Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

31st August and 8th September
'The Image' Festival'

BECOME THE IMAGE AT

ALMoS FESTIVAL 2013

 

Experiences to be remembered are offered up at 'The Image' Festival from the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture this year.  Between the 31st August and 8th September, the traditional and the cutting-edge, the local and the international will be present in Berriew and, for the first time, in the surrounding area. This is an event that truly celebrates the Arts and truly offering something for all the family.

 

The 2013 festival sees a growth on previous years: an exclusive exhibition of Logan's pieces in Montgomery; the results of internationally acclaimed and influential photographer Sheila Rock's (she who helped shape style magazines like the FACE) work with Berriew Primary School pupils; Lyn Evan's beautiful collage work exhibited and explored in workshop, with an exclusive new piece to be unveiled at the Festival launch event, and a film programme, including a live performance in the image by incredible Yoko Ono collaborator Bishi - presented in an amazing 360º circular projection dome: The Igloo.

 

The 9 metre diameter dome, from Craven Arms based Igloo Vision, will brings cutting edge technology to North Powys. Sited next to the Andrew Logan Museum for 6 days only, with a programme of material created especially for 360 viewing by Plymouth University, as well as local shorts and evening feature films, attenders at the festival can literally find themselves immersed within 'The Image' – an incredible experience organisers hope no-one will forget.

 

“This year's theme allowed us to widen our scope and bring yet more inspirational work to Berriew”, said our own British artist and living legend Andrew Logan, “We're all extremely excited about the programme and the calibre of work that can be experienced in the village over the festival period.”

 

Traditionalists can be delighted by 'Drop in and Draw' and 'Life Drawing' sessions, along with Andrew Logan’s own unique jewellery workshops. New technology buffs can immerse themselves in augmented reality and other computer generated worlds, and late night-ers be enthralled by London base AV collective CRUX, featuring acclaimed vocal performer Bishi.

 

Festival Organiser, Amanda May, said “The Igloo is central to this festival as it encapsulates Andrew's love of light and sense of fun, it adds a new dimension to our Festivals and to the creativity we are celebrating.”

 

The festival runs from 31st August  – 8th  September in and around Berriew.  For more information visit www.andrewloganmuseum.org/events, call 07792630988 or email andrewloganfestivaltickets@gmail.com

 

 

Editors Notes:

 

Igloo Vision

Craven Arms based Igloo Vision secured £255,000 in funding from Midven Limited, a midlands-based commercial fund manager, allowing investment in technology and an acceleration of development plans.

In the past year the company has doubled in size, recruiting technologists from as far afield as China and Australia, adding to the content team, and improving delivery capability. They have also secured some fantastic (and fantastically prestigious) assignments - including an installation at the 55th Venice Biennale for the UAE Pavillion, a VIP viewing in Zurich for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and a tour of North America's most iconic motorsport locations for Exxon Mobil.

And, they've been attracting plenty of media attention.  The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, BBC Click, The Gadget Show, and Gadget Man have all covered work by Igloo Vision.


www.igloovision.com

 

Contributors include:
Screened as part of 'Here & Now' shorts programme: ex-Powys resident and Cannes UK Film Council selected Sarah Ellis; Marches life-model, artist & film-maker Charlotte Durie's 'Drawing from Life'; BLINK Festival commissioned and Berriew resident Jessica Callan's 'Untitled'; Llanidloes based film-maker Gini Wade's 'Stone Bone Boogie'.

Lyn Evans: Artist
Exhibiting at “The Image” this year & unveiling a new piece created especially for the Festival Launch on Tuesday Sept 3rd, Workshop Sun 8th Sept:

Shropshire based Artist Lyn Evans is delighting arts enthusiasts with her extraordinary & unique patch work paper collages. Taking pieces of ripped glossy magazines she recreates landscapes and landmarks, encapsulating their vibrancy and colour through her exquisite mastery of this technique.

Lyn’s artistic career emerged from humble beginnings with a card made for her sister’s birthday. This received so much praise she went on to produce more becoming “hooked” by the process. Exhibiting at the Willow Gallery Oswestry  and later at the Bear Steps in Shrewsbury, her work has become highly sought after with commissions going as far afield as San Diego and  Hollywood. Having unveiled her latest piece “Shrewsbury Dingle” at the Mayors Banquet leading up to her exhibit at Shrewsbury Flower show recently, her work “Westminster” is being taken by Shropshire MP Daniel Kawzcynski to be signed by David Cameron with a view to it being hung at No.10.

With a style and flamboyance all of her own Lyn Evans is reinventing the way we experience some of our favourite places. With nothing more sophisticated than bits of ripped magazine, she’s creating “Images” that come to life as they emerge from the paper they are made from.

 

For further information please contact:

Amanda May, Festival Organiser

07792 630 988

mayamandajane@yahoo.co.uk