Saturday, 12 December 2009

HOTPOT: Art, Food & People

Ceramics by Rebecca Wilson at HOTPOT [art, food + people]
St Andrews Museum 23rd January 2010- 7th March 2010.


Have you recovered from the seasonal festivities? Then you should be ready to indulge yourself again in the calorie free ‘HOTPOT [art, food + people]’. Fife Contemporary Art & Craft in collaboration with SAC funded trainee curator Tonia Lu brings together a group of artists who present work which is inspired by the emotional relationship between food and people. Artists Ruth Archibald-Swaans, Gayle Chong Kwan, Alex Frost, Alex Wilde and Rebecca Wilson take part.

Ceramics by Rebecca Wilson explore the indulgent, frivolous even naughty nature of food cravings. The Eat Me; Keep Me series focuses on the notion of self indulgence. Titles of some works are borrowed from popular marketing slogans which are telling of the current attitude towards what we buy and eat. In today’s recession the supermarkets put the cross sections of the market firmly in their places with ‘best’ and ‘value’ ranges. Advertising campaigns play to our vanity and suggestibility, and in the competition to see which brand can be the sexiest we don’t know any more whether we should be eating the chocolate pudding or pouring it all over ourselves! We are clearly enticed by the notion of food as a luxury, an indulgence, something a little bit naughty, and equally so by Rebecca’s deliciously naughty ceramics.

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Fife Contemporary Art and Craft
Town Hall
Queen's Gardens
St Andrews
Fife,
KY16 9TA
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Times Online - Artists Make Light of Domestic Routine


The C-Word: Craft Scotland is celebrating its artisans. This week it’s Julia Douglas, Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson; aka A Wee Bit of Light Relief.

Read the article from this weeks Sunday Times at;
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/architecture_and_design/article6907756.ece

Sunday, 11 October 2009

New Work for The Affordable Art Fair





I've just finished a new round of works for the Affordable Art Fair (22nd - 25th October, Battersea Park). Here is a sneak preview for you of some of the new range of Tarts and Floozies. Enjoy! (Click the images to enlarge).

For those of you who won't make it to London, this body of work will be making it's way to Newcastle at The Biscuit Factory following the AAF.



Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Light Relief and The C Word

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Things are really starting to happen for 'A Wee Bit of Light Relief'. We were really well recieved at Homes and Interiors Scotland at the SECC, and have a few commissions in the pipeline from that. The large chandelier is also featured in Craft Scotlands C Word campaign which will screen on STV and in Scottish Cinemas in conjunction with Pearl and Dean.

So with everything being on the up we thought it was about time Light Relief deserved it's own blogspot, so here it is; http://aweebitoflightrelief.blogspot.com/. We'll keep you up to date with developments as they happen here. Watch this space for new works coming soon. Don't want to spoil any surprises but there is wallpaper in the pipeline among other things...

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Affordable Art Fair


Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th October 2009
Battersea Park, London
The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) is the place to discover and buy paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints – all priced between £50 and £3,000.
With 120 carefully selected galleries from across the UK and Europe exhibiting there is contemporary art on show to suit every taste and budget.
The Biscuit Factory are making the trip from Newcastle and are taking some of my new tasty treats from the Eat Me; Keep Me series with them.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Zelli Porcelain Prize Shortlist


I've just heard that 'Many Hands Make Light Work' has been shortlisted for the prestigious Zelli Porcelain Prize. The competition will be judged on 22nd October by the legendary Sister Wendy Beckett, Dr.Jeffrey Jones and Igor Klimenkoff. The shortlisted works are on show at the gallery until the end of November.


Zelli Porcelain

55/57 Chiltern Street

London

W1U 6ND

020 7224 2114

Fight to save the Park Gallery!

The Park Gallery, Falkirk's future is in doubt after a decision to relocate to Callendar House was approved in principle by councilors. I have an exhibition planned for there with Clare Waddle and Julia Douglas at the end of August, so am particularly worried about this!

