R-Space Board Of Trustees recognised for Good Leadership, Governance and Commitment

This article was posted on November 30, 2018

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3, Investec and Volunteer Now celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance.  

At the Awards Ceremony in  Stormont, Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now said: “Congratulations to all three organisations on winning this year’s Leadership and Good Governance Awards within their categories: Action Mental Health (Large Organisation), Parenting NI (Medium Organisation) and R Space Gallery (Small Organisation). It is great to see organisations recognising the need for Leadership and Good Governance in delivering high quality services.  Good governance underpins all we do in Charities in Northern Ireland so well done to all the nominees.”

Nora Smith, CEO, CO3 commented “The Governance and Leadership Awards have substantially grown in profile.  Now in their 3rd year this is the perfect platform to recognise and reward leadership and good governance at Board level.  We all know that charity governance makes a huge difference and by sharing examples of truly inspirational boards through these Awards it is fantastic recognition of their leadership, commitment and hard work.    By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, we can demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more of the lives of its beneficiaries.”

Robert is delighted with this award and wishes to thanks the R-Space Team, fantastic Board of trustees and Volunteer Now for their recognition. “From hosting the first ever Linen Biennale to becoming registered as a Charity, R-Space has had an incredibly exciting year of growth. This award underpins the efforts we have made this year and as such, we hope to strengthen and develop our services throughout 2019 and beyond”.

To find out more on Good Governance, please see www.diycommitteeguide.org.

 

 

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Open Call – Re: New Wallace Collection #2

This article was posted on October 11, 2018

This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake the following:

  1. 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London (by arrangement and in conjunction with Anthea McWilliams at R-Space Gallery and the staff of The Wallace Collection – see www.wallacecollection.org)  
  2. A solo exhibition at R-Space in February 2019 celebrating the life and collection of Sir Richard Wallace 1818-1890. Together with an artist fee, the costs will include travel & accommodation, materials and participatory activities which will be agreed prior to contract.

Aims / Objectives:

  1. To provide the opportunity for a Northern Irish artist/maker to work with new approaches and techniques in response to the paintings and decorative art objects collected from around the world by Sir Richard Wallace and his predecessors, the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford.
  2. To facilitate responses to the Wallace Collection and produce new commissioned signature works of art plus a series of prototype objects* that may go into production to be exhibited at R-Space Gallery and be offered for sale through the Wallace Collection Shop.
  3. To celebrate and promote the creativity of a Northern Irish artist/maker and help place Lisburn (central to the former Hertford Estate in Co. Antrim), more firmly on the creative and cultural map.

Proposals are sought from established artists, working in any media, who are based in Northern Ireland.

Year 1 was extremely successful with Artist Alison Lowry responding to the Wallace armoury through her own practice as a Glass Artist. See http://www.rspacelisburn.com/renew-wallace-collection/ for details.

Deadline for submissions:
Tuesday 6 November at 12 noon
Exhibition Dates:
2 February – 1 March 2019

Please send a one-page personal statement containing details of how you feel you are suited to this residency, and CV (no longer than one side of A4), along with 5 images of your work to Anthea McWilliams and Robert Martin via rspace@linenroomslisburn.com, or deliver to 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4XE.

*Commissioned works would remain the property of R-Space Gallery Lisburn

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Volunteer call out for Linen Opera extras!

This article was posted on September 19, 2018

10 people (18+yrs) are required to perform non-singing roles in a new opera created by R-Space for the Linen Biennale in partnership with Northern Ireland Opera. Waking Beauty is written by Peter Morgan Barnes and composed by Seán Doherty; it explores what might happen in the present day if, as in the tale of Sleeping Beauty, the government fell asleep for a hundred years. What kind of world might they find when they wake up, and how would people have treated the sleeping bodies in the meantime?

These non-singing roles are government advisors who listen to a furious row between the King and his daughter, before going off to tweet about it on their phones. They fall asleep when the King’s daughter is pricked by an enchanted thorn and remain in those recumbent positions for most of the opera – half an hour. They awake when the thorn is accidentally removed and are not at all pleased with how things have changed.

Rehearsals are on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 3.00-5.00pm, at R-Space Gallery, 32, Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4XE.

The Performance is at the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn on Saturday 20 October. The cast are called between 2.00pm to 5.00pm with a break between 5.00 and 7.00pm, before the performance at 7.30/8pm.

If you would like to have a nap on the floor during a short opera, please contact R-Space Gallery on 02892 663179 or email rspace@linenroomslisburn by the closing date Friday 12 October 2018 at 12noon.

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It’s official! We are now a registered charity.

This article was posted on August 31, 2018

R-Space Gallery have achieved another important milestone – we are now registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland!

We would like to thank The Charity Commission, our funding partners, visitors and patrons and most importantly our amazing Board of Trustees for their hard work and support in this step forward in the provision of our cultural services to the City Of Lisburn.

As the nature and output of our charity is evolving, we will be recruiting shortly for additional Board Members – opportunities will be advertised on our website and social media in the coming months. Our current trustees are as follows:

Alan Clarke – Chair

Development Officer at Maze Longkesh & Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years industry experience. Includes 5 years at Lisburn City Centre management and involvement in Bridge Street Townscape Heritage Scheme. Alan also acts as a Voluntary Director at Lisburn Buildings Heritage Trust.

