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Image: Fragility, by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, our next exhibition opens from Wednesday 8 July

Welcome to the latest Fabrica Artist Resource newsletter.

FOR SALE from Fabrica
3 x Pre fabricated Back Projection Screens - SIZE 206cm(w) x 118cm(h)x5cm(d)
Priced at £65 each.

Delivery and Collection
Collection from Fabrica 40 Duke street, Brighton, BN1 1AG at a per-arranged time.  Delivery can be made at an additional charge.
Please contact Valerie
Deadline ASAP
ARTIST’S ASSISTANTS NEEDEDPart time volunteer workshop & gallery assistants – minimum one day a week - you will learn about sculpting and casting materials and processes, running an art studio and gallery, exhibiting & shipping artworks etc. Timescale: immediately and ongoing. Please apply with CV and details of any previous experience (helpful but not essential). Location: near Hove station. Email:
Deadline ASAP
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015
Artists are invited to submit entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The Jerwood Drawing Prize is open to all UK based artists, from student to established, working with drawing. The selectors will bring together up to 70 works for an exhibition in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, at Jerwood Space, London from 16 September – 25 October 2015 and on tour to venues across the UK. The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on 15 September 2015, are a First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each.
Registration for artists entering the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 will close at 5pm on 26 June 2015. Once registered, artists are invited to submit their works through one of the regional collection centres. For further details and to register online please visit:
Deadline Friday 26 June 2015, 5pm.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS-Brighton Digital Festival is incredibly pleased to announce two new artistic commissioning opportunities for the 2015 Festival, which will run from September 1st to 27th this year. These two new commissioning strands have been developed to support artists, technologists and contemporary creative practitioners to produce ambitious new work for the 2015 Festival.
Prior commissions by the Festival have supported artworks such as Oliver Hein’s kinetic multimedia installation Hidden Lines, and Joseph Young’s subversive yet earnest exploration of democracy in Revolution #10. As the Festival continues to grow, the depth and scope of the arts commissions is being ever expanded to reflect the diverse nature of contemporary arts practice, and increase the opportunities for the Festival to support artists in producing new works.
Arts & Technology Commissions
The Festival has increased the Arts & Technology Commissions for 2015, now offering up to £8,000 to artists and creative technologists to produce ambitious interdisciplinary work that explores the intersection of arts, technology, and society. More information can be found in the full brief for the Arts & Technology Commission. newforms Commissions
Supporting emerging artist and collectives, 2015 will see the premier of the newforms commissions, which will award £3,500 to produce new work that presses against or transcends boundaries between art and digital culture. More information can be found in the full brief for the newforms Commissions.
Deadline midnight Sunday 28 June 2015

CALL FOR ARTISTS-Call for Artists Platform for Emerging Arts. This is a call-out to emerging artists in all mediums, who wish to participate in a curated group exhibition as part of Leyden Gallery’s quarterly lease programme – Platform for Emerging Arts.

This is a unique opportunity to exhibit new work at an innovative and reputable London art gallery. The Platform Shows form part of our ethos, which aims to promote emerging contemporary artists in relation to established and recognised names in the art world.

Please forward an application statement; briefly explaining your practice & current work (200 - 300 words). Also, send no more than three jpeg images. If you are shortlisted for the Platform for Emerging Arts 7 exhibition, we will contact you to arrange an informal interview at the gallery to meet the curator and gallery directors to further discuss your work and the necessary details, terms and conditions. Email application and jpegs to
Deadline Saturday 27 June 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES-Frieze Writer’s Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded 2,000 GBP.
This year the prize will be judged by Paul Teasdale, assistant editor of frieze; the London-based Mexican author Chloe Aridjis; and Hamza Walker, co-curator of ‘Made in L.A. 2016’.
Aspiring art critics are invited to submit one unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, which should be 700 words in length. Entries should be emailed as a Word attachment to
Deadline Sunday 21 July 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES-The London Group, is delighted to announce the call for entries for its 82nd open exhibition. The London Group Open 2015 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes, and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Group’s esteemed members. This year, entries can be made online for the first time, simplifying the application process. In recognition of today’s increasingly diversified art scene, the Open welcomes innovative, challenging works in any medium, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, audio, mixed media, installation, video and performance. More info:
Deadline Monday 24 August 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES-ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artist, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and with works by artists invited by the individual selectors. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole. It provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally-recognised names.
The 2015 competition is now open for entries. Info
Deadline September 2015      
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-Oriel Davies Open. The 2016 Open presents painting as its focus and Oriel Davies seeks submissions from artists exploring the practice and potential of this medium, encouraging diverse interpretations. The resulting selection will feature in an exhibition at Oriel Davies from 16 April - 15 June 2016.
The selection panel comprises three individuals held in high regard in the arts industry who have specialist knowledge and interest in contemporary and historic painting. These include; international artist Clare Woods who had a solo show of new paintings at Oriel Davies in 2014 and touring 2015-2016 in Wales; Nick Thornton, Head of Fine Art at Amgueddfa-Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff; Dr Rebecca Daniels Art Historical Researcher, Catalogue Raisonné of Francis Bacon. The fourth selector is Alex Boyd Jones, Curator at Oriel Davies.
The final selection is judged by the panel and the winning categories include an overall prizewinner who receives a cash prize of £1000 and an invitation to have a solo show at Oriel Davies the subsequent year, and a student  prize winner who receives a cash prize of £500.
In addition, audiences will be invited to vote for their favourite work in the People’s Choice Prize of £250 which will be awarded to the artist whose work receives the most votes. This prize is kindly sponsored by Newtown Station Travel. for full information and forms. Enquiries and applications to or 01686 625041.
Deadline Friday 9 October 2015

