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Paradox: Unravelled at the London Wetland Centre

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Paradox

2020-2021

Unravelled at the London Wetland Centre

Unravelled are delighted to announce a new partnership between ourselves and the Wildfowl and WetlandsTrust which will see us commissioning and exhibiting new site-specific artwork by up to 10 artists at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes over a year long programme.

Paradox will challenge artists to respond to this unique wetland environment by exploring issues of conflict through conservation, climate change and migration.

The artist brief, which includes details of how to book on one of our open day sessions on Thursday 9 May, is available to view and download here

Deadline: 
06/16/2019

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Call for entries for the international exhibition "Towards a critical rurality"

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The Rural Design concept derives from the need to develop a new gaze that interprets the territory in a dynamic way, focusing attention on the connections within an organism and between organisms. This gaze is capable of advancing concrete planning proposals, immediately expendable, but also implementable over time.

Specifically, the design must be oriented by ecological and systemic criteria.

The designer (in its broad sense) must conceive production processes in which the output of one system can become another’s input (circular economy) and elaborate visions and plans that take into account the whole system that generates processes, products, services and environments, as well as the flows of materials and energy between the different phases that distinguish their life cycles, favoring the use of renewable or low environmental impact resources and a proper end-of-life treatment. Until a few years ago, all these aspects were not taken into account in the design practice.

In this new scenario, new images of the agricultural environment are elaborated: not only as a place for material goods production, but also as a source of symbolic goods

Nature, the main producer of the symbols of this environment, is the foundation for a new conception of rurality and to redefine city-countryside relationships. By being aware of the complexity of these processes, we are also forced to confront the generosity and fragility of nature itself. In this framework, cultivating – in its broadest sense of managing the soil seen as a common heritage and of primary activity for human existence – deserves special attention and requires a critical reworking of the rurality itself.

PURPOSE OF THE CALL FOR ENTRIES

Artists, designers, architects, start-ups and researchers from all over the world are invited to participate in this call, by sending works which adhere to this redefinition of rurality, investigate the relationship between the urban and the peripheral areas, as well as  those between human activities and natural cycles. Candidates are invited to confront and engage, primarily, but not exclusively, with the resources typical of the Matese area – raw materials, production waste, construction techniques, local crafts – that will host the first edition of the Rural Design Week.

The participants in the exhibition “Towards a Critical Rurality”, part of the first edition of Rural Design Week, regardless of the resources – natural, economic and socio-cultural – that will be used for their works, can contribute to the following categories:

Category A: Rural design / systemic design objects

Category B: New naturally-based materials

Category C: Projects or processes inspired by the principles of circular economy and systemic design.

All the selected works – e.g. artifacts or products, installations, new materials or processes – will be exhibited (or realized in situ, in agreement with the authors/designers) in the Municipality of San Potito and in the surrounding areas.

VISITS: For those interested, the proponents of this call will be available to conduct visits of the territory. Visits can be booked until 19 April, to do so please email us.

COMPETITION PROMOTER

Ru.De.Ri – Rural Design per la Rigenerazione dei Territori

JURY COMPOSITION AND WINNERS SELECTION

The jury is presided by Mario Festa (architect, President of the Ru.DeRi Association) and composed of:

  • Marco Scotini – Head of NABA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department  (Milano, Italy)
  • Iain Chambers – Professor of Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at the Oriental University in Naples and Founder of the Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Oriental University.
  • Michael Obrist – Architect, partner of Feld72 studio and Professor of Housing Construction and Design at the Technische Universität of Wien (Austria)
  • Rihards Funts – Designer – Latvia
  • Marjetica Potrč – Artist and architect – Slovenia
  • Ugo La Pietra  – Designer – Italy
  • Maria Thereza Alves – Artist – Brazil

The jury will evaluate the contributions to be set up in the Matese Regional Park and included in the exhibition catalog. The selected works will be notified by 6 May 2019).

Three winners will be selected, one for each of the following categories:

  • artifact related to rural design/ systemic design
  • new material based on natural components
  • project or process based on the principles of circular economy/ systemic design

The winners (one for each category) will receive a prize of €1,500 and will be invited to publicly present their contribution during the Matese Rural Design Week (travel expenses, board and lodging will be covered by the organizers).

In addition, the jury will select other works of particular note, which will be exhibited from May 31st to June 9th 2019 in the San Potito municipality and surrounding areas, both indoors and outdoors, taking into account the specific characteristics and needs of the individual contributions.

The jury will also assign a special mention to one of the selected works: an art residency (from 10 March to 7 April 2020) at the Art Center “La Regenta”, an exhibition space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The residency, offered by “La Regenta”, includes: accommodation (with kitchenette), €400* for board expenses, a production space, a €500* fee and the chance to present the work to the public of the Art Center at the end of the residency period.

(*VAT must be deducted from the two amounts, based on the percentage in force in the winner’s country of residence).