Norbert Sagnard

Director Digital Technology professional bringing 25 years of Corporate Governance and international marketing skills coupled with an interest in arts / culture and heritage.

Paul Beaton

Head of Careers, Wallace High School Lisburn with an interest in Arts Education and Outreach.

John Bradbury

Community Sector Development Officer with experience of handling media, press conferences, photocalls and social media in the disability / arts / culture sectors

 

Charity registration number :NIC 106350 

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Don’t miss out – sign up to our Mailing / Artist Open Call list today!

This article was posted on June 01, 2018

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that came into effect on May 25, 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, we need to confirm that you would like to receive information about our workshops, exhibitions, events, and open calls for artists.

To receive information about R-Space events and invitations to exhibition previews, please sign up at this link.

To be the first to hear about paid opportunities for artists as part of our exhibition programme, please sign up here.

You won’t regret it!

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Connections in material and practice with Rhiannon Ewing-James – FREE Workshop

This article was posted on May 09, 2018

Friday 18 May

11-5pm Book here

This workshop exercise hopes to create an opportunity for an open dialogue between practitioners through materials, objects and finding connections. Workshop participants will experience various approaches to creating, what is and can be used and why.

British Ceramics Biennial Creative Producer and Artist Rhiannon Ewing-James will facilitate the Connections in Material and Practice workshop in a way that offers participants the opportunity to lead discussions through various forms of mapping, re-mapping and making connections. This workshop hopes to expand our material palette beyond our practice into finding appropriate materials and aesthetics that are authentic to our concepts and hopes.

This workshop is suitable for all practitioners (students, emerging/professional artists, designers, creatives) who are open to thinking critically about their own work, concept building and to those who are a bit stuck.

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Re:New Wallace Collection Artist’s Talks

This article was posted on April 18, 2018

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Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale 2018

This article was posted on March 21, 2018

Hosted by R-Space Gallery, Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple venues across the region.

Every two years R-Space will lead on a three-month festival of arts, craft and design, including exhibitions and installations, conference, master-classes, and performances under the key themes of RecallRethink and Reform.

The Linen Biennale will stimulate new thinking about Ireland’s oldest textile products: flax and linen. Reaching out to the last of a generation who worked in the heyday of Ulster’s linen production, the Linen Biennale forms a bridge to connect our internationally renowned linen heritage with contemporary uses and highlight the very best in cutting-edge developments from around the world.

Showing linen’s applications within arts, craft, design and technology from past, present and future perspectives gives the linen story relevance to a wide range of audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Presenting a collective story of Ulster linen in an international context will stimulate new ideas and developments in Northern Ireland.

Please like, share and keep up to date on our Linen Biennale Facebook and Twitter!

The conference takes place 3rd and 4th October 2018 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

 

 

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Printmaking Workshops with Lucy May Schofield

This article was posted on January 04, 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018 11am & 7pm 

Book here

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top printmaking technique. During this taster session you will learn the basic skills to transfer and carve a ‘key line’ and colour separation blocks, in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking. With no press required, only a hand held barren, you will have the opportunity to ink up a woodblock and pass a print on Japanese paper. You will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible, water-based printmaking method which provides endless possibilities.

Some recent feedback from a participant…

“It was fabulous. Lucy is such a patient, inspirational teacher and I felt I learnt a whole new skill… The course numbers were just right and we all got to know each other – a good chance to network. I’m now inspired to continue with this form of printing and to use it in my MA project.”

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Open Call: The New Wallace Collection

This article was posted on September 21, 2017

This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake the following:

  1. 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London (by arrangement and in conjunction with Anthea McWilliams at R-Space Gallery and the staff of The Wallace Collection – see Wallace Collection)
  2. A solo exhibition at R-Space in April 2018 commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace 1818-1890. Together with an artist fee, the costs will include travel & accommodation, materials and participatory activities which will be agreed prior to contract.

Aims / Objectives:

  1. To provide the opportunity for a Northern Irish artist/maker to work with new approaches and techniques in response to the paintings and decorative art objects collected from around the world by Sir Richard Wallace and his predecessors, the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford.
  2. To facilitate responses to the Wallace Collection and produce new commissioned signature works of art plus a series of prototype objects* that may go into production to be exhibited at R-Space Gallery and be offered for sale through the Wallace Collection Shop.
  3. To celebrate and promote the creativity of a Northern Irish artist/maker and help place Lisburn (central to the former Hertford Estate in Co. Antrim), more firmly on the creative and cultural map.

 

Proposals are sought from established artists, working in any media, who are based in Northern Ireland.

Deadline for submissions:     Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 12 noon
Exhibition Dates:                       7 April – 4 May 2018

Please send a one-page personal statement containing details of how you feel you are suited to this residency, and CV (no longer than one side of A4), along with 5 images of your work to Anthea McWilliams and Robert Martin via rspace@linenroomslisburn.com, or deliver to 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4XE.

*Commissioned works would remain the property of R-Space Gallery Lisburn

 

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