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Intoart at Collect 2024 Somerset House 29 Feb – 3 March

Intoart is proud to return to Collect International Fair for Contemporary Craft and Design at Somerset House.

Previews: Thursday 29th Feb 11 – 6pm / 6 – 9pm
Open: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March 11 – 6pm

We are thrilled to be presenting new work by three artists, Andre Williams, Dawn Wilson and Lisa Trim, making their debut at Collect 2024.

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Intoart and Flat Time House launch What Time is Love?

Launched in the summer of 2023 ‘What Time is Love?’ is an ongoing programme of conversations with artists from the Intoart Studio hosted by Flat Time House and FTHo Director/Curator Gareth Bell-Jones. ‘What Time is Love?’ invites a group of seven artists to use Flat Time House as a space to reflect, talk about their practice and think about where they want to go next.

Conversations will develop over a period of two years to share ideas, approaches and to think upon the artist’s role in society. As well as engaging with Flat Time House’s exhibition programme, participating artists will interact with documents from the John Latham archive and artworks from the John Latham collection held on-site. Latham described Flat Time House as a ‘Living Sculpture’ and this long-term residency is a key way in which the house as a site for reflective and intuitive thought can be activated. Key to this is Latham’s concept of the ‘Incidental Person’, which he created as an alternative to the term ‘artist’. It refers to a person working intuitively outside of conventional structures, ways of thinking or defined outcomes. The programme will also consider the relevance of artist collections, including the Intoart collection, as sites of inspiration and criticality.

Participating artists: Nancy Clayton, Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye, Nick Fenn, Christian Ovonlen, Andre Williams, Dawn Wilson and Clifton Wright.

‘What Time is Love?’ will culminate in an exhibition and series of events at Flat Time House in 2025.

Christian Ovonlen at Compton Verney History in the Making: Stories of materials and makers

Opening Saturday 21 October 2023

Christian Ovonlen’s Botanical silks feature in this major exhibition at the beautiful Compton Verney estate in Warwickshire. It promises to be an exciting new show that brings together outstanding examples of historic craft from the collection of Woburn Abbey, with recent creations by some of the most exciting makers working today from the collection of the Crafts Council, for a unique exploration of materials and making across the ages.

“From a monumental mid-17th century Mortlake tapestry, woven to a design by the great Italian Renaissance artist Raphael – on loan from Woburn Abbey for the first time – to expressive hand-painted silks by award-winning artist and designer Christian Ovonlen, and precious 18th century silverware made by French Huguenot migrants, to highly personal glazed ceramic vessels by rising-star ceramic artist Shawanda Corbett, this exhibition presents a treasure-trove of unique and fascinating objects.”

For more information visit Compton Verney
The exhibition is open: Saturday 21 Oct 2023 to Sunday 11 Feb 2024

Hublot Design Prize 2023 – Intoart design studio Trifle Studio announced as finalists

We are proud to announce that our design studio Trifle Studio is a finalist for the Hublot Design Prize 2023. We fly to Zurich, Switzerland this weekend to present our work to the judging panel alongside five other finalists.

The finalists were selected by an independent jury, chosen from different fields of contemporary design. The judging panel is Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries; Marva Griffin, the founder of the design fair SaloneSatellite; the design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn; and Samuel Ross, who won the award in 2019.

Hublot Design supports up-and-coming designers and is now in its eighth year with the highest-calibre entries from across the world. The winner will join an illustrious list of previous award recipients.

We look forward to sharing more on the trip including the prize announcement on Monday 2nd October.

 

Image credit: Change Your Mind Overshirt – Made in collaboration with RÆBURN

Bloom at York Art Gallery 23rd June to 8th October

We are proud to announce our first major loan to a museum from the Intoart Collection.

Twenty three works from the Intoart Collection will be on loan to York Art Gallery from 23rd June to 8th October for its exhibition Bloom. We are thrilled that our first major loan will include works from such a wide range of artists each with their own unique take on the exhibition’s theme.

