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Bar Lane Studios is host to a pop up contemporary Youth Café and creative space between Friday, September 14th and Friday, October 5th 2012.

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For the next two weeks, this resurrected platform is going to be used to document Dom Smith’s collaboration with Bar Lane Studios through the September of 2012 as a workshop leader in blogging and creative writing for the York Youth Council.

A group of local artists brought some delightfully surreal creations to Bar Lane Studios recently to offer up a showcase of art for fans with real imagination.

You can see some of the great work that was on show below.

Stevie Croft and her art

Stevie Croft and her art

The work of Pauline Carney

The work of Pauline Carney

Six Lips Theatre performing 'In The Kingdom Of Fiction'

Six Lips Theatre performing 'In The Kingdom Of Fiction'

Steph Shaw's bug-inspired work on show

Steph Shaw's bug-inspired work on show

Michelle Maddison's fantastic art depicting Snow White

Michelle Maddison's fantastic art depicting Snow White

Jenn Nicholson's story teller head-piece

Jenn Nicholson's story teller head-piece

Jam Grantham's artwork depicts Edgar Allan Poe fighting The Raven

Jam Grantham's artwork depicts Edgar Allan Poe fighting The Raven

Becki Charlotte Harper's work on display as part of 'The Kingdom Of Fiction'

Becki Charlotte Harper's work on display as part of 'The Kingdom Of Fiction'

A city with no people...inside a cupboard

A city with no people...inside a cupboard

A performance of The Wicked Queen by Sophie Rose

A performance of The Wicked Queen by Sophie Rose

I think that you will agree that there is an incredible range of talent and skill on display here! The ideas on offer are currently un-matched within York’s artistic climate in our opinion and of course, it is only natural that such a showcase should take place at Bar Lane!

We look forward to hearing more from this imaginative and passionate collective in the near future.

Michelle and Pauline's work in the spotlight at Bar Lane

Michelle and Pauline's work in the spotlight again at Bar Lane

More of Jenn Nicholson's work in the space

More of Jenn Nicholson's work on display in the space

The Kingdom Of Fiction at Bar Lane

'In The Kingdom Of Fiction' at Bar Lane

For more information visit the official blog.

You can also see some press coverage that the exhibition recieved here!

Nathan Walsh on Creative Practice and Survival in the Art World

Enterprise Tuesday – 12th April 6:30pm.

We are really pleased that one of our resident artists Nathan Walsh is going to talk about creative practice and how he has survived in the world of art!

Nathan is one of York’s success stories, represented and selling work around the world.

“Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting” Clive Head

Tickets are £5 and can be bought at Bar Lane Studios, or  Creative Business  (via York St John University website) some tickets available on the door.

For more information visit the official Bar Lane Studios website.

Bar Lane Studios has been working with Professor Gary Peters from York St John University along with The Faculty of Arts on a project with The Institute of Physics, Bioscience York, and Creative York. This collaboration has allowed us to present together for the first-time artists:

Greg Bright

Tracy Holland

Luke Jerram

Frederique Swist

in a new exhibition themed around art and science:

The show, entitled ‘Sphere of Accuracies / Zone of Truth’ explores a shared interest in and fascination with the complex and often problematic relationship between art and science within the wider context of critical art practice. Thus, unlike the increasing number of exhibitions intent on simply illustrating the perceived links between the so-called “two cultures”, this show embarks on a more challenging course that is primarily engaged with questions of truth and knowledge, presentation and representation, objectivity and neutrality rather than the often spurious parallels drawn between the aesthetic and the scientific.

The private view will be held on Saturday March 5, 6-9pm. Due to the already overwhelming demand to come to this major exhibition it will be a limited ticketed event.

If you would like a ticket please email :

ben@barlanestudios.com

Thanks,


We’ve got some great news for you!

Special new evening courses are due to begin on March 7, 2011 at Bar Lane…

So, what’s on the agenda for these great sessions then?

There will be an introduction to printmaking with bitesize tasters of: Drypoint, Lino Cut, Silkscreen and Collotype. This will run on four Monday nights over the month from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Of course, you will be supported by experienced tutors and technicians at all times.

The cost? A lovely £110 pounds with 50 per cent deposit  required to secure your place. Cost includes all materials and one piece mounted and framed!

