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Consultancy News: June 2014

19 June 2014

Aspen Online Award
Expanding on our work with Aspen curating their global art collection we recently set up the Aspen Online Art Award. Working in partnership with universities across Britain a shortlist of eight artists was identified by a selection panel. The winner, Yi-Chun Lin from London College of Communication will receive a commission prize of £4,000 to produce a new work for Aspen’s extensive contemporary art collection – and its first online artwork. For more information go to www.aspenart.co/award

Robert Orchardson’s Locus Opens at Argent’s ArtHouse
We were appointed by Argent to commission a new sculptural work for ArtHouse, the first residential building for their extensive Kings Cross Central development. The result is a magnificent work by Robert Orchardson that links the public areas of the building. Titled Locus, the work engages with the way in which public and private spaces merge in the light filled entrances to ArtHouse. The tessellated work is made of mirror polished stainless steel facets that reflect the internal and exterior spaces. For more information click here

North West Cambridge Art Programme Picks Up Speed – Tania Kovats in Conversation with Professor Gerry Gilmore at the Contemporary Art Society
Join us for an evening with North West Cambridge Artist-in-Residence Tania Kovats and Professor Gerry Gilmore from the Universities Institute of Astronomy. Tania has recently completed her year-long Residency at North West Cambridge where she has been inspired by the Institute’s role in the space observatory Gaia, which will map the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.  Tania and Professor Gilmore will look back over the year and delve into the history of mapping the stars and the cultural implications of Gaia.

The talk will take place at the Contemporary Art Society on 30 June. 18.30- 20.30, and is free and open to all but booking is essential. Email consultancy@contemporaryartsociety.org to book a space.

Temporary Artworks Open on the North West Cambridge Development
We recently launched the first art commissions on the North West Cambridge Development. Born out of their residencies on site Pope & Guthrie and Tania Kovats created two artworks on the development site.
Tania’s installation ‘One Billion Objects in Space’ and Pope & Guthrie’s Tomorrow, Today opened on 5 June and this weekend is the last chance to visit the exhibitions. Representing the universe as a suspended array of donated metal objects and walking through a scaled cob-built representation of the Development Masterplan are both unmissable experiences. For more information and how to get there please visit www.nwcambridgeart.com

North West Cambridge Development – New Artists in Residence Arrive
Following the success of the first year of artist residency programme we are delighted to announce the arrival of our 2014 residents. Bedwyr Williams will work with the 8 University of Cambridge Museums, Fernando Garcia Dory with the Engineering Department and local artist collective Aid & Abet with the Department of Land Economy. For more information please visit www.nwcambridgeart.com

Permanent Commissions for North West Cambridge
We are also really excited to be working on a series of permanent commissions for North West Cambridge. The first three will be a landscape commission for the western edge of the development by German artists Winter & Hoerbelt, a commission for the new town centre by AK Dolven and a commission for the new primary school by Ruth Proctor. For more information on the North West Cambridge Art Programme, including Tania’s talk, the Art Commissions and our regular updates from our new Residency Artists visit www.nwcambridgeart.com