Jan
1
to Jan 1

Mentoring

Do you need help with expressing your work in written and spoken word, setting up your practice, creating action plans and finding opportunities?

I provide tailored mentoring guiding individuals to refine career path, strengthen skills and build confidence in:

  • speaking about own practice including introductions such as elevator pitches and emails

  • writing statements, proposals, funding applications, CVs

  • finding relevant opportunities

  • improving documentation skill and on-line presence including websites, social media and press

I am a mentor for the University of the Arts London, and a visiting lecturer for Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Art and The Glasgow School of Art.

For enquiries and arranging a session please email

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Sep
21
to Dec 21

Weave workshop

My new creative workshop in weave will allow you to slow down your pace while learning a new skill in a simple way. Weave is a meditative process that helps to calm the mind, and encourages strategic thinking.

While most of us enjoy the digital advantages of the 21st century through using the endless supply of gadgets I am fascinated with the task how we can simplify ideas, take part in activities without investing into expensive machines. I explores 'How would our ancestors weave without complex machines we now think we cannot work without?'. 

In my workshop you will make your own tools such as the frame to weave on. Through noticing available resources, and being experimental with threads, up-cycled materials and natural forms I wish to inspire and reinforce the idea of creative thinking and making.

I will demonstrate all techniques and offer one-on-one support during the workshop.

Schedule:

Brief history of weave
An introduction to weave vocabulary, tools and the technique.
Introduction of the creative process ahead.
Make of weaving frame using creative solutions.
Weaving weft into warp to experiment and make work. This includes making weft threads from found materials as well as using ready-made threads.
Finishing processes to stabilise work. 
Group discussion, reflection and feedback.

Available dates: Saturday, 21st September, other Saturdays throughout to November
Time: Sat 1:30-6pm
Where: Whitefriars Studios, Whitefriars Ave, HA3 5RN
Transport: Bakerloo line, overground, and fast train from Euston (in 13mins) to Harrow & Wealdstone
Price: £110 one day, or continuous dates with -10%; includes all materials, snacks and refreshments
Enquires and sign up: email

OR book on: https://weave_workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

The group is kept small so that everyone gets requited time and support during the workshop. For private classes please email.

To book 50% deposit is required to secure your place on the workshop. It is non-refundable however it can be transferred to another workshop date should your plans change. The remaining 50% is payable before the workshop start time; you will receive confirmation of both payments being received and a place kept for you. Payments to be made via bank transfer.
Future dates: email

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Jul
29
to Aug 4

Masterclass Sweden

I will be teaching a 7-day weave masterclass at Sätergläntan Institutet in Sweden this July.

With a focus on experimentation this workshop will encourage you to build woven structures with uncommon materials, which may include materials commonly used by other industries, second-hand, up-cycled or rejected goods. The process will help you to push the boundaries and explore innovative ideas and outcomes while it gives existing materials another meaning and role in life. 

Uncommon materials: to encourage your creative thinking before you arrive on the masterclass I'll ask you put together a selection of unusual materials that you can weave with. This material may be something that you can directly use on the loom such as cassette tapes and electric wires, or something that you need to prepare for loom use such as single-use plastic bottles. I'd like you to spend time observing your environment, what you have at home that could be up-cycled into a weave experiment or artwork, what is available in your town, perhaps goods from garage/car booth sales or second-hand charity shops. Is there something specific, typical or personal that you can use? Something that you see all the time but never thought of working with, or that you always wanted to and now is the right time? Something that you collected for a while, or on travels or were given to you? Think manmade, think nature, think scale small or large, short or long, thin or thick. Let your imagination go beyond the conventional and use this as an opportunity to experiment with ideas, materials and processes you have not before. Along these materials please bring a sketchbook, pencils and scissors with you. I'm excited to meet you and see what we can achieve together.

For more information please follow @rita_parniczky or email

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Jul
17
to Jul 26

Solo Exhibition

I will be showing my mixed-media sculpture Broken Bones between 17th and 26th July.
Juxtaposing the original woven medium with plaster to defmaliliarise it from its intended role in life, I explore how expectations are formed, and what ways they introduce limitations. The process with plaster has its origins in my experience of having broken bones as a small child and the limitations I experienced from the protection of my family.

