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Still from Matilda Skelton Mace, Sky Island, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Consultancy 3 May 2017 By teamcas

Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users

The £5,000 commission launched on 3 May 2017

Simon Carroll, Tall vase, 2006 and Three jugs, 2007. Slip-painted earthenware with coloured glazes
Recent Acquisitions 23 Feb 2017 By Elizabeth Brooke

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

Steven Claydon, Trespasses and Dust, 2010. Print on Ettore Sottsass designer linoleum, mounted on powder-coated aluminium and steel frame, 191 x 139.5 x 5cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jan 2017 By Elizabeth Brooke

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”.’

Noémie Goudal, Southern Light Station II, 2015. Lambda print, 111 x 148cm. Edition of 5
Recent Acquisitions 21 Dec 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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.

Bettina Speckner, Amber Girl, 2015. Ferrotype, silver, amber, 8 x 5.5cm. Courtesy of the artist
Recent Acquisitions 24 Nov 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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, Light Bucket Challenge, 2010. Floor lamp, 50 x 154 x 48 cm
Recent Acquisitions 26 Oct 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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.

David Clarke, 50/50, 2015. Pewter and lead, dimensions variable, 15 x 15 x 15 cm
Recent Acquisitions 28 Sep 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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.

Ana Rosa Hopkins, Manchester (09/08/2011), 2012. Riot Glass installation, variable dimensions
Recent Acquisitions 30 Jun 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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.

Victoria Morton, Untitled, 2010. Oil paint on wooden panels (2 panels each), 76.5 x 83 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 26 May 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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.

Hayley Tompkins, Untitled, 2015, Acrylic on found object, Acrylic paint on cotton, 51 x 18 x 10 cm, 59 x 19 x 1.5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
News 20 Apr 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

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

Sara Barker, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, 114.5 x 139 x 22 cm. Courtesy the artist.
News 24 Feb 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

Sara Barker work acquired for The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

At the boundary between sculpture and painting, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, will be going on show at The Whitworth from 10 March 2016.

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