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21st August – 31st August 2015

ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED The Queen of Bradgate, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Attenborough Arts (formally Embrace Arts), Two Queens Gallery, Graff HQ, Soft Touch Arts, LCB Depot, Leicester Print Workshop, Unit 1 at The Great Central Gallery, Leicester LO-Fi Photography, PVC & Myoptik, Crafty Sew & So, Magic Teapot, Feel More Love Boutique, Seed Creative Hub, My Workshop, The Western and The Cube Gallery at Phoenix Cinema.

NOW PART OF CITY FESTIVAL Silver Vine Arts & Summer Art Trail 2015 is kindly supported by Soft Touch Arts & Leicester City Council.


VENUES ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE (FORMERLY EMBRACE ARTS) attenborougharts.com The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre is a unique place to see art and make art. This autumn it will open a brand new gallery, dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary British and international art. Doubling the size of its existing building, the new £1.5 million capital project will make Attenborough Arts Centre the largest contemporary art gallery in Leicester and one of the largest in the East Midlands area. CUBE GALLERY AT PHOENIX CINEMA phoenix.org.uk/about-art Phoenix’s art and digital culture programme presents exhibitions by artists from across the world, for free. CRAFTY SEW & SO craftysewandso.com A studio that hosts and delivers Sewing and Craft workshops, 1 to 1 sewing lessons, crafty parties for kids and adults and sew much more! GRAFF HQ graffhq.com GraffHQ is a shop that houses a big selection of graffiti supplies.

LCB DEPOT lcbdepot.co.uk A creative hub at the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.

THE QUEEN OF BRADGATE queenofbradgate.co.uk A newly renovated pub serving food, drink and furnishings.

LCB Depot have kindly supported Summer Art Trail by offering a free Artist in Residence programme in the lead up to City Festival. The soon to be announced artist will have their own studio space in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, regular support from Silver Vine Art members and their own exhibition in Summer Art Trail.

Upstairs at The Queen of Bradgate is hosting a volunteer-residency programme for a group of artists including Silver Vine Arts members to be featured in Summer Art Trail.

LEICESTER LO-FI PHOTOGRAPHY leicesterlofi.co.uk A small group of Leicester based photographers that embrace the traditional aspects of photography. MY WORKSHOP foxandcompany.co.uk My Workshop provides affordable access to workshop space, equipment and advice to creatives, SME’s and established businesses. NEW WALK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY leicester.gov.uk Leicester’s original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.

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TWO QUEENS GALLERY 2queens.com An artist led gallery and studio complex situated in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. SEED CREATIVE HUB seedcreativity.co.uk Media design agency and training provider. UNIT 1 @ GREAT CENTRAL GALLERY thegreatcentral.org An artist run gallery and studio on the edge of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. THE WESTERN steamin-billy.co.uk A Steamin’ Billy Pub that hosts regular gigs and poetry nights. Upstairs at the Western hosts regular theatre productions and plays.


ABOUT Summer Art Trail is a journey between places around Leicester. Exhibitions and events will be held across the city celebrating visual art, film, photography, installation, spoken word and music. The Trail is held in different venues within walking distance of each other and this year is included as part of City Festival 2015. Summer Art Trail highlights art organisations within Leicester, whilst supporting the local community, small independent businesses and showcasing local, national and international artists. Summer Art Trail was devised and organised by Silver Vine Arts, a non-profit, artist led collective whose mission is to enhance and highlight the arts within Leicester. As our main activities as Silver Vine Arts we set up galleries in unexpected areas, host internships and placements and help to train graduates into paid employment throughout the year. Look out for our contemporary art stall ‘The Encounter Counter’ which highlights 22 up and coming artists; Tracy Kershaw, Oliver Legar, Ruth Singer, Wayne Mitchelson, Ashok Mistry, and James Chantry are to name but a few. Works are sold at low cost allowing members of the public to purchase art works whilst also helping to raise money to support next year’s Trail. Donations are invaluable so please feel free to give what you can by buying artists’ work, Paypal money via silvervinearts@gmail.com or paying directly through our website - summerarttrail. weebly.com This will help to go towards next year’s Trail. We would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers, resident artists, curators, stewards, contributing organisations, performers and musicians. With special thanks for many months of hard work to Silver Vine Arts: Leila Houston, Melissa Fletcher, Zory Rubel, Darren O’Brien, Ahmed Zormati, Rebecca Vials, Francisca Sanchez, Dave Soden & David Wilson Clark The Summer Art Trail was organised by Silver Vine Arts Collective in partnership with and with the kind support of the following organisations:

