A huge congratulations to ceramicist Adam Buick who has received a ‘Creative Wales Award’ from the Arts Council of Wales. There are awards of up to £25,000 for artists who have had achievements in their career and will encourage creative experimentation and research for future practice.
‘My artistic vision is to make work that embodies the landscape that inspires me. I use a single pure jar form as a canvas to map my observations from an ongoing study of my surroundings. Through the use of gathered materials in the ceramic process and through acts carried out within the landscape I hope to create a narrative, one that conveys a unique sense of place.’ – Adam Buick
‘How to Make a Proper Alien’ a new book by artist Nathan Ford.
44 pages, 22 x 28 cm. All illustrations are from original paintings by Nathan Ford. A limited number of books will be signed by the artist, contact us here for more information.
The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London shows us all aspects of contemporary art – and this year’s exhibition features a number of familiar artists…
Sarah Gillespie’s brilliant and contemplative mezzotint ‘Absence’ is on show, with a landscape by Tom Hughes and some of Donna McLean’s atmospheric paintings lit only by torchlight…
The Winners will be announced in the Culture section of the Sunday Times on Sunday 28th August.
Pictured: Akash Bhatt with the winning painting of his Mother titled ‘Blue Room’ 2015, (and the lady herself on the right).
Anna Gillespie has been chosen to exhibit in the ‘Elements of Capability’ Outdoor group sculpture show at Lacock Abbey. The show commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, whose vision transformed the grounds of the landed gentry in the 1700s and is on from 30 April – 22 May.
Read more about the event here
The wonderfully talented Sarah Gillespie has had her beautiful charcoal drawings chosen to cover the new editions of Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Jane Eyre – being republished by Penguin Vintage Classics ahead of next year’s 200th anniversary of the extraordinary Bronte sisters. Well done Sarah- they look sensational!
Read more about how Sarah’s exquisite drawings were chosen here
Nathan Ford’s painting ‘Party Wall’ has been shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2015. The winner will be announced in February 2016. Nathan will have new work on view during the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, Stand G19, 20-24 January.
Akash Bhatt has won the Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year Award 2015.
The winning painting is a portrait of his Mother titled ‘Blue Room’. He has used colour and composition brilliantly, we love her striking orange sari- congratulations Akash!
To view the video of the judges deliberation process and their fantastic comments click here
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition offers a fantastic array of contemporary art – and this year’s exhibition is a riot of colour, variety and features 4 of Beaux Art’s talented artists…
The brilliant ceramic sculptor Nick Mackman has won the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015. She was the overall competition winner with her charming sculpture ‘Sleepyheads’ pictured below.
To read more follow the link below:
It is fantastic to see two of Anna Gillespie’s beautiful bronze sculptures being incorporated into Chris Beardshaw’s garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show again this year.
‘Let Heaven Go’ (pictured below) is a striking silhouette amongst the lush foliage and his dark patina goes with the velvety purples and is almost bark-like when looking through the trees…
‘Trust’ is situated in another part of the garden, framed in an alcove he brings a different, more intimate pose to the garden.
Read more about the Gold medal winning garden below:
Anna Gillespie’s The Tree People sculpture forms part of a gateway to the 60-acre Green Fields zone at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
To read a BBC article about the commission please click here.
Anna Gillespie’s two bronze sculptures Homage and To The Limit are exhibited in Chris Beardshaw’s Gold award winning Arthritis Research UK Garden at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Watch the video here.
Homage is sited in the Veiled Garden and To The Limit is displayed centrally in the Lucid Garden.
Elisabeth Frink’s exhibition at the Beaux Arts in Cork Street receives much critical acclaim. Coinciding with release of the handsome catalogue raisonné, published by Lund Humphries and edited by Annette Ratuszniak, it reproduces all of Frink’s 402 sculptures and includes a short story by Michael Morpurgo.
Read the recent Telegraph article written by Andrew Lambirth celebrating the work of Elisabeth Frink here.
Sarah Gillespie’s Drypoint engraving ‘Peppered Moths’ (above) has been chosen as one of the 125 works in this year’s Threadneedle Prize which runs at the Mall Galleries from 26 September to 13 October. Following the Threadneedle prize Sarah is showing alongside her sister, sculptor Anna Gillespie, at Beaux Arts, between 15 October and 6 November.
Nathan Ford’s wonderful painting ‘Joachim’ appeared in the 2012 BP prize held at the National Portrait gallery in London. Brian Sewell commented ‘A number of small paintings require a measure of contemplation before we see how good they are … past the sketch left unfinished at the shrewdly chosen moment. Half a dozen check the visitor’s stride with some combination of perception, insight, understanding and the painter’s sleight-of-hand — by Nathan Ford (whose Joachim, unfinished, not wholly clarified but delicately smudged, reinforces a conviction formed last year that he is a painter to watch)’
To read the full article click here
Nathan’s painting of ‘Alpha’ was exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait painters at the Mall Galleries in May too.
Nathan’s portrait ‘Abi II’ collected the second highest total votes for best painting in last year’s ‘People’s Vote’ at the BP portrait prize exhibition.
Writing about the BP show, amid the ‘hooey phooey and bilge’ , according to the Evening Standard’s Brian Sewell,
If push came to shove I might just consent to sit for Nathan Ford whose ragged attack on Abi (a cider-sodden tramp I presume) might suit a man of my age and general dishevelment. I sense that he sees something beyond the surface of this sitter, a Scholar Gipsy, Ancient Mariner or Lear, and serves him well enough – though broader shoulders (or none) would have offered better support to so wild a head. There is something of Ilya Repin about it, his Tolstoy or another Volga Boatman.
Click here to read Brian Sewell’s complete article for the London Evening Standard.
The Irish Arts Review article on the Queen’s visit is here.
There is also an article in the Summer 2009 edition of the Irish Arts Review which looks at Anthony’s constant reference to Irish myth and legend. Click here to read.
The article metamorphosis in the interior design magazine ‘Forma’ is included here.
Click here to read the Bankside Gallery article.
Click here to read the Guardian article.
Click here to read the London SE1 article.
Click here to read the This Is Local – London article.
AKASH BHATT won the Penguin Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
Click the thumbnails below to read an article about the competition.
Click on the thumbnail below to see Akash Bhatt’s page in the exhibition catalogue.
Click here to read the Arts Hub article about the competition.