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Finissage | Alasdair Gray A Life in Pictures

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Alasdair Gray Exhibition Finissage Event

A final opportunity to see the debut London Exhibition of one of Scotland's most celebrated artists. Alasdair Gray, writer and polemicist now in his eighties, is finally shown in London.

Leyden Gallery is delighted to be hosting  Alasdair Gray’s first London exhibition of paintings, illustrations and prints.

The exhibition has been well received by both the press and public and closes on the 9th September.

Do not miss this fabulous opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the work of Alasdair Gray. Works are also available to purchase.

Alasdair Gray | A Life in Pictures

Join us at Leyden Gallery and the artBar on Thursday 7th of September from 6 - 9pm when we will be celebrating the show with a finissage, to which you are invited!

Please book your FREE ticket via Eventbrite as spaces are limited!

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alasdair-gray-a-life-in-pictures-finissage-celebration-tickets-37362039867

 

 

YICCA 2017 - International Contest of Contemporary Art

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The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the

international market of contemporary art.

 

Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists, which can:

• Win a cash prize:

- Euro 3000,00 (three thousand/00) money prize to the first selected

- Euro 1000,00 (one thousand/00) money prize to the second selected

• Promote their art through a variety of channels:

- exhibit the selected artworks in a exhibition space, determined by competition.

- improve the relationship between finalists and critics, curators, gallery owners, public and private art institutions that will have access to this important exhibition.

- have maximum visibility through the advertising campaign that will follow the competition

and all its stages.

- the works of selected artists will be published on “YICCA” catalogue which will be distributed free of charge to the finalists and will be available for professionals and institutions invited during the inauguration of the event.

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

May 1, 2017: Beginning of subscriptions.

September 20, 2017: Subscriptions deadline.

October 18, 2017: Notification of winning artworks.

November, 2017: Exhibition

 

Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.

From the final 18 artists participating in the exhibition will be announced first and second ranked who will win a prize of 3000 (three thousand/00) and 1000 (one thousand/00) euro.

 

All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances.

All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country.

There are no special qualifications requiered for entry.

All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website

www.yicca.org

www.contest.yicca.org

To register please complete the registration form on the official website.

Deadline: 
09/20/2017
Fee Detail: 
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Finissage: Platform for Emerging Arts #15

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SATURDAY 29 JULY 2017

6pm - 9pm

Come and have a drink to celebrate a fantastic exhibition and invite friends who have yet to see the show. The closing of the exhibition is your last chance to buy unique artwork and also meet the artists that participated so successfully in our 15th Platform for Emerging Arts.

Admission: FREE

How to increase your chances to get selected in art exhibitions

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Laura I.Gallery

The question all artists are asking themselves is simple:

How can I increase my chances of being selected in art exhibitions, calls, and other art competitions?
To answer that, it’s important to understand that the discipline require to create art is no different than what it takes to market, sell, and showcase it to potential buyers and art lovers.
Before you apply for any such opportunity, ask yourself why you need to be a part of a particular exhibition. In other words, make an effort to understand how it could affect your career prospects.

Before you can answer that, make sure you know what you want:

  • Do you want to sell your work?
  • Do you want to inspire the world with your art and showcase it?
  • Could their prizes help your practice progress?

In this article, we would like to help you answer these questions and help you take the right decision.
It’s a known fact that it only takes a person to change your life completely. So, it’s important that you do showcase your art as much as possible anywhere you can, within the boundaries of your financial capabilities.

Being featured in any exhibition or display affords you better chances to be discovered; hiding your work in a studio space does not.

Being part of an exhibition can help you meet people and open new doors for you:  new collaborations with artists, networking with professionals, friendships with art lovers.
While not everyone you meet will have an interest in purchasing your work, their support will still be an asset along the way. Feedback is the most priceless gift you can get.
The power of word-of-mouth should not be underestimated. A fine word of encouragement along with a recommendation to a friend or manager could potentially create a chance to make a name for your practice.

It could also increase the chances of selling your art and creating even more opportunities for your art to be seen in other exhibitions and showcases.

Showcasing your art at all times is very important. Displaying it in a coffee shop is fine, but featuring it in a gallery will open up a lot more doors.

The gallery is one of the official professional voices in the art world. Collectors expect that a gallery has a fair knowledge of the art world and will act accordingly. Which means that if a gallery is willing to take a risk on an artist and agree to dedicate their resources in helping that artist, then they must be extraordinary.
In turn, everyone will be drawn to the artist and their work. We know for a fact that some of our artists – who previously had never had the chance to be exhibited in a gallery like ours – attracted a lot more interest after art professionals recognized their talents.
Now that we have established that it’s important to showcase your work anywhere, let’s see how you can increase your chances of having your work exhibited.
First of all, read their terms and conditions. We have had artists who submitted work in sizes bigger than we had requested. Despite the fact that their art was really good, we could not accommodate their work in our gallery.

