Monday, August 20, 2012

Motorcade/FlashParade National Open Launched!

We are thrilled to launch the second annual Motorcade/FlashParade National Open, to be selected by Emma Cocker, David Trigg and Brian Griffiths!

DEADLINE: Midnight, Sunday 21st October

Entry Fee:
£15 for up to 3 pieces of work
1st Prize: £500 + a solo show at Motorcade/FlashParade
2nd Prize, The Urbis Prize: £500
An additional prize, The Urbis Bursary of £500 with exhibition opportunity will be selected by Urbis at the Open exhibition.

For more information and to apply, visit our National Open page.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

INCUBE8 2012 - selected artists announced!

We are excited to announce the four selected artists for the second half of INCUBE8 2012:

Congratulations Julian Claxton, Johana Hartwig, Samuel Hasler and Laura Reeves!

These were four of the strongest proposals we received and we are eager to see how they transform Motorcade/FlashParade during four intensive back-to-back shows this November.

The proposals were selected by Megan Wakefield, Toby Huddlestone and Steven Paige who we would like to thank for an insightful, informative and enjoyable day. Their range of expertise made for thorough discussions with each application examined in depth. With many excellent proposals this was by no means an easy task and we recognise the difficulty the panel had in making their selection. We are delighted with their final choices and look forward to welcoming the selected artists for a diverse range of shows this autumn.

We’d also like to thank every artist who applied. We appreciate the time and effort spent in writing a proposal and we hope we have gone some way to acknowledging this by providing each applicant with some constructive feedback and pointers from the panel.

Bring on November!

Julian Claxton lives and works in Bristol. He graduated from UWE in 2002 and has since  co-founded and co-directed Plan 9, established the Creed Art Club and initiated Spike Island's Test Space.  He was a member of the Spike Island Interpretation Group, including the design of Curating Degree Zero. Claxton has exhibited widely under a number of personas in the UK and, recently, in the United States.  Key recent unattributed/virtual projects include: Psychic Research, Kunte Howell-Ojidade (outsider artist), Creed Wall (collector/dealer), Gerard De Verre (recently dead artist), Mannequin Defense Caucus (a dumb insurrection), CITES (Convention on IllegalTrade in Extraterrestrial Species).

Johana Hartwig is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cardiff, working predominantly with video. Hartwig has a background in sculpture and a form-led approach to the making of film. Graduating in 2001 from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff she has exhibited widely, most recently at the Oriel Canfas Gallery, Cardiff. Hartwigs’ films possess strong visual narratives that feed from intuitive, emotive responses to environmental quirks, sensual objects, obsessional patterns, flux anthropomorphism and humour.

Sam Hasler is a visual artist based in Cardiff . He has made performance and installation work across the UK in Galleries and alternative spaces. He has exhibited at EXPO festival in Nottingham, National Review of live art in Glasgow and as part of the 'if...' series at g39 in Cardiff.  His work uses drawing and writing within a structure that allows decision making and creative responses to space, often within the performance.

Laura Reeves grew up in the South West and moved to Cardiff to study Fine Art specialising in sculpture. She recently graduated with a first, receiving the Eisteddfod Young Artist Scholarship of 2012, and has exhibited widely amongst her peers. Reeves works as studio assistant to Sean Edwards producing works that have been shown at Limoncello, Tanya Leighton and Spike Island galleries.

INCUBE8 is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Thing Is - Watch it live

If you can't make it down tonight for Sullivan & Flint's performance, The Thing Is, watch it live, courtesy of Tethervision!