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List of London Degree Shows for Visual Arts

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on May 25, 2010

End of term is approaching fast and with it the exiting degree shows of visual and applied art students. At Riseart, we look forward to these events, as they give us the opportunity to discover new talent, liaise with artists and have a good time. Below, we have listed  the degree shows coming up in London – for further information on opening hours and locations, simply follow the links. Please note: A range of MFA shows are held in September, thus they are not featured in this post.

Gavin Turk 'Cave' (1991) submission for his degree show made him fail his MA

1. Royal College of Arts

  • SHOW ONE featuring works by students of Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics & Glass, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery is from 28 May – 6 June.
  • For the first time, Painting and Sculpture students show together in their studio spaces in Battersea, during the SHOW TWO BATTERSEA, which takes place from 23 June – 4 July.
  • Art Research Students show their work from 10 – 18 July.

2. Slade School of Fine Art

  • The BA Degree Show takes place from 22 – 27 May.
  • The MA and MFA Degree show is from 10 – 16 June.

3. Goldsmiths

  • The Undergraduate Show takes place from 18 June – 21 June.
  • The MFA Show displays a broad spectrum of work from Fine Art and Curating Students, with media ranging from photography, painting, sculpture, performance to digital media – the exhibition is open from 9 – 12 July.

4. Central Saint Martins

  • The work of Foundation Diploma Art students at Byam Shaw is displayed from 26 – 30 May.
  • Works by Graphic Design students is shown from 15 – 20 June.
  • BA Fine Art students, together with Pg Cert Photography students show their work from 18 – 24 June.
  • BA Fine Art from Byam Shaw and Pg Dip Fine Art work is on show from 29 June – 3 July.

5. Chelsea College of Art and Design

  • Students from the Foundation course present their works from 29 May – 2 June (30  and 31 May the exhibition is closed).
  • The Undergraduate Show takes place from 19 – 26 June, showing BA Fine Art, Graphic Design Communication, Interor Design and Textiles.
  • Works from students who completed their Pg Dip in Fine art is displayed from 24 – 27 July.

6. London College of Communication

  • The work of BA Photography, Book Arts & Design, Sound Arts and Design students is on show from 4 – 9 June.

7. Wimbledon College of Art

  • Foundation Show takes place from 17 – 23 June (closed on 20 June).
  • Undergraduate show is on display from 18 -23 June (again, closed on 20 June).

8. Camberwell College of Art

  • The students of Foundation and Undergraduate courses show their work from 22 – 26 June.
  • Postgraduate work is displayed from 14 -17 July.

9. Kingston University

  • The Undergraduate Degree show takes place from 6 -11 June.

10. Free Range

This event is held at the Old Trueman Brewery on Brick Lane and features over 100 university courses from across the UK. Thus it shows a variety of media and work over the course of 8 weeks. Just pop-in whenever you are going to the East End and be surprised by the sheer variety of innovative works! It opens its doors from 4 June – 26 July.

11. Westminster

  • BA students of Mixed media Fine Art have their work displayed from 9 and 10 June.
  • Contemporary Media Practice students show their work from 11 – 14 June.
  • The work of students completing the BA Illustration is on show from 14 – 17 June.

12. University of East London

  • Visual Art Degree Show is hosted from 4 – 8 June.

13. Thames Valley University

  • The Summer Showcase of their Faculty of Art takes place from 27 -29 May.

Which shows are you planning to go to? Did we miss one – if so, please add it in the comments section!


Rise Art’s guide to the art publications

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on May 14, 2010

In recent weeks we have received a number of people asking us about where we find out about all of the events and news that we feature on our twitter page, and on Rise Art. One of the ways we keep updated about contemporary art and its market are through the many newspapers and magazines focused on the industry. Aside from being a fun addition to our coffee tables,  most of these magazines feature exhibition listings, open space activities and recent sales at the art fairs. We have listed some of our favourites below. I am sure we have missed a bunch, but this lot will keep you updated on many of the emerging trends and artists in the sector.

    1. The Art Newspaper

    The Art Newspaper is a monthly publication, writing about all aspects having an impact on the visual art market on a global scale: economies, events, law, places, people and politics. It offers a great source of information to stay informed on the latest developments.

