Tuesday 28 August 2012

First Foot - The Movie

By some oversight we mananged not to post John Wallace's fine First Foot film on The Stove blog when it first came out.....so here it is (with apologies to all you who like things in chronological order)

Friday 24 August 2012

An Update and an Invitation

The Stove committee have been pushing forward on all fronts over the past year and we would like to invite you to a social/catch-up meeting on Wednesday 5th of September at 7pm at The Stove building. 

At this meeting we will report back on progress with the building and projects and be discussing the future structure of the Stove as an arts organisation. The Stove began as an open invitation and opportunity for D+G practitioners we’d like to discuss ideas we have for sustaining this ethos into the future and are eager to involve as many of you as possible in these discussions.

Some of you may also be aware that we have been commissioning artworks to accompany a 2 week long programme of public arts activity in and around Dumfries at the start of November. Artist Mike Inglis was awarded one of The Stove's Inbetween commissions – Mike is one of Scotland’s leading street-artists (Spaceboy - http://spaceboy1966.blogspot.co.uk/ ) - he will present a short illustrated talk on 5th Sept about his practice and what he has planned for the November events.  

Utopian Junk Dreams  
 kirsty whiten centaur/ fraser grey explosion/ martin mcguinness landscape / mike inglis spaceboy and the no9 junk dream /rab choudhry coins

We will also be introducing a two day symposium we are presenting in November where invited speakers will be addressing issues surrounding the identity of contemporary market towns in the Uk ‘Place, Sustainability and Future Culture’ in Dumfries on 8+9 November 2012 

We hope you can join us, and if so please RSVP via email with the text 'Stove Meeting Wed 5th Sep' in the subject line.

The Rural Office

One of the many advantages of a rural arts practice the diverse locations on offer - today The Stove curatorial group went for walk on the shore at Carsethorn to think big thoughts

posted by MB