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WildKat PR is thrilled to welcome Inclusive Creativity! The project, based in Northern Ireland, was devised by composer Frank Lyons of Ulster University. It aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing innovative instrumental technology and methodologies that allow for side-by-side performance with professional musicians.

In 2015, three partner organisations (Walled City Music, Drake Music and St. Magnus International Festival) received funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop a pilot participatory project using ‘inclusive creativity’ as its driving principle. The project brought together musicians and composers to research participant-led routes into collaborative music making. Under the direction of professor Lyons, an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled artists met regularly to improvise and compose music together in Derry/Lononderry. They used assistive music technology (AMT) as well as more conventional musical instruments. This ensemble became Acoustronic.

A performance featuring Acoustronic and partner ensemble the Benyounes Quartet will perform Lyons’s specially-commissioned work ‘NonZeroSum’ and George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels’ at Rich Mix on 5th September.

Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy and Marketing, said: “Inclusive Creativity is an incredibly inspiring project that provides essential opportunities for disabled musicians. Especially with disability often being left out of diversity conversations in the classical industry and beyond, it’s vital that projects like this are championed across the sector and WildKat are delighted to support this pioneering and forward-thinking collaboration.”

The concerts in London and Dublin are kindly supported by PRS for Music’s ‘Breaking Borders’, CGF’s ‘Sharing the Stage’ and the British Council

(Written on August 31, 2017 )

Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands thriving centre for the arts and creative industries opens its exhibition, ‘Synchronicity’ to the public tonight following last night’s preview at The Electrician’s Shop. Open 10am to 8pm today until 2nd March, the multimedia exhibition takes a focus around art in Britain.

Artists featured in Synchronicity include Robert Amesbury Brooks, Julie Simmonds, Robert Cobuzy, Syd Symons, Sharon James, Stephen Bishop, and Sheena Mentz. All of these artists offer a perspective on Britain and ‘A Meaningful Relationship in Contemporary Art’.

Robert Amesbury Brooks whom exhibited in Cord Street, London for 10 years now is bringing together a group of multinational artists. These collaborate in this mixed show, focusing on Art in Britain, the art that springs from the British landscape, culture and media.

Julie Simmonds, influenced and inspired by the British landscape produces organic and exploratory printmaking, responding to the landscape in a manner that is full of life and movement.

Robert Cobuzy from Rumania – responded to the British media through his East European eyes, exploring new techniques taking forward his knowledge about mixing different mediums, in Robert’s works are unexpected combinations of materials and ideas, a joyful combination of metallic leaf which brings a little spark to his works.

Syd Symons uses an evolutionary narrative, time and history. Sharon James with her studies of ornithology: what it was and what it is now. Could it be a representation of nothingness? Steven Bishop reflecting in his paintings a sense of life flowing back and forth, echoes reverberating across time. South African Sheena Mentz whose photography is a sublime reflection of life is able to travel places and times. All these established artists and emerging ones harmoniously exhibit Synchronicity!

With a venue as unique as Trinity Buoy Wharf’s ‘The Electrician’s Shop’, and interesting and thought provoking works by great artists, ‘Synchronicity’ is a free event not to be missed.

The exhibition is open today from 10am to 8pm, and will be running until 2nd March 2014. Find out about Trinity Buoy Wharf and all their events including ‘Synchronicity’ via their website, and also stay updated via Twitter.

Opening Times

Thursday 27th February 10am to 8pm

Friday 28th February 10am to 8pm

Late evening: Saturday 1st March 10am ti 9pm

Sunday 2nd March 10am to 3pm

Trinity Buoy Wharf, The Electrician’s Shop, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY

(Written on February 27, 2014 )

Venue and Arts hub Trinity Buoy Wharf is hosting a collaborative exhibition called ‘Synthesis’ which will take place tonight, the 13th February. It will be a mixed-media exhibition including pieces by Boy George. Better known as a DJ and international musician, Boy George will be showcasing his other creative talents as part of ‘Synthesis’ which is taking place in the Electrician’s Shop Gallery.

When speaking about the passion he has for his screen prints and photography, Boy George said: “photography is a way of capturing the past and the moment and redesigning it. I like the Hollywood approach to glamour. The camera tells great big lies and I love to make people look how they dream themselves to be”

There are 12 other artists taking part including John Humphreys, a sculptor who has studied with the Royal Academy and has shown work around the globe bringing a twist of vision and a fresh approach to his practice, a much respected artist who is always forward thinking.

The exhibition is a free event and is on tonight between 6.30pm – 9.30pm at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY.

To find out more about Trinity Buoy Wharf and their events take a look at their website, or you can follow Trinity Buoy Wharf on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on February 13, 2014 )