The John Gingell Award
An exhibition of new works by Toby Huddlestone and Alan Goulbourne
Friday 16 August 2013 6-9pm
g39 is pleased to announce the launch of the John Gingell Award. The Award will provide two artists an award of £5,000 toward the development of a body of work over a six-month period culminating in an exhibition at g39, Cardiff in the summer of 2013.
The John Gingell Award was established in honour of an artist whose impact on art education began in Cardiff’s oldest art institution over four decades ago. John Gingell (1935-2007) was a pioneering and passionate artist and arts educator. His own work crossed many media from painting, performance, installation, to sculpture and public art. Having arrived in the late 60s from London’s Whitechapel gallery to teach on the revolutionary Foundation studies course, he developed new teaching ‘event’ structures which combined performance and teaching, securing a dedicated space for exploratory film / performance known as the Third area / space workshop, which was then formalised into Time based studies, arguably among one of the first such courses in the UK.
In accordance with John’s wishes, the Gingell family and g39 have developed a prize that will continue John’s legacy and work as a passionate advocate of art education, by supporting the career development of two artists selected via an open submission process. The family invited g39 to offer curatorial and critical support to the recipients of the award, with the intention to significantly develop their practices, the resulting bodies of work to be presented at g39’s newly opened exhibition space.
Exhibition continues 17 August – 28 September
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