Fellow ceramicist Youll will be launching her new show Function Suite on the 12th October with a stunning array of new work (in progress pictured) The exhibition will run until the 12th November at 23 Charlotte Road, London EC2.
Composition fellow David Sawer will be performing at the Proms on the 20th August at the Roundhouse, The Proms' industrial answer to the Royal Albert Hall. with a programme which takes its lead from Ligeti’s iconic Ramifications. This embracing score, for two groups of spatially positioned strings, is heard alongside music by one of Ligeti’s natural musical heirs, Georg Friedrich Haas, and other new pieces concerned with physical space. The concert culminates in a major work from David Sawer that reflects the energy and physicality of dance.Read his interview in the Guardian online at https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/15/facing-the-music-composer-...
Michael Simpson scooped the prestigious John Moores painting prize for a piece of work which artist Ansel Krut called a “wonderfully understated, conceptually elegant work” recalling the church interiors painted by the 17th-century Dutch artist Pieter Saenredam. Simpson won an Arts Foundation fellowship for painting back in 2000 while working on his series of Bench paintings. This year he won for a painting called Leper Squint 19, depicting a ladder underneath a “leper squint” – a medieval church window that allowed people with leprosy, and other “undesirables”, a chance to watch sermons below. Ansel goes on to say, “The painting uses an almost minimal vocabulary to open up a world of great sympathetic imagination. It touches on the nature of silence, on distance and on exclusion. But most importantly, it touches on the privileges of looking.” Well done Michael.
A total of £78,000 will be given to artists working in art forms announced today. The Foundation supports talent across the arts with the 2017 awards being no exception, covering film, design, new technology, performance and literature. The categories are;
Jazz Composition (supported by PRS for Music Foundation),
Live Art (supported by the Yoma Sasburg Foundation),
Materials Innovation (supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation) and lastly
Furniture Design, a new award supported by the David Collins Foundation which will be supporting an annual arts award in memory of architect and interior designer, the late David Collins.
For the past 24 years the Arts Foundation has given financial assistance to talented, emerging artists at a time in their careers when they have shown commitment to, and reached some professional standing in their art form. At this critical stage, a period of relative security in order to explore new avenues or consolidate existing work is often crucial. Applicants, who are nominated by experts and practitioners in the field, are awarded on the basis of both talent and need. Fellows of the Arts Foundation include Rufus Norris, Wayne McGregor, Michel Faber, Lynette Yiadom Boake, Brothers Quay, Carol Morley, Ali Smith, Alice Oswald, Ken Eastman, Nick Collon, Susan Gritton and many more.
Runner up for the Materials Innovation award Rita Parninsky launches her first solo exhibition Weaving with Light welcoming visitors to an installation of The Forest of Architectural Monofilament.
Earlier this year, she won the prestigious Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2016 which included a solo exhibition of work presented by Perrier-Jouët Champagne. For this occasion, she made two new large-scale pieces to premier alongside works created since 2009. Working closely with curator Julia Royse she displayed sixteen pieces including photograms and hand-woven textiles of X-Ray Series.
The exhibition runs until 30th July at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery 89 Southwark Street London SE1 0HX (behind new Tate Modern); Monday - Saturday 10-6