TV personality and world-renowned Sports Artist takes up Residency

In the heart of the Chilterns a new creative home is opening. An exciting new gallery space for artists and photographers. The first show is a collection of contemporary artists and fine art photographers. The Artist in Residence is Paul Trevillion, known as the Leonardo of Line, prolific sports artist, his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, TV spanning his 60 year career. For the first time, you can come and meet him on 1st November, talk to him about his career and pick up inspiration.

Also joining him on show for the first three months is the renowned artist Sally Fisher whose work opened the Phoenix Art Gallery and Picture Framing last year in which The Black Gallery now resides.

Curator and fine art photographer, Vanessa Champion said “The Black Gallery is a really interesting space, you have to see it. Steve, the gallery owner, used to have a gallery in St John’s Wood, and has created a wonderful gallery here in Tring.”

Vanessa is one of the photographers exhibiting, and has brought in two international fine art photographers, Adriaan van Heerden and David Newton to launch the initial collection.

The Private View on Wednesday 1st November 2017, 5.30pm – 9pm, is open to everyone, subject to ticket availability. People can book through the Facebook Page “Blackgallerytring

https://www.facebook.com/theblackgallerytring/

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-black-gallery-tring-opening-tickets-38556510561?aff=efbeventtix

 Notes about the artists:

Artists

Paul Trevillion – “The Master of Movement”

PAUL TREVILLION is recognised as the world’s No. 1 sports artist devoting a lifetime to the fine art of pen and ink.  With a highly successful artistic career spanning over 60 years –  TREVILLION is the creator of the cult classic ‘You Are The Ref’ and also brought comic art realism to Roy of the Rovers in the 1960’s. Trevillion’s extraordinary artistic talent was discovered and nurtured at a very young age. Encouraged by family and school teachers he pursued a ground breaking career working with the world’s greatest sports stars which has seen his original artwork published in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South Africa, and currently is on display in the FIFA Museum, Zurich and the National Football Museum, Manchester.

From the 1960’s onwards, Trevillion’s dynamic art featured in almost every national newspaper in the UK.   Trevillion devised and illustrated instructional based art for the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer.  A gifted artist and raconteur, Trevillion is available for interview

Trevillion’s motto to young aspiring artists:  “Follow your dream.  Never allow anyone  to say – you can’t achieve it.   You have to be the one who believes in YOU more than anyone else.”  www.paultrevillion.com

Sally Fisher

Sally trained in Fine Art at Amersham College of Art, Bucks. Born to artistic parents, she has worked all her life as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist. She has taught art since 1998 and is a qualified Adult Art Tutor. She taught first at Camden Working Men’s College, London, and Marlborough College Summer School and many other art institutes in London and Devon and now at The Phoenix Studios in Towersey near Thame.

She runs workshops and demonstrations in all media and specialises in Life Drawing. She has written eight articles published in ‘The Artist’, and a chapter on watercolour nudes in Harper Collins’ ‘Water Colour Problem Solver’. For Sally, painting and drawing is about energy, discovery, excitement response and a lot of risk taking. Since 1986 Sally has illustrated a daily cartoon for late astrologer, Jonathan Cainer’s thought for the day in the Daily Mail and now continues this for her son Oscar on the Cainer.com website

Photographers

Vanessa Champion PhD

Curator, judge and professional commercial and portrait photographer, founder of PhotoAid Global Foundation and the Fine Art agency, ARGENTA Creative, Vanessa is a resident of Tring, but is often found with camera in hand stepping onto a plane somewhere. Her commercial and philanthropic work has taken her all over the world from India to Indonesia, Africa to Nepal.

Passionate about music, travel and documenting stories, her inspiration remains Cartier-Bresson and Jane Bown.

Vanessa also shoots and cuts film and is never happier than photographing performance, whether that’s on the theatrical stage or at an IT conference. Known for her black and white single light style, reminiscent of the Hollywood period she shoots actors and musicians in the studio and on location.

Former academic and gallery owner, Ness gives talks on her work in Africa and India and nurtures new talent where she can. 

Adriaan van Heerden

Adriaan is an award-winning international fine art photographer. His subjects include wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, travel and portraits. His work has been exhibited in London, Barcelona, Kyoto and Singapore and his pictures held in private and corporate collections in the UK, USA and South Africa, as well his work appearing in numerous international newspapers and magazines. “It is in poetry that the Universe reveals itself to us at its most mysterious and beautiful. Living as we do in data-saturated societies with impossible standards of perfection, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is the absence of information that creates space for the imagination to play, and that the beauty of things is often revealed in their brokenness, fragility and imperfection. My artistic mission is to capture this poetic vision in the two dimensions of photographs I believe that poetry is all around us and we only need to tune in to the right frequency to appreciate the ephemeral, immense beauty of the Universe.” 

David Newton

David is a globe-trotting professional photographer and filmmaker, known for his love of the natural world. His camera will variously be trained on anything that catches his eye, from landscapes to wildlife, portraits to sport, travel, commercial and anything in between. He has had work exhibited in London and across Europe and his images are held in a variety of private collections.

I try to not get bogged down in the art of photography – I capture anything where I see beauty, whatever that may be and wherever in the world I am. I am continually amazed at the wonder of the world and my aim is to bring a little of that splendour I encounter, back to the rest of the world.”

