Archive 2010

Highlights of events

1a-projects_winterstale1b-projects_sm_winterstaleNick Archer | Winters Tale – Animation/Installation
11 – 12 December 2010
Nick Archer was invited to make a piece of work in response to the theme of Winter/Christmas as part of our annual event ‘Christmas Bizarre’. Nick spent the last six months working on this project, slowly recreating the process of making a painting with the help of animator Rebecca Archer.

2a-projects_cb102b-projects_sm_cb10Christmas Bizarre
11 – 12 December 2010
Exciting contemporary art and craft fair in its second year.
Thirty local artists and crafts people participated, making it the liveliest and most controversial Christmas craft fair in the area.


3a-projects_gigspanner3b-projects_sm_gigspannerGigspanner, 26 November 2010
Virtuoso fiddling, string-based fireworks and driving rythms, Peter Knight of Steeleye Span presents Gigspanner! As musician Andy Letcher (Telling the Bees) observes: “With Gigspanner, Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing fly… Stepping lightly through folk, classical, baroque and jazz, Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance.” (Songlines magazine)

30 October 2010
Featuring internationally acclaimed playwrite Mark Ravenhill in his latest short work ‘The Experiment’. The day included storytelling for families, rap workshops for children, performance poetry workshops for adults, an open mic session and a performance by Simon Mole.


5a-projects_mari5b-projects_sm_mariMari Wilson
16 October 2010
An evening of glamour, storytelling and great music. An Intimate evening with the retro-pop queen captivated us all. “I laughed, I cried, I bought the CD.” (Audience member after the gig).


6a-projects_sewing6b-projects_sm_sewingAn Introduction to Dressmaking
Stephen Shoebridge
25 September 2010
Taster dressmaking workshop designed for beginners or people wanting to improve their sewing techniques. Offered an overview of the process from start to finish with a view to run a longer course in the near future.

7a-projects_parkourvid7b-projects_sm_parkourvidPerformance Parkour Workshop
7 – 25 September 2010
Series of workshops with The Urban Playground Team, leading to a short action film to be shown as part of Access all Areas at the De La Warr Pavillion.


8a-projects_samcarter8b-projects_sm_samcarterSam Carter
22 September 2010
BBC Award-winning Sam Carter played a dynamic set as part of Rye Festival. One audience member commented on facebook after the gig that she ‘wishes Sam Carter could sing me to sleep every night‘.


9a-projects_lostplot29b-projects_sm_lostplotThe Lost Plot
12 September 2010
Radiator Arts transformed The School’s grounds into a magical garden of delights, with projections, soundscapes and illuminations for everyone to enjoy.


10a-projects_openstudios1010b-projects_sm_openstudios10Open Studios
10 – 12 September 2010
25 open studios at The School this year including visiting artists Jacqui Butterworth, Danny Pockets and A Lincoln Taber.



11a-projects_conscious11b-projects_sm_consciousConscious Oil Exhibition
Emily Johns and Anne Rouse, 10 – 12 September 2010
Sussex has its place in oil history alongside Texas and Arabia. The exhibition explored the intricate relationship between history, language and the geosphere through the consciousness of Oil itself. Workshops and talks accompanied the exhibition of huge linocuts by Emily Johns and poem by Anne Rouse.

12a-projects_smalls 12b-projects_sm_smallsSmalls, Jenny Edbrooke
10 September 2010
Live artist Jenny Edbrooke gave the first public performance of Smalls, her most ambitious project to date. Funny, surprising and inspiring, she takes us on a creative adventure into the history, psychology and physiology of underwear.


13a-projects_jacqui13b-projects_sm_jacquiArtist in Residence:
Jacqueline Butterworth
September 2010
Recent graduate, Jacqueline, was our artist in residence through September. Representational painter with a preoccupation with the figure as a means of expression.


14a-projects_aerialsummer10 14b-projects_sm_summeraerialSummer Aerial Workshops
7, 14 and 21st August 2010
A short series of workshops for all levels of experience. Areas covered were; Geometric Shapes, Music and Movement and Drama through Movement. With support from Active Rother.


15a-video The Rapdramatic, 2nd – 6th August 2010
For one week only, young people worked alongside an outstanding team of professional artists to create and produce a brand new show including a full-scale live performance on Friday. They worked with AudioActive’s rap maestro Jon Clark, or street dance impresario Makoto. Set design involved street art with Luke Brabants, film and digital projections were with Alice Ross. Vocals and sound technology with Ollie Finn provided the soundtrack, and production management was headed up by Sound engineer Taff from Illuminate Design.

16a-projects_mural 16b-projects_sm_muralMural Commission
July 2010
Bee and Nooshi kindly took up the challenge to transform the rather dull space outside our auditorium with a mural. With just a few days work, they produced this Manga inspired piece featuring (nearly) everyone from the school, not least the infamous dogs!


17a-projects_felt_hats_june10 17b-projects_sm_felt_hats_june10Felt Hat Making Workshop
5 June 2010
Hat making master class with felt maker Sue Johnson. Day long workshop produced excellent results, with everyone coming away with at least one professional standard hat of their own design.


18a-projects_holiday_julian_june1018b-projects_sm_holiday_julian_june10Graphic Art Holiday Workshop
1st to 3rd June
Young people worked with Julian Hanshaw (who’s new works were featured in Rye Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Paper|Art|See’) to create their own, ready to frame, large artwork.


19a-MakeVideoClip 19b-projects_sm_holidayrapjun10_2Make a Music Video
1st to 3rd June
Young people worked with AudioActive’s Jon Clark and Ollie Finn on rap, beatbox and sound technology, culminating in producing a Music Video.


20a-projects_rotherprofdev 20b-projects_sm_rotherprofdevRother Artists Development Programme Spring 2010
Free workshops on ‘Sponsorship’, ‘Arts Council England funding’, making money as an artist and running home based arts businesses.



21a-projects_urbanplayground21b-projects_sm_UPUrban Playground Team
15th May 2010
Free intensive workshop for young people aged 14 to 19 with the Urban Playground team.



22a-projects_1066businessaward 22b-projects_sm_1066BusinessAwards1066 Business Awards
30 April 2010
Received award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’ . The award was sponsored by Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce.



23a-projects_esussexartshow23b-projects_sm_esussexafEast Sussex Contemporary Art Fair
23 – 25 April 2010
Rye College fundraiser Art Fair with spectacular ‘Bloco Feu’ Carnival Performance on Friday night.



24a-projects_sarahjanemorris2 24b-projects_sm_sarahjanemorrisSarah Jane Morris
10 April 2010
A hugely successful first gig for The School Creative Centre, with Sarah Jane Morris captivating the audience with her extraordinary voice. Sarah Jane will be back in December.


25a-projects_openday2010b 25b-projects_sm_openday2010Open Day
3 April 2010
A whole day of Open Studios, Community Exhibition, free Taster Workshops, Musical Theatre, Dance and Aerial performances.



26a-projects_beginnersfelt2 26b-projects_sm_beginnersfeltFeltmaking Taster Workshop
20 February 2010
Saturday workshop with felt maker Sue Johnson. People learned the basics of making hand rolled felt and then made a small clutch purse.



27a-projects_weavingtaster 27b-projects_sm_weavingtasterAn Introduction to Woven Textiles
6 February 2010
A lovely full day workshop with our resident weaver, Simon Young.




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