Read more about it here:http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/Fight-launched-to-save-Park.5674996.jp

Please help to save its current location by signing this partition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/218037971Thanks

Monday, 31 August 2009

A Tiny Wee Bit of Light Relief


Here is the newest addition to the Light Relief family - 'A Tiny Wee Bit of Light Relief'. It was launched this weekend at Homes & Interiors and went down really quite well. We're really pleased with how the smaller scale pieces are working out - they're really very cute!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Homes and Interiors Exhibition


We're off to the SECC today to install our range of chandeliers 'A Wee Bit of Light Relief' on the CraftScotland stand at the Homes and Interiors Scotland exhibition. The shows open Friday Saturday Sunday this week. This will be the first showcase of our new range of smaller lights to compliment the original design and make the product more accessible to more people. I'll post some pics of the new range in situe a bit later...

Monday, 27 July 2009

New Exhibition at the Morningside Gallery


There is now a selection of my work on show at the Morningside Gallery in Edinburgh: http://www.morningsidegallery.co.uk/

Eat Me; Keep Me (Cherry Liquors) £495

Monday, 29 June 2009


I've just come back from a holiday to the best news - TheScottish Arts Council have awarded me a professional development grant of over £9000 for research and development of new work for my collaborative exhibition at the Lighthouse in February 2010. And on that note ... things are developing nicely - Clare and Julia are getting quite expert at working in clay, while Clare has been teaching me how to cast paper forms and Julia is going to teach me to knit. More piccies of the work in progress coming soon...

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Collect and Style Magazine



Collect is not far away now. May 15th to 17th at the Saatchi Gallery. There is a snippet of whats on offer in The Sunday Times Style Magazine today which features an image of one of my works. They reckon Craft is the new Fine Art in terms of ethical buying and invesment in the art market. Lets hope they're right!



Image, Eat Me;Keep Me, £575.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Haptics




Anne Marie Shilito is doing research at ECA's department of design and applied arts into a user centred haptic computing system for applied artists. This involves using a 3D haptics drawing machine, which is like a computer mouse that moves in three dimensions instead of two to allow you to draw forms in real space. The main application for this is to have the forms produced in a rapid prototyping machine as in the images above. The big difference in Ann Marie's work is that the software interface will be developed with makers and craftspeople in mind, to make it accesible to those who are not skilled in the ways of CAD. And thats where I come in. I'm going to be a guinnea pig for Ann Marie and her team to work on real live projects carried out as case studies so they can get direct feedback for development. Check it out here: http://www.anarkik3d.co.uk/, http://www.anarkikangels.co.uk/, www2.eca.ac.uk/tacitus.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Coburg House Gallery grand unveiling


Coburg House has been home to a multitude of artists for many years now, but has recently undergone an expansion and redevelopment. As well as studio accomodation for around 25 additional artists (bringing the total numberof residents to over 60!) there is a stunning new gallery space. This Saturday, 9th May at 11am the gallery will be opened with a show of works by ALL of the artists and makers at Coburg. This includes, jewellery, ceramics, painting, mosaic, silversmithing, sculpture, product design and much more. See http://www.coburghousestudios.blogspot.com/ for more info.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Lighthouse 2010 with Julia Douglas and ClareWaddle







I'm working towards a three man exhibition with fellow artists Julia Douglas and Clare Waddle which will preview at The Lighthouse in Glasgow in February 2010. Light Relief is the first of several collaborative works for the show - a chandelier of domestic objects cast in low relief in Bone China. The images shown are of A Wee Bit of Light Relief - the first attempt for us at making this piece, and also working together as a trio. Thankfully it was a great success on all fronts - it was well recieved at the VAS Annual Exhibition 2009 at the City Art Centre, and we're all still friends, so we have subsequently set to work on the second incarnation of Light Relief. Spanning 1m 20 accross it will be four times as big as the original, and will dominate the void above the main entrance of the Lighthouse Gallery.

Collect 2009 at the Saatchi Gallery

Craftscotland will present work by eleven Scottish artists at Collect: the International Art Fair for Contemporary Artists, and I'll be amongst them. Its at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ building on King's Road, Chelsea in London from 15 to 17 May 2009. Tickets are £10 in advance from the Crafts Council website, or £15 on the door. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collect/visiting/
Image: Please Don't Eat Me; Keep Me

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