Information will be regularly updated on our website: summerarttrail.weebly.com Booklet design by idée | www.loveidee.com 3


PROGRAMME • EXHIBITION • WORKSHOP • PERFORMANCE • POP UP

• WET MEDIA WORKSHOP

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE

To book: www.attenborougharts.com or call 0116 252 2455

Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA Mon-Fri 09:00 – 19:00. See website for weekend times: http://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/ attenborougharts

29th August/ 30th August 10:30 – 16:00 £65/ £40 concession for two sessions/ tutor Steph Knowles

CUBE GALLERY AT PHOENIX CINEMA 4 Midland St, Leicester, LE1 1TG

• WHOSE GAZE IS IT ANYWAY? 27th – 30th August An exhibition that looks at the history of Arab pop culture through printed matter

GRAFF HQ Basement unit 44 Humberstone Gate, LE1 3PJ

• DANIEL CAVE

17th July – 13th September Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by award winning Leicestershire-based artist Daniel Cave

• THE THEATRE OF STORIES

22nd August 10am – 5pm £30 theatre class/ 13-17 years/ tutor Gerry Flanagan

• ABSTRACT ARTS

22nd August/ 23rd August 10:00 – 17:00 £65/ £40 concession for two sessions/ tutor Maria Collingham

• SHOUT OUT! UK PIRATE

RADIO IN THE 1980’S 22nd – 24th August An archival exhibition that looks back at the early tower block pirate radio movement

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• GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

22nd August 10:00 – 13:00 Graffiti workshop with artist Sam Grubb £9.50/ to book contact izzy@ graffhq.com


LCB DEPOT

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31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

TOBY CAMPION 15:00

Opening Times Launch event: Saturday 22nd August 12:00 - 21:00 Monday – Friday 9:00 –17:30 Closed Sundays & Saturday 29th August

• FEELMORELOVE

BOUTIQUE - ALTERNATIVE HANDMADE JEWELLERY Jewellery workshop with Elizabeth Dyer and Penelope Gardner. 22nd August - 12:00- 20:00 Craft stall with live demonstrations and ‘make your own bracelet’ drop in workshop. Free to browse and watch jewellery being made. Prices from £1 upwards for unique products.

GRAYS KITCHEN 22nd August - 12:00- 21:00 Live music, spoken word, more pop up stalls, food and artwork. Please check www.facebook. com/groups/220901007946507 for up to date timings closer to the date. This is a FREE event but please dig deeply for donations on the day.

SALLY HOSSACK 12:35 22nd August - 12:00- 20:00 Information point for Summer Art Trail and artworks by Silver Vine Arts members available to purchase

THE HARDY BAND 17:20 MOUNTAINTOP JUNKSHOP 18:00 JESUSCARFISH 18:45 BRASSICK BEARS 19:25 ASH MAMMAL 20:05

• MAGIC TEAPOT MEETS

MELANIE PAGE 12:00

• THE ENCOUNTER COUNTER

ECHOLOCATION 16:40

STRANGLER FIGS 20:45

• SUMMER ART TRAIL OPEN

22nd August – 30th August An exhibition of local and national visual artists selected by Silver Vine Arts