Artist Resource Picks of Upcoming Events:
CURIOUS PROJECTS-Artist Talk– Candida Powell-Williams
Friday 3 July 2015, 7pm, Free.
London-based artist Candida Powell-Williams will talk about her installation at the Curious Projects gallery, 'A Vernacular History Starting With The Golden Rhubarb' – from previous incarnations of the work, to the installation at Curious Projects and how it how it might further evolve in any future settings.
'A Vernacular History Starting With The Golden Rhubarb' is a site-specific sculptural work that explores the fetishism of anthropological objects.
Candida Powell-Williams studied at the RCA and shortly after became the recipient of a Sculpture scholarship at the British School at Rome. Last year she was invited to create an installation for the Hayward Gallery's Concrete Cafe and had a solo show at BosseandBaum in London. More information on our website:

FABRICA-The hopes in which we worked: UK artists in Palestine, Thursday 9 July from 7pm.
The title of this Round Table has been taken from Lawrence of Arabia’s (T.E. Lawrence) memoirs, as he reflected on the highs and lows of his work in the Middle East. Documenting others in another culture holds a multitude of ethical and practical complexities, and T.E Lawrence became a representative of Arab voices to the UK with mixed results. Nearly a century later, UK foreign policy has changed the face of the Middle East, and in particular the fate of Palestine. 
How then, are British artists approaching the visual representation the ‘other’ in such a disputed space? This round table brings together artists that have each used diverse methods to communicate something of life and people in the region, to present their work and discuss the complexities of working in Palestine. 
Judy Price  Judy Price’s films and installations engage with the spatial, social and historical contexts of specific sites. Judy lectures at the University of Brighton and is also currently a visiting lecturer at the International Academy of Arts, Palestine. She is currently completing a practice led PhD at the University of Creative Arts, where she was awarded a studentship. 
Corinne Silva London-based artist Corinne Silva’s practice explores the use of the still and moving image in suggesting metaphysical space. Her quiet, meditative visual language engages with the potentials and restrictions of lens-based media and the evolving relationship between politics, landscape and art histories. 
Lydia Cohen  Artist Lydia Cohen was born to a British mother and an Israeli father, and the primary concern with in her artistic practice is the racial representation of the self within a wider social and political context. Her work aims to identify the relationship between representation, identification and placing the self in relation to a physical landscape.
Joy StaceyJoy Stacey is a lens-based artist and curator whose work and research explores the visual representation of those lacking political representation. Stacey has developed her work in the West Bank over the past five years, currently focusing on the use of Palestinian dress and heritage as a tool for cultural resistance. Stacey is a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex with an AHRC Studentship.
The discussion will be chaired by Edwin Coomasaru. To book visit: eventbrite
FABRICA-Curators’ Talk-Director Nicola Triscott, Arts Catalyst
Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer and writer, specialising in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. She is the founder and Director of The Arts Catalyst, one of the UK’s most distinctive arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that engage with science, including notable projects by Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group and Critical Art Ensemble, and the international dimension of its programme of exhibitions, events, research and publications. Nicola has curated numerous exhibitions and events. She lectures and publishes internationally, including books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art. She blogs at Nicola Triscott on the critical inter-relationships between the arts, humanities and our technoscientific society.
For her talk at Fabrica Nicola will expand on past projects and how they have worked with artists to create innovative and dynamic commissions. To book visit: eventbrite

STUDIO SPACE-One studio space is now available to rent in Blast Theory’s building in Portslade, Brighton. Designed by award winning architects Block, the building has three studio spaces, an edit suite, a communal kitchen area, storage space, a project space and a residency space. The building is a Victorian warehouse overlooking the harbour and was originally an icehouse. We are offering long-term leases of at least 12 months, but short-term leases and shared spaces may also be available. For full details visit: Blast Theory
STUDIO SPACES-Large 1st Floor Unit available, Farm Road just off Western Road, Hove, £240 per week suitable for between 8-10 people to share. Needs some work. For info call Caroline on 07771880330. Also available Large Ground Floor Studio with Large Kiln. Suit 1 or plenty of room for 2 potters who need use of kiln. Available from the end of June. For more info call Caroline on 0777188033010. Deadline ASAP
WORKSHOP OR STUDIO- available in Pleasant Craftsman’s Courtyard. Situated in the primarily residential area of Hanover in Brighton. The workshop is approximately 11 ft wide by 11 ft long. Unfurnished. Phone Line. Plumbing for sink in unit. Natural Roof light. Communal outside courtyard shared with the other tenants. Communal loo with a large Belfast sink. Free on street parking outside.
Five minutes’ walk from Brighton town centre. £325 per calendar month. Rent is inclusive of Business Rates, Water and Building Insurance. Twelve months minimum tenancy but you are not tied in to a contract each year, you can stay as long as you want but give one calendar months’ notice when you want to leave. To view, please telephone our office on 01444 24 55 77 or e-mail  leaving your name and a contact number to arrange an appointment.
Deadline ASAP

Image credit: Jonathan Wright Tidemark


FABRICA Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Fragility, 8 July-23 August 2015.

HAYWARD GALLERY Carsten Höller, Decision, until 6 September 2015.
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Corin Sworn until 19 July 2015.
CURIOUS PROJECTS Jonathan Wright, Tidemark, until Friday 26 June 2015.
DE LA WARR PAVILLION-Bridget Riley, The Curve Paintings, until 6 September 2015.

Best wishes

Caitlin Heffernan
Artist Resource Manager
40 Duke Street
Brighton BN1 1AG

00 44 (0) 1273 778646
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