Friday, March 27, 2009

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is currently Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Media, Art & Communications at the University of Gloucestershire, and based at Gloucester Cathedral. Show opensThursday 30 April – Sunday 31 May 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Michael Visocchi wins the Jerwood

The £25,000 commission will see winning artist Michael Visocchi, graduate of Sculpture and Environmental Art, produce a large-scale work at the Jerwood Sculpture Park in Warwickshire.

Ya dancer! well done Michael

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The Hive

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art review: Nick Evans, Use History Autonome

ARTIST and gallery director Kendall Koppe is showing me around the spanking new gallery, Washington Garcia, that he opened last week. The walls are sparklingly white, the concrete floor has been newly washed and the glass frontage is gleaming. Oh, and the art, by sculptor Nick Evans, is pretty good too.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Michael Archer on Claire Barclay

RBS – Malihom Artist-in-Residence (“AiR”) Program

RBS – Malihom Artist-in-Residence (“AiR”) Program
by the Wawasan Open University
Penang, Malaysia

Call for Artists
Session 1, 2010 (5th January to 30th June 2010)
Application Deadline: 30th June 2009

At Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia.

The art in RBS-Malihom Artist in Residence (“AiR”) Program is intended to bring new inspiration, perception and understanding to the artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, deliberation, and collegial interaction with the environment and the communities within. They invite visual artists to explore the natural world in varicolored ways.

Residencies are awarded without prejudice, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of visual arts. Those selected are offered a preparatory allowance, monthly stipend, living and studio space for up to six months with an organized exhibition hosted by The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad, Malihom Sdn Bhd and Wawasan Open University at the end of the Program to showcase the Artists’ works.

They seek applications from professional visual artists with national and/or international distinction, to create artwork and/or installation that can augment medium to large-scale thematically-based exhibitions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In-World: Second Life Studio – Exhibition and Project Opportunity!

SEA and CCE are looking for interest from students (and staff) in participating in a ‘real world/in-world’ exhibition. Funding from the GSA Learning and Teaching Innovation fund has allowed the purchase of an island in Second Life - an immersive 3D Virtual world – and with the support of Glasgow School of Art Graduates rm*, AKA Gaylie Runciman and Debs Norton, we are looking for people who would be up for experimenting with the site, contexts and processes of Second Life to:

• Build a body of work for a ‘real world/in-world’ exhibition
• Work with Glasgow School of Art Graduates rm*, AKA Gaylie Runciman and Debs Norton to explore the tools and contexts of Second Life as a site of production

This is a one off opportunity to test and show what’s possible in Second Life! It is anticipated that work made with rm* during the project will be exhibited in Second Life and also in a parallel real world space during April 2009. If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Paul Cosgrove Acting Head of Sculpture and Environmental Art by close of play on Friday 14th March and further information on meeting dates and project plans will be sent to you.


Monday, March 09, 2009

Scratch Video

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st March 2009 - 12 til 5pm - Free

Scratch Video was a British Video Art movement that emerged in the 1980s. It was characterised by the use of found footage and challenged many of the established conventions of broadcast television. Street Level have teamed up with Rewind to bring to Glasgow a selection of some of the groundbreaking works in this genre, including artists such as The Gorilla Tapes, The Duvet Brothers and George Barber. click on the image for more info

European video competition for students - Deadline 22 March

ELIA is issuing a call for proposals for short videos (1 or 3 minutes) within the context of the European Commission’s promotion of multilingualism. The competition is being organised as a contribution to the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.

What kind of videos are we looking for?
Students are asked to develop artistic proposals for video works of either one minute or three minutes length. The proposal should reflect Europe’s linguistic diversity and the role played by different languages, inspired by the theme Creativity and Innovation.

What will the selected applicants receive?
- Each selected applicant will receive a 5000 € grant in order to complete their video. A maximum of 15 proposals will be selected.
- The selected films will be presented during the PRIX EUROPA Festival in Berlin (17th to 24th October 2009). Media experts will lead workshops for the selected students and their supervisors. Travel and participation costs will be covered

Who can apply?
All students from ELIA member institutions from the 27 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Turkey and Liechtenstein can apply. Each student’s application should be signed by a faculty member of the institution or by the supervisor.

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David Shrigley: the joker with a deadly punchline

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Claire Barclay interview:

I like my work to be at that point between threatening and fun, or repulsive and fascinating

Market Gallery and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) would like to invite applications from artists (working alone or collaboratively) for Studio Project 19.

For the first time, market will work in conjunction with SSW to provide a unique residential and exhibition opportunity. The chosen artist(s) will spend 1 month researching and producing work at SSW followed by a month’s residency and 4 week exhibition at market.

For further information please refer to
Key Dates:
Scottish Sculpture Workshop residency: July 17th – August 20th 2009
market residency October/November 2009
Deadline for Submissions: 17 April 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Aileen Campbell -Survey

You are warmly invited to the private view for:
Aileen Campbell
Thursday 5 March 7-9 pm
Exhibition runs Friday 6 March - Sunday 5 April, Tramway 5
Artist Talk Sat 21 March, 2pm

It is this property of music to form complex relationships across vast spaces that Campbell explores in the newly commissioned work Survey. In Starform 2007 the artist relinquished the role of performer to explore the sound lives of others, where elderly men gave private performances made public through their presentation in video projections. In Survey, these private spaces, the sites for rehearsal and performance bleed over from the domestic across stairways and through walls to interrupt and become the soundtracks for others. There is a sense of the local as themes and motifs are introduced and so begins a dialogue which orchestrates a narrative.