Spode Works for DUST Rising 2019

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Dust Rising Exhibition 2019

DUST Rising (DR19) presents a compelling exhibition of contemporary visual art that highlights the old Meadows building at the heart of the iconic Spode Works, in Stoke-on-
Trent.

DR19 is a contemporary visual arts event by DUST Rising, featuring an exhibition of newly
commissioned artwork that explores the industry and architecture at Spode. The event presents newly commissioned artwork by eleven artists, together with featured works by four invited Staffordshire University Art and Design graduates will take place between Saturday 7 September 29 September.

The artists who will be showcasing their work this year are: Amy L. Davis; James Dudley-Ward; Amy Foster; Paul Gosling; Kornelia Herms; Joyce Iwaszko; Dawn Jutton; Sara Penny; Chloe Rickett; Deborah Rogers; Terry Shave; Rebecca Shaker; Peter R. Smith; Dan Southward; Laura J. Wilshaw.

“Spode is such a rich site for artists to explore. It is inspiring and demanding and worth returning to time and again. Doing it justice as an artist is the difficult bit,’ said artist Terry Shave.

dust-rising-stoke-2019The event aims to help raise the profile of visual art and the role it plays in making the Stoke-on-Trent a forward-thinking, culturally diverse and inclusive centre for the arts and culture.

In 2018 DUST Rising held exhibitions in Hanley which were said to be a huge success and a new event is also planned for 2020.

The following DR19 events, workshops and discussions which are open to the public will take place: 
14th September at 2 pm: Terry Shave will lead a discussion on the exhibition and
the future of the Spode site.
15th September at 2 pm: Joyce Iwaszko leads a talk on DUST Rising and explores
the exhibition.
Date tbc: Deborah Rogers is holding a workshop for children and families. Booking
required – please email us.
29 September at 2 pm: Closing evaluation event – all welcome.

All events are free and will take place at the Meadows – no booking required unless stated.

DUST Rising is working in association with the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB), and alongside ACAVA Studios, Spode Heritage Centre, Centre Space and Keith Brymer-Jones’ Installation.

The DUST Rising 2019 OPENING EVENT will take place on Saturday 7th September at 1.30 pm at the Meadows, Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1QQ, with Spoken Word performances at 2pm by Gabriella Gay and Stephen Seabridge (Poet Laureate for Stoke-on-Trent).

FOR MORE Information about Dust Rising and any of the events taking place in September 2019 please email: dustrising18@gmail.com