LIGHTBOX: Cornelia Baltes, 2018
CHAPTER FROM HOME
Watch WHITE RIOT and support Chapter Cinema
Winner of Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival, WHITE RIOT follows the Rock Against Racism movement of the 1970s, revealing both the nastiness of the rising National Front and the amazing power of music, activism and real desire for social change at a grassroots level.
Thanks to Modern Films, until 14 June, there will be exclusive virtual screenings. Select Chapter for 50% of the revenue to go to Chapter Cinema, which will help us to plan an exciting programme of independent and international films when we are able to re-open.
For more information and to rent the film, click below.
Artist Support Pledge
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists around the world have found themselves without work and their exhibition and sales opportunities have disappeared or been postponed.
In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress artist Matthew Burrows set up the fantastic #artistsupportpledge. The concept is simple: artists post images of their work for sale on Instagram; works must be no more than £200 (and are often much cheaper) and anyone can then buy them. Whenever an artist reaches £1000 worth of sales they must pledge to spend £200 of that on other artists’ work.
Here's just a few Welsh artists to look out for - plus some of our colleagues from further afield.
GRAHAM JONES - A member of the Chapter team, who can usually be found hiding in the gloom of the projection room, Graham’s small-scale, vividly coloured oils on canvas are absolutely gorgeous. Follow him on Instagram. More
JON POUNTNEY - Some of you will remember Jon’s recent photographic exhibition 'Waiting For The Light' in our café bar. You may not know that he is also a prolific painter and you can see his works for sale by following him. More
LOUISE HOPKINS - A Welsh artist now based in Scotland, Louise makes paintings and drawings on surfaces that already contain information - like maps, catalogue pages and comics. We love her recent offerings! Check them out. More
ZENA BLACKWELL - Zena’s playful and poignant paintings explore the mad and messy business of raising children – funny and sinister in equal measure! Explore works. More
KATIE CUDDON - Katie was part of our exhibition ‘Sticky Intimacy’ back in 2016. She’s been busy creating some exquisite oil pastel drawings for ASP. Take a look: More
ELLIE YOUNG - Ellie is a Cardiff-based artist and is selling some of her brilliant film and internet inspired works via her Instagram: More
National Theatre at Home
Have you been tuning into National Theatre at Home? Watch their much-loved productions, for free, on their YouTube channel. Streaming this month are three of our favourites, which have screened at Chapter previously:
The Madness of George III, the acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett's award-winning drama, with Mark Gatiss is streaming until 18 June. Watch
Small Island, The National Theatre’s epic, sold-out production of Andrea Levy’s novel traces the history between Jamaica and the UK through WWII to 1948. Streaming 18 - 25 June. More
The Bridge Theatre's immersive production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream features Gwendoline Christie. Streaming 25 June - 5 July. More
LADA Summer Programme
Until Sunday 19 July, our friends at LADA (Live Art Development Agency) are presenting an online Summer Programme – weekly offerings of screenings, talks, presentations and ‘live’ online events that draw upon the incredible resources and resourcefulness of the artists and organisations who work with, around, and for Live Art.
Online events and opportunities are free to access and change on a weekly basis. Keep your eye on the programme of activities. More info
Theatr Iolo: Children and Young People's Playwriting Competition
Theatr Iolo are launching a playwriting competition for children and young people across Wales. They're looking for aspiring young writers between the ages of 7 and 16 to write an original ten-minute play. Winners will see their play performed by professional actors in 2021. Deadline for submissions is 31 July. More info
Film Hub Wales: online resources and films
Film Hub Wales members and partners are working hard to offer resources and contribute to significant conversations taking place worldwide:
Into Film launched their educational hub #BlackLivesMatter, providing resources that explore the issue of racism and anti-blackness and educating young people on the historic and modern fights for black equality through the medium of film. More info
Join Gentle/Radical for an evening of short films and discussion exploring the intersections of race and colonialism in relation to issues of land justice. ‘Rethinking The Harvest: Land Justice, Earth Stewardship & The Future of Land, Race, Wales & Liberation’ takes place online on Saturday 20th June. More info
To help us reopen and reach our 50th Birthday milestone, please consider donating at easydonate.org/CHAPTER or to give £10 text CHAPTER to 70191. Thanks for your support.