Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18
For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.
Three works by ceramicist Simon Carroll acquired for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
The selected pieces represent Carroll’s work at its most ambitious and the grouping illustrates his practice of working in series with a given form, in order to discover expressive variation
Work by Steven Claydon acquired for the Southampton City Art Gallery to compliment a strong and growing nucleus of fine contemporary works
The artist says of the work: ‘to put it simply, it’s to do with the way memories manifest themselves and the way they mutate and sometimes crassly impose themselves into the “now”.’
Work by Noémie Goudal acquired for UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire to reinforce their photography collection
Work by Noémie Goudal acquired for UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire to reinforce their photography collection Her series Southern Light Stations reflects the artist’s interest in man-made interventions in the natural world and our fascination with the sky above us.
Jewellery by Bettina Speckner acquired for Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Her Amber Girl (2015) brooch makes connections with traditional pendants, brooches and rings in the Gallery’s jewellery collection, and also links to their collections of portrait miniatures and fine-art photography.
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė’s stitched metal craft piece acquired for New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
The artist embraces the mundane symbols of Lithuanian life – the metal bucket, the radiator, the car – and turns them into objects of beauty, rather than shunning them and the industrial processes they represent.
Craft piece by Silversmith David Clarke acquired for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Clarke rejects traditional notions of beauty, distorting and innovatively transforming the surfaces of precious metals using corrosives such as salt and lead.
Craft piece by Ana Rosa Hopkins acquired through the Omega Fund for the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Manchester (09/08/2011), 2012, is part of a series of works titled Riot Glass, made from glass collected from the street following the riots in Manchester in August 2011.
Portfolio of Victoria Morton’s work acquired for The McManus, Dundee
The three works are an important addition to the gallery’s nationally significant collections of Scottish painting and Scottish abstract art.
Two sculptural works by Hayley Tompkins acquired for Touchstones Rochdale
The acquisition of ‘Untitled’ (2015) and ‘Chair’ (2013) supports the museum’s ongoing programme of using contemporary art to newly contextualise and reinvigorate elements of their social history collection