Tuesday, 14 June 2016

New for Summer 2016 - Artist Advisor, Transart Institute

Alex Roberts has been selected to join the pool of Artist Advisors at the Transart Institute.

Transart Institute is the International MFA and PhD Creative Practice Programs with Intensives in New York and Berlin, individual advisement and critique groups wherever you live and work.  Accredited by Plymouth University, UK.

"INTERNATIONAL Diaspora, Post-Nationalism and Post-Colonialism; Identity; Exile; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Space In Between; Home; Temporary Architecture; Cultural Engagement through Food; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny; and Publicness, Collaboration and the Social are areas Transart Institute is paricularly interested in supporting and instigating research, projects and practices in. We champion independent thinking, expermentation and informed endeavors".

More About Transart: http://www.transart.org/

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

THE RED MANSION ART PRIZE 2016 - the shortlist is announced

The Red Mansion Art Prize 2016, The Red Mansion Foundation 
Alex Roberts is shortlisted (MAY 2016).

The Red Mansion Art Prize was established in 2002 to promote artistic exchange between China and the UK. Each year one student is selected from each of seven of the UK’s foremost art colleges: The Royal Academy Schools, The Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Slade School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art.

During the summer of 2016, the talented winners of the Red Mansion Art Prize will travel to China for one month. They will be provided with studio space and the opportunity to live and work alongside local artists with flights, accommodation and a spending allowance provided for them.
An exhibition of the works produced by the students over this time will be held in Spring 2017.
This year’s panel of Judges is composed of:
Prof Paul Goodwin UAL Chair of Black Art and Design; Director of TrAIN (Centre of Transnational Art, Identity and Nation)
Jemima Stehli Artist
Rosza Farkas Director of Arcadia Missa Gallery
Ingrid Swenson Director of Peer Gallery
Nicolette Kwok Director of the Red Mansion Foundation
The winners will be announced in June 2016.
For more information: www.redmansion.co.uk/art-prize

Drawing Projects UK - The Figure: Drawing from Life - Re-looking and Reconnecting, May & July 2016.

Weekend drawing sessions... 2 - 3 July 2016 will host another weekend of life drawing with artist Alex Roberts - Analysis of the figure within space, observing human activity by investigating the surrounding location.

Following on from the first weekend in May (Reviewing the Model), Alex will lead another two-day drawing session that explores the human form through drawing. The session is tailored to all levels of ability and offers the opportunity to build confidence and to develop and enhance skills through working from observation. A plethora of techniques will be deployed to explore form, shape, proportion and to develop a personal approach to respond to, and re-view, the model.

The Drawing Sessions organised by Drawing Projects UK are suitable for adults who wish to test and develop their approaches to drawing through participation in artist-led projects in our dedicated facilities with small group sizes.
Participants can join this session for either Saturday or Sunday (11am-4pm) or for the full weekend. Some materials and refreshments will be provided.  
For further information please contact:  

Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge BA14 9AE

Booking essential

By email or phone  +44 (0)1225 767993

Image credit and © 2016 Professor Anita Taylor