Artist Stefan Gant has had three video pieces selected for this years Y Lle Celf (Art Exhibition: Fine Art) at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, held in Denbighshire. The selected works include: Crossing the Line (Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012), Line No.22 and Keep Looking.The works contain an undertone of drawing, emphasising delineation through framed space.
The exhibition will open 2nd-10th August and a private view will take place on saturday, 3rd.
Stefan Gant: TUG OF WAR ART COLLABORATION 2013-2014
Between March 2013 and March 2014 a unique collaboration has been taking place between the artist Stefan Gant and the Welsh Tug of War Association, supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
New visual works is being developed by the artist over a 12 month period which will include the creation of new video works and sculptural pieces, underpinned by the contemporary discourse of drawing. The resulting works will then be exhibited across Wales and beyond. The sport / art project also intends to raise the awareness of this ritualistic, rural and ancient sport, encouraging further participation.
Kind letters of support were received from key institutions across Wales including: 4th Wall Cardiff, Elysium Art Space Swansea, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wrexam Arts Centre and Robyn Tomos National Eisteddfod of Wales.
The artist has been visiting competitions and participating with communities, events and training schedules, forming a documentary style approach which has been well received by the communities, engaging hundreds of participants and many more from the regional areas. The project has included visits across the length of Wales including: Dolfor, Llanboidy, Llanybidder and Pentre Halkyn. The project now moves on towards Llangadog and Builth Wells (Welsh National Championships), the UK National Championships, Perth Scotland and the Europeans in Assen, Netherlands. The resulting works will then be shown between September 2013 to March 2014. The project carries the potential to be shown internationally.
The development of this project is now ready to be viewed photographically through this blog containing project development over the first 5 months..watch this space, regular updates will follow, including exhibition dates.
CREATE, OBSERVE, PERFORM
Video-Näyttely / Video Exhibition
MARRASKUU / November
27.10 – 9.11.2012
ALKOVI GALLERIA, Helsinki, Finland
“Create, Observe, Perform forms the first part of an exchange programme between curators based in Cardiff, UK and Helsinki, Finland. The first programme, curated by Cardiff based artists Dawn Woolley and James Moore will be shown in Alkovi Gallery from 27th October to 9th November 2012. The programme doesn’t have theme or central idea but brings together a wealth of artistic approaches to video art. From animation and construction to documentary and performance the artists explore the creative potential of moving image. The artists are both stylistically and geographically diverse, from UK, USA, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Norway and Argentina. Some of the artists featured in this programme have responded to an open call, others have worked with the curators on previous projects further selections were made in collaboration with Outcasting (online moving image gallery).”
The second part of the video exchange programme will take place at g39 in Cardiff in Spring 2013. The project will then tour to Kansas City in Autumn 2013.
Exhibiting Artists (Space 1 and 2)
Jan Hakon Erichsen
I am delighted to announce that new, unseen work, following a recent solo exhibition ‘Drawing:Expanded’ at Galeri, Caernarfon, North Wales has been selected for a third time (2007, 2010) in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 (The National UK Prize for Drawing). The new work was selected from a submission of almost 3,000 entries. The selectors have brought together an exhibition of 78 works from 73 artists.
The selected work entitled ‘Crossing the Line’ (Gant. S, 2012) combines drawing and audio presentations through filmic medium. Ideas of passage through stages of life and morality are discussed through topics such as marriage, speaking the truth and love. The commentary provided an opportunity to explore audio through mark making.
The selected works will be exhibited at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 12 September – 28 October 2012, and then tour to venues across the UK including the new Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and MAC, Birmingham. The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Judged by an independent panel of selectors; Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of The Drawing Room, London; and Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, the Prize aims to explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
Exhibition Tour dates will be announced shortly, I hope you can make it..
In December, 30 Artist from across Wales will present their own notion of shelter in response to artist Gareth Griffith who has developed an autobiographical interest in tents – their structure and meaning – in paintings and works on paper. This has developed into an uniquely democratic collaboration and accompanies the opening of selection of works by Anselm Keifer and additionally the exhibition ‘Ha Ha Road’.
Invited artists will include Bedwyr Williams, Stefan Gant, Helen Jones, Mia Conran and other artists working in a range of disciplines. Private View – Friday 2nd December @ 6.30pm
The Exhibition open at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU from Friday 18 November until Friday 25 November 2011, 11am-6pm, (Thursday until 9pm). Free Admission. The postcards will also be available for viewing on the RCA Secret website from Friday 18 November. The Sale will be on Saturday 26 November, 8am-6pm
Artworks by Stefan Gant will be on display…..good hunting!
“RCA Secret is a unique annual exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus current postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art. Click on the links above to view last year’s postcards and artists.”