A selected selling exhibition show-casing artists in the South East, at The Grand Folkestone from 8th July to 4th August 2011. Up to 200 artlsts will be selected by a distinguished panel led by Fred Cuming R.A., with prizes to be awarded.
The exhibition is promoted by the Friends of the Folkestone Collections (FFC) together with the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and is a fringe event of the
All artists submitting entries receive a year's free membership of the FFC which organises various exhibitions.
There are lectures and previews, mainly at The Grand.
Fred Cuming RA – Chair of Selectors
Fred Cuming is an internationally known painter of atmospheric landscapes with strong local connections. In 2001 he was given the honour of being the featured artist in the Royal Society of Arts Summer Exhibition, an entire gallery being dedicated to his paintings. www.fredcuming.com
Steve Bloom photographs the remotest reaches of the world. His wildlife images have an intimacy that highlights the common threads linking all living beings, and his photographs of threatened human cultures underline the impact of a rapidly changing world. Steve Bloom’s best-selling photography monographs have been published more than seventy editions worldwide. His outdoor giant exhibition installations, Spirit of the Wild, have been seen by an estimated ten million people in eleven European cities. His work has been in many exhibitions, including London’s Photograpers’ Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and The Shanghai Art Gallery. International awards include The Power of Photography, Germmany’s Best Photo Book, and The Golden Eye of Russia. www.stevebloomphoto.com
Alex Veness’ paintings draw on images he makes with a customised camera that combines an antique, Victorian bellows with a hackled contemporary digital scanner. He is also a founder member of Class Wargames, a collective that exhibits and plays Guy Debord’s Game of War at public events, in which the public participate and play (www.classwargames.net). Veness is a part-time Lecturer in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. He lives and works in London.
Nick Tidnam RBA
Nick Tidnam was elected to The Royal Society of British Artists in 2001. A member of the London Sketch Club and The Savage Club he is constantly exploring new avenues and methods to create a unique body of work that has earned him international acclaim. Now based in North Kent he is a full-time working artist, exhibiting across the UK and around the world (most recently in Delhi India) and a contributor to successful art books such as ‘Complete Art Foundation Course (Cassells). www.nicktidnam.com
Euphemia MacTavish, Senior Lecturer, Department of Art, Christ Church University, exhibits regularly; one-woman shows and group exhibitions, within the British Isles and internationally. She was a major prize winner of the Cleveland Drawing Biennale, and has also exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the ICA, and the Dusseldorf Museum of Modern Art with European Illustration. She also regularly exhibits in the National Print Show at the Mall Galleries.
Philip O’Reilly is a Senior Lecturer and Acting Course Director on the Art and Theory Matrix Course, Cardiff School of Art & Design. He is a practising artist and recent commissions include “Touching Glasgow” – a digital print on synthetic felt with hand-embellishment for the University of Strathclyde School of Law and two murals for the Kings Cross Development, London; a large scale ceramic mural and large scale cast aluminium mural for P & O developments.
Emma Corke is a Senior Specialist on 20th Century British Painting at Bonhams, London.