The exhibition explores the notions of nature and green spaces, enhancing personal creativity, learning and well-being with works from York Art Gallery Collection alongside loans from the Intoart Collection and Richard Saltoun Gallery.

On loan from Intoart are artworks by Stanley Galton, Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye, Christian Ovonlen, Dawn Wilson, Philomena Powell, Clifton Wright and Aysen Aktu spanning drawing, print, painting and poetry.

Intoart houses nearly 5,000 artworks in its collection. A publicly accessible loaning resource for researchers, curators, galleries and museums the Intoart Collection is a physical and digital archive of original artworks made over the past 23 years in the Intoart Studio.

For more information about our loan collection – contact Sam Jones
Email: sam@intoart.org.uk
Phone: 0203 4094542

Now Online: The Intoart Collection Exhibition 2023

A Lion in the Studio
The Intoart Collection Exhibition 2023

We are excited to launch ‘A Lion in the Studio’ as an online exhibition, making the exhibited artworks, installation shots and specially commissioned essay and films available to view on the Intoart Exhibitions website. Thank you to everyone who came to see ‘A Lion in the Studio’ at Copeland Gallery.

View Exhibition Online Here

A Lion in the Studio celebrates twenty two artists working at Intoart’s studio in Peckham. From the architecture of Ghostbusters to hip Nineties street-fashion, the restorative calm of nature to the unabashed joy of dancing to pop music, the artists explore their respective passions. Themes of community, cultural identity and the politics of everyday pleasure are recurrent motifs throughout the exhibition.

Exhibiting Artists

Andre Williams | Aysen Aktu | B Taylor | Christian Ovonlen | Clifton Wright | Danielle Green | Dawn Wilson | Ishaq Beckford | Jordan Moody | Kevin Jacobs | Lisa Contucci | Lisa Trim |  Luigi Lollobrigida |  Mawuena Kattah | Nancy Clayton | Nick Fenn | Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye | Philomena Powell | Samuel Jegede | Stanley Galton | Uduehi Imienwanrin | William Mukui

Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023
Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN

Exhibition online from 6th July 2023

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, Southwark Council and Lightbulb Trust.

With thanks to Bowl Grabber Wine and Hiver Beers

Artwork credit: Tyga, Ink on Wood, 2023, Uduehi Imeinwanrin

Feature for British Vogue May 2023

We are beyond proud to be 1 of 19 profiles in the May Edition ‘Reframing Fashion – Daring. Dynamic. Disabled’ by contributing feature editor Sinèad Burke.

“Powerful. Aspirational. Chic. From runways to galleries, stadiums to television screens, a vanguard of Disabled talent is changing perspectives and evolving industries.” Edward Enninful, British Vogue.

Hits the newstands 25th April

Uduehi Imienwanrin at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 20 April – 2 July 2023

Uduehi Imienwanrin will be exhibiting in ‘Group Show’ at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, 20th April to 2nd July 2023.

‘Group Show’ paints a picture of who makes our communities. It explores how diverse communities can intersect and coexist, bringing attention to the power of togetherness. The exhibition includes works from five contemporary artists – Rakibul Chowdhury, Eileen Cooper, Alice Hayes, Uduehi Imienwanrin, and Janet Sainsbury, whose portraits invite for slow contemplation and display moments of care.

Andre Williams and Dawn Wilson – New Contemporaries at South London Gallery

9th December 2022 to 12th March 2023
Open 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Mondays

New Contemporaries is now open at South London Gallery, with works on display by Andre Williams and Dawn Wilson, showing alongside 46 other artists from an open call submission of over 1,500 entries shortlisted and selected by a panel of internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa.

Since 1949, New Contemporaries has presented an annual survey exhibition of emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes. This is Intoart’s first year of applications as a recognised alternative learning programme.


