Applications are now open for Shape Arts 2019 Adam Reynolds Memorial
Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), the annual award set up in memory of
sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open
Now in its eleventh year, the ARMB offers this year’s successful recipient
an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with BALTIC
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead from 4 March to 31 May 2019.
partner organisation supporting The Literary Consultancy’s Free Reads
scheme, Shape is looking for disabled writers wanting to improve their
skills by utilising a free reading and feedback programme.
service is available for extracts or full manuscripts across fiction,
non-fiction, short stories, poetry, scripts and screenplays.
Haslam’s work is about friendship, loyalty and control. Haslam love for
animals has been a major influence in his life and is a driving force
within the work. Haslam states "What others might consider minor
and unimportant details are the things that inspire my work."
Arts is calling for expressions of interest from visual artists to take
part in their new project based in Manchester, Conversations Series
II. All successful artists will receive a £3000 artist fee, plus a
materials budget, and will be given access to free studio space in Hulme
for five months.
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171 FIGURES FROM THE ARTS SIGN LETTER ON THE DAY TATE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF BP FUNDING A letter was published today signed by 171 figures from the art world condemning BP's sponsorship of cultural institutions in the UK. The letter has been published on the day that Tate Britain is hosting a party to celebrate 20 years of BP's sponsorship.  A group of artists under the banner of 'The Good Crude Britannia' are planning on protesting outside the event, and will be handing out the "Licence to Spill' briefing to people attending the party.  Arts/activist organisation Platform  has gathered 171 signatories from the international arts community, for a letter that says: "As crude oil continues to devastate coastlines and communities in the Gulf of Mexico, BP executives will be enjoying a cocktail reception with curators and artists in the Tate Britain. These relationships enable big oil companies to mask the environmentally destructive nature
Tatlin - Monument to the Third International Constructivism We can derive stimulus and pleasure from visual art in a multitude of forms and styles, although personal subjective taste will of course determine what is the strongest “turn on” for any individual. Landscape, still life, city scenes, portraiture, life studies, to mention but a very few approaches, all have their addicts, but I would, for the purpose of this review, like to make a special plea for hard edged, geometric abstraction. There is something profoundly satisfying about the purity of geometric forms – straight lines, curves, circles, ovals, squares, triangles and whatnot strike a chord in many, if not all of us, and this satisfaction is intensified if the forms are the context for vibrant, dynamically juxtaposed pure colour. Many movements in modern art have sought expression in this way, e.g. de Stijl, Cubism, Futurism, Orphism – one could multiply the “-isms”. But not least among these schools of expression were t
By Phillip Worth (FPS President) The Open Studios movement has been a welcome development in the art world in recent years. Typically based on specific areas, be they counties, cities, districts or whatever, it involves artists inviting members of the public to visit their studios, to meet and talk with them, and to view their output. And it is always an added attraction if they can see artists at work. The area of West Sussex centred on Chichester has a particularly lively tradition, and is rich in creative talent, as the writer discovered on a recent visit. The occasion for this was to renew acquaintance with Max Birne, a former FPS personality, who has recently moved house from Wembley, where he had lived for many years, to Selsey, near Eric Coates’s ‘Sleepy Lagoon’. After the move Max lost no time in building himself a conservatory/studio at the rear of his bungalow and it was here that he entertained visitors during ‘Open Doors 2008’, a mandatory stop on the Chichester ‘Stud