VAU ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW

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“The Visual Artist Unit presents a Take Over Exhibition at GENERATORprojects.

Featuring: Edwina Bracken, Jen Bradley, Peter Chalmers, Selcuk Colakoglu, Paul Corbett, Rachel Currie, James Gow, Lois Green, Mairi Hutchinson, Jenny Johnston, Rory Laycock, Lewis Matheson, Rachel McBrinn, David McDiarmid, Laura McGlinchey, Jamie Louise McIntosh, Sue McMillan, Kristofer Muir, Laura Mullen, Jon Nicolson, Stuart Noble, Hannah Nugent, Ellis O’Connor, Emma Rogers, Rachel Rogers, Catherine Ross, Heather Ross, Jane Sharkey, Vivian Ross-Smith, Julie-Ann Simpson, TERRIBLEM86, Toby Trueman

Preview: Monday 14th September 18:30-21:00
Continues: 15th-23rd September 12:00-17:00

Visual Artist Unit is an artist led not for profit Community Interest Company based in Scotland. VAU commits itself to supporting emerging artists in Scotland and improving public engagement and access to contemporary art for the wider community.

Emerging artists are invited to become artist members of VAU for support to develop their practice and gain professional development experience by participating in VAU’s public engagement program.

VAU hosts a range of exciting and innovative exhibitions, workshops, talks, commissions and events across Scotland, which aim to build bridges between artists and the public, helping improve access and engagement in contemporary art.

Each year, VAU hosts an Annual Members Show in a different location, showcasing individual works by each artist member of the collective and the VAU management committee. The Annual Members Show aims to encourage the production of new work and upcoming talent. VAU recognizes the difficulties and challenges that emerging and practicing artists can face in promoting their work and practice and therefore realize the importance of a continually reliable platform in which our members can exhibit work to a wider audience.

This year’s show, held at Generator Projects in Dundee, consists of works by all 32 members of VAU, and includes a mixture of painting, sculpture, installation, photography, film work, ceramics and jewellery.”

GENERATORprojects

Address: 25/26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate
Dundee, DD1 4JG.

www.vau.org.uk

www.generatorprojects.co.uk/future

RSA William Littlejohn Award 2015

“Catherine Ross, who won the Gordon Memorial Trust Award during RSA New Contemporaries 2015, receives her second RSA award in the same year, with the Littlejohn Award for excellence and innovation in water-based media.

Having graduated from Gray’s School of Art last year, Ross now works as a painter and model maker. She will use the £2000 prize money to revisit her place of birth – a remote city called Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada – to research mankind’s interaction with nature and solitude.”

“A total of £9000 has been awarded by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture (RSA) to one established artist and two recent graduates. The money will be used to fund new bodies of work and research trips to the USA and Canada. All three prizes have been awarded through an open submission to artists based in Scotland.”

Originally written by Richard Taylor for a-n news: view original article 

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Image: ‘Ice Field’ at Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. www.newave-gallery.co.uk

Snowblind Eyes X Catherine Ross

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Newave Gallery is playing host to yet another great exhibition this month. This time it’s Snowblind Eyes by Catherine Ross, a recent painting graduate from Gray’s School of Art.

Catherine’s work explores the idea of “North”. Particularly, false impressions associated with the word. This is something that interests us greatly because she is digging deep into our surroundings to create her own impression of what we call home. It’s cool that’s she is stripping bare the preconceptions of an idea we believe we know so well.

We’re definitely looking forward to seeing more great work from Catherine Ross!

We went to the launch party on Friday and had a lot of fun with Tomasz who runs the space (he even got a cool photo of us).

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“Catherine Ross graduated from Painting, Gray’s School of Art, 2014. She was born in Yellowknife, Canada, but raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Her work is made up of paintings and models which relate to her own experiences and ideas to do with ‘North’. After a very successful Degree Show at Gray’s School of Art Catherine’s paintings were exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2015 in Edinburgh. She was awarded the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Prize for an artist born or studying in the Grampian region.”

Newave Gallery

 www.newave-gallery.co.uk/UPCOMING-EXHIBITION-1

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