• 09-10-2018
  • Clod Ensemble: Placebo

  • Salford. The Lowry. 11 – 13 October
    Brighton. Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. 16 – 17 October
    Preston. Derelict at UCLan. 19 – 20 October.
    London. The Place. 30 October – 10 November

    Directed by Suzy Willson with original music by Paul Clark (Clod Ensemble's Co-Artistic Directors), Placebo follows dancers through a through a series of ‘experiments’, some performed with the help of the audience. Placebo is an invigorating celebration of the power we have to make ourselves feel better, even when things are falling apart.
    Seven dancers invite audience members to discover a space full of expectation, suggestion and infectious rhythm in this show, which uses the concept of the placebo effect as a point of departure. The placebo effect describes the phenomenon which occurs when a person is a given a fake or inactive treatment of no intended therapeutic value but experiences an improvement in health regardless.

    Placebo is accompanied by The Power of Placebo, a national programme of events that bring together scientists, artists, ethicists and anthropologists, to explore how our attitudes, beliefs, relationships, rituals and environments can affect our health for better or for worse.

    For more information visit https://www.clodensemble.com/

  • 08-10-2018
  • Andrew Cranston- Solo exhibition at Ingleby

  • 27 October - 21 December 2018
    Ingleby, Edinburgh,

    Andrew Cranston once described himself as a storyteller of sorts, though without a clear story to tell. He draws on a variety of sources including personal recollections – family histories; his circuitous route to art school via an initial, unsuccessful, foray into carpentry; and his 25-year association as both student and lecturer at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen. Interwoven with passages culled from literature, anecdotes, jokes, and images from cinema these elements combine to make his idiosyncratic, intimate, and often dream-like, paintings.

    But the dream had no sound is the largest exhibition of Andrew Cranston’s work to date. It is accompanied by a 164pp publication, available for purchase, featuring an interview between the artist and his friend and colleague, painter Peter Doig. The book also includes over 60 illustrations - each with notes written by the artist - revealing the thoughts and associations that emerge in the process of making a painting.

    For more information visit https://www.inglebygallery.com/exhibitions/7082/overview/

  • 27-06-2018
  • Wayne McGregor to choreograph big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats

  • Arts Foundation Fellow Wayne McGregor is choreographing the new film adaptation of Cats, directed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King's Speech). Produced by Working Title Films / Universal Studios, the film is adapted from the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot.

    McGregor, the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, will now take the reins as the musical transfers to the big screen. Studio Wayne McGregor has issued an open casting call for ensemble performers in the film, which is being produced by Working Title Films and Universal Studios.
    The film will commence shooting in November.

  • 15-06-2018
  • Artforms for the 2019 Fellowships Announced

  • 2019 sees a return to five different categories being awarded. They are;

    Visual Arts
    supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
    Bringing sculpture, painting, live performance art, installation, printmaking, photography and artists film and video into one, the AF is delighted to announce a new annual award for the Visual Arts.

    Experimental Architecture
    A new category for the Foundation, nominations will be sought from designers, artists and architects who are pushing the boundaries of how we explore, experience and create space. This category aims to highlight experimental practices that explore radical constructions that challenge our conception of space as an interface.

    HIp Hop Dance
    Mirroring the success of productions such as 'Hamilton' the Foundation is pleased to be awarding a Fellowship for HIp Hop Dance incorporating global dance crossovers, the broad range of styles within hip-hop and hip hop dance theatre.

    We can all agree - poetry is going through a 'boom' time with recent sales figures topping any previous statistics in the UK. Some have attributed this to a new generation of innovative poets and also to its ability to find new followers through using social media and video. Exciting times. Watch this space!

    supported by the Clothworkers' Company
    Looking at craftspeople and designers who make their own work for the market, this award represents the first of three awards in the Materials Evolution Series . Social Design and Materials Innovation will feature in year two and three.

    Nominations are secured from experts in each area. The shortlist will be announced in October along with various public events to showcase the shortlist in some categories.

  • 07-06-2018
  • Permindar Kaur exhibiting at ‘Animals & Us’

  • Fri 25 May - Sun 30 Sep 2018
    Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

    Arts Foundation Fellow Permindar Kaur is showing his work ‘We are All Animals’ (2010) at exhibition ‘Animals & Us'.
    Animals & Us is a major exhibition exploring artists’ reflections on the relationship between humans and other animals.
    At a time when scientists warn that humans may be causing the sixth mass extinction on earth, how do we see and relate to other animals?
    Focusing on contemporary and 20th century artists and including historical artworks and artefacts, Animals & Us explores our lives and encounters with animals, and how these have been reflected in art.
    Animals painted in prehistoric caves were the first subjects of art, reflecting our closeness to them. The artworks in this exhibition explore both our closeness and distance to animals, from our relationships with our pets, to zoos and animals as food.
    Artists are using animal symbolism and creating human-animal hybrids. They are staging animal encounters, investigating animal intelligence, and questioning the human-animal divide.
    Installed across all Turner Contemporary’s first floor galleries, Animals & Us encompasses a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to video and installation. Drawing on subjects from biology and evolution, to anthropology and technology, it asks questions about how we relate to or differentiate ourselves from other living beings.
    Artists featured: Cory Arcangel, Keith Arnatt, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Beuys, William Burch, Marc Chagall, Marcus Coates, Mark Dion, Charlotte Dumas, Tracey Emin, Barry Flanagan, Laura Ford, Lucian Freud, Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Conradi Gesneri, Laura Gustafsson & Terike Haapoja, Paul Hazelton, Mishka Henner, Candida Höfer, Andy Holden, Marguerite Humeau, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Permindar Kaur, Laura Knight, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Stephen Melton, Alice Neel, Pablo Picasso, Kananginak Pootoogook, Beatrix Potter, Stephanie Quayle, Paula Rego, Michal Rovner, Khvay Samnang, Roelandt Savery, Raqib Shaw, Ernest Howard Shepard, Maria Sibylla, Shimabuku, Gilbert Soest, George Stubbs, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, JMW Turner
    'From YouTube cats tickling the ivories, to Joseph Beuys trapped with a coyote, to octopus hoarders, this delightful show questions the notion that humans are uniquely gifted creatures' - The Guardian.
    For more info please visit: https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/animals-us