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Wellcome Trust Research Bursary for Elemental

Sheila has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary to undertake research into her next project and body of work Elemental.

The bursary will support Sheila between January and June 2016 and will culminate in a sharing of new ideas and writing. 

Based in amongst Wellcome's library books and archives Sheila will be thinking about the elements in relation to the weather, the periodic table, alchemy, the body and so on... 

Watch this space for further news as the research unfolds.

Photo Credit Sheila Ghelani - Glass experiments with Louis Thompson for Bank 

Photo Credit Sheila Ghelani - Glass experiments with Louis Thompson for Bank 

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WITH FOR ABOUT: Conversations About Collaboration

Sheila has been invited by Axisweb to be part of this event at Heart of Glass in St Helen's:

WITH FOR ABOUT: Conversations About Collaboration

Heart of Glass and Axisweb are delighted to present an exciting professional development and networking opportunity for artists, producers and creatives interested in the field of social and collaborative arts practice.

When: Friday 4th December 9:30 am — 6:00 pm

Where: St.Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St.Helens, Merseyside

Price: £3.00 – £5.00

Further details and booking information can be found HERE

The event WITH FOR ABOUT: Conversations About Collaboration will include opportunities to network, as well as critical conversations led by leading practitioners in this field exploring themes including Public Art + Publics, Validation Beyond the Gallery, Working in Context and Approaches to Professional Development.

This is a sharing event and critical reflection day for artists, producers and curators from across art form working within or interested in the field of social arts practice.

Photo Credit Sheila Ghelani (from You & Me)

Photo Credit Sheila Ghelani (from You & Me)

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JUNCTION UNIVERSITY: CHRISTMAS WREATH FORAGING

Sheila will be leading an evening of mindful foraging around Cambridge on December 1st. Participants will be invited to undertake an urban 'ramble with nature' with her and gather twigs, feathers, berries and leaves to create a Christmas wreath. The group will also explore ways in which a simple wreath can become symbolic and head home with a gift or decoration for their door.

Date: Tue 01 Dec

Time: 6-9pm 

Venue: Out and about. (meet at Cambridge Junction foyer)

Age range: 14+

FREE (ticketed). To book a place click HERE

Please prepare for adverse weather conditions. Umbrellas will be provided. 

Rambles with Nature (Ramble 3) Photo Credit: John Hunter

Rambles with Nature (Ramble 3) Photo Credit: John Hunter

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Performance Research - On Repetition

Sheila has a two page spread in Performance Research On Repetition! 

On Repetition is online, and also available in beautiful hard-copy HERE.

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PERFORMANCE RESEARCH VOLUME 20 ISSUE 5

On Repetition 

Issue editors: Eirini Kartsaki and Theron Schmidt 

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2015) 20:5

‘The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love,’ wrote Søren Kierkegaard in 1843 in the guise of Constantin Constantius, describing his attempt to relive a love affair that was always-already lost. But to love repetition is to love impossibility and paradox, and a number of these contrary impulses are foregrounded in On Repetition: between originality and repeatability, between boredom and excitement, and between the now of performance and the longed-for not yet or never again.  Explored in relation to ritual, protest, gender, and trauma, as well as dance, theatre, and performance, this issue combines perspectives from artists and scholars; and, as to attend to repetition is to attend to the form of writing itself, it encourages textual interventions that blur the lines between the two.

Frame 18 from 24 Frames in Commemoration of You (Made for On Repetition)

Frame 18 from 24 Frames in Commemoration of You (Made for On Repetition)

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Slow Story Slide Show at Bloomsbury Festival

Saturday 24 October 12-5pm & Sunday 25 October 2-5pm is another chance to see Slow Story Slide Show at Wellcome Collection's Reading Room as part of Bloomsbury Festival 2015. http://bit.ly/1M6PFXI

All events at Wellcome Collection are FREE.

Slow Story Slide Show is an audio/visual meditation on Light that excites the mind! For 10 individuals at a time - come along and see Sheila this weekend!

