Over the past few weeks we have been receiving and sharing proposals and creative responses from across our Stove membership to the current situation as part of our micro commission series. Each week we will select a new artist to profile and share as part of homegrown. The responses reflect one or more of our homegrown themes. There are some real gems and inspirational responses in here, so take a little time to find all of them. To see each of the responses, click any of the theme links below.
Themes and Creative Responses
Every week as part of homegrown, we will be sharing with you a creative challenge you can take on at home, in isolation and through connecting with one another through the internet.
Our first creative challenge is Memory Jars!
Create a miniature collage, a ship in a bottle, a time capsule, a scene from your day, a miniature sculpture, a light box… (keep it safe though, mind) – we’re sure there are endless opportunities.
Our second creative challenge is Nith Time-laspe!
We’re asking people to take one photograph from the same spot every day (or each day that you’re out), and at the end of the lockdown we can put them together into a time lapse animation to see how the environment has changed during that time.
Our third creative challenge is create an animation for a praxinoscope!
For our next Creative Challenge artists Mark Zygadlo and Ross Fleming invite you to create a short 12 frame animation cycle that can be loaded into the praxinoscope!
Places Where We Dream
For our fourth creative challenge, We’ve teamed up with the remarkable team at For Enjoyment.
We’re inviting submissions of poetry, flash fiction, stories, anecdotes or memories on the subject ‘Places Where We Dream’.
Secret Spaces Printmaking
Our fifth Creative Challenge is printmaking!
We’d like you to think about your secret spaces you have now and explore this through two different types of printmaking.
Homegrown Collage Exchange
Week Six: We are inviting you to take part in a postal collage exchange suggested by stove member Denise Zygadlo!
Each week we are sharing details of some of the other great projects and initiatives from community groups around Dumfries that you can get involved in.
This years Environmental Fair is also going digital – join them virtually on Sunday 31st May for live workshops, and pre-recorded films that showcase the best of Dumfries and Galloway’s environment. There is an open call for submission of content inspired by the wonderful outdoors – from songs, to sharing your local spaces, see the facebook page for details.
MOOL (Massive Outpouring of Love D&G Refugee Action) have launched an art competition, looking for non-figurative images provoking people to think about the possibilities for positive change that this global situation presents. Deadline for submissions: 7th June 2020. Full details here
Press play is an electronic music makers + bedroom producers space organised by The Oven Arts to share music ideas, works in progress, resources, music ﬁnds, tips, tricks and advice. Press Play will be a collective and a social group, that hopefully will lead to live events in the future, releases and playback meet ups.
Drawing for Enjoyment is hosting a Weekly Workout online workshop and this week are creating responses to our recent call out, Places Where We Dream. For more information visit their facebook page here
Creative Futures Lincluden and Lochside have launched their new project online, Trad Social and are looking for submissions of trad music to share on their facebook page. Full details available here