In addition to that, make sure that the work is framed properly, if suitable. We have had work where the glass came off the frame which resulted in damage to the frame.
As an artist, you are trying to leave behind a legacy. To accomplish that, you also need to make sure that the quality of your materials is exceptional. When you are trying to sell your work, you are expecting someone to treasure it for years to come; your materials must accommodate that and be in great condition.
If you want somebody to love your work as much as you do, then you must really show you love your work by presenting it in the best way possible.
Think of it like having a job interview and dressing in casual clothing, showing up at the meeting and expecting that everyone will love you for who you are. In an interview, you must present yourself at your best, as a professional.

That kind of selection has nothing to do with what you are actually capable of doing and what ideas are running in your head. Instead, it has everything to do with showing respecting towards your art as well as the people around you.
Take good pictures of you art when you submit it for consideration for an exhibition. Good quality pictures not only show your work in its best light but also show that you care about what you do.
It tells buyers and collectors that you take your career very seriously. Nobody wants to work with an artist who doesn’t show commitment and shows signs of giving up in the future.
You must then be willing to be a part of a great show. You must show dedication and commitment to the event you are applying for. Sharing a nice message of how important it is to be selected in the exhibition is going to take you a long way.
Your own job does not end the moment you bring your art in the art space. In fact, that’s only the beginning of the journey.
Think of how you are going to use that opportunity and start building connections, supporting others, and sharing each other’s work. All of those factors will define the success of your show, construct a profile of the type of artist you are, and demonstrate your visions and aspirations.
Don’t be dissuaded if you have already done all this and haven’t made it to an exhibition of your choice. You should keep trying because dedication is appreciated.
If your work fits our criteria for this exhibition, please apply now and get your work out there for people to see and recognize.

http://www.lauraiartgallery.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-chances-of-being-selected-in-an-art-exhibition
 
 

Kira Freije in Conversation with Tom Worsfold

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Kira Freije, The Dark Away, 2017

Join us on Tuesday 23rd May for an 'in conversation' between current exhibiting artist Kira Freije and artist Tom Worsfold. Kira and Tom will be informally discussing her work for 'The Dark Away' and her wider practice. 

The exhibition features a rocket, a machine and a human relationship. The works are constructed from metal; cast, bent, forced and welded.

The sculptures are less interested in being artworks, instead occupying a space that is cinematic and suggestive. Assertions of surreal, but human situations. They are jealous and violent and joyful and sad. Sitting between times; both of this world and other worldly.

The sculptures represent the human capacity to love and to hate, asking whether it is possible to be a good or a bad person. By making physical that which is inherently closeted, these works reveal themselves to be guilt-ridden, anxiety-driven, sometimes-happy contradictions. In other words, just the same as me and you and them.

Kira Freije (b. 1985, London, lives and works in London) received her BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2011, and a postgraduate diploma from Royal Academy Schools in 2016. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Carl Freedman, Kinman, Sara Zanin (Rome) and Occidental Temporary in Paris (solo presentation).

Tom Worsfold (b. 1990, lives and works in London) recieved his BA from Slade School of Fine Art in 2013, and a postgraduate diploma from Royal Academy Schools in 2016. He recently had a solo show 'Apparition' at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA.

Exhibition Opening: Sebastian Kite: We will meet in the place where there is no darkness

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South Kiosk is delighted to present the exhibition opening of 'We will meet in the place where there is no darkness' 

A site-specific installation and performance exploring the relationship between space, light and sound by practicing artist and architect Sebastian Kite. http://sebastiankite.com/

Preview: 9 Feb, 6-9pm
Exhibition: 10 Feb - 4 Mar 2017
Nearest station: Peckham Rye

For more information please read below or visit our website:
http://www.southkiosk.com/

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In George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984, the author makes reference to a place where there is no darkness. A place, our lead protagonist Winston Smith believes to be free from the oppression of the totalitarian state under which he lives. Deceived to visit this place by the state Police, Smith instead finds himself under the glaring lights of an interrogation cell, permanently lit to aid his state of torture. 

For 'We will meet in the place where there is no darkness' artist Sebastian Kite has created a site-specific installation exploring the relationship between space, light and sound. Constructed as a pavilion within the gallery space, Kite’s work references back to Orwell’s interrogation room using light as a material to create an ever-evolving space. Constructed from a series of half-toned panels that suggest static or white noise, the space is further cut through it’s horizontal with a two-way mirror referencing the voyeurism, narcissism and sublimity at the heart of the interrogation process. Spatialised sound further acts to reinforce the dynamic while also dividing the space into four distinct areas.

Introduced into this space, a dancer acts as a protagonist, with each performance redefining the relationship between the architecture and the audio-visual score and composition. Held once a week live in the space, performances create a generative interplay of media creating an ever-evolving space over the lifetime of the exhibition.

Sebastian Kite (b. 1986) is an installation artist and architect based in London. Kite creates experiential environments to choreograph the sensory engagement of people with architectural spaces. His practice lies at the intersection of art and architecture, with a particular focus on site-specificity. Beginning with an analysis of the site, Kite's installations use structure, kinetics, light, performance, projection and sound as strategies to illustrate new readings of spaces.

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