Slow Story Slide Show Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani

Slow Story Slide Show Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani

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BANK - part of Synergy at London Glassblowing

Sheila recently collaborated with Louis Thompson to make BANK. The piece is currently on show at London Glassblowing as part of Synergy

11th September - 17th October

London Glassblowing
62-66 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3UD

Open Mon-Sat, 10-6

A selection of plant-life collected downriver of The City, found growing dustily on the peninsula, in the shadow of its banks. Rooted in the crevices, growing doggedly at the edge, by the old Surrey Docks - the silvery / gold rush of water.

Harvested by Louis and Sheila in Rotherhithe on Wednesday 9th September at around about noon.

 “You cannot take the Thames with you. It has always been the river of commerce. The watercress-growers of Gravesend, the biscuit-bakers and store-shippers of Tooley Street, the ship-chandlers of Wapping, the block-makers and rope-makers of Limehouse, all owe their trades to the Thames…” p.539 Peter Ackroyd London The Biography (2001)

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SLIP at Moseley Road Baths

Head down to Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham this weekend for SLIP, curated by Fierce Festival and the Friends of Moseley Road Baths. Sheila will be presenting a version of 'Rings Loops and Double Backs' (Ramble 2) created originally for Undercurrent Festival 2014. 

Open this Friday 11th September 4-8pm and Saturday 12th September 10am-4.30pm.

Rambles with Nature (Ramble 2)

Rambles with Nature (Ramble 2)


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Ramble 1 part of Forest Fringe

Ramble 1 is going to be in Edinburgh this year as part of Forest Fringe!

17-30 August
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
All events are free (donations gladly accepted)

For further details click HERE

Ramble 1 Image credit: Lucy Cash

Ramble 1 Image credit: Lucy Cash

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Rambles with Nature - book launch - you're invited!

Rambles with Nature book launch 

Friday 24th July 2015
6-9pm
The White Building

Rambles with Nature will be launched jointly with Ways to Wander, edited by Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind. Both books will be available to purchase on the night, and you can purchase Rambles with Nature on Sheila's website here.

Launch event
6.00pm: Browse the books, nibbles & drinks
6.45pm: Ways to Wander introduction
7.00pm: Rambles with Nature introduction 
7.45pm: Opportunity to wander with Claire and Clare 
9.00pm: Finish

Please do join us, you can reserve a free place at the launch event by following the link to the main invitation HERE

  Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani

 
Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani


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Covet Me Care For Me - Arc, Switzerland

Arc artist residence Re-opening party: Saturday 16 May

Covet Me Care for Me is a quiet, brutal, celebratory performance about heartbreak and heritage, objects and history, anatomy and difference. It encourages the viewer to consider the mixed up mess that resides in us all. 

Arc in Romainmôtier, Switzerland have invited Sheila to present Covet Me Care For Me at their Re-opening Party on 16 May 2015. This sees Sheila return to Switzerland, following presenting Covet Me Care For Me in Fribourg in 2011 as part of Belluard Bollwerk Festival (pictured). 

Photo Credit: Nicolas Brodard

Photo Credit: Nicolas Brodard

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Slow Story Slide Show - On Light Wellcome Collection & UCL

On Light
Friday 1st - Monday 4th May 2015
Wellcome Collection & UCL

Slow Story Slide Show is a specially created experience for ten people at a time 'on light'. Participants are invited to use headphones to listen to a meditation, or story, written by Sheila, whilst viewing a series of slides through desktop slide-viewers - each slide an image carefully selected from the Wellcome Collection.
On Light is a weekend of free activity, performance, discussion and art with events taking place at Wellcome Collection and UCL. On Light will illuminate our human relationship with light with four days of free events.  

Slow Story Slide Show, commissioned by Wellcome Collection for ‘On Light’, a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and UCL.

Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani

Photo Credit: Sheila Ghelani

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