Rolling deadlines – April

Happy Easter! Okay, slightly jumping the gun, but with these competitions to prepare and enter, this month will literally fly by! March was a busy month for me as I prepared for a couple of competitions, and often having a deadline to work towards is the motivator you need to push yourself and create new…

photographing graffiti

Be a social creative – what artists should be doing on social media

Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going? Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise…

Rolling Deadlines – November/December

So we're nearing the end of another year and the end of some fantastic artistic opportunities. I'm already looking forward to next years creative endeavours! Good luck to you lovely creative people, for the last time this side of 2016!   Jerwood/Photoworks Awards - 2 Nov What Happens To Us - 2 Nov   Artists and Illustrators…

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…

Rolling deadlines – June

The sun is out and the heat is turning up on the competitions! The summer is a fantastic opportunity to promote your artwork, and there loads of summer open call exhibitions to enter. The highlight of this month is the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Good luck y'all! Derwent Art Prize - 1 June RSA Open -…