Naked Aye April 2016 – Call for Volunteers

Naked Aye 2016 – Call for Volunteers – Updated February 21st 2016

Off the back of our successful two week exhibition and programme of events last year, we are putting together a new two week exhibition in early April 2016.

We are looking to recruit a small number of people to assist the core team of volunteers with the running and production of the exhibition.  There are specific roles on offer, and we are looking for dedicated team members who can take ownership of these tasks.  All volunteers should be able to both work well within a team environment, and independently where required.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting project, please reply with a CV and cover note detailing your area/s of interest.

What we can offer our volunteers:

The organisers are not working for profit and receive zero public funding, with such a small budget unfortunately we are unable to cover volunteer’s expenses.

However we can provide real work experience, references, and a great opportunity to be involved in an exciting two week event.  Volunteers will also get the opportunity to make friends and connections, gain valuable practical experience in the production of a multi form art exhibition, and help to promote artists based in Scotland.  We hope our volunteers will continue with us on the journey to produce future shows and events going forward.

We require volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  1. Graphic Design – March – April

To work with core team in developing e-flyers and images for social media, web and projection.  Working with the core team you will help us develop our visual communications.  Applicants must have good Photoshop skills, a flair for design, and be able to produce files ready for publication.  We wish to encourage applicants who can build on existing experience, or are looking to gain some practical experience.  The successful candidates will have a high level of creative freedom on these projects.

  1. Hanging and Take Down – 26th March – 2nd April and 17th/18th April

We are looking for a number people to help us hang the exhibition, and take down the show.  Ideally you will have experience in this area, however candidates with good practical skills who can work under the direction of the curators are very welcome to apply.  You will gain experience in hanging and dealing with a variety of works.  You do not need to be available during the whole of the hang but ideally need to be able to commit to a whole day (minimum).

  1. Events Team and Opening Night – March – early April

We are looking for candidates to help run the opening night and our second event evening.  We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people to assist with performers and artist liaison, co-ordination and communications with performers and team, assist with set up of the events, sound, visuals and the bar, and be involved with smooth running of the evening, working with the performance co-ordinators and curators of the show.

  1. Invigilation – April 2nd – 17th

We are looking for volunteers to assist with invigilating the gallery.  Opening hours are likely to be between 10am – 6pm daily, and you will be responsible for dealing with any sales, and payment queries, with full training provided.

  1. Driving, distribution and logistics – March – Mid April

We require volunteers to assist us with a small but varied number of tasks which may include delivery of equipment, purchasing of equipment and supplies for events, delivery of artworks and other logistical tasks.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist the core team with distribution of flyers and posters for the show.

And finally…

All volunteers would be asked to attend a couple of meetings with the core team in the run up to the project, and have regular communications with them.  We are looking for reliable and dependable candidates who can work well within a group setting.

Enthusiasm and commitment is crucial, and we look forward to making lasting partnerships with our volunteers.  This is our third exhibition and we aim to produce more.

Please visit our Facebook page to get a flavour of the last show: www.facebook.com/nkedayeart

Join us on the journey to make the next one. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please email your CV, preferred volunteer role/interests and contact information to nakedayeart@gmail.com

 

 

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Naked Aye 2016 – Call for Volunteers    

Off the back of our successful two week exhibition and programme of events last year, we are putting together a new two week exhibition in early April 2016.

We are looking to recruit a number of people to assist the core team of volunteers with the running and production of the exhibition.  There are specific roles on offer, and we are looking for dedicated team members who can take ownership of these tasks.  All volunteers should be able to both work well within a team environment, and independently where required.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting project, please reply with a CV and cover note detailing your area/s of interest.

What we can offer our volunteers:

The organisers are not working for profit and receive no public funding, with such a small budget unfortunately we are unable to cover volunteer’s expenses.  But we can provide real work experience, references, offer free tea/coffee & biscuits at St Margaret’s House, and a great opportunity to be involved in an exciting two week event.  Volunteers will also get the opportunity to make friends and connections, gain valuable practical experience in the production of a multi form art exhibition, and help to promote artists based in Scotland.

We require volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  1. Social Media and Marketing – Mid February – Mid April

To assist the core team in delivering our marketing strategy via social media and our website.  Working under the voice and direction of the collective you will be responsible for creating and delivering content, updating social channels and our website.  There is the opportunity for you to build on our existing audience and the real opportunity to come up with new ideas and implement these to extend our project reach.  Ideally you will have some experience in this area, this would also suit a marketing student looking to add some practical experience to their CV.  Excellent written English skills are essential.

