The Drawing Biennial 2015 will feature 200 recent works of art on paper by emerging and renowned artists such as, Rachel Howard, Tracey Emin, and Gary Hume. They are among a vast selection of incredible artists to feature at this year’s Drawing Biennial, held at the Drawing Rooms gallery in London on the 5th of March until the 30th of April 2015.
All of the artists have been picked by Drawing Room director's Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle, and additional nominations by leading international artists, directors, curators and collectors. Each artist will make an original drawing on paper with a medium of their choice. Rachel Howard will be showing an oil on paper work, 'The Cleft' (below).
In the final two weeks of the exhibition the Drawing Biennial with culminate into an auction with all works available to bid for on the Drawing Rooms website. This is an excellent opportunity for new and established collectors to acquire unique works on paper. All sales which have been donated by all participating artists will raise funds to support Drawing Room's programme for the next two years.
12 February 2015 - 25 May 2015
The Barbican Gallery presents the first major exhibition in the UK to display the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. In this captivating show 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as collector', we are able to see artists collectables, curiosities, one of-a-kind curiosities, rare artifacts and specimens, the exhibition enables the viewer to understand the influences, obsessions and motives behind each fourteen artists.
The curator of the show, Lydia Yee says,'Sometimes things are very rare objects and the artists are really connoisseurs, like Howard Hodgkin who's got an incredible collection of Indian Mughal paintings. I was also interested in the opposite extreme, the kind of collector who's not so discriminating and has a huge jumble of things.'
Many artists live with and make direct use of their collections. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Artists such as, Arman, Peter Blake, Hanne Darbove, Edmund de Waa, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin and Andy Warhol.
Other Criteria are proud to announce that they have been awarded 'Best Booth' at Zona Maco, Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair. Other Criteria displayed exciting and evoking work from Damien Hirst, Eduardo Sarabia, Harland Miller and Rachel Howard. The work transformed the booth into a home studio where art and consumption co-existed.
Artist Eduardo Sarabia was awarded 'Favourite work of Art' for his ceramic piece '18 with a bullet (5)' executed in 2009. Sarabia's vases take on an ornamental and narrative purpose, melding traditional, rustic decoration with Mexican story telling and imagery.
DAMIEN HIRST 'LOVE'
9 February - 21 February 2015
Paul Stolper is proud to present LOVE, a pop-up exhibition of prints and sculptural editions by Damien Hirst. The exhibition that runs over Valentines Day will focus exclusively on the theme of love. As Hirst says:'Love is a beautiful thing and I see it as a small antidote to all the horror in the world'.
The exhibition includes 'LOVE Gold', a portfolio of love heart prints each foil blocked with a single butterfly. Eight of the hearts are silkscreened and six are in gold leaf. Damien Hirst's 'LOVE Gold' is the first of two portfolios, the second, titled 'LOVE Silver', will be released in June 2015. It will include eight silkscreen prints in colours different to 'LOVE Gold' and six prints in silver leaf, each foil blocked with a single butterfly.
Also included will be two love heart pill sculptures, as well as 'Love Struck', a heart pierced by a crossbow bolt suspended in a sweet jar.
- Private View: Monday 9 February 9am -11am
- Exhibition: 9 February - 21 February 2015
- The Gallery will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 6pm.
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Part One of a Six Session Short Course
Tuesday 14 April 2015
Classes and Courses 10.30am — 3.30pm
Sue Hubbard, the writer of 'Adventures in Art' published by Other Criteria in 2010 will be leading a series of creative writing courses and classes at the Royal Academy, London this April 2015.
Adventures in Art draws together 70 of Sue Hubbard’s essays on contemporary and modern art and spans the last 20 years of her career. An award-winning poet, short story writer and novelist, as well as an experienced critic, Hubbard’s collected essays are part biographical, part lyrical reviews of today’s programme of modern art in Britain and provide an honest account of the diversities, originalities, and disappointments found there.
To find out more about Sue Hubbard's creative writing classes held at the Royal Academy click here.