Attention All Cloudspotters

You can’t look around when you’re looking up, so we’ve had a look around for you.
If you have cloud news that you think we should include here, please email it to us at: contributions@cloudappreciationsociety.org.

De Hallen Haarlem: Sky! In Dutch Art Since 1850

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This summer De Hallen Haarlem is staging a major exhibition about the sky in Dutch art since 1850. The museum will be showing a wide range of interpretations of the sky: from late Romantic artists like Schelfhout, by way of Impressionists like Weissenbruch and Mesdag, to contemporary artists like John Körmeling and Guido van der Werve. Some 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs and films show how inspiring the sky was and still is as a subject for artists.

The exhibition runs from 21 June – 7 September 2014 and f full details can be found on their website


We’ve put up the Cloud of the Month for April

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April-2014-comIt is a most beautiful demonstration that cloudspotting needn’t be confined to the daylight hours.
GO to the Cloud of the Month for April…


Look Up! An Evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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Peter Newman's Skystation (2005) at the NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK

Peter Newman’s Skystation (2005) at the NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK

Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be giving an illustrated talk about clouds as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival. The talk will be at the beautiful Roche Court NewArtCentre in Wiltshire, UK, and will be followed by a tour of the sculpture park, which includes Peter Newman’s Skystation.
Date: 4 June 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: NewArtCentre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1BG, UK
Tickets: from £18 + booking fee from the Salisbury International Arts Festival


Keith Epps: Dark Arcadias

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Artist Keith Epps has an exhibition currently showing at the Union Gallery, Edinburgh until 1st April. Keith is a contributor to the art section of our website and some of these works will be included in the exhibition. If you are in Edinburgh, why not go and take a look. Full details can be found on the Union Gallery website here


We’ve chosen the Cloud of the Month for March

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March-2014-comAnd it is a fantastic example of the one-and-only ‘King of Clouds’.
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Ian Loxley to be “Exposure” Judge

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Cloud Appreciation Society Gallery Editor, Ian Loxley, has been selected to be a Judge in the Cloudscape section of the international photography competition “Exposure”, which celebrates the power of the image. He told us he is extremely proud to have been chosen and urges everyone to see the full details on the Exposure website here


Cloudspotter for Dutch TV Show

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Christiaan Korterink of Skyhigh TV in the Netherlands is looking for an expert who is really passionate about clouds to appear on the Dutch TV show “Milk and Honey”. If you are interested, please contact him directly via email at Christiaan.Korterink@skyhightv.nl or by telephone on +31 35 75 08 221


We’ve put up Cloud of the Month for February

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feb-2014-comIt is a superhuman lenticularis and you can see it here:
Cloud of the Month for February 2014…


‘Just Look Up’ at Festival of Imagination, Selfridges, London

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Festival-Of-Imagination-at-Selfridges-logoAs part of the ‘Festival of Imagination’ season at Selfridges, London, Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be giving an illustrated clouds talk in the store’s new ‘Imanginarium’ space. Put on by our friends at The Lost Lectures, he talk will be a guide to identifying different cloud formations – from common ones to rare and obscure. Gavin will also explain why the aimless pastime of cloudspotting serves as an antidote to the pressures of the digital age and a great aid to stimulating the creative mind.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Location: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB London
Tickets: £15 from eventbright.co.uk

You can find out more about The Festival of Imagination here


We’ve added up January’s Cloud of the Month

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Jan-2014-comIt is a beautiful and dramatic celestial display, but will it upset the Cloud Appreciation Society sticklers?
See January’s Cloud of the Month…