THE KITTENETTES 16:00

STEVE PARKER 13:20

• LEILA GALLOWAY -

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 22nd August – 30th August An exhibition of artworks created by Leila Galloway, the Summer Art Trail resident artist This residency programme is put together by Silver Vine Arts and supported by LCB Depot

• LEICESTER PRINT WORKSHOP

LADY PARADOX 14:00 JINNWOO

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POP UP PRINT SALE 22nd August – 28th August Prints and merchandise for sale to raise money for Leicester Print Workshop’s ‘Our Big Move’


• INDIAN SUMMER –

POSTCARDS AND PAISLEYS 22nd August – 30th August New works by Leicester Print Workshop artists Sue Rowland and Sally Stephens celebrating Indian arts and culture

LEICESTER LO-FI PHOTOGRAPHY The Manor House Community Centre LE3 2BG

• MAKE A ZIPPER • SHELF LIFE

21st August 18:00 – 21:00 A project in celebration of all the wonderful defiant independent traders and their small quirky shops

MY WORKSHOP WITH CRAFTY SEW & SO Faircharm Estate, Unit 40FF, Evelyn Drive, LE3 2BU

• LEICESTER LO-FI PINHOLE

WORKSHOP 23rd August 11:00 – 15:00 Free drop in event, learn how to make and take pictures with a pinhole camera. This event is free but donations for materials are welcome.

MAKE-UP BAG 29th August 11:00 – 14:00 Make a fabulous lined cotton make-up bag for ages 16+ £20 to book e-mail myworkshop @foxandcompany.co.uk

NEW WALK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA Opening Times Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 Sundays 11:00 – 17:00

• SUMMER ART TRAIL OPEN • SUPER HERO KIDS

WORKSHOP 25th August 10:00 – 12:00 Make your own super hero mask for hero’s aged 7+ £10 to book e-mail myworkshop @foxandcompany.co.uk

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22nd August – 30th August Leicester City Council’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is Leicester’s original museum and is a welcome addition to this year’s trail, hosting an exhibition of local and national visual artists selected by Silver Vine Arts for The Summer Art Trail Open


THE QUEEN OF BRADGATE

TWO QUEENS GALLERY

97 High St, LE1 4JB

2 Queen Street, LE1 1QW

UNIT 1 @ GREAT CENTRAL GALLERY Unit1, 27-35 Sussex Street, Leicester LE5 3BF

Launch: 22nd August 11:00 20:00 raffle & live Music Sun 12:00- 16:00 Mon - Fri 12:00- 18:30

• TWO QUEENS MEMBERS

SHOW: BREATHING FOG Opening Times: Sat 22nd August: 12:00-20:00 Thursday 27th August Sunday 30th: 12:00-18:00 A contemporary art exhibition by Two Queens’ members

SEED CREATIVE HUB 95 Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WB

• PVC PRESENTS MYOPTIK’S

SUMMER ART TRAIL CLOSING SOUND CEREMONY 29th August 15:00 - 01:00 Featuring Myoptik, Graham Dunning, ASMO, Cuttlefish, Transmission, Boss Hog’s Pork Parlour, Human Beatboxing, Soft Touch, Wiseass, Synth/light building and many more...

THE WESTERN PUB 70 Western Road, LE3 0GA Opening Times: Sun-Thurs - 12:00-00:00 Fri-Sat 12:00-01:00am

• SUMMER ART TRAIL

OPEN & SVA MEMBERS SHOW 22nd August – 30th August This show supports highly talented, selected, local, national and international artists in film, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, craft, design and drawing. The ten large, historic rooms are a perfect place to hold an exhibition and an experience in itself.

• CRAFTY TEA PARTY

22nd August 11:00 – 16:00 An array of local makers and designers will be selling their unique, handmade creations. They will be here to offer tips and advice, talk to you as well as undertake live presentations.

