Continuing Professional
Development

Artists Serena Partridge, Angela Chalmers, and Annika Andersson with Crafts specialist Katerina Karlsson.
Collaboration with Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC) and Naaskonsthantverk, West  Sweden.
CPD is a core part of what we do at Chrysalis Arts. For the past decade, it’s been a priority of ours to offer opportunities to professional artists living in rural North Yorkshire, East Lancashire and other Northern areas.  In recent years, as a response to the widening climate emergency,  we’ve become more committed to our  principles of  Slow Art and environmentally responsible arts practice. These now inform all of our CPD work.

GAP Session 15

Friday 1 April

Artist's talk and discussion with Helen Cann

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GAP Session 14

Friday 4 February 

Artist talk and discussion with Simon Read.

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Three Rivers Estuary Carmarthenshire 2019 watercolour on paper, 3m/1.5m

History & Art: A free workshop in the County Archives

16 September

In this workshop, Artist Carolyn Thompson will share with you more about her Unfolding Origins Project and how she uses archival and pre-existing texts in her practice.

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Walking by Water with Jo Bell

16 July 2021

Walking by Water: An artist-led, guided walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal from Gargrave to Bank Newton, then returning to Gargrave. Following the walk, Jo will hold a writing workshop, places are very limited.

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Influence of Walking on Practice

16 April 2021

This facilitated workshop and discussion explores the approaches of three artists whose work is inspired and influenced by walking as part of their wider practice.

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Dionne Swift: Fresh Growth

Artist-led walk Carolyn Thompson

22 July 2021

Aimed at local artists who may want to integrate walking and being inspired by walking into their practice (including information on identification and recording)

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Artist Conversation: Reflections on the value of using archival material and their relationship with place-based practice

Friday 17 June

Hear from artists Carolyn Thompson, Alun Kirby, Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright as they reflect on their experiences of using archival material.

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Lynn Setterington's response to the archive, currently being exhibited as part of the Unfolding Origins exhibition at North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton.

Natural Pigments made by Jacqui Symons, featured in the Greening Arts Practice Guide

Greening Arts Practice

is a professional development programme to support artists’ practice and engagement with climate change and related environmental and sustainability issues. The Greening Arts Practice (GAP) programme involves bursary and mentoring opportunities alongside talks and discussions incorporating a diverse range of approaches to art, ecological and sustainability issues.

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