During the show, I’m leading workshops in weave, which is designed to introduce the basic creative process of weave, and its meditative quality to calm the mind. For more please go to

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Jan
17
to Jan 19

Exhibition 'In the Dark'

PV Thursday 17th 6-8pm 

with three performance artists: Birgitta Hosea, Fay Barnett & Fanny Cox

 

Friday 18th Workshops 2-4pm, Artist Talks 4-6pm, Music performance by Stephen Carley 6-8pm

Opening Times : January 17th, 18th, 19th 2-6pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ

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Aug
1
10:30 AM10:30

Paper cut-out collage workshops

Paper cut sculpture: 2D to 3D - Skill workshops by Rita Parniczky.

Rita invites you to her studio where you'll be introduced to paper cutting, an art form you will explore through Collage, 3D construction and manipulation. You will learn a variety of techniques that will enable you to create sculptural works that take on new forms when exposed to light. The workshop aims to open your mind to the possibilities of paper cutting whilst giving you the practical skills you will need to bring your creative vision to life.

Throughout summer 2018: you can expand your creativity, learn about different techniques and get new skills while making Paper Cut Jewellery.

Various dates available weekly. All materials and tools are provided.

For all enquiries and booking please email contact@ritaparniczky.com

About artist: Rita works with sculptural weave, photography and mixed media exploring structure, visual change with light and the way we experience our environment. Her sculptural work is multi-award winning, has been exhibited (inter)nationally and is part of the V&A permanent collection. She lectures at Central Saint Martins, Norwich University of the Arts and The Glasgow School of Art, and has delivered workshops for British Council and Crafts Council.

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Apr
23
11:30 AM11:30

Theo Moorman Trust Award 2018

I am proud to be recipient of the Theo Moorman Trust Award 2018. The project focuses on re-assessing my woven sculptural work X-Ray series. The Award is supporting my in-depth research on the role of textiles in the 20th century in recent years. I will be travelling to Paris to meet and discuss work with textile artist Sheila Hicks who has kindly agreed to meet me at her solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou this April. On my return, I will continue experimenting with new processes and materials in my studio.

Works I am making explore the idea of function, expectations and limitation we have for objects and people. The project will enable me to question, and express my findings through new mediums and processes resulting in sculptural works.

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Mar
12
11:30 AM11:30

Awarded a-n Artist Bursary 2018

I am thrilled to announce I am an a-n Artist Bursaries 2018 recipient.

I have been making short videos for several years however, for the first time, I will be learning into editing. This support by a-n The Artists Information Company will enable me to undertake a course in editing in the summer of 2018 to make work in a new medium, and express my ideas without words. 

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Mar
14
11:30 AM11:30

Designing Difference, chaired by Charlotte Abrahams

Conversations in Design: Designing Difference
A discussion about the importance of individuality in an increasingly homogenous world. How do artists and designers create work that stands out and speaks to the contemporary consumer? From hi-tech materials to cutting edge techniques via traditional craft skills, expect insights into work that goes far beyond the usual references.
Helen Amy Murray, Anna Garner and Rita Parniczky in conversation with writer and journalist Charlotte Abrahams

Hosted by FT How to Spend It
Location: Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE

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Feb
2
to Feb 6

Collect 2017

One-off representation by Joanna Bird Collections and Contemporary Applied Arts at Collect 2017.
View an installation of large-scale works - evolved from Parniczky's Perrier-Jouët solo exhibition in summer 2016 - in the stunning setting of the Saatchi Gallery in London's Kings Road, Chelsea.
PR/press enquiries to Jayne@caa.org.uk and Samantha@joannabird.com

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May
8
to May 11

COLLECT 2015, Saatchi Gallery

A new body of large-scale work, X-Ray Vault Series II No II, III & IV installed at Collect Open 2015.
In this installation, Rita Parniczky investigates the performance and capability of the monofilament warp threads to form shapes and patterns inspired by the architectural structure fan vaults.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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