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Meet a Change Creator: Ella

Name: Gabriella Harriet Neal
Age: 19
Campaign: Mental HealthELLA

What made you apply to be a Change Creator?
I have so much passion when it comes to injustice within social and political issues. I wanted to use my creative thinking and express that through working with new technology and creating social change.

What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change Creators?
I have recently left formal education and have been on a path of discovering my own voice since moving to Bristol. I work as a radio presenter for Ujima radio on a youth show. We discuss the current trials and tribulations of our generation. I also made a zine with ten other young creatives on the ‘Human Experience’ which opened up many doors to me expressing my opinion. I am a huge advocate for creating! I work on personal projects of my own artwork (mainly painting, drawing and poetry) and I also just love to learn, which explains my obsession with documentaries and books.

What’s been you favourite part of Change Creators so far?
Every moment of it, each week there is a different challenge which has improved my skills as a person. To work with such inspiring, creative, interesting people and to also be taught and learn from such a huge range of aspirational human beings – I honestly have never felt so motivated to make a change in my whole life. The whole experience is just getting better.

Where do you see yourself at the end of the programme?
I want to continue making a change with social issues, working on campaigns as an activist. My dream is to make my own documentaries about current affairs of corruption! I want to change the world and keep dreaming big!

Twitter  @GabriellaNll

Run to Knowle West: Call for Artists

The fast-paced fitness challenge returns for its second year! The event is part of Filwood Gets Fit and we are offering an artist, or group or artists, the opportunity to engage with the event.

Run to Knowle West celebrates the unique layout of the area around the Northern Slopes and how we navigate the landscape. It begins at the bottom of the Novers Steps on the junction of Parson Street and Lynton Road and finishes 183 steps later at the entrance to Knowle West Health Centre. In 2014 the event marked the start of Filwood Gets Fit and provided a crossover with Lost & Found, a KWMC project.

The deadline for submissions is noon 1st June 2015, the event will take place on 8th July 2015. Download a copy of the Artist Brief here.

Please contact dee.canavan@kwmc.org.uk for further information.

Future Brunels come to KWMC

On 6th May we had the pleasure of having Year 8 students from the Future Brunels project for an animation session. They are in their second year of the programme, ‘The Polymath’ year, which is about combining art and science. Throughout the day the young people had the opportunity to storyboard their ideas, make plasticine figures, create interesting backdrops, develop their animations on iStop motion and edit them in iMovie.

Take a look at some of their creations!

Blobs Adventure

 

The Blobs

 

To find out how you can book an animation workshop please contact us jumpstudios@kwmc.org.uk or call 0117 903 0444.

“I Will Always Have You” Maker Residency

We are seeking established makers for 3-month residency.

The makers will be working on the project “I Will Always Have You”, collaborating with local residents to explore, design and develop a series of small-batch digitally fabricated “objects of desire” inspired by the rich tattoo culture of Knowle West.  They will be able to develop their knowledge and practice using digital manufacturing processes such as 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters in a mini-digital manufacturing hub at KWMC and through access to the FabLab at the University of the West of England.

Find out more about “I Will Always Have You” project  here.

We are particularly interested in makers with the following experience:

  • Recognition in a particular craft discipline relevant to the scope and aims of the project;
  • Experience of digital manufacturing processes;
  • Socially-engaged practices;
  • Product development, marketing and sales knowledge;
  • Interest in developing sustainable enterprises.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this residency, please download and read the job description below and make a submission in a single Word or pdf document outlining the following:

  • Describe your practice and the way you work in no more than 200 words.
  • Outline a collaborative or socially engaged project, exhibition, commission or work that has pushed your practice forward and your key highlights in no more than 300 words.
  • Explain why you are interested in this project in no more than 300 words.
  • Include up to four jpeg images to illustrate your work and/or links to up to three websites that show your work.

Closing date

Send your submission to luke.gregg@kwmc.org.uk, with “I Will Always Have You” in the subject line no later than noon (12pm) on Wednesday 9th July. For further information contact Luke Gregg or call 0117 903 0444.

More information

IWAHY Maker Job Description

KWMC secures Arts Council funding for 2015-18

We’re delighted to have received continued funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2015-18 and we’re excited about what the next three years will bring. We will continue to engage with communities and support young people to access new opportunities, as well as developing new work exploring how the arts can support social action, entrepreneurship and sustainability. We look forward to working with residents, artists and organisations to ensure that everyone has access to great art and culture, whatever their background.

Introduction To Digital Photography Course

In March 2014 we ran a six-week ‘Introduction to Digital Photography’ course, when a group of local residents learned how to use their digital cameras to capture a variety of shots, including portraits, natural landscapes, and close-ups. They also had a chance to experiment with editing. The course was delivered by photographer Lauren Hunt. Feedback included: “The tutor was excellent and very knowledgeable”, “superb computer facilities” and “very friendly approach”.

If you’d like more information about classes at Knowle West Media Centre visit Digital Skills Training or contact Martin.

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Redesigned website

By now you will have noticed something different about our website…After months of development we were delighted to launch our redesigned website on the eve of our Annual General Meeting for 2013.

The site is intended to be much more dynamic and interactive – there’s more to watch, tweet, read and share, and plenty of opportunities to leave feedback, chat to us and link to social media. Please let us know if you encounter any problems using the site by e-mailing enquiries@kwmc.org.uk – feedback welcome!

With thanks to Atomic Smash and Design & Co.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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