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June 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

June 7, 2021

Colossal

…Print Fair The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is looking for artworks that explore the breadth of contemporary print. Using a hybrid model this year, the fair will be in person at Royal Arsenal Woolwich from November 11 to 14 and will run online until November 28. Part of its goal is to position emerging artists alongside those who are established in the medium, including Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Tracey Emin, and David Hockney. The application fee is £25. Deadline: June 27, 2021. SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2021 The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is seeking independent curators, galleries, and nonprofits for its fall…

 

 



Art Design Illustration

David Shrigley Designs a Collection of Phone Cases and Tech Accessories with His Signature Witty Illustrations

May 14, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images courtesy of Casetify David Shrigley’s famously dry sense of humor and satirical quips grace a new collection of phone cases and other accessories. The British artist (previously) is collaborating with Casetify on a forthcoming line—it includes a dozen iPhone cases, plus Apple Watch bands, AirPods covers, stands, chargers, in addition to sleek laptop sleeves and bags—featuring his signature bold drawings alongside reminders to “be nice” and “work hard, play hard, eat a huge pizza.” One illustration, the pastel wolf, is even designed to howl a custom phrase. As part of the collaboration, 100 limited-edition black mirror cases printed…

 

 



Art

Secondhand Armchairs and Loveseats Reconstructed Into Dripping Multi-Media Sculptures by Nina Saunders

December 12, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

