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  • 16-03-2018
  • Andrew Lamb exhibiting at Kirkcaldy Galleries

  • Fife Contemporary presents an exhibition 'Nexus: Meetings at the Edge'
    Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy
    Sat 31 March - Sun 10 June

    This exhibition looks at some of the ways in which 21st-century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms.
    Jewellery, silversmithing, textiles and ceramics all have long histories and deep-rooted traditions behind them. Today their familiar, often restricting, boundaries are being expanded by makers taking leaps of imagination and devising fresh approaches to the way they work.

    The exhibitors in Nexus are linked by great technical skill, a capacity for free-thinking and confidence in their ideas. However, each has found their own way of extending the boundaries of their art form.

    Nexus celebrates the unexpected. None of the work in this exhibition may be quite what it seems…

    Curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring for Fife Contemporary in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, it features 20 artists from around Britain and Ireland.

    For more information please visit https://www.fcac.co.uk/event/nexus-meetings-edge/

  • 15-03-2018
  • Lin Cheung wins prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Award

  • Congratulations to #ArtsFoundationFellow Lin Cheung for being selected to receive this biennial prize which is awarded to an artist who plays a leading and inspiring role in the international jewellery field. The jury, consisting of Evelien Bracke (independent curator), Beppe Kessler (jewellery artist), Marc Monzó (winner Françoise van den Bosch Award 2016), Hans Stofer (Professor Royal College) Burg Giebichenstein, (Kunsthochschule Halle) and Martijn van Oostroom (art historian, chair) were unanimous in its decision.
    Image : Brooch: Wear again, again, 2010. Nylon-flocked acrylic and brass, faux leather.

  • 14-03-2018
  • Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery

  • Marsden Woo Gallery, 229 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UT
    15 March to 28 April 2018

    A new series of powerful and statuesque ceramic vessels that demonstrate a distinctive new expression of making from this internationally celebrated artist. Multiple clay slabs are brought together in an improvisational manner, creating undulating multi-faceted forms with an uncanny ability to shift and alter appearance according to one’s viewing point or environment.

    For more info please visit http://marsdenwoo.com/exhibitions/

  • 13-03-2018
  • Fellow Deborah Smith and Han Kang long listed again for Man Booker

  • 'The White Book', by Han Kang and translated from Korean by Deborah Smith is one of 13 titles in contention for the $70,000 prize split between the translator and author. In "The White Book" an unnamed narrator meditates on the death of her older sister, who died as an infant just hours after she was born. The shortlist will be announced on the 12th April with other books including 'Go, Went, Gone' by Jenny Erpenbeck, 'Like a Fading Shadow' by Antonio Munoz Molina, and 'Frankenstein in Baghdad' by Ahmed Saadawi are also in the running.

  • 13-03-2018
  • Matt Golden in a group exhibition "Islands"

  • Annely Juda Fine Art, Third Floor, Dering Street, London.

    15 March–2 May 2018

    Matt Golden and Yuko Shiraishi will be in conversation from 5pm before the opening. Please email ajfa@annelyjudafineart.co.uk to book your free place.

    The exhibition Islands takes this premise as its starting-point in considering a selection of contemporary artists whose methods have become intertwined with that of their partners. Although, like the original presentation, this should not be considered a survey show, Islands would appear to suggest a possible shift in attitudes and circumstances from the artists in the earlier exhibition. Driven perhaps in-part by social, political and economic factors, the current emphasis on collaboration and obscuring of roles, even identities allows for an interesting comparison to previous generations and times.

    Each of the three artist-pairings in the Islands exhibition demonstrate differing approaches to collaborating, from theongoing ‘A Moon For My Father’ by White and Akbari, structured around an exchange of film ‘letters’ between the two artists, to Matt Golden and Natsue Ikeda, who as Golden Family blur authorship within their art practice at large, and in their development of a fictional nomadic musician character further blur distinctions between storytelling and real-life. While Phil Coy and Frances Scott generally author their own work within distinct practices, the processes are often inherently collaborative, as in the case of their films shown in this exhibition: ‘as far as I know’ (2015, Coy) and ‘CANWEYE { }’(2016, Scott).

    As part of their sculpture/action piece ‘The Rehearsal’, Golden Family will be in the gallery to work/perform on Thursday and Friday afternoons throughout the exhibition.
    For more info please visit http://www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk/exhibitions/islands-curated-by-the-ru...