Flow Contemporary Arts in association with Claire Gulliver is pleased to share the names of the artists and film maker selected for the Bideford Black: Next Generation commissions for Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon.
The artists are:
Tabatha Andrews (Devon) http://tabathaandrews.co.uk
ATOI (Cornwall) http://www.atoiarts.org
Luce Choules (Henley on Thames) http://lucechoules.wordpress.com
Corinne Felgate (Dorset/London) http://www.corinnefelgate.com
Neville and Joan Gabie (Gloucestershire) http://www.nevillegabie.com/works/antarctica/emailing-antarctica/
Littlewhitehead (Lanarkshire) http://www.littlewhitehead.com/littlewhitehead.htm
Lizzie Ridout (Cornwall) http://www.lizzieridout.com/index.html
Sam Treadaway (Bristol) http://samtreadaway.com
The project film maker is Liberty Smith http://vimeo.com/libertysmith. Liberty lives and works in London and went to school in Hartland, near Bideford. She will be creating a documentary film to record the artists’ progress over the coming year.
We welcome The National Trust and Ian Cooke of The University of Exeter to the project and thank them for supporting the artists in their research and development phase.
An exhibition of the final works will open to the public in the autumn of 2015.
Bideford Black is a unique pigment found only in Bideford, Devon, UK. Bideford Black: The Next Generation connects the heritage of the area with the tradition of using it as an artist’s material, commissioning and documenting its use by contemporary artists, developing a greater understanding of this rare material in a contemporary artistic context.
Bideford Black – The Next Generation is a Burton Art Gallery project produced and curated in association with Flow Contemporary Arts and Claire Gulliver. It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Follow the project blog: http://bidefordblack.blogspot.co.uk