornwall, which are often rooted in the histories of Newlyn, the modernism of St. Ives, and illusory romanticism.Read more >
CMR is a not-for-profit organisation, does not receive any core funding and is reliant on voluntary commitment. It consists of an elected group of voluntary Directors and a membership of practitioners.
Revenue from a modest membership subscription is vital to allow the continuation and growth of the project. This helps to cover costs such as admin, publicity, building maintenance and exhibition / event costs.
This membership is open to artists, makers, curators, writers and thinkers at all stages of their careers who are interested in developing a rigorous, critically engaged level of contemporary practice, and who are interested in actively contributing to help promote the overall well-being of the project. Membership allows artists and practitioners to become proactively involved in the programming and establishment of shows and events within CMR.For more information and payment methods >
You are invited to the Social Evening on Saturday 30th June 6-9pm. So bring a bottle, any instruments and ideas...
This exciting exhibition showcasing some of the contemporary art being produced in Redruth is being extended for another weekend. There will be some changes to the show - Chris Anthem has had to take down his paintings due to other committments, so in their place, we are going to line the gaps on the walls with paper and create a space for people to create mind maps explore ideas and visions. We will also bring in an array of instruments to encourage people to join in and have fun. This is to be all inclusive - the more non-musicians the better. in fact perhaps we'll exclude people that can play! The results of these playful experiments with sound, writing and mind-mapping may feed into future projects
Admission is free and all are welcome