• 08-07-2014
  • Simon Carroll at the V&A

  • Arts Foundation fellow ceramicist Simon Carroll has a retrospective display of his unique work at the Victoria and Albert Museum until early next year. An unconventional and adventurous artist, Simon Carroll produced some of the most singular and extraordinary ceramics of recent years.
    Characterised by extremes in the handling of clay and by bold and vigorous mark-making, his pottery has an affinity with abstract expressionism. The first retrospective of Carroll’s work, the display provides a celebration of the artist’s life and creativity following his untimely death in 2009 at the age of 45.
    In the early 90s, through a friend working in the art department at the Royal National College for the Blind, Carroll went to help out and became fascinated by the instinctive way the students worked with clay to make vessels or figurative work. Until that point he had thought life was going in another direction altogether, as he told Moira Vincentelli: "I was cutting grass, and living in caravan in the middle of the horse yard. During that time I didn’t think I was going make art again, because I found myself getting into this way of living really which was just cutting grass, going up the local - and that’s what I became."
    The display of Simon Carroll's work, in Ceramics, Rom 146, at the V&A, runs until Sunday, January 4, 2015.

  • 30-06-2014
  • Alice Birch at the RSC now!

  • 'Revolt. She said. Revolt again' a short play from fellow Alice Birch will be featuring as part of the RSC's Midsummer Mischief series in a double bill with playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker. Tickets are on sale and dates start from 1st July until mid-July so don't miss out!! .http://www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/midsummer-mischiefprogramme-a/l/stratford-upon-avon

  • 11-06-2014
  • Eugenia Ivanissevich to feature in Pinta 2014

  • If you fancy immersing yourself in the spirit of Latin America and seeing some great work then get yourself down to Earls Court Exhibition Centre for Europe’s only art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art. This year will be the launch of PINTA Photo curated by Sue Steward which will focus on Latin American photographers including 2013 Arts Foundation fellow Eugenia Ivanisevich who hails from Argentina originally. For more info go to www.pintalondon.com but be quick - it's only on until Sunday 15th June.

  • 04-06-2014
  • Playwright Alice Birch wins George Devine Award

  • Current winner of the Arts Foundation playwriting award, Alice Birch has been named the co-winner of this year’s prestigious George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for her ambitious and subversive play, REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. The prize was shared with Rory Mullarkey and awarded in a ceremony at the Royal Court this lunchtime.
    REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. will be playing as part of the RSC’s Midsummer Mischief season (playing in rep with THE ANT AND THE CICADA by Timberlake Wertenbaker) at The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon before two already sold-out performances in the Royal Court’s Upstairs Theatre.
    Previous winners of the award include Mike Leigh (1973), Richard Bean (2002) and Penelope Skinner (2011).