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Nick Fox: artist talk, Wednesday 14 December, 6-7pm

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Nick Fox discusses his work with Dr Fiona Anderson, art historian at Newcastle University, on Wednesday 14 December, 6-7pm.

Foxs current solo exhibition, Half-light, brings together a body of work created by Fox over the last three years, including paintings, sculptures and cyanotype prints. His work is informed by an interest in myth and layered with literary references, in particular, the writings of Oscar Wilde and French novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans, giving rise to a keen sense both of the pleasures and the limits of double meanings in the construction of codes. The works function as a mirror to the artists emotional life, charting Foxs enduring motivations of longing, desire, seduction, love and loss. The exhibition will be open for viewing on the Wednesday evening until 8pm, and continues until Saturday 17 December 2016.

Dr Fiona Anderson is an art historian at Newcastle University. Her research is concerned with art and queer culture from the 1960s to the 1990s, with a particular focus on the HIV/AIDS crisis.

More images and information on Half-light can be viewed on Vanes website at http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/half-light

Arts Award adviser training, North East – January

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Develop young peoples creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award

Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Train as an Arts Award adviser and learn everything you need to deliver these unique qualifications, enabling you to support children and young people aged up to 25. Arts Award is open to young people of all interests and backgrounds, and can be delivered within a variety of settings and timescales through any arts, cultural or media activity.

Arts Award Discover and Explore training

Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification. Arts Award Discover is an introductory level. To deliver these levels, book your place on a half-day Discover & Explore adviser training course now. Training costs 140 per person*

Locations:

Middlesbrough 18/01/17

Morpeth 26/01/17

*Discount available on courses booked before 31stDecember 2016. Details at artsaward.org.uk/training

OPEN CALL: Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017

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We are excited to announce that the third instalment of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries. The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and from any background. The overall deadline is 15 January, however all artists who enter before the 18 December will receive feedback on the application they submitted. We are a prize that focuses on supporting not just winners but all artists involved.

PRIZES INCLUDE:

7,000prizes, for the Overall Winner, the Employee Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, Ashurst's Rich Mix Prize

Includes 1,000 of vouchersfrom Cass Art for the 3 Winners

Three monthsolo exhibitionsin London, England

Group Showfor 25 Shortlisted Artists in April - June 2017

Early entrieswill featurein our ongoing campaigns to clients,invitationsto ourinformative talks.

 

For further information and the application form see here or please email with questions.

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