Friday, 13 July 2018

Look to the skies

Thanks to Jamie Reid for his rendition of the Good Old Stars & Stripes. No more comment from me needed...

Fundación Casa Wabi x ArtReview Residency Award 2019...
...are pleased to announce an open-call residency prize for artists wishing to stay in Oaxaca for the month of July 2019. Applications must detail a project that engages with or benefits the local community in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
Fundación Casa Wabi is an interdisciplinary project whose mission is to promote the exchange of ideas, fostering an open and constructive dialogue between national and international artists in a variety of practices and disciplines. The foundation is based in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, 800km south of Mexico City. Set between the mountains and the sea, the foundation and its grounds were designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Founded in 2014 by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, its facilities include a multipurpose room, six studio-dorms and a 50-acre sculpture garden, as well as two recently opened pavilions: the Clay Pavilion by Alvaro Siza (Pritzker, 1995) and the Guayacan Pavilion by Mexican studio Ambrosi-Etchegaray. Click on the sky below for details.

Sylvia Pankhurst Public Art Commission 
Bruntwood has opened calls for entries for a UK-wide street art competition transform the landmark Trafford House building in Greater Manchester with a 38 metre high mural - in memory of Sylvia Pankhurst. More details HERE.

Could prisons unlock the creative industries talent pipeline problem?
Here’s an extract from an interesting blog by Sally Taylor and Jessica Plant on the Creative Industries Federation website.

'It goes without saying that the UK’s creative industries make a huge contribution to the UK’s economy. But is all the potential talent which could be working this booming sector being encouraged to do so, or is it just the usual suspects which make up the bulk of the new creative generation? Of course students graduating from our prestigious and well respected higher education institutions are much sought after, but how about trying something new – institutions which might attract a different world view, but whose ‘graduates’ might offer something a little different – like our prisons.' Read more HERE.

More news coming in from Texas!

A week in Vilnius and lots of photographs - but what to post? Simply the final image from my last day there. I met and had profound & liberating first conversations with people affected by suicide in Lithuania. Biggest thanks to Jurgita Jurkutė for her deep & poetic insight & Artūras Vasiliauskas from the British Council for his knowledge & companionship during the England defeat! (No I'm not the greatest footy fan, but context is everything). As always, warmest and deepest thanks to IP and SK for conversations and friendship.


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