Artist deadlines – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…

Jerwood Drawing Prize PV 2016

This years' Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition is yet again a shining example that drawing is well and truly alive! On a 35 degree hot September evening I attended the Private view, as I'm very proud to once again be selected to exhibit in this truly unique show, exclusive to the practice of contemporary drawing. Walking…

Rolling Deadlines – August/September

Halfway through the year and the opportunities keep on coming! As the busy season approaches for gallery exhibitions and events from September onwards, now is the time to take advantage of what's out there and get your work seen. The highlight competition to enter is the open call for a socially engaged commission at Tate…

Tate switches

Tate's brand spanking new building, the Switch House, will pave the way for more variety, more international exposure and give the public what they want - more art!   Since Tate opened in 2000 to the public it has attracted more than 5 million visitors each year, and has become a shining symbol of London's…

Artist of the month – Louise Zhang

Paintings and sculptures that fascinate and repulse, but when you get close, these bizarre organic works are anything but a delight.   At first glance, Louise Zhang's work is drippingly sweet and seductive. Her use of neon-tastic, artificial colours are exciting and alluring to the eye, but as you begin to study the blob-like forms,…

Rolling Deadlines – July

Summer is officially here and so are the awesome opportunities for us artists this month. Well it's not July yet (but almost), so if you want to enter then you've got to be quick! The highlight competition this month is the 'Griffin Art Prize' which offers you a chance to win a 3 month residency and…

Artist of the month – David Schnell

Burst into summer with an explosion of fantastic colour from a unique visionary German painter I first encountered David Schnell's work during my uni days, whilst totally obsessed with colour, shapes and the landscape. The boldness of colour, use of line and how he frames his compositions really drew me in. Similar to Renaissance landscape paintings…