  1. Print and Design – mid February – April

To work with core team in developing e-flyers and images for social media, web, projection and some print.  Working with the core team you will help us develop our visual communications.  Applicants must have good Photoshop skills, a flair for design, and be able to produce files ready for publication.  We wish to encourage applicants who can build on existing experience, or are looking to gain some practical experience.  The successful candidate will have a high level of creative freedom on these projects.

  1. Hanging and Take Down – 26th March – 2nd April and 17th/18th April

We are looking for a number people to help us hang the exhibition, and take down the show.  Ideally you will have experience in this area, however candidates with good practical skills who can work under direction of the curators are very welcome to apply.  You will gain experience in hanging and dealing with a variety of works.  You do not need to be available during the whole of the hang but ideally need to be able to commit to a whole day (minimum).

  1. Invigilation – April 2nd – 17th

We are looking for volunteers to assist with invigilating the gallery.  Opening hours are likely to be between 10am – 6pm daily, and you will be responsible for dealing with any sales, and payment queries, with full training provided.

  1. Events Team and Opening Night – March – early April

We are looking for candidates to help run the opening night and our second event evening.  We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people to assist with performers and artist liaison, co-ordination and communications with performers and team, assist with set up of the events, sound, visuals and the donation bar, and be involved with smooth running of the evening, working with the performance co-ordinators and curators of the show.

  1. Driving, distribution and logistics – March – Mid April

We require volunteers to assist us with a small but varied number of tasks which may include delivery of equipment, purchasing of equipment and supplies for events, delivery of artworks and other logistical tasks.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist the core team with distribution of flyers and posters for the show.

And finally….

All volunteers would be asked to attend some meetings with the core team in the run up to the project, and have regular communications with them.  We are looking for reliable and dependable candidates who can work well within a group setting.

Enthusiasm and commitment is crucial, and we look forward to making lasting partnerships with our volunteers.  This is our third exhibition and we aim to produce more.

Please visit our Facebook page to get a flavour of the last show: www.facebook.com/nkedayeart

Join us on the journey to make the next one. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please email your CV, preferred volunteer role/interests and contact information to nakedayeart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Naked Aye Grand Finale Line-Up: Roll up! Roll up!

So the line-up for the Grand Finale performance evening and party is now with us.  On Friday 16th Oct, a host of exciting performers and dancers will entertain you all, amidst the exhibition – a diverse range of works by Scottish-based artists on the theme of the body and Shapes that Shift Desire.

Doors Open at 6:30pm.
Performances start at 7:00pm.

And of course, the after party at The Safari Lounge!
For more information,
https://www.facebook.com/events/848830528558804/

And here’s the line-up:

Sergio Bueno Vazquez

Sergio Bueno VazquezSergio was born in Huelva on 7th October 1988. He has always shown great interest in the arts and started playing guitar at the conservatory when he was 7, but abandoned it after six years of study for personal reasons. Not wanting to get away from his instrument, he continued for 7 years in the guitar orchestra, “El Taller de Guitarra”. He also was a member of the “Orquesta de Pulso y Púa Rodríguez Albert” during 2 years and has accompanied the singer Rafael Domínguez many times on stages in Huelva. He was also composed and played original music with Dominguez for five years in their group, “Khamala”.

“As music is something you never stop learning, I still have very ambitious goals”, says Sergio… “I want to learn as much as possible, to continue composing, improve and bring to reality all the music on my mind”.

In May 2014, Sergio moved to the city of Edinburgh and in August 2015, he launched his first album, “One Colour Sketched”. He is currently based in Edinburgh as a professional musician.

Follow Sergio on Facebook at Sergio Bueno – Music

Marjorie Lofti – Writer in ResidenceMarjorie Lofti

The Naked Aye Writer in Residence is going to read some of her work inspired by some of the paintings exhibited at Naked Aye Art  Exhibition.

Saras and MaxMax Installation + Max and I adventures Video

Come and see the “Max and I Adventures” video based on all our interactions with Max throughout the Naked Aye Art Exhibition and bid the Max installation farewell.

Gavin Glover is the creator of PotatoRoom productions, a company that creates challenging theatrical works that explores the mixture of puppets, acting, clowning, video, movement and dance – in fact, whatever is necessary to create a highly intricate and intriguing theatre.

Rebecca Green

Image2Rebecca will be presenting the second part of “That Thing”.

