River Tees Rediscovered

Art Week with Bub at High Coniscliffe

Roman School, Workshop 1, Pierce Bridge

As part of River Tees Rediscovered, Tees Valley Arts contracted artist Bub Bacon to work with pupils at High Coniscliffe school to explore their Roman heritage, inspired by the nearby Roman remains at Piercebridge.

Read about their experiences here:

http://high-coniscliffe.nydigital.co.uk/class-two/2016/7/14/art-week-with-bub

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High Coniscliffe School and the Roman Fort at Piercebridge

Roman School, Workshop 3, Pierce Bridge

Artist Bub Bacon will be starting a week-long residency at High Coniscliffe Primary School outside Darlington, as part of our River Tees Rediscovered engagement programme, next week.

This residency, in partnership with Tees Archeology, will be focusing on the history of the local Roman fort and bridge crossing at Piercebridge. In preparation, pupils visited the site this week. Read more here:

https://www.highconiscliffe.darlington.sch.uk/class-two/2016/7/5/roman-fort-at-piercebridge

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TVA Seeks Artist

Tees Valley Arts are seeking a visual artist for an artist residency in Darlington at South Park and Snipe Pond for the River Tees Rediscovered project.

Brief

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Duration: From appointment with completion before end of July 2016
Fee: You will be paid a fee of £5250 for this role.

Application Information

To Apply

Please apply to ceo@teesvalleyarts.org.uk by 5pm Monday 25th April 2016

  • A brief CV (no more than 2 sides A4)
  • Why you would be suitable for the post, relevant experience (including consultation/participation), and your approach to fabrication and installation (no more than 2 sides A4)
  • Confirm that you are able to travel to the site/s
  • Confirm that you have current Public Liability Insurance (which you will need to provide to TVA prior to issue of contract)
  • A maximum of 5 images, either as PDFs or Jpegs

More Information

For more information call 01642 264 654.

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Local Artist Emily Hesse featured in AXIS

Emily Hesse for New Linthorpe at mima Localism exhibition

We worked with Emily on our River Tees Re-discovered Willow Pattern Plate engagement last year and will be working with Emily again in the next few months in a residency to be based in Middlesbrough and engage with groups of refugees and newly arrived people who co-produced with her during the Localism exhibition at mima earlier this year. Read Emily’s interview, as artist of the month, in AXIS below:

http://www.axisweb.org/thinking-and-ideas/2016/02/artist-of-the-month-emily-hesse

And watch this space to see our collaboration with Emily later this year.

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TVA is looking for a Music Trainee!

OPM Sweet Water Artwork

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Music Trainee for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc.

Brief

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Duration: 24th Feb – 11th May 2016 – (Please see dates in brieft.)

Fee: You will be paid a fee of £960 for this role.

Application Information

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a statement of intent, indicating your experience in this area/examples of previous work/links to soundcloud etc. and how you might approach this project. (No longer than two sides of A4)

Please email your application to Projects Officer, Ree Collins using the email address provided below by midday Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Applicants will need to have Public Liability Insurance and applicants with Professional Indemnity Insurance will be preferred.

Selection will be made by Thursday 4th February 2016, and TVA may hold interviews if we think it necessary.

projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk

More Information

For more information call 01642 264 654.

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TVA are looking for a Music Leader!

OPM Sweet Water Artwork

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Music Leader for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc.

Brief

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Duration: 24th Feb – 11th May 2016 – (Please see dates in brief.)

Fee: You will be paid a fee of £1650 for this role.

Application Information

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a statement of intent, indicating your experience in this area/examples of previous work/links to soundcloud etc. and how you might approach this project. (No longer than two sides of A4)

Please email your application to Projects Officer, Ree Collins using the email address provided below by midday Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Applicants will need to have Public Liability Insurance and applicants with Professional Indemnity Insurance will be preferred.

Selection will be made by Thursday 4th February 2016, and TVA may hold interviews if we think it necessary.

projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk

More Information

For more information call 01642 264 654.

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TVA are looking for a Creative Writer!

OPM Sweet Water Artwork

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Creative Writer for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc.