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• THE TRANSIENT SKYLINE

21st - 31st August A Leicester Lo-Fi Group Exhibition on the Demolition of New Walk Centre


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Leila Galloway is artist in residence at LCB DEPOT in St Georges Cultural Quarter. For two months she will be spending her time collating, mapping, drawing, walking and recording while investigating the local histories and physical artifacts found in buildings, on the streets and in the recording archives.

She intends to use sound recordings, drawings and sculptural interventions to create something new and poetic, which respond to the artifacts of the local area.

“insects – no matter how lifeless they appear to be – have a sort of agency, one where they can connect with time, a kind of synesthesia of our present with the past.” - Feb 2015. Her practice includes drawing, sculpture, installation, which investigate elegiac and somatic qualities through material form. She unravels possible meaning through the playful and exploratory handling of materials until the final objects present references or triggers for the spectator to experience a contradiction between two opposite states of being. Key to her practice is the attention to detail through the repetition of tiny forms; creating a feeling of obsessive thoroughness, yet, contrasting with an anarchic sense of a loss of control. Supported By the Fine Art and Photography Research Group, De Montfort University. 8


THE QUEEN OF BRADGATE This space invited artists to collaborate, share in ideas and respond to the walls that echo the history of the building. New to the trail this year is The Queen of Bradgate’s atmospheric top floor rooms. The Queen of Bradgate is a newly renovated pub on High Street, the upper floor is host to Silver Vine Arts HQ and artists’ studio space. For 2 months leading up to the Summer Art Trail, artists in residence and members of Silver Vine Arts have collaborated, shared ideas and responded to the walls that echo the history of the aged building. The work produced features alongside the festival’s Open Call artists, selected by Silver Vine Arts.

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ALISON ALLEN Alison Allen’s work treats a building as a body; a body of memories. “However functional we require a building to be our occupancy scars it and layers of experience build up in its fabric”. alison.b.artist@gmail.com alisonballen.carbonmade. com DARREN O’BRIEN Darren O’Brien is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is centered on a deep investigation of our physical, social, political, historical and psychological relationship with landscape. dobski111@gmail.com atrestinmotion.wordpress. com FRANCISCA SANCHEZ Francisca Sanchez explores the drama of sea, landscape and the urban environment with photography, mixed media and acrylics. fransanchez009@gmail.com instagram.com/ franniesanchez/ JOE MORAN Joe Moran has developed an exploration of systems and chance based processes that form a variety of sculpture, installation and digital media Brody2for1@hotmail.com joemoran.wordpress.com

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JONJO ELLIOTT Jonjo Elliott explores the crossover point of digital and traditional processes, interested in the social aspect of the world we inhabit, the people we encounter and the environment that surrounds us. jonjoelliott@googlemail.com top-floor-residency2015. tumblr.com LEILA HOUSTON Leila works in installation, projection, sound and photography. She creates a painting to walk into and experience. Her work investigates the changing ambience between places Leila will be previewing the first step of a sixteen month project with the final work shown at Summer Art Trail 2016. See how it changes. leilahouston392@gmail.com leilahoustonart.weebly.com/

SIOBHAN WILLIAMS Siobhan Williams is a concept artist often informed by demographic and personal observations with the use of the camera. siobhan.monique.williams@ gmail.com


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SEE ART / MAKE ART I MAG E : Tony Heaton, Gold Lame, 2014. Conceived by DaDaFest in partnership with the Bluecoat. Photograph by John Barraclough.

Contemporary art Theatre & comedy Performance & live art Kids & family Live music & jazz Dance

Attenborough Arts Centre Lancaster Road Leicester LE1 7HA t: 0116 252 2455 www.attenborougharts.com

Informal courses & Workshops Schools programme Learning and outreach Artist development Debates & lectures

@AttenboroughAC

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Summer Art Trail  

Summer Art Trail is a journey between places around Leicester from 21st - 31st August . Exhibitions and events will be held across the city...

Summer Art Trail  

Summer Art Trail is a journey between places around Leicester from 21st - 31st August . Exhibitions and events will be held across the city...

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