Rebecca works with live performance, painting, writing, craft and participation. She maintains a diverse practice, which is intimate and universal, mixing improvised surreal intentions, a wilfully alluring insistent humour and collision of empathic bewilderment amid a searing focus illuminating the natures of individual human interactions and relationships.

Her work examines, among other things, accepted and absurd human conventions, the act of performance and the moments between performer and audience, deviant relationships and observations below the surfaces of everyday activities. She currently lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

She will present three performance art pieces for Naked Aye, under the title “That Thing”.

Links:

http://schedulingspontaneity.tumblr.com

http://rebeccagreen.tictail.com

https://vimeo.com/greeny

Capoeira Jam by Cordão de Ouro

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian cultural art incorporating diverse movements, music and physical conditioning. Group ‘Cordao De Ouro’ is the largest Capoeira group in the UK and one of the largest groups in the World.

The group Cordão de Ouro, meaning ‘rope of gold’ and also ‘neckchain of gold’, was established in 1967 in São Paulo, Brazil, by Mestre Suassuna and Mestre Brasilia. The name derives from the neckchain of gold worn by the famous historical Capoeirista ‘Besouro Manganga’.

Similar to Eastern Martial Arts, many Capoeira groups have a grading system using different coloured belts to mark progression in Capoeira. Different groups have varying uses of colour for the grades, but most can be put into categories of ‘student’, ‘Instructor’, ‘Professor’ (teacher), ‘Contra-Mestre’, ‘Mestre’ (Master), ‘Grao-Mestre’ (Grand master).

Cords are presented to students by their teachers at an annual ceremony and celebration called a “batizado” (literally “baptism”, though the ceremony has no relation to a religious ceremony).

Lipsync for a Lullaby

Lipsync for a Lullaby is a band formed in Edinburgh, a string quartet (trio + drums). Led by composer/cellist Atzi Muramatsu  supported by friends he’s met during the years when he played solo shows in venues around the Scottish capital. Current members are: Atzi on vocals and Cello, Tim Vincent-Smith on Violin, David Townhill on Viola, and Scott Jamieson on the drums. It may sound contemporary, but punk is at its heart.
http://www.lipsyncforalullaby.com
http://www.atzi.co.uk

The Reverse Engineer

The Reverse Engineer is Dave House: a digital composer, sound artist and graphic designer based in Edinburgh. Inspired by the patterns, textures and decay of natural and man-made systems, Dave creates polyrhythmic soundscapes from algorithms, field recordings and everyday objects.

http://www.thereverseengineer.co.uk/
https://soundcloud.com/thereverseengineer

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Jean Gillespie’s Lulu series, part of the Naked Aye exhibition

Bye Bye

And fittingly for our grand finale, Naked Aye’s own Performance Curator, Saras Feijoo, will present a Visual poetry piece in collaboration with Sergio Bueno (see above) called “Bye Bye”.

And the very last performer has to be the exhibition itself, of course,  providing a fantastic colourful and diverse setting for this jam-packed event – with another chance to purchase an exciting work by a contemporary Scottish-based artist.

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Craig Marshall’s photographic worksDSCF3470 (1)

So, come  along and join us for our very last event at the Naked Aye multi-arts festival in what promises to be a fabulous night of performance and fun!

Spread the word.

After the opening came the After Party, special guest Doctor Gramophone

DR GRAMAPHONE

Well, we all had a very grand time with Dr Gramophone at our after party at the Safari Lounge.  Please do give him a visit over on Facebook and have a look at some of the shots from the after party below.  Photos courtesy of Darragh Murphy & Mira Knoche

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Don’t forget to pay Doctor Gramophone a visit over on his website and we can testify to the very high quality of his musical treats.

Naked Aye Opening Night – and what a night!

DSCF3405 (1)Well, the Naked Aye opening night was bigger and more spectacular that even we anticipated. So many people to thank – including all the wonderful performers who made the night really special.

But let’s start with the audience. Thank you so much to everyone who came. Good-humoured, interactive, humorous, engaged – and so many people! Thank you so much for coming.  We couldn’t have asked for more. The place was absolutely buzzing.

Then thanks to all the magnificent performers – click for full list here.

And thanks to the artists – read about them here, here, here, here and here! – thank you volunteers, everyone at St Margaret’s House and everyone who helped get this show on the road. We have a full list of thank yous in the brochure and we really are very grateful to you all.IMG_7435editIMG_7432editIMG_7491edit

But it doesn’t stop there!

Naked Aye has a tonload of events planned for the next fortnight – if you haven’t liked our Facebook page yet, we really advise you do to keep up!