Andre Williams – Installation images, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022, South London Gallery.
Photography Andy Stagg. Courtesy New Contemporaries

 


Dawn Wilson – Installation images, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022, South London Gallery.
Photography Andy Stagg. Courtesy New Contemporaries

Intoart X RÆBURN THE LAB E20 Xmas Market 1st – 11th December

Intoart is delighted to collaborate with the renowned fashion studio RÆBURN on THE LAB E20 Xmas Market for a two week takeover of LAB E20 in the Olympic Park, London.

On December 1st, THE LAB E20 will play host to a collective effort from RÆBURN and Intoart to bring together Craft, Creativity and Community. Join us for festive drinks, creative activities and an opportunity to enjoy unique art and clothing design in a multi-disciplinary Xmas environment.

Thursday 1st Dec 6.30- 8.30pm
Come celebrate on the opening night, expect the launch of RÆBURN designed Christmas Tree, festive activities and our pop-up shop.

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Opening hours: 12 – 6pm
2nd – 4th Dec Fri, Sat & Sun
8th – 11th Dec Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Weekend special events include Collaboration Bag workshop (Intoart x RÆBURN), Intoart pop-up shop and RÆBURN workshops.

The Lab E20, is located on 3-4 East Park Walk in the Olympic Parks’ East Village neighbourhood. Travel: Stratford International (DLR) or Stratford (underground or mainline)

Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye Selected as Winner of Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2022

Intoart is hugely delighted to announce that Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye has been selected as a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2022.

The ‘Awards for Artists’ support individuals at a timely moment in their careers, giving them the freedom to develop their creative ideas and contributing to their personal and professional growth.

Each year, a panel of four new judges selects the winners on the basis of talent, promise and need, as well as achievement. This year awards of £60,000 were made to five visual artists.

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Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye Exhibition White Columns New York

We are hugely proud to announce that Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye’s first solo exhibition in New York ‘African Bird Dynasty’ opens 23rd September to 29th October 2022.

This show will bring together existing and new bodies of works including Art Deco Zebra Crossing, Language of Rights and African Bird Dynasty.

White Columns
91 Horatio Street
New York, NY 10014
Exhibition open Tuesday–Saturday, 11am – 6 pm
www.whitecolumns.org

New Contemporaries – Dawn Wilson and Andre Williams

New Contemporaries 2022 Launches in Hull at Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery 23 September to 27 November.

Andre Williams and Dawn Wilson were selected for this year’s New Contemporaries programme and will be showing works alongside 46 other artists from an open call submission of over 1,500 entries shortlisted and selected by a panel of internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa.

Since 1949, New Contemporaries has presented an annual survey exhibition of emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes. This is Intoart’s first year of applications as a recognised alternative learning programme.

Details on visiting the exhibitions in Hull are available on New Contemporaries Website.

The exhibition will travel from Hull to the South London Gallery from 9 December 2022 to 12 March 2023 – where we also very much look forward to celebrating in Peckham.

An Octopus with Boomerangs: Exhibition 30th June – 3rd July

The Intoart Collection – An Octopus with Boomerangs

Exhibition at Copeland Gallery, Peckham
Opening Event Thursday 30th June, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition runs Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July, 10am – 6pm

The Intoart Collection Exhibition and Book

We are excited to announce first ever Intoart Collection exhibition ‘An Octopus with Boomerangs.’ The exhibition, and accompanying publication, premiere works from the collection, providing an insight into the vast range of work produced in Intoart’s studios.

While no thematic prevails, work is characterised by material and formal exploration across art, design, poetry and fashion. You will see dream-like evocations of other worlds and unruly versions of this one: lyrical depictions of nature, vivid abstractions and experimental portraiture.

The artists are world-makers twisting visual culture into their own inimitable styles. Work veers from the elegantly precise to the expressively gestural and is marked by a lightly anarchic attitude towards discipline and genres.

Visit the exhibition, buy the book and, in the words of Andre Williams, ‘Change Your Mind.’

