MAKE 2019 is the Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibiton, celebrating the diversity of contemporary craft. It's a show that focuses on selling handmade, high quality craftsmanship and connecting makers with our Christmas customers who come from all over Devon and beyond, for seasonal shopping. By highlighting one-off, unique pieces alongside small scale batch production we aim to offer a range of mediums and prices to suit all.
The Creative Land Trust has been launched, supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It aims to secure long-term and affordable space for artists and creative people in London.
This innovative new organisation seeks to secure land and building space while keepong affordable rent rates by:
1. Purchase of freehold properties or long leases
2. Receipt of properties gifted or transferred by public or private partners
3. Purchase of buildings with a studio provider
SPARE PARTS, from 28 February to 12 May, is the second exhibition season from the new Science Gallery London at King’s College London in London Bridge. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Six boroughs in London will receive over £11 million in funds to support artists and small creative businesses as the city’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ).
The CEZs are expected to create 3,500 new jobs, 1,000 new training, job and education opportunities for residents, and over 40,000 square metres of new affordable workspace.
The boroughs named as CEZs are:
For its third edition, the Talented Art Fair is back at London’s Old Truman Brewery from 1 to 3 March 2019 and will feature special guests Lubna Speitan (Art Gemini Prize 2018 Winner), Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 finalist John Ball, award-winning photographic artist Marcus Jake and Oliver Winconeck, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 contestant.
Carrie Reichardt’s new exhibition for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust presents a radical perspective on Anne Hathaway, the woman who married William Shakespeare, and a playful exploration of how consumerism, popular culture and social media are changing the way we view and interpret history.
Hothouse is a Crafts Council Talent and Business Development Programme that supports talented makers at the start of their career.
For young photographers, 14-21 year olds, living in the South West.
A competition to select the best photographs capturing the essence and process of 'creation'; a maker, artist, or element of nature - the mess, the mistakes, or progression to perfection. An exhibition based on the theme will run from 3 May - 30 June 2019 in the Devon Guild's main gallery.
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include:
Japan House will open to the public on 22 June 2018. It will be the new, London home for Japanese creativity and innovation.
Japan House London will provide authentic and surprising encounters with the very best in art, design, gastronomy, innovation and technology, allowing visitors a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture.