The Amazing Analogue: How We Play Photography

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

German photographer Jan Von Hollenben collaborates with young people from Brighton & Hove and employs perspective, props and a box of tricks that owes much to the early film pioneers celebrated in Hove Museum’s extraordinary collection.

Exploring a mysterious archive of unidentified slides and negatives, Jan and his young team set out to discover what the strange images might depict, and to construct incredible machines that might help analyse them.

The Amazing Analogue: How We Play Photography at Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AB. 4th October-2nd November 2014.

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Plane Materials: Cornford & Cross and Andrew Lacon explore the dialogue between photography and sculpture

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Andrew Lacon is concerned with the framing and methodology behind photographs of Roman sculpture. His work draws on an historic Rome album and photographs from the Library of Birmingham’s archive.

Cornford & Cross create work through discussion and debate, positing different conceptual ideas. Their work Afterimage alludes to the experience of a community and asks viewers to question their role in the exhibition.

This collaborative exhibition is a new commission exploring historical and contemporary conversations around how photography is represented.

University of Brighton Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 OJY. 4th October-2nd November 2014.

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The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

The inaugural national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards seek outstanding proposals in relation to new approaches to photography.

Three awards of £5,000 will be made to support the making of new work, alongside a mentoring programme, access to a significant production fund, a group exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts Programme at Jerwood with subsequent UK exhibition tour.

The award is open to all UK-based art practitioners using photography. There is no age limit and no requirement for art school or university education. Applicants are expected to be within ten years of establishing their practice or graduating.

The application process closes on December 1st 2014 and work from all shortlisted artists will be published on the Photoworks website in December. There is a £10 submission fee.

The selection panel are looking for strong ideas for new work and the applicant should demonstrate how this opportunity would develop their practice.

Further information and details of how to apply.

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Residency Open Calls and Supernormal Festival

Kingsgate Artist Residency

Open call for applications from artists to participate in Kingsgate Residency. The residency provides early career artists with the opportunity to develop a new body of work to be presented in a 6 week solo show in the new Kingsgate project space.

As part of the residency the artist will receive;

  • Free studio space, offered for a 6 month period
  • £500 bursary
  • Mentoring support from curators, artists and visiting arts professionals
  • Opportunities to share knowledge and experiences through group crits
  • A solo exhibition and event opportunities in the Project Space.

The Trust welcomes applications for these spaces from artists who have graduated within the last 5 years from either graduate or postgraduate education institutions.  A selection committee will consider the applications and a short-list of suitable candidates will be invited to interview.

The start date for the residency will be 15th September 2014. Kingsgate Workshops has been running residency programmes for 7 years with past alumni including Oscar Murillo, Benjamin Senior and Inez de Coo.

Please see the website for details on applying.

Deadline: 5pm Monday 1st September

Shape, in partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum and with support from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, are launching the 2014 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary for disabled artists and designers.

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds, supports disabled artists by offering the opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery or cultural institution. This year Shape are collaborating with the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design to bring an exciting new twist to this unique and notable art award.

This year the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is available to disabled mid-career artists who have an interest or focus in inclusive design. Applicants may approach this residency as a problem-solving opportunity which seeks to identify, design and develop a creative solution to an issue that affects disabled people. Proposals which directly address the accessibility and inclusivity of an existing product or environment are welcomed.

The winning artist, as selected by a panel of industry specialists and representatives from the V&A and Shape, will be awarded £5,000 and a three-month residency in January 2015.

Please see the website for more details and how to apply.

Deadline: 12 noon Monday 11th August


SUPERNORMAL is a three day, experimental arts and music festival at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. We offer a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience. it is determinedly small and intimate and has been born from a place that values the currency of ideas and imagination rather than commercialism and profit.

SUPERNORMAL evolved from BIAW (Braziers International Artists Workshop), an artists’ collective which started in 1995 working with artists from around the world in every conceivable discipline. The focus remains firmly rooted in art, environment and pushing boundaries, embracing difference whilst celebrating common cause.