Artists:
Andre Williams | Aysen Aktu | B Taylor | Christian Ovonlen | Clifton Wright | Danielle Green | Dawn Wilson | Ishaq Beckford | Jordan Moody | Kevin Jacobs | Lisa Contucci | Lisa Trim | Luigi Lollobigida | Mawuena Kattah | Nancy Clayton | Nick Fenn | Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye | Ruth Alemayehu | Philomena Powell | Samuel Jegede | Stanley Galton | Uduehi Imienwanrin | William Mukui | Yoshiko Phillips

Copeland Gallery | Unit 9I | Copeland Park | 133 Copeland Rd | London SE15 3SN

Clifton Wright Solo Exhibition – Block 336

22nd April – 28th May 2022
Opening event: Friday 22nd April 2022
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm

We are delighted to announce Clifton Wright’s first solo exhibition ‘Hieroglyphics of the Face’ opening at Block 336 on 22nd April.

Working prolifically for over 15 years, the exhibition includes a selection of drawings made between 2017 and 2020. Clifton Wright works from life and draws the people around him. Whilst his models may be close friends that he has known for many years, he does not make traditional portraits. Wright instead uses the face as a starting point – a framework to be considered, abstracted and reorganised, with features becoming symbols that hang together in new formal arrangements. Find out more about the exhibition HERE

Block 336 | 336 Brixton Road | London | SW9 7AA

Uduehi Imienwanrin – The Football Art Prize Touring Exhibition

From 11th March work by Uduehi Imienwanrin will be on display in a new touring exhibition ‘The Football Art Prize‘.

To coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Touchstones Rochdale has created The Football Art Prize to celebrate arguably the world’s most popular sport.

The judging panel selected 69 artworks by 50 artists, with three artists being awarded cash prizes, including a top prize of £5,000. Additionally, visitors to the exhibition can vote for an ‘Audience Choice’ award winner.

The judging panel includes:

Sacha Craddock – writer, critic & broadcaster
Jo Cunningham – curator
Mark Doyle – curator
David James – footballer, coach & pundit
Kirstie Hamilton – curator
Mark Wallinger – artist
Gordon Taylor OBE – former footballer and former chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association

Explorers – Launch 10th March

Intoart has been invited to be one of eight UK based partners working on the Explorers Programme. Explorers is a national creative programme increasing the visibility and representation of neurodivergent artists in contemporary visual art.

 

Intoart at Collect Art Fair 2022 Somerset House

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 February
Open 11.00-18.00
(Previews 23 – 24 February)

Location
Somerset House | Strand | London | WC2R 1LA

For Collect 2022, Intoart will debut new bodies of work by Christian Ovonlen and Clifton Wright.

Exhibiting large scale printed silk textiles (Ovonlen) and hand glazed ceramics (Wright) bringing together the work of two artist makers approaching figurative and abstract elements in their work from very different starting points.

Collect is one of the world’s most influential fairs focusing on contemporary craft and design and living artists, taking place each year at Somerset House in the heart of London.

Showcasing exceptional work made in the last five years, allowing each gallery to curate their own display and commission new pieces or bodies of work especially for the Fair.

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Christian Ovonlen Shortlisted for the Brookfield Properties Craft Award 2022

We start the new year with exciting news that Christian Ovonlen is one of five artists shortlisted for the Brookfield Properties Craft Award, in partnership with the Crafts Council 2022.

The five shortlisted artists were selected from 350 artists showing at the 2022 edition of Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary design and craft. The five artists are Anthony Amoako-Attah, Dawn Bendick, Cecilia Charlton, Christian Ovonlen and Irina Razumovskaya.

Now in its third year, the Brookfield Properties Craft Award is one of the most significant craft prizes in the UK, worth £60,000. The Award recognises an artist who significantly contributes to the story of contemporary craft and making in the UK.

The winner will be revealed on 24 February 2022 at Somerset House, as part of Crafts Council’s Collect 2022 art fair. The winning artist receives a solo exhibition at a Brookfield Properties space which will open in summer 2022 with artworks acquired by the winning artist for the national Crafts Council Collection.