• 22-03-2018
  • Sam Lee launched "Fire Choir" at the the Foundling Museum.

  • The Foundling Museum’s Picture Gallery.
    Spring term:
    Spring term: 5 February - 30 April 2018
    Summer term: 14 May - 6 August 2018
Autumn term: 10 September - 26 November 2018.

    This new, ‘open to all’ community choir is dedicated to revitalising communal singing with political empowerment and a sonorous means to protest at its heart. Highlighting social and environmental injustice, Fire Choir builds on the Museum’s centuries-old legacy of social change, campaigning and creativity. Singers will tap into the enormous and ancient international repertoire of songs rooted in social change, justice and emancipation. Material will include folk songs, modern songs, anti-war songs, songs of resistance and struggle, the natural world, songs of love and lost worlds. There will also be a generous aspect of the repertoire specially-commissioned for Fire Choir from the perspective of contemporary communities struggling for a louder voice in society, written by some of the UK’s best songwriters and composers. And to keep the spirits high there will of course be lots of good old rabble-rousing, soul-lifting chants and hollers!

    Fire Choir is led by Sam Lee as artistic director, alongside several other choir leaders and music makers bringing a diverse number of musicians to help create a new community of voices. The choir will be a vehicle to take these songs to the streets, the auditoria, the recording studio and many other as yet unknown places.

    For more info please visit: https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/learning/fire-choir/

  • 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.