The first 40 years in the wilderness are the hardest – Bolam Retrospective T-90

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The next 40 years will be a piece of cake.

Today marks the beginning of my press campaign and it’s only 90 days to go until the beginning of my year-long Bolam Retrospective.

The launch event will be held at Access Space and The Rutland Arms, Sheffield UK on 24th April 2014.

At Access Space I will be showing a new version of some old work that was never exhibited fully. It will be a screen-based, generative work entitled “HyperScape X”, and there will also be a display of documentary material. The show will be on from 24th April to 5th of June 2014. Free entry during opening hours, Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm.

At The Rutland Arms, I will be showing a series of collages made from old work and spoiled prints, remixed into new work for sale. The exhibition will be called “Stained by Dead Inkjets” and will be open during pub hours from 24th April to 5th June 2014.

The launch event will be at Access Space 5.30pm – 7.30pm and then across the road to the Rutland Arms 7.30pm – 11pm.

Other exhibitions and events are planned but no dates confirmed. Later in the year, I will be showing some work at The Closed Shop pub in Walkley and also some moving image work along with an education project at Red Tape Central.

Also, look out for the High Street X Roadshow which will be appearing at art, craft and book fairs throughout the year, and BolamTV.

The project has no external funding but is sponsored in-kind by various organisations and individuals. If you would like to sponsor, contribute or host an event, please get in touch. As I keep saying:

“Flaunt it now, because you can’t take it with you.”

Contact details
Website https://richardbolamat50.wordpress.com
Email richard@richardbolam.net
Twitter http://twitter.com/RBDigiMedia
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RichardBolamArtist
#bolamat50

Sponsors (so far)
Access Space is an open-access media & arts lab in Sheffield, UK.
http://access-space.org/
The Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street S1 2BS.
http://rutlandarmspeople.co.uk/
The Closed Shop, 52-54 Commonside S10 1GG.
http://www.theclosedshopsheffield.co.uk/
Red Tape Central is training centre for music technology, information technology and business administration at 50 Shoreham Street S1 4SP.
http://www.redtapecentral.org/

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Retrospective: Richard Bolam at 50 – First venues confirmed & more wanted!

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STOP PRESS!

Before the silly season commences, I thought I had better update my adoring fans about the progress on my forthcoming Bolam Retrospective year 2014/15.

After a short period of little activity, I will soon be ramping up towards the official launch of the Retrospective year on 24th April 2014, my 50th birthday. Expect a PR storm starting in January 2014.

Please save the date in April as I have some venues confirmed although details will no doubt change before we get there. One thing is certain, no other date will be my 50th birthday, so please mark 24th April 2014 in your calendars and expect a variety of showbiz goodies, including exhibitions, competitions, prizes and fun, fun, fun.

Confirmed so far is a double-header launch event with an early evening opening at Access Space, followed by an after-party at The Rutland Arms (across the road). They will be free events and all are welcome. At Access Space, I am planning to show a generative, screen-based work that will remix past work into a new, constantly changing contemplation on 40 years in the wilderness. It will be child-friendly but, like all my work, primarily aimed at an adult audience.

At The Rutland Arms, I will be showing framed collages, created from past work and spoiled prints. These are yet to be made so watch out for the timelapse “making of” videos.

I also have confirmation to show work at The Closed Shop pub in Walkley, Sheffield and at Red Tape Studios on Leadmill Road. Dates for these two venues are yet to be confirmed but they will be later in the year.

My project has no funding whatsoever, apart from my own rather shallow pockets, but If you have a venue or opportunity and would like to show some of my work, please get in touch.

Email: richard[at]richardbolam.net