SUPERNORMAL is intended to give the arts a far wider audience and artists a greater challenge than the usual artists’ residency or conventional Festival ‘with art attached’ ever can.

Taking place 8th-10th August, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. Buy tickets here and for more information see the website.

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Aesthetica Art Prize and Griffin Art Prize UK

Aesthetica Art Prize 2014

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

Previous finalists include Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Julia Vogl, also shortlisted for New Sensations – Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s Prize and has exhibited at Zabludowicz Collection; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist who joined a legacy of artists by featuring in Absolut Vodka’s artistic campaigns, and Bernat Millet, also shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is committed to innovation in art and we welcome entries from artists working in all media. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories:

  • Photographic and Digital Art
    Including but not limited to: photography, digitally manipulated artwork, neon work.
  • Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture
    Including but not limited to: stone work, glass work, metal work, wood work, ceramic art, textile art.
  • Painting and Drawing
    Including but not limited to: water colour, oils, illustration, calligraphy, print making, mixed media, collage.
  • Video, Installation and Performance
    Including but not limited to: video work, installation work, performance art.

Please see the website for more detailed information.

Deadline: 31st August 2014

Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK

The Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK is an exciting opportunity for emerging artists in painting and drawing. Supported by the world’s leading fine art brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, the prize offers one outstanding candidate a six month residency in the Studio Building, 21, Evesham street, London W11 4AJ. A large, well-lit studio, materials and a small financial allowance are provided for the winning artist to develop new work for a one-person show in the Griffin Gallery, London W11.

20 artists selected for the long list of the Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK will have their work showcased on this website. An exhibition of 10 short-listed artists will be held at the Griffin Gallery. The winner of Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK will be selected by the judges from the shortlist exhibition and announced at the private view in the Griffin Gallery on 18th November 2014.

All UK based artists graduated since 2009, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK. Entry is £15 per application.

See the website for more information.

Deadline: 1st August 2014.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize, Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and the Wheatley Fellowship

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 call for entries

Artists are invited to submit entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative, led by Drawing Projects UK and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and now in association with Bath Spa University. This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to help define a wider understanding of drawing for future generations.

The 2014 selectors are Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum; Dr Janet McKenzie, author and Co-editor of Studio International; and Alison Wilding RA, artist. They will create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is open to all UK based artists, from student to established, working with drawing. From an anticipated submission of over 3,000 entries, the selectors will bring together up to 70 works for an exhibition in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, at Jerwood Space, London from 17 September – 26 October 2014. The exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham, Leeds and Bournemouth.

Deadline: 16 June 2014

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce the third Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, which offers a British artist a first solo show at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, the winning artist is awarded a participation fee of £5000, and a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.

The judging panel is: Hideki Aoyama,Gallerist, Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo, Richard Deacon, artist, Mami Kataoka, Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Chris Orr RA, artist and Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
The triennial prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. The judging panel will first select a shortlist of three artists whose works will be exhibited at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London in June 2015, during which time a winner is announced.

Deadline: 30 September 2014

The Wheatley Fellowship

The School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, seeks applications from practising fine artists for a Fine Art Fellowship under the terms of the Wheatley Bequest. The Fellowship has been created by Birmingham City University in conjunction with the
Trustees of the Wheatley Estate and is the outcome of a generous bequest by the late
Richard Wheatley.

The Fellowship offers an opportunity for an artist at the commencement of, or at a critical point in their professional career to further develop his or her practice within the world-renowned School of Fine Art, Margaret St.  For 2014-2015, the Fellowship is directing its invitation for applications from painters and/or printmakers. Applicants should normally have a first degree and/or a post graduate qualification in Fine Art. The Fellow will be provided with a studio in the School of Art and will have access to all of the Institute’s facilities, which includes printmaking, painting, film/video and photography equipment as well as high-end camera/photo-print facilities. The Fellowship lasts for ten months commencing in October 2014 and culminates with an exhibition in 2015.  Some opportunity for teaching will be given. The successful applicant will be expected to become a full and active member of the academic and research community within the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR), the School of Fine Art and the Birmingham Institute for Art & Design (BIAD). An award of approximately £9000 will be made. This is paid on a monthly basis at a rate of £900 per month. The award is exempt from taxation and other deductions.

