Launchgrad News, Events & Opps w/c 5th October 2020

October 5, 2020



MA Fine Art Show at Canwood Gallery : Strata

(Following current social distancing guidelines)
Saturday 10 / Sunday 11 / Wednesday 14 / Thursday 15 / Friday 16 / Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 October
11am – 4pm

The show’s name takes its inspiration from the layers of diverse artwork within the newly formed amalgam8 art collective. On show will be a diverse collection of new contemporary drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, film, video, photography, projections, ranging from large pieces to smaller artworks as well as limited edition prints, jewellery and cards. 
When many other art institutions have cancelled their end of year graduate and post-grad shows or opted for an online presence, HCA MA show promises a unique opportunity to see this eclectic mix of contemporary art in Canwood Gallery.The ambitious proposal to exhibit ‘in 3D’ has motivated the emerging group of artists to really put their work, the college and the county on the map as a formidable force within the contemporary art world. 
All eight artists are exhibiting new work which has resulted in an innovative show, despite the upheavals to working practices through the Coronavirus pandemic.  


Apple Store Gallery Exhibition

From 7th October

An exhibition of photography by HCA alumnus Matthew Day, with work from artist blacksmiths based at Hereford Make, will open 7th October online and in the gallery on Rockfield Road. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, 10am to 1pm.
See Applestore gallery website for more details

New HACS Gallery 

Thursday 1 October to Monday 30 November

Hereford Arts & Craft Society presents their new online gallery with work from their members responding to lockdown and isolation.
From Isolation to Creation:Artists Respond to a Changing World is open from Thursday 1 October to Monday 30 November. 



Enterprise Thursday 

It is Enterprise Thursday this week, and we will be hosting an informal discussion to share our 20-21 themed monthly online programme. Contact for further details. Our live discussion will take place between 12.30-1.15 using Microsoft TEAMS. 

Digital transformation toolkit for theatres 

new toolkit for theatre companies, funded by AHRC, as part of UKRI’s Covid-19 funding, provides practical guidance on how to transition from physical to digital performances. The toolkit is a result of research led by Professor Pascale Aebischer and Dr Rachael Nicholas from the University of Exeter. 

Creative Questions: How Do I Get My Name Out There? 

Zealous are tackling those all-important questions asked by our creative community. In this article they explore how to get yourself known in a post-COVID world. Three arts professionals share their wisdom to provide you with a series of valuable insights. 



There are some great arts jobs advertised on the Arts Council website this week – many are London based but there is also an exciting W. Midlands opportunity (see below) 


Advent Stories Commission, B arts 

Fegg Hayes Futures and B arts want to commission 2 artists to support local residents to turn their neighbourhoods into a living gallery of light for one weekend in December 2020, through the creation of a trail of illuminated artworks in windows/outside areas across the neighbourhood. 

The project is inspired by illuminated window displays that have taken place elsewhere. You can find some more information and an example here: 

Closes: 13th October 2020 Contact: 


Skills Toolkit 

The skills toolkit offers a range of free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs, including maths and coding skills. 

Skills toolkit: