AboutPioneered by Angela Flowers in 1983 Artist of the Day is an annual event whereby ten selectors choose an artist to each hold a one day solo exhibition over the course of two weeks.
Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Gilbert and George, Helen Chadwick, Anish Kapoor, Mona Hatoum and Anthony Gormley have all been previous selectors. This year Julian Opie, Tim Head, Alison Wilding and Chantal Joffe are among the list of ten patrons for 2011, in which each has selected a promising or as yet under-valued talent.
This year has unearthed an exciting broad spectrum of work from Paul Murphy's vast, sublime photographic pieces, to An Gee Chan's allegorical printmaking, featuring surreal characters, inspired by stories and dreams. The chosen artists range from new graduates to a man who has painted all his life and never shown his work.
This unique show has assisted a number of up-and-coming elects in previous years; artists such as Claerwen James, Nicola Hicks, George Blacklock, Renny Tait and Lynette Yiadom-Baokye - a selector for this year's event, have all featured in Artist of the Day.
Each of the ten chosen artists will show at Flowers Cork Street for one day during the course of the two weeks. On Saturday 2nd and 9th July there will be a group exhibition of artists who exhibited during that week. The gallery will open daily from 10am-7pm with refreshments served between 12pm-2pm.