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Pafos Capital of Culture 2017

March 29, 2017


This year Pafos is European Capital of Culture 2017. As an artist who has been regularly visiting the Pafos region for over 15 years now I am honored to be able to announce that I am having a show at Cyprus College of Art as part of Pafos 2017.

http://www.pafos2017.eu/en/

The Lempa Link explores my relationship with the area and the many other artists and creatives that pass through - many of which call Lempa a second home. Also exhibiting as part of the show are Grahame Parry, Stass Paraskos, Kenneth G. Hay, Josef Danek and Margaret Paraskos - these are all artists who I have met in Lempa and have had a dramatic impact on my development as an artist and educator. 

To me Lempa is Creative Paradise and I am excited to share my passion with others through this show.

The Lempa Link will run from 10th - 23rd April 2017 and is based at Cyprus College of Art, 6 Stass Paraskos Street, Lempa.

http://artcyprus.wixsite.com/cypruscollegeofart
 

New Beginnings

March 29, 2017


Spring is the time for new beginnings, so what better time to start my Artist Educator role at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park!

I am really excited to be part of a growing team of professional Artist Educators who deliver workshops, tours and one off activities for schools - including pupils and teachers. 

There are new offers coming out from the YSP Education team too starting from next term so double check with their website if you might be interested in booking for your school. 

http://www.ysp....
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Happening Now...

October 25, 2016
It's been months since I've updated this blog - so huge apologies and I will post some news from over the summer here asap - promise. But this is happening right now and I really wanted to share...

Look at this great write up on the M&S Archive website about my Creative Sparks project being run in association with the archive and Anchor Care Homes.

https://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/news/art2818

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Lemba Love Continued...

April 15, 2016
I'm just back from a two week residency at Cyprus College of Art in Lemba where I created a variety of paintings and drawings all inspired by the surroundings of the college site. Surroundings include the sculptural wall that surrounds the college as well as natural cacti, spring time flowers and dazzling bright white light. 

To see more of my updates from this two week period please follow this link: www.facebook.com/sarahjanemasonartist

Images of work to follow soon.
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Everyday Stories - Inside the book.

March 9, 2016
Here's a little sneak peak of some of the internal pages of the Everyday Stories book that has recently been published by Next Generation Publications.



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Everyday Stories Published

March 9, 2016
Now available in print - this fantastic journal documenting the creative process of the Everyday Stories Project at Archway.

This book has been published by my sister business Next Generation Publications and as such is also in part of the British libraries collection - such a huge achievement for all of those involved. 

Well done everyone and here's hoping we can run more projects both at Archway and also around the Leeds/West Yorkshire area. 



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Experimental Drawing

January 31, 2016
Are you interested in drawing but dread sitting in a silent room with a nude life model and lots of "serious artists" rubbing their chins and peering at their easels?

Then this may be the perfect course for you! 

Experimental drawing is a five week course based at Leeds College of Art. The course is workshop based so each week there is something new to explore, new tools to experiment with and new techniques to try out.

Put the fun, curiosity and experience back into your art work!

The next cour...
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Everyday Stories Celebration Event

January 31, 2016

As our #Archwayeverydaystories project draws to a close this week we are holding an open invite celebration event for
anyone who is interested in the project and it's outcomes. This project has been based at Archway and as such the celebration event is also based there. The project has been funded by Leeds Inspired with additional funds coming from Marks and Spencer sponsoring Archway as their charity of the year.



 


Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts e...


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#ArchwayEverydayStories

January 13, 2016
Have a looskie on twitter for all of the updates on my current #ArchwayEverydayStories project being funded by Leeds Inspired and based at Archway in Leeds.  

See pictures, get up to speed and see how the project progresses by following this tag: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ArchwayEverydayStories&src=typd
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Art, Design & Culture Spring 2016

January 13, 2016

A new term has started at Leeds College of Art and my short course of Art, Design and Culture has started again. 

Art, Design and Culture is a ten week evening class aimed at beginners or those who are returning to art after a long break. Session content varies from week to week but every session you will learn about: key artists or designers and relevant art and cultural history; experiment with new materials and techniques; produce artworks and have time to use your reflective sketchpad/jo...


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