Last Saturday three gifted students found themselves the winners of the Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize Algarve and were presented with their prizes at an award ceremony held at the Lady in Red Galeria de Arte in Lagoa. The standard of the students’ work was once again outstanding and the event a success. The gallery, which has an exhibition of over 300 artworks from many renowned artists, was the perfect venue to inspire these young emerging artists. The afternoon began with entertainment of live music with the popular band KGB playing ‘Kool Grooves n’ Blues’ in the gallery’s lounge bar where visitors were able to choose from a selection of ethically sourced tea and coffee from Teapigs and Caffe Praego brands, which make donations to the Point Foundation in Rwanda to help orphaned or vulnerable children. Before presenting the awards, organiser Isobel Costa from Sovereign Consultoria Lda in Lagoa, highlighted the work of the Sovereign Art … [Read more...] about Three rising stars win student art prizes
In this week's Art Seen, Robyn Maree Pickens looks at exhibitions from Matthew Galloway, Michael Morley, and Pea Sea Art. ''Endless'', Matthew Galloway (Laurel Project Space) The light was perfect when I viewed ''Endless'' at Laurel. Matthew Galloway's attention to the site-specificity of Laurel's many-windowed space has resulted in some of the most resonant works of the artist's I have seen to date. Galloway has hung large, silk flags over the two main windows in the space, and two in the reading room: one over the entrance, and the other over the window. The flags - via their colouration - trace the arc of a 24-hour period beginning with pale, lemony dawn at the bottom before graduating upwards to dark navy at the top. As such, these flag works successfully embody the transactions between day and night suggested by the exhibition's title. This endless cycling of diurnal and nocturnal states is amplified by Galloway's placement of the flags over the gallery's windows. To this … [Read more...] about Art Seen: May 16
Parliament is to receive an overhaul of its publicly displayed art work, with dozens of former and current female politicians and campaigners to be introduced to the walls of the Palace of Westminster. A painting of Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat in the Commons, and photographs of the MPs Yvette Cooper and Seema Kennedy, are among the works to be introduced following discussions among a committee of MPs. It follows concern that the current collection of art – from statues that greet visitors in St Stephen’s Hall, to the paintings that line the corridors of the House of Commons and House of Lords – mainly shows white men, usually from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The Labour MP Alison McGovern, who chairs the Speaker’s advisory committee on works of art, said the committee was responding to public demand by commissioning and borrowing several new pieces of art to reflect the role of women in politics. “When I tell people that I … [Read more...] about Parliament’s art collection to include more women
0 Have your say Stills and Street Level join forces for Ambit – a wide-ranging showcase of work by emerging photographers based in Scotland Shadi Habib Allah: Free Rein, CCA, Glasgow ***Petra Bauer and SCOT-PEP: Workers, Collective, Edinburgh ***Ambit: Photographies from Scotland, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow and Stills, Edinburgh ****I am always heartened by art that concerns itself with social issues, which sets out to say something about the world, perhaps even with a mind to change things. However, it can be such a relief to see art which engages with more than just other art, one can forget how hard it is to do this well.Shadi Habib Allah’s work at CCA is concerned with the small local shops in Miami’s Liberty City, where he used to live, which are struggling for survival and resorting to an alternative economy of exchanging food stamps for cash at prohibitive rates. It’s an issue (with or without food stamps) which is affecting … [Read more...] about Art reviews: Shadi Habib Allah
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