 

 

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Calling all artists and photographers – second edition of Art Gemini Prize launching

ArtGemini Prize 2014   London’s Global Art Prize

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Call For Entries opens 15 May – 07 Sep 2014, artists and photographers are invited to enter online www.artgeminiprize.com for the opportunity to win one of 4 categories from the £5500 Prize Fund. This year is being opened to sculptors as well, plus there is a young art prize sponsored by Jacksons Art Supplies. Importantly shortlisted entrants are also exhibited in London plus they have an exhibition opportunity in Singapore.

Painting by Jing Hu

Painting by Jing Hu

Prize Fund of £5,500

1.  Painting & Sculpture: 1st prize £2000, 2nd prize £1000

2.  Photography: 1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £500

3.  Young Artist Prize  (up to 25 yrs)  £500

4.  Public Choice Prize £500

Art Gemini’s 2014 Charity Partner is Kidscape preventing bullying, protecting children

2014 Judging Panel is made up of five judges including: Dr Phil Shaw  – Doctorate in Printmaking and renowned artist to the 2013 G8 Summit;  Viv Lawes –  Senior UK art consultant to One East Asia, lecturer and writer; Zoe Whishaw – Commercial photography consultant, mentor and previously European Director of Photography at Getty Images; Sajid Rizvi –  Chair, ArtGemini Prize Selection Committee and Judges’ Panel, Founder & Publisher of EAP Group International Media.

2014 Partners & Supporters include: Singapore Art Fair, 20/21 International Art Fair, EAP Group International Media, Music For London, Domaine des Jeanne, Staffords Gallery, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Artron China, Dragonfly Communications

NEWS POST 24 – final 4 weeks for artists and photographers to enter international Art Gemini prize

Final four weeks to enter the Art Gemini Prize – £5000 cash prizes plus the chance to be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 Entry is online http://www.artgeminiprize.com/

Photographers and Artists have just four weeks to enter the Inaugural Art Gemini Prize, deadline 30 September 2013. 

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world.  It is an independent competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit. One of the main benefits is that shortlisted applicants will be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. The winners will be announced at this exhibition of the finalists’ works.

Art Gemini Prize, international art and photography #prize #competition #fund Chance to be exhibited in a leading #London Gallery

Art Gemini Prize, international art and photography #prize #competition #fund Chance to be exhibited in a leading #London Gallery

Latest international entries have come from Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland.

In addition, artists will be supporting the charity Kids Company in London, which helps give opportunities to many of our capital’s underprivileged young and helps them through fragile formative stages of their lives.

“Our ambition is humble enough: if we succeed in bringing to international audiences even ONE artist of exceptional talent, we’ll have reason to conclude that we have achieved something. Of course, we want to do better than that, and strive to spread the benefit of our being here in this dynamic, ever changing, ever exciting space for creativity and its tangible result in new art.” Sajid Rizvi, Chair Art Gemini Prize.

PRIZES

A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in three categories:

Photography Prize £1,500 in total, fund sponsored by printing and framing company:  You Frame http://www.yfcanvas.com/  First prize £1000, second prize £500 – including digital art

Painting  First prize £2000,  second prize £1000; Including oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolour, drawing, ink, calligraphy and original print

Public Choice Prize £500 – Based on a vote by members of the public visiting the exhibition

Entry is online http://www.artgeminiprize.com/  Don’t miss chance to enter the ArtGemini Prize – deadline is 30 September

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STOP PRESS – Entry fee waived for homeless artists

To show his support, Jimmy Lek of ArtGemini Prize has waived the entry fee for the first 20 homeless artists entering via Homeless Link. More details on the Café Art website

Art Gemini Prize http://www.artgeminiprize.com/

Rebecca Hossack Gallery http://www.rebeccahossack.com/

Kids Company http://www.kidsco.org.uk/

YouFrame http://www.yfcanvas.com/

Art Gemini Prize Call for Entries #artists #photographers #competition #prize

Art Gemini Prize Call for Entries #artists #photographers #competition #prize

 

NEWS POST 15 – Themes announced for 5th London Photo Festival

The founders of the London Photo Festival are pleased to announce the two themes “Black and White”  and “Night Photography” for the 5th London Photo Festival which takes place in October

Image by Natasha Semmence "DXB"

Image by Natasha Semmence “DXB”

Call for entries: photographers are invited to submit their work now.

“We created the London Photo Festival in 2011 to showcase up and coming talent and to provide new and emerging photographers with an opportunity to exhibit their work, have it professionally appraised and sell their work to the public.  We will be holding our 5th Festival in October and we hope to continue to grow and promote photographers from around the globe,”  said Emma Mapp and Kit Shah, Co-founders of the London Photo Festival.

The judge this year is Zoe Whishaw, commercial photographer, editor and art director, formerly of Getty Images  http://www.zoewhishaw.com/Bio.html. She will also be doing portfolio reviews. 

The London Photo Festival continues to help, support and launch the careers of photographers:

“I joined the London Photo Festival for the first time in October 2012, and then again in May 2013. The London Photo Festival has given me the confidence I was missing to start my own business. I’ve been working freelance since then on a regular basis. If you love photography, whatever your level is, this is something you don’t want to miss! ” said Chiara Gerevasi, exhibiting photographer.

When: 2nd October: Private View (6.00pm-8.00pm)

3rd – 5th October: Festival

Where: The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

For more information, interviews and images please contact Emma Mapp or Kit Shah direct on londonphotofestival@gmail.com   FB: London Photo Festival   Twitter: @londonphotofest   www.londonphotofestival.org

POP UP ART GALLERY ALSO ANNOUNCED 

Review of previous 4th London Photo Festival

Image from 4th London Photo Festival

Image from 4th London Photo Festival