There’s also a introducing to screenprinting course that will take the participant through covering, mono-screenprint, stencil film, filler stencil and photo-emulsion. This will run four Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. The course starts on March 8. Cost (£110 with 50 per cent deposit required to secure your place) includes all materials and one piece mounted and framed, or printed on to a free t-shirt!

What about the introduction to drypoint and etching? Fancy that? It’s fit for both those starting out and the individuals who have more experience and wish to develop existing drypoint and etched plates.  This runs for four Wednesday evenings from March 9. Cost (£110 with 50 per cent deposit required to secure your place) includes all materials and one piece mounted and framed.

The maximum class size is eight people so you need to book now to avoid disappointment! To do this you need to e-mail: enquiries@ypworkshop.co.uk or call: 07946 245 373.

All the best as we dive head first into 2011!

Kind regards,

The team at Bar Lane Studios

PS: We love you.

Hello everyone, it’s nice to see you again.

How are you all doing? Please drop us a message to let us know what you are doing to celebrate and how you plan to enjoy the New Year?

We’ve been getting all festive here at Bar Lane Studios with our Christmas celebrations going ahead last night – the event was an almighty success and thank you to everyone who came.

In fact, “almighty success” really does define the work that has been achieved this year. It’s been amazing and we are very proud of what we have been able to achieve together.

With your support we have created a great artistic community in York, and proven that creative industries can succeed with the right mix of passion, vision and dedication.

Thank you to the Bar Lane staff, interns and exhibitors that have invested their time and energy to support this venture.

You are all fantastic.

All the best for a healthy, happy and artistic start to 2011.

Best regards,

Recently, Bar Lane Studios was asked to curate an exhibition to help launch the new Manchester Hugo Boss store, the largest in the UK. Working with artists and agents across the country we put on a show that included works by:

– Derren Brown

– Goldie

– David Hockney

–  Edwyn Collins

–  Bod Dylan

–  Blek Le Rat

– Matisse

– Agnetha Sjogren

We also showcased York St John University graduates that are on the Bar Lane Studios Incubation Scheme to great reviews!

We would like to thank everyone who dedicated their time in helping us create the exhibition.

For more information visit the official website.

Bar Lane’s interns have recently launched their very own blog to talk about their experiences first hand!

You can check that out at this link!

Enjoy this unique perspective!

Six Lips Theatre is certainly a very active group within York’s community and as residents of Bar Lane it’s our job to keep you posted on what they are up to!

Yes indeed, the innovative three-piece organisation have a few new events to tell you about…

The first is called wwwdot and it’s running every Wednesday from 7pm until 9pm at York St John University in Theatre 3. Admission is free and all reservations can be directed to info@sixlips.co.uk.

In their words:A free ten week course (which started on October 13) of weekly Wednesday workshops with Six Lips Theatre, culminating in an original devised performance. We intend to explore with you the various art forms and techniques we have gleaned from and experiment with methods of generating work. We will cover writing, devising, improvisation, physical theatre, performance art, happenings, and classics. Contact us for dates and reservations. Set to run on a termly basis.”

Next we have the rather refreshingly termed Open Mic Goodness which we think is a lovely concept. It runs every Thursday at Pulse Cafe from 7pm until 9pm. Enquiries to info@sixlips.co.uk. Booking is not required. It costs £2 entry and £1 to perform.

In their words: “Art, music, comedy, poetry, prose, rants and ramblings. Come and see and do it all here. If you can’t make it but you want to get your stuff heard, send us something to read for you.”

Last, but certainly not least the group has an event called the Lazy Sunday Writers’ Club running at Bar Lane from 1pm until 5pm on…Sunday.

As always, all reservations and inquires to info@sixlips.co.uk. Booking is advised! £5 per day or £7 for two. Payable on entry.

In their words: Hosted by two thirds of Six Lips Theatre, co-founders and in-house writers Anna Rose James and Roxanna Klimaszewska. Come and share ideas, learn and practise techniques, develop scripts and stories, brainstorm with like-minded creatives. Lazy Sundays provide a nurturing atmosphere where writers of all kinds can come and work, network and appreciate to their hearts’ desire. Every Sunday 1-4pm followed by storytelling for those willing from 4-5pm. Bring your own lunch if wanted, tea and coffee available for £1 each.”

For more information, visit the official Six Lips Facebook!

See you soon,