Brief

Download (PDF, 77KB)

Duration: 24th Feb – 11th May 2016 – (Please see dates in brief.)

Fee: You will be paid a fee of £555 for this role.

Application Information

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a statement of intent, indicating your experience in this area/examples of previous work/links to soundcloud etc. and how you might approach this project. (No longer than two sides of A4)

Please email your application to Projects Officer, Ree Collins using the email address provided below by midday Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Applicants will need to have Public Liability Insurance and applicants with Professional Indemnity Insurance will be preferred.

Selection will be made by Thursday 4th February 2016, and TVA may hold interviews if we think it necessary.

projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk

More Information

For more information call 01642 264 654.

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Izzy’s Work Experience

Izzy and Ree list the 70s

Izzy’s Work Experience

I’m Izzy, I’m currently studying A Levels at Egglescliffe Sixth Form and I am hoping to, one day, start a career in the arts. As part of my college’s Wednesday afternoon enrichment scheme I have been taking part in work experience at Tees Valley Arts for the past few weeks…

On the first week, back at the start of September, I visited the Tees Barrage with Ree to see the workings of a project run by River Tees Rediscovered – a mural to celebrate 20 years of the inauguration of the Tees Barrage completely made from old bottle tops. As well as this being an amazing piece of art I also enjoyed seeing how organisations like TVA support projects like this. After returning to the office I was set out on the task of organising and listing the equipment in the music studio. Then later on that afternoon, I had a little lesson on how TVA and other companies use social media to reach local people and shout about recent and upcoming projects.

Izzy visiting Adam Bligh at the Teesside Barrage
Izzy visiting Adam Bligh at the Teesside Barrage

The next week I was invited into the office for the whole day to sit in on an Arts Award training session run by Ree. From this I learnt more about the Arts Award scheme and also enjoyed the experience of being involved in a meeting in a work environment which I have never done before. The session also involved talking to people who are involved in the arts. This was beneficial as any information I can gather about the industry, locally, is useful as I hope to go into the arts in the future.

The following week, Ree and I visited CCAD to discuss ideas about a new project to link CCAD’s costume department and River Tees Rediscovered. Through this I found out more about how different people and organisations can link together in order to create new projects as well as thoroughly enjoying dressing up in CCAD’s 70’s themed costumes… because why not!

In more recent weeks I have done some more tasks based in the TVA office like updating the photography inventory and re-organising the studio as well as some admin tasks and sitting in on meetings about upcoming projects. Through this I have really learnt about all the work that an organisation like TVA have to do before a project or event can take place – something you aren’t taught in school!

I have really enjoyed my work experience with TVA so far and it has given me insight into the arts industry. I would recommend work experience at TVA for anyone interested in the arts!

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Down into the bowels of the Barrage

Earlier today Tees Valley Arts, as arts partners of River Tees Rediscovered, were at the Tees Barrage with the Canal & Rivers Trust working with artist Adam Bligh to create a bottle top mural to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the commissioning of the barrage.

As part of the open day it was possible to go down into the bowels of the barrage itself, which is undergoing its annual maintenance check to ensure that it is able continuing holding back the Tees from the lower industrial estuary.

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If you weren’t one of the 3,000 people who visited this year, there will be another opportunity next summer.

Update

Here is the absolutely fab mural created by Adam with participants from the open day:


You should be able to see it up next time you drop by the barrage, please tweet us your photos! #lovetees

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The English Civil War on Teesside a 1-day Conference

The English Civil War on Teesside a 1-day Conference

01 – Introduction

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

02 – Introduction

Geoffrey Carter, Battlefield Trust

03 – Battlefield Archaeology of the English Civil War

Richard Leese, Huddersfield University

04 – The English Civil War in the North East

Phil Philo, Dorman Museum

05 – Costume & Equipment of the English Civil War

Geoffrey Carter, Battlefield Trust

06 – The Battle of Yarm Bridge

Phil Philo, Dorman Museum

07 – 17th Century Locations on Teesside

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

08 – Panel Discussion

Robin Daniels, Tees Archaeology

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