Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – Studio interview
Video: transcribed from BBC documentary ‘Primetime’ on the St. Ives Group. First broadcast 17/02/1993.
New collaboration by John Burnside and Will Maclean
A Catechism of the Laws of Storms
John Burnside’s poetry and Will Maclean’s imagery first came together in a collaborative print–poem commissioned for the opening of Dundee Contemporary Arts in 1999. A Catechism of the Laws of Storms continues the joint projects.
Some years ago Maclean found some dis-bound copies of an illustrated weekly newspaper The Pictorial World of 1882–83 and used the woodcut images to assemble a series of collages, which were then scanned and digitally altered.
The series of collages related to descriptions of storms and hurricanes from nautical books and manuals in Maclean’s collection, in particular The Law of Storms by Henry Paddington. The collages were shown to Burnside who composed a series of twelve poems in response to the images. Maclean in turn altered a number of the images in response to the poems.
Copies now available from Art First at £12.00
Art First Newsletter
Art First at the Turbine Art Fair, Joburg
65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown, Johannesburg 2113
17 – 20 July 2014
We shall be exhibiting Joni Brenner, Eileen Cooper RA, and Kate McCrickard.
Now entering its second edition, TAF14 presents a vibrant art fair in the dynamic setting of the Turbine Hall venue, in the heart of the Newtown cultural project.
Tickets are available through the TAF website:
Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair
Sandton Convention Centre
21 – 23 August 2014
Showing Joni Brenner, Louis Maqhubela, & Karel Nel.
Group show: The Power of the Sea
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
5 April – 6 July, 2014
Universal Studios, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
17 June – 10 August, 2014
Thirteen artists from ten countries address issues of assimilation and dissimilation.
Simon Morley In 1914-2014, Anniversary of the Great War Exhibition
Musee Romain Rolland, Clamecy, France
28 June – 15 November, 2014
Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War
IWM North (Imperial War Museums)
12 October, 2013 – 23 February, 2014
The first major exhibition of IWM’s collection of contemporary art produced since the First Gulf War, including work by Steve McQueen, Langlands & Bell, Miroslaw Balka, Willie Doherty, Paul Seawright, Ori Gersht, Jananne Al Ani, and Jack Milroy.
Ambassador for the ‘What I See’ Project
Eileen Cooper RA, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy, speaks as an ambassador for the What I See Project - a digital arts and science project exploring female perception around the world, incorporating online video interviews from female role-models across all walks of life, as well as hundreds of personal viewpoints and discussion forums.
Art First at the London Art Fair
Business Design Centre, Islington
15-19 January, 2014
Art First presents a selection of key works by Wilhelmina Barns Graham, from 1945-1995, newly released by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust.
Will Maclean and Marian Leven
Will Maclean and Marian Leven have been awarded The Saltire Arts and Crafts in Architecture Award 2013 for their newly completed cairn An Suileachan close to Uig on the Isle of Lewis
Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SA
27–29 September, 2013
Commission for Kelso Town Square
Harvey has been announced as the winner of the Sainsbury Public Art Competition, for a major piece to be created at the centre of Kelso, the historic Borders town situated on the banks of the River Tweed.
The commission comprises a monumental stone, its form echoing that of the historic cobbles in Kelso’s main square. Local residents will be selected to inscribe personal messages and their names around the sides of the sculpture.