Tuesday 29 July 2014

Nina Stewart Artist Residency

Applications are open to the Nina Stewart Artist Residency at South London Gallery. 6-month funded residency including rent-free accommodation, studio, £5000 bursary, mentoring, publication and exhibition. Open to UK resident artists completing a UK postgraduate MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent between October 2013 and September 2014.

Deadline for applications: 11am Monday 18 August 2014.

Full details on their website.

Foundling Museum Residency

The deadline for applications to the Foundling Museum research residency is 4 August 2014.

Open to London-based visual artists who have been practising artists for a minimum of five years. To engage with the collections, curators and work of the Foundling Museum and undertake a period of research to develop their practice and produce and exhibit a new body of work. The successful applicant will receive a bursary of £3000, access to the Foundling Museum's collections and curators, and support in presenting their research and work in a public facing event.

For more information, click here.

"The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 to care for London’s abandoned babies. The Hospital was the brainchild of the pioneering philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. In doing so they created London’s first public art gallery and set the template for the way that the arts could support philanthropy. The museum continues to celebrate their vision, by enabling artists to create a living dialogue between their forebears and vulnerable children today. he Museum contains the Foundling Hospital Collection which spans four centuries and contains paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, furniture, clocks, photographs and ephemera. The Museum also houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Handel memorabilia and an internationally-important research resource."

Thursday 24 July 2014

Griffin Art Prize

The deadline for the Griffin Art Prize 2014 has been extended to midnight 10 August. 

In its third year, the Griffin Art Prize offers the prizewinner a six month residency  in the Studio Building, 21, Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ. This is a large, well-lit studio, with materials provided by sponsors Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, and a small financial allowance. The residency culminates in a one-person show in the Griffin Gallery, London W11, with a printed catalogue.

The competition is open to all artists who have graduated since 2009. 20 artists selected for the long list will be showcased on their website, while the 10 short-listed artists will be included in an exhibition at the Griffin Gallery, private view 18 November 2014.

"The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the residency."

For more details and how to enter, visit the Griffin Art Prize website.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Rowan James : Lifedrawing for Parents and Babies

Rowan is running a lifedrawing class in Stoke Newington for parents and babies. The next class is this Thursday morning, 9.30am. The Drawing Room, Clissold House, Stoke Newington, N16 9HJ. £10, drop in.

Details of upcoming classes are available on Meetup here.

"A group for parents with young babies who fancy a bit of life drawing, without needing to worry about their babies disturbing anyone.
Noise, breast feeding and dramas all welcome, anything goes... 
Free tea, chocolate and materials, and encouragement. 
Beautiful room, in Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington.
Playground and café very close by. Kitchen facilities available ( microwave/sink ).
Space for push chairs.
Tutoring on request.
The best models, varied each week."

Friday 18 July 2014

Roland McMorran at the Edinburgh Fringe

If you will be in Edinburgh for the Fringe this year, do visit Roland's debut solo show, 'Zoon Politikon'. Roland is showing 22 paintings and 2 drawings as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.
25 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TF  (11 minutes walk from the Scottish National Gallery)
Private View: Wednesday 13 August
Open: 6 - 24 August 2014, Thurs - Tues 10am - 8pm, Wed 12 - 8pm
Website: www.rawkataya.com

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Rosie MacCurrach exhibition

Rosie has been drawing at Great Dixter for the past year and has been recording life in the garden through the seasons. 
"The event offers you the chance to see the drawings and etchings in the Great Barn as well as to explore the gardens when they look their best, in the evening light. Refreshments and a glass of English sparkling wine await you."

The Great Barn at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

Private View: Saturday 2 August 2014, 6 - 8.30pm. RSVP to friends@greatdixter.co.uk
Exhibition Open: August 3rd - 31st 2014, Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm. 
Entrance to exhibition and garden: £8 (£5 for students)
Drawing workshops in the garden: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August 10am - 4pm (£15)
Further details on their website.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

The Fatidical Design Prize 2014: deadline extended to 27th July

The deadline for entries to the Fatidical Design Prize 2014 has been extended. Created for artists who are in the pioneering stages of their career, the winner of the prize will receive a £3,000 bursary award and a year’s studio space at Bow Arts. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the artist to develop their own practice in the heart of east London's creative community.

To apply for the prize you must have graduated from a UK College or University since 2010 or be due to graduate in 2014. This includes foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate courses of study. The prize is open to artists and designers including but not limited to fine art, fashion design and graphic design.

The deadline for entries for the prize is Midnight Sunday 27th July 2014

Click here for How to Submit and Terms & Conditions
 Submit your entry to submissions@bowarts.com

Francis Hoyland 'Greek Light' publication

Francis and Philippa Hoyland invite you to drinks to celebrate the publication of 'Greek Light'. 6 - 8.30pm Tuesday 15 July at The Prince's Drawing School, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London  EC2A 3SG
RSVP: dominicpearce@live.co.uk

This collection of talks by Francis Hoyland centres on a drawing course which he taught for many years in the Greek Rooms at the British Museum. Accompanied by drawings both by himself and his students, it presents a lively and wide-ranging account of his thoughts about artistic practice, founded on his deep knowledge and feeling for the many roots of our cultural heritage. 

Francis Hoyland's distinguished career as artist and teacher spans more than fifty years.His work is in many private and public collections including the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Yale Centre for British Art. His is the author of Painting (Michael Joseph), Alive to Paint (Oxford University Press) and A Painter's Diary (Educational Explorers). He has taught in many institutions and was Course Director of Fine Art at the Camberwell. He has broadcast and written extensively on art. And he is, of course, a much loved faculty member of The Prince's Drawing School.

Carl Randall exhibition at Hiroshige Museum, Japan

Carl is showing 14 paintings in a solo exhibition in Japan, alongside the work of Hiroshige: 'Tokaido Highway: Portraits from Edo to the Present' at The Shizouka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Shizouka, Japan.

The Shizouka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum is dedicated to the work of renowned Japanese printmaker Ando Hiroshige, and Carl's paintings will be exhibited alongside his original woodblock prints.  The 14 oil paintings to be exhibited were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery as part of the 2012 BP travel Award; touring to London, Aberdeen and Wolverhampton, and this is the first time the paintings will be shown in Japan.

Carl is giving an Artist's Talk at the museum, Sunday 13 July, 1 - 2pm, in conversation with Hitoshi Iwasaki, Advisor of the Hiroshige Museum & Chief Curator of the Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo. He is  also giving workshops on other dates.
More information can be found on the Museum's website.

Pippa Ridley at Thomas Williams Fine Art

Pippa has a picture in the Master Drawings exhibition at Thomas Williams Gallery she hopes you can drop in to see it. The show has some beautiful works by Tiepolo, Boucher, Matisse, Moore and others. 

You are warmly invited to the Private View this evening (Tuesday 8 July) 6 - 8pm.

Thomas Williams Fine Art, 22 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4PY.
The exibition is now open, until 25 July. Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.