See the website for more information here.

Deadline: 4.00pm Friday 4th July 2014

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A fellowship, an award and a residency calls for applicants

Stanley Picker Fellowships: Design & Fine Art 2014

The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two innovative contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2014.

The annual Fellowship programme supported by the Trust since its inception in 1977, sits at the very heart of the Gallery’s activities, and provides an artist and a designer each with the opportunity to create and present a significant body of new work as part of the research culture within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.

Each Stanley Picker Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, to support a practice-based research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery. Appointed Fellows are required to make formal presentations about their practice as well as deliver a range of appropriate activities that will directly engage staff, students and members of the public in the development and delivery of their chosen project.

Please see the website for more detailed information.

Deadline: Midday Monday 23 June 2014
Interviews: Week Commencing 14 July 2014 (exact date to be confirmed)

Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award

The Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award is a major creative development opportunity. It provides a resource and support structure from which artists can develop their practice and realise and present planned or new projects.

The award, based at new-build, purpose-designed studios at High House Production Park, Thurrock, not only celebrates the work of Stephen Cripps, an important ‘pyrotechnic sculptor’, but also helps make manifest the vision for the Park and the potential for creative collaboration between its partners: High House Production Park Ltd, the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural Backstage Training Centre and Acme Studios.

The initial programme consists of three one-year awards, running successively from October 2013. Each award provides:

  • a rent-free large ground-floor ‘production’ studio
  • a £10,000 bursary
  • £10,000 towards project realisation costs.

To ensure that as many artists as possible in the UK will be able to benefit from the award, the selected artist may also opt to rent a work/live space within the studio building during the award year.

The Award is funded by Acme Studios, The Henry Moore Foundation, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’s family. The first award ran for one year from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014. The second will run from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015.

Please see the website for more detailed information on applying.

Deadline: 5.00pm Friday 4 July 2014

Wisbech Arts Colony: Residency Opportunity

The arts colony residency seeks three artists who are interested in exploring notions of exchange, experimentation and encounter within the town of Wisbech. The residency is based on the theme of The Frontier Zone – a transitional space offering the psychological sense of unlimited opportunity, the shedding of restraints, or working towards new knowledge.

An intensive, three week, residential research and development opportunity for three artists to be based in Wisbech from Saturday 6th September – Sunday 28th September. The artists will be supported by artist -led organisation Aid & Abet, and hosted at St Peters Lodge, a beautiful property in the grounds of the walled garden of the Vicarage at St Peter and St Pauls Church adjacent to the town’s museum and market square. The property offers full accommodation, communal living, working and dining spaces, private bedrooms, access to kitchen facilities and gardens.

The selected artists will also have access to a number of town centre venues to develop and create proposals for site specific work.

  • The artists can work in any art-form but should be interested in socially engaged practice for the purposes of research or collaboration.
  • The artists must be working professionally, which includes recent MA graduates.
  • The artists should approach the project with an open mind, a pioneer spirit, a high level of enquiry and be willing to explore what it means to develop their ideas and practice in the context of the town and its communities.
  • Each artist will be expected to write a regular blog during their residency.
  • Each artist will be expected to give a talk about their work and/or participate in an open studio event during the residency, with opportunities to share/test their emerging ideas with the public.
  • If appropriate, ‘public’ interventions/performances/sharings will be encouraged, using the town’s public spaces for showcasing the work in progress.
  • The Steering Group are keen to encourage applications from UK based artists that reflect the changing demographic of the town’s communities.
  • Each artist will be paid a bursary of £2,100 for the three week residency period to help cover the costs of expenses and subsistence. Additional financial support will also be available with the cost of materials or hiring equipment depending on how the individual proposals develop.

Please see the website for more detailed information on applying.

Deadline: 5pm,  Monday 16th June 2014
Interviews: week commencing 30th June 2014


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