This project has been developed by The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, with thanks to Torridge District Council and The Friends of The Burton

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Next Generation Artists Selected

We are pleased to share with you the names of the artists and the film maker selected for the Bideford Black: Next Generation commissions.

We were delighted by such a high number of applications – all of which were excellent and which made the selection process very difficult. The panel felt that the selected artists went above and beyond the criteria as set out in the brief. We anticipate that their work will provide a fascinating addition to the existing Burton collection and offer a real insight into this distinctive local pigment.

The selected artists are:
Tabatha Andrews (Devon)
ATOI (Cornwall)
Luce Choules (Essex)
Corinne Felgate (London)
Neville & Joan Gabie (Gloucestershire)
Littlewhitehead (Lanarkshire)
Lizzie Ridout (Cornwall)
Sam Treadaway (Bristol)

Our film maker is Liberty Smith. Liberty presently lives and works in London and went to school in Hartland, North Devon, just up the road from Bideford. She will be creating a wonderful documentary film to record the artist’s progression over the coming year.

We welcome The National Trust and Ian Cook of Exeter University to the project and thank them for supporting the artists in their research and development phase.

We anticipate the final works will open to the public in the autumn of 2015 – exact date to be confirmed.

Updates on the project and the artist's progress will be posted here, so keep reading.

Any enquiries please contact Carolyn Black, Project Manager The Next Generation: Carolyn@flowprojects org.uk