24 November 2015 – 3 January 2016
The Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery are delighted to announce the shortlist for UK/RAINE, the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine as part of the Days of Ukraine in the UK festival.
The competition received over 10,000 entries by 2,100 artists and the 30 shortlisted artists chosen from each of the five categories (installation, new media, painting, sculpture and street art) will exhibit their work in a month-long exhibition over one entire floor of the Saatchi Gallery from 24th November 2015 – 3rd January 2016.
UK/RAINE Shortlisted Artists:
Installation: Rebecca Hammond, Anton Logov, Roman Mikhaylov, Rebecca Molloy, Amba Sayal-Bennett and Anna Sorokovaya.
New Media: Jonny Briggs, Emma Critchley, DIS/ORDER, Christopher Nunn, Sergiy Petlyuk and Andriy Sydorenko.
Painting: Dominic Beattie, Kyung Hwa Shon, Roman Minin, Yuriy Pikul, Sophia Starling and Artem Volokitin.
Sculpture: Masha Batsea, Olivia Bax, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Mariia Kuliikovska, Adeline de Monseignat and Finbar Ward.
Street Art: Khir Andriy, Dilk & Feros, Lynsey Jean Henderson, Sasha Kurmaz, Dima Mykytenko and Matthew Spencer.
The works of all 30 shortlisted artists can be viewed here: www.saatchigallery.com/uk/raine
Installation photos from In our blood screening at SALT: Sea & the Environment festival in Folkestone
To formally open LOOK/15:EXCHANGE, Anna Fox and friends present an audio-visual night of screened images and sound compositions from none other than Liverpool’s Yousef.
Artists include: Karen Knorr, Sarah Jones, Natasha Caruana, Melanie Friend, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Alijca Dobrucka, Joy Gregory, Sophy Rickett, Chinar Shah, Marilene Cordoba, Helen Sear, Bettina Von Zwehl, Clare Strand, Anna Fox, Neeta Madahar, Hannah Starkey, Emma Critchley & Susan Lipper
In support of the Women’s Photography Conference at TATE Modern, October 2015, in partnership with TATE
The Photographers’ Gallery, London in collaboration with The Pin Projects, Beijing OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen and with support from the British Council present Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today. Featured as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, this will be the first touring exhibition in China solely devoted to British photography.
This exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British photography through the lens of documentary practices. Featuring work by some of the most significant photographers and artists of the time, it reflects photography’s growing cultural position both within the UK and on the international stage.
Work, Rest and Play features over 450 images by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines, including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art. Also on display is The World in London, a major public art project initiated by The Photographers’ Gallery in 2012 to coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project presents 204 photographic portraits, from both established and emerging talents, of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the nations competing at the Games. It is a celebration of photographic portraiture as an artistic form of expression as well as the city’s rich cultural diversity.
Emma Critchley: The Bahamas