Unique and Experimental Life-drawing Daily This Week

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Reconfigure: a different take on life-drawing

Don’t miss Reconfigure’s unique life-drawing sessions every day this week. From naked hula hoop artists to naked musicians – this series offers something different in a relaxed environment – all levels of drawing experience welcome. Please visit the following Facebook and Eventbrite links for more detail.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reconfigure-presents-a-5-day-life-drawing-extravaganza-tickets-18796763626

https://www.facebook.com/events/1498344093822414/

Other events

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They include Aye!Def’s film event of new short films about the body, a very special screening of the film classic Wings of Desire and a Poetry Evening  – plus the closing night finale with more fantastic performers! Please click on the flyer above for dates and times.

And don’t forget – Main Art Exhibition on every day

DSCF3470 (1)On 10am-6pm for the next two weeks in Gallery 1 and  2 – DSCF3369 (1)an exciting and diverse selection of artworks from artists across the city and beyond including subversive ceramics, satirical bowls, colourful tapestries, bold oil paintings, delicate drawings and atmospheric photographic works.

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Click thumbnail for programme with list of prices

The majority of works are for sale. The prices are listed in  the programme  – click on image – with further copies in the gallery.

Naked Aye wants to help artists so takes no commission.
So spread the word to all your friends and join us for the rest of the journey. See you at the next event.

 

Naked Aye – Programme of Works and Prices

Most of the work on display at the Naked Aye exhibition is for sale.

We have enclosed below a PDF of our print programme, where you can find prices, and the contact information of our artists should you wish to purchase a piece.

NAKED AYE PROGRAMME

Our aim is for our artists to benefit, and we don’t take any commission from the sales of the artworks made over the duration of this exhibition.

4 Minute Warning, Anubis - Craig Marshall

Naked Aye – Visual Artists Preview – Part Five

Lynn Ahrens

lynnahrenspaintingGlasgow-born Ahrens has exhibited widely across Scotland, the UK and beyond. His painting explores the human figure in a contemporary way. Attempting to reveal human potential in its diversity, at rest or interacting. He is involved in an ongoing exploration of renewing figure painting within a continuing tradition and beyond.

www.lynnahrens.co.uk

Tessa Berring

TessaBerringartworkTessa is an artist and poet whose work has featured at the Embassy Gallery and the Scottish Poet’s Library. For Naked Aye she is displaying a mixture of 2D images and intriguing and ambiguous  embroidered works.

Trina Boham

TrinabohamdrawingTrina is predominantly a landscape artist known for her dramatic skyscapes, who also draws and paints the body. She is based in St Margaret’s House where she runs regular life-drawing for artists.

www.trinabohan.co.uk

Kirstie Campbell

kirstiecampbellartThere is desire and tension suggested in Kirstie’s work for Naked Aye. There is glamour, but is there also sense of anxiety in the juxtaposition of monochrome pencil with colourful dynamic geometric shapes?

Saras Feijoo

Saras Feijoo -Oil on CanvasSaras is a Theatre Maker and Visual Artist and Naked Aye’s Performance Curator. She is displaying a number of her oil paintings. Saras: “I use my Art to express the depths of my Soul. The Language I seek to create is an Universal language that everyone can understand and interpret at their will. I aim to awaken emotions that have lain dormant and encourage the spectators to get answers from within; in doing this, they will also get in touch with the magic that lies inside them.”
www.clownstepping.com or visit sarasfeijoo.wordpress.com

Mira Knoche 

MKuntitledMira Knoche is a professional dabbler smitten with Dada, dance, poetry and paints, installation and life drawing. Building platforms for people’s creative ventures also is a passion – she’s been seminal in the creation and running of Naked Aye. She is interested in humorously exploring feminism and poking her finger into customary gender dynamics as well as looking at environmental sustainability and our engagement with nature.

Marcin Krupa

MarcinKrupaMarcin is an artist who is originally from Poland and was the originator of Naked Aye. Beside his own work, he runs an online fine art business that offers bespoke, designed and sustainable products, such as furniture, with artistic motives together with Federica Lucia Vinella. He and Federica have been have been engaged in making art for interiors since 2013. Their passion lies in making the most of their talents to deliver the highest quality to their customers.
www.vinellakrupa.co.uk

Federica Lucia Vinella

federicavinellaFederica is an artist, originally from Italy. Beside her own work, she runs an online fine art business that offers bespoke, designed and sustainable products, such as furniture, with artistic motifs together with Marcin Krupa.
www.vinellakrupa.co.uk