In our New Curator Open competition we called for people with a vision, asking them to come up with a concept, to design, plan and, ultimately, present an exhibition at New Brewery Arts.
Selected by a panel including Grace Davies (Director, Visual Arts South West), Annabelle Campbell (Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Crafts Council), and Andrew Proctor (Relationship Manager, Visual Arts, ACE South West), the challenge was open to everyone. Janice’s fascination with drawing, which led to an investigation of creativity nurtured in residencies, caught the imagination of the judges, who were thrilled to award her the prize.
A time and a place brings together a diverse group of artists who have worked in different locations across the South West.
The exhibition is intended as an introduction to this vital aspect of artistic practice. Featuring drawing as a common thread that runs throughout the work, A time and a place shows not only the finished outcomes of residencies but the way artists approach a residency, how they begin, how they choose to respond, the works in progress, the plans, the ideas, the thoughts and the conversations.
Jill Carter, Curious Narratives, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire (pictured top right)
Sasha Ward, glassmaker, Kemscott Manor, Gloucestershire (pictured right)
Ann-Margreth Bohl, sculptor, Stanton St.Bernard, Wiltshire
Nancy Clemance, & Tara Harland Viney - in collaboration at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
The Semantic Archive - a group residency and exploration of the archive at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre