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Echo Location, Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde’s interactive sound map Echo Location, commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts has been specifically created for Bedford and has been developed over a series of workshops throughout the year. In November this year people were invited to come on ‘Walkshops ‘with Kathy and assistant artist Aaron Head, using their everyday smart phone or the

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If Your Christmas Tree could talk what would it say?

Konvertible returned for Christmas here at Bedford Creative Arts, with participants making decorations for a whispering Christmas tree. The decorations with a twist were for the annual St Paul’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. Local designer Lisa Tilley (www.uoldbag.com) demonstrated techniques for making handmade decorations and Andy D’Cruz (www.outputarts.com), a London based audio artist, invited participants

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Bedford Artist Kristian Purcell wins Winter Mini- Commission

The Mini Commissions are open to professional and amateur artists, curators and producers living in the Bedfordshire area who have a good idea that aligns with our artistic policy. Each season we award £500 to the applicant with the best idea and work with them to make it happen. The Winter Mini Commission was awarded

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The Excursionist, Jo Roberts

As part of the ‘The Big Draw’, the National Campaign for Drawing’s nationwide event, we commissioned Jo Roberts for The Excursionist project. Between October 15th and 22nd Jo and supporting artist Arabel Rosillo De Blas took groups of participants on ‘doodle walks’, mapping our local area through drawing, photography and communication. The project was a

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Criss Crossing, Jordi Lafon

Here, the act of walking is a kind of performance in which many different situations converge, both the unexpected and those that are deliberately sought out. These different situations produce various ideas and images that contribute to our sense of place. Walking is a way of searching out new experiences, a way in which to

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A Glimpse of The Familiar, Joanna Clarke

In her new body of work ‘A Glimpse of the Familiar’ produced as part of a residency with BCA Gallery, Joanna Clark has focused her attentions on presenting the various fragments that make up her world. ‘A Glimpse of the Familiar’ includes over 100 quiet, yet evocative images, combining landscape with portraiture, colour and black

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The Long Look, Michael Collins

As Bedford entered a significant era in its history, with the imminent construction of 19,500 homes and a vast programme of regeneration planned, BCA Gallery in association with Renaissance Bedford commissioned artist Michael Collins to make a series of vast, highly detailed, landscape photographs. The focus of the exhibition was Bedford’s Brickworks, once the largest

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The Secret Life of Things, Suzanne Mooney

Suzanne Mooney’s work reconsiders how we look at the world through representation by exploring the medium and the apparatus of photography itself. The relationship between production, function and mediation of the photographic image is central to her practice. Employing diverse photographic techniques, appropriated images and found objects, Mooney’s work is a conceptual play with the

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What Do I Know About Bedford Anyway, Aaron Head

During his residency at BCA Aaron Head drew on his immediate environment to generate an intriguing project that combined the mediums of sculpture, installation and film to further explore his preoccupation with food and drink and their intricate social role in contemporary, multicultural Britain. Food and drink are recurrent tools in Head’s armoury. His work retraces

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