    2. Artforum

    Artforum is published ten times a year. It features in-dept articles and reviews on contemporary art as well as a great amount full of pageadvertisements from prominent galleries around the world.
    The Magazine also contains book reviews and columns on cinema and popular culture. Sarah Thornton illustrates in her book ‘7 days in the Art World’ the standing Artforum enjoys: ‘Artforum is to art what Vogue is to fashion and Rolling Stone was to rock and roll. It’s a trade magazine with crossover cachet and an institution with controversial clout.’

      3. Parkett

      This wonderful magazine is published three times a year in English and German. Nicholas Serota, director (soon ex) of Tate Gallery says of this magazine: ‘Parkett has explored new ways of collaborating with artists and established high standards of production.’ Do we need to say more?

      4. Art and Auction

      This magazine is part of Louise Blouin Media and is published 11 times a year. It aims at collectors and thus regular Art and Auction features news on the art market and its key-trends, from contemporary art to antiquities, prints and other collectibles.

      5. Frieze

      Frieze is a London-based contemporary art magazine. In addition to essays, columns and exhibition reviews it features sections on design and architecture as well as music reviews. In 2003 its founders create Frieze Art Fair, one of the most important contemporary art fairs to date.

      6. Art Review

      This magazine covers an eclectic mix of – emerging and established – artist profiles, exhibition reviews and city art tours. It possibly is best know for its special issues in November and March, when Art Review publishes the Power 100 and Future Greats, the first covering the most powerful people in the art world, the second introducing the 100 most promising, emerging artists. It also has a very interactive site.

      7. Bidoun

      Bidoun means ‘without’ in Persian and Arabic. This quarterly magazine bears the subtitle: ‘art and culture from the Middle East’ and that is exactly what it is, and it is refreshing, as it provides us with a very different image of the Middle East than the general news currently do.

      8. Art Monthly

      Issued 10 times per year, this contemporary art magazine has a focus to British art with lengthy feature articles, an editorial opinion column, extensive news briefings and exhibition reviews. It further features an excellent art-law column written by Henry Lydiate, a specialised lawyer; the column is supported by Artquest, an organisation aiming to provide practical support for visual artists.

      9. Juxtapoz

      This monthly magazine is probably the most popular underground contemporary art magazine. Not only does is feature a lot of great art and interviews, it has a very busy website with an active forum and great blog.

      10. Tate etc.

      Tate etc., published three times a year, is inspired by the prominent museum, using its collections and projects as starting point but reaches far beyond. From ancient Tate archives to cutting edge studio work, Tate etc. explores art’s history, meaning and context in various forms of writing.

    Which are your favourite art magazines and why? Share your insights with us!

    Rise Art’s favourite non-profit spaces in London showing emerging art

    Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on May 3, 2010

    London is host to an abundance of spaces dedicated to contemporary art. While the large commercial galleries often dominate the headlines in the art sections of the press, a number of Non-Profit spaces in London showcase many of the best emerging and contemporary art talent in the country. Here are ten of the best that shouldn’t be missed.

    • Camden Arts Centre – it stands out for its consistently good programme and for what Time Out magazine describes as “arguably the best coffee in North London”.
    • Parasol Unit Foundation – is one of the most beautiful venues in London! Best visited in spring and summer during openings, when you can enjoy a drink in the back garden next to the pond. Parasol Unit Foundation
    • Chisenhale Gallery – commissions some of the most innovative solo exhibitions in a converted 1930s factory building in the East End.
    • ICA –  the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts centre, presenting an exiting programme of visual and live art, music, film  and talks.
    • Matt’s Gallery – is a ‘must’ on any East End gallery tour, showcasing significant installation art for over 30 years.
    • Projectspace 176 – is an integral part of the Zabludowicz collection.  It hosts innovative, site-specific exhibitions in a converted 19th century Methodist Chapel.
    • John Jones Project Space – this family run framer offers an enormous space for emerging artists to create large-scale projects. John Jones has also built a remarkable collection which is on permanent display at the company’s premises in Finsbury Park. (This space is closed for redevelopment and will reopen in 2012.)
    • Saatchi Gallery – ever heard of Charles Saatchi? Then you will know what to expect when visiting the converted headquarters from the Duke of York. Sensational exhibitions showcasing a vast amount of emerging art from all corners of the world. Already the space in itself is worth a visit.
    • South London Gallery – does not only showcase work by established and emerging artists but has an exceptional programme – particularly for kids.
    • 20 Hoxton Square Projects – is a collaborative project space, operating as a platform for emerging artists, whilst also hosting other creative events. It has been launched in 2007 by Alexander Dellal.

    Let us know where we are wrong. Where are your favorites?