UNSEEN is the international photography fair focused on new and emerging talent and unseen work by established photographers. It takes place from 18 to 21 September 2014 at Amsterdam Westergasfabriek.
Cornford & Cross, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps will be exhibiting work.
Supported by Birmingham City University, Arts Council England and Art Market Project West Midlands.
The Artist Development programme, run by The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands, is offering three bursaries of £100 each to West Midlands-based artists wishing to attend the Manchester Contemporary.The 5th Manchester Contemporary
Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is an invitational art fair that provides a platform for emerging galleries and their artists. The fair is committed to encouraging and developing a market for critically engaged contemporary art in the region. It provides an opportunity for audiences to access high calibre contemporary art by exhibiting international artists alongside those that are new and emerging.
Three bursaries will be awarded to those artists who make the best case for travelling to Manchester.
Time in Manchester should be focused on the art fair, but meetings with relevant parties and visits to artists’ studios may also be included in any proposed itinerary. Selected artists are asked to submit a short report on their time in Manchester which will be posted on the Turning Point West Midlands website.
Find out more information and apply here.
Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 31 August 2014.
The Nottingham Castle Open 2014 is now seeking applications in any media from Midlands-based visual artists over the age of 18, for an exhibition which will take place from 13 December 2014 –18 January 2015.
Each exhibitor has the chance to receive a wide variety of prizes, which include the Grand Prize of £2,000, alongside other cash, materials, exhibition and residency opportunities courtesy of the sponsors who support the exhibition. The open is free to enter.
Selectors are Sean Edwards (Artist), Antony Micallef (Artist) and Kirsty Ogg (Director, New Contemporaries).
Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 5 October 2014.
Lost or discarded items ranging from remnants of toy figures to shoe heels and flattened drinks cans to arms of sunglasses, are carefully ordered and given a new life and meaning. Some mundane and other more intriguing items are offered for consideration, encouraging new interactions with found objects (both those within the museum and those discovered on the street) and calling into question what is beautiful or valuable.
Turning Point West Midlands is pleased to welcome new members on to the TPWM Advisory Group. The group consists of:
Professor John Butler - (Chair) Head of School of Art, Birmingham City University.
Wendy Law - Director, Turning Point West Midlands
Maggie Ayliffe, Course Leader BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton. Secretary, National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE)
Jo Birch, Acting Director Research Innovation and Enterprise, Birmingham City University.
Anne de Charmant, Founder and Director, Meadow Arts.
José Forrest-Tennant, Community Engagement Officer, Wolverhampton Art Gallery. P lace on the Museums Association’s Transformers programme to commence July 2014 – March 2015.
Anna Francis, Director AirSpace Gallery and BA Fine Art Course Leader, Staffordshire University.
Maureen Gamble, Head of the Division of Art, Design & Creative Digital Media, University of Worcester.
Elizabeth Hawley, Freelance Creative Enabler and Arts Consultant.
Deborah Kermode, Deputy Director, Ikon Gallery.
Rachelle Knowles, Course Director and Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Coventry University.
Andrew Lacon, Artist.
Clare Mitchell, Arts Development Officer, Warwickshire County Council and Education Officer, Warwick Arts Centre.
Kate Pryor-Williams (Observer) Relationship Manager: Visual Arts, Arts Council England, Midlands.
Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions, The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Sophie Rycroft, Gallery and Marketing Assistant, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
Nicola Shipley, Independent Arts Project Manager.
Marlene Smith, Artist, curator.
Gavin Wade, Director, Eastside Projects.
Toby Watley (Vice Chair), Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust.