OUTSIDE THE BOX
The selected artist articulated a distinct area of study for the residency, proposing site-specific, multi-media works influenced by Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s collection of Victorian and Georgian artworks and Geology. Constructing Victorian machinery, specifically agricultural, David’s practice references man’s intervention on landscape, the downturn in agriculture, and the values we attribute to our landscape and our history. Through durational performances, the objects that David constructs begin to break down, representing our aspirations, tolerances and failure both as individuals and as a society. Of the residency, David says:
‘I am extremely excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to explore the collections to help inform new directions for my work. The studio will be open, so please feel free to pop in and say hello to discuss how the residency is developing.’
An artist talk by David will be held at 11am on Saturday 23 March, during which he will discuss the development of his work throughout the residency process. You can find out more about the artist and view examples of his work by visiting his website: www.davidbethell.com
Many thanks to all of you who applied for this residency opportunity. We received an overwhelming number of very high quality applications. Unfortunately individual feedback cannot be offered in this instance.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery would also like to thank The New Art Gallery Walsall and Turning Point West Midlands for enabling us to create this opportunity and for their help and support with the selection process.
TPWM in partnership with the National Trust announces new Artist in Residence at Dudmaston Hall.
TRANSITION: ARTISTS' STUDY DAY
Thursday 7 March, 1.30pm - 5pm at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus. B15 2TS
This free event has been organised to accompany the New Art West Midlands 2013 exhibitions.
Jeremy Millar (Artist & Tutor in Art Criticism, RCA)
Lynda Morris (Chair of Curation and Art History, NUCA and Founder EASTInternational)
Keith Piper (Artist & Programme Leader MA Fine Art, Middlesex University)
Deborah Robinson (Head of Exhibitions, The New Art Gallery Walsall)
The event will be chaired by Jason E Bowman (Artist & Head of MA Fine Art, Valand School of Art, Gothenburg). The discussions will address the challenges and opportunities facing emerging artists today exploring shifting perceptions of regional devolution, the art-world, artist as activist and artist as genius. This event will have relevance for artists (emerging and established), curators and those working in art higher education settings.
Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
Please book your place by emailing: Annabel.Clarke@bcu.ac.uk
The event has been developed in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust: New Art West Midlands and The New Art Gallery, Walsall.