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"10 days CHALK takes over the city from 10 October with multidisciplinary events celebrating the very ground we stand on"
Andrew Napier | 7 Days feature article
'Chalk up a breakthrough art event through 10 days' CHALK, Winchesters biennial arts event organised by 10 days, opens on October 10 with a series of exciting exhibitions and events across the city.
Robin Iles, Venues and Learning Manager for Winchester at Hampshire Cultural Trust said
“We are delighted that this year, as well as the display of artists’ work in the City Space gallery, we have been able to offer local practitioners an opportunity to respond to the wonderful collections the Trust has on permanent display in Winchester City Museum. We can’t wait to see how these artists turn the enthusiasm they expressed in a recent museum visit into works that offer a different perspective on familiar and much loved exhibits.”
Kate Cloud, Head of Economy and Arts at Winchester City Council commented
“We recognise that creative industries are one of our key sectors. We are looking to either make artists sustainable business people, or encourage career progression within the creative sector. Most of all, we want artists to keep producing their excellent work, and keep contributing to the local economy."
Winchester City Council
“Winchester City Council is proud to support the 10 days Professional Development Day. The event will bring real life business experiences and skills to those with a passion for their art, and who need inspiration to make their expertise a business."
Anonymous (online survey)
"It also changed my view of Winchester in the sense that I had not previously realised just how much artistic potential we have in Winchester. So it has enhanced my feelings about what is now my home-town and it has enabled me to talk to family and friends in Brighton/London and elsewhere with pride in the arts scene here in Winchester"
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Winchester City Council
“What started with a few entrepreneurial local artists making use of a vacant laundry building has now become one of the city’s most celebrated biennial events. This year’s creative programme looks inspiring and, above all, accessible.
Stephen Boyce, Arts Adviser to Winchester City Council
One of the most ambitious projects ever staged in Winchester
Arts Council spokesperson Jon Linstrum said:
Winchester deserves its reputation as an artistic centre and 10 days is going from strength to strength giving local people and visitors experience of the very best creative practice from across the district.
Alice Kettle who has participated in the two previous 10 days events says:
This remarkable event is being staged again in Winchester and led by Trish Bould. It reaches beyond the existing boundaries of creative practice and makes links and connections across generations, across art forms and celebrates the excellence of regionalism. It is a credit to all involved that this year will build on the incredible success of the past 4 years to create a bigger and more ambitious event for 2013.