Monday, May 09, 2011

The Gilchrist-Fisher Award

The Gilchrist-Fisher Award is a biennial prize open to artists under the age of 30 before January 2012 whose work deals with the broad theme of landscape. A shortlist of six finalists will be selected in June to produce work for an exhibition early in the following year at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in London when the winner and runner-up will be decided. A first prize of £3000 will be awarded, and a second prize of £1000. more

Craig Richardson book launch

19 May 2011
Craig Richardson & Dr Dominic Paterson in conversation
7pm Gallery 2. At Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Richardson will be discussing the monograph in conversation with Dr Dominic Paterson. Together they will address key areas of cultural politics and identity in a Scottish-national visual art context.

Scottish Art since 1960: Historical Reflections and Contemporary Overviews provides us with an analysis of the art of this period through a new chronology. The book includes interviews with artists, curators and critics, and provides access to Richardson’s non-catalogued personal archives.

Richardson examines and proposes a sequence of 'exemplary' works that outline a self-conscious definition of the interrogative term 'Scottish art.' Among the artists whose work is discussed are John Latham, Simon Starling, Alan Johnston, Roderick Buchanan, Christine Borland, Joan Eardley, Alexander Moffat, Douglas Gordon, Graham Fagen, and many others.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Nick Evans is newScottish National Gallery and Creative Scotland Fellow

More SEA graduate success.

In collaboration with Creative Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is delighted to announce the first appointments to the Artists’ Fellowship Programme. This innovative award aims to give artists unique access to the Galleries’ world-class collection, archives and library, to research new working methods and ideas. This year’s fellowships have been awarded to Glasgow-based sculptor Nick Evans and the collaborative partnership of Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Martin and Karla are the next SEA grads up for the Turner Prize

Glasgow-based Karla Black's unorthodox materials include lipstick, Vaseline, nail varnish and eye shadow.

Martin Boyce, whose installations are inspired by concrete trees, is also shortlisted, as is George Shaw, who only uses enamel paint in his work. BBC

Karla Black and Martin Boyce join the list of Sculpture and Environmental Art Graduates who have been nominated or awarded the Turner Prize:

Douglas Gordon 1995,
Christine Borland 1997,
Jim Lambie 2005,
Nathan Coley 2007,
Cathy Wilkes 2008,
Lucy Skaer 2009,
Martin Boyce 2011
Karla Black 2011