Pick of the Week 2014

October's Guest Editor: Elisa Harris

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This October we welcome Elisa Harris, artist and Studio Manager at Krowji.

Elisa Harris divides her time between two creative passions, each one feeding the other: painting in her studio and working for ACT. The umbrella organisation for Krowji, ACT supports the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall.

Her role at Krowji involves working closely with Director, Ross Williams, to run Cornwall’s largest creative hub, which is currently home to more than 100 creative practitioners and businesses including painters, sculptors, jewellers, furniture makers, photographers, ceramicists, textile artists, web designers, journalist, theatre companies and musicians.

Elisa has been working at Krowji since 2006 and with a major redevelopment project underway, she has been an active part of the new build project team, contributing to all areas from design and technical decisions to PR and marketing. A brand new state of the art eco-building is due to open in April 2015, which will double their capacity.

In addition to this, Elisa works with Krowji’s artists and makers to run their biannual Open Studios events as well as working with the local community on a number of projects for Redruth Town. Other responsibilities include administration of the studios at CAST in Helston and Regional Championship of the NFASP (National Federation of Artists Studio Providers) Cornwall and Devon Network.

Out of the office, Elisa spends time painting in her own studio at Krowji. Recently approached by Dorset gallery Artwave West her work will be exhibited there until the end of the year, with a special launch exhibition due in 2015.

Elisa paints under her maiden name McLeod and her work can be found at www.elisamcleod.com

What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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