The Foundation is delighted to welcome celebrated artist Antony Gormley who has become a Trustee of the Foundation this month. With the recent legacy received by the Foundation sculpture will now be an annual fellowship. 'Antony's experience will be invaluable to the Foundation', added Chairman William Sieghart.
Graphic Novelist Kate Brown launches her new book of short stories titled Fish + Chocolate. You can order a copy from http://danse-macabre.nu/shop.htm. This book comprises three linked stories - The Piper Man, The Cherry Tree and Matryoshka - set around the themes of motherhood and the relationship between mother and child.
In addition MCM Expo’s highly sucessful and enjoyable Comic Village will be sponsoring an exhibition of work from Kate and Paul Duffield at Orbital Comics . They’ll be showcasing large prints of their illustrations, comics and original linework from 1st May – 29th May.
Runner up in 2009 for graphic novels, James McCay has a new comic out in 2000AD magazine! It's called 'Flesh' and is written by Pat Mills. James came to Pat's attention during the judging of the award and was so impressed he asked him to illustrate his next story. Flesh is out in 2000AD in the shops right now - Episode 2 came out today. Make sure you get a copy!
The Arts Foundation has inherited part of a million pound estate from the late Roselyn Parker. The Estate included all her sculptures which were mostly made by her late mother Yoma Sasburg. In accordance with her will The Arts Foundation have set up the Arts Foundation‘Yoma Sasburg’ Award for Sculpture. This £10,000 ongoing award will be to support a talented emerging artist each year.
Born in Amsterdam, Yoma Sasburg was a professional ballet dancer. She married Edward Clifton Parker (born 1905) a composer whose prolific output included music for over 50 films including the Blue Lagoon, the 39 Steps and Sink the Bismark! She trained at Newton Abbot College of Art where she studied sculpture under David Weekes and later became a founder member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Her work has been sold at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Casson Gallery and commissions from gorbels for the organ case at Totnes Parish Church, and private commissions from novelist Edmund Crispin, film producer Anthony Perry and playwright Colin Spencer. The winner of the sculpture award will be announced in January 2011 at the Arts Foundation Awards.