Deadline: 
04/26/2019

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€40,00
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Open for Applications: Four Awards at Cockpit Arts

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Four Awards at Cockpit Arts open for application.

We are delighted to announce that there are four Cockpit Arts Awards now open for applications. All Awards comprise business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as subsidised studio space for one year.

The Cockpit Arts/ Clear Insurance Award

Aims to support professional makers who have been in business for less than three years and have aspirations to develop their craft business.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 1 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards ** NEW AWARD **

Aims to support a maker to practice their craft at a key stage in their skill development and support their craft business to achieve financial sustainability.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 8 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Company Awards

Open to graduates within the last five years, these awards aim to assist weavers to set up in business. Weavers can be working in any form, for example, creating products; visual art; working with mills and making samples for industry.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 15 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award

Open to an aspiring or established turner i.e. someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials to develop their craft practice.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 16 May 2019

 

Deadline: 
05/16/2019
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Burke Prize

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Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize is an annual award that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement.   

The prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist age 45 or under working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.

Each fall, the Museum presents an exhibition of works by the Burke Prize finalists. The winner is announced at MAD Ball, the Museum’s annual fundraising gala

The Burke Prize finalists and winner are determined by an annual jury, chaired by Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, and professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design, following an open application process.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:59 EST 

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Interplay: Art Craft and Design

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Juried by Holly Jerger, Curator for Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles

 The boundaries between Craft, Art and Design have become blurred. Holly Jerger encourages reconsideration of how we subdivide and classify genres and techniques in the art world.  She challenges preconceived notions about contemporary craft, art and design, looking for timely and contemporary art without losing the meaning of craft,  materiality, and the handmade.  Award of Solo exhibition for selected artist.

Link to Prospectus and details here:  https://southbaycontemporary.org/open-call/

Deadline: 
10/15/2018
Fee Detail: 
$35

Degree Shows 2018

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Uncover the spirit that drives everything we do. From digital to traditional and everything in between, our annual degree shows dynamically showcase work from the freshest in creative talent.

Highlighting work from students across the college’s undergraduate programmes, this summer’s Degree Shows, from Friday 8 to Thursday 21 June 2018, offer an exclusive window into life at an independent art school, and a chance to preview a new wave of makers ready to take over the creative industries.

Three buildings, four floors and more than 20 outstanding exhibition spaces full of inspirational thinking and making. We provide a space where people come together, explore new horizons, and push the boundaries of creative practice. It starts with the people who come here - the optimists, activists, makers and communicators.

With open doors across all our working studios, guests are invited to explore cutting-edge facilities such as Fab Lab Plymouth and our £8 million dedicated crafts workshops for ceramics, glass and metalwork. An eclectic range of mediums, both modern and traditional, will be exhibited across the college — including film, photography, fine art installation, fashion design, game arts, illustration, glassworks, ceramics, animation, 3D printing and so much more.

Can't make it to the show during the day? We will also be hosting a late night opening on Thursday 14 June, 5-8pm (last entry 7.30pm).

You can get involved too with artwork available to purchase, film screenings, and live presentations running throughout the show schedule.

If you're attending our opening night on Thursday 7 June (invite only) then they'll be the chance to see our unmissable Fashion Showcase, taking place in our maker space The Warehouse on 7 June at 8pm and our Media Showcase at Vue Cinema on 7 June at 4pm, both are invitation-only events, if you are interested in attending please email brand@pca.ac.ukfor more information.

Considering a course with us? Make sure to register for our official Open Day on Saturday 16 June, the perfect opportunity to connect with staff, alumni and preview the thrilling culmination of three years study here at our unique institute.

Entirely free, open to the public, and the highlight of the UK’s creative calendar. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Continue the conversation on our Twitter and Instagram, using #KeepCreating

 

DEGREE SHOWS 2018 – FREE ENTRY
Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
8 June - 21 June

Weekdays, 10am - 6pm
Thur 14 June, 10am - 8pm
Sat, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Sun, closed

TEACHERS TWILIGHT EVENT
Thurs 14 June, 4pm - 8pm

OPEN DAY
Sat 16 June, 10.30am - 4pm

‘RE-WRITTEN’
FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN SHOW 2018
Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard PL1 3QQ
13 June - 16 June, 10am - 4pm

'INHALE EXHALE'
PRE-DEGREE SUMMER SHOW 2018
Palace Court, Buckwell Street PL1 2DA
25 June - 29 June, 10am - 6pm

If you have any questions, please get in touch:
brand@pca.ac.uk
+44 (0)1752 203 434

 

What: Degree Shows 2018

When: Friday 8 to Thursday 21 June 2018 // Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) // Sat 8 June, 10:30-2.30pm // Sat 16 June, 10:30-4pm. Free and open to all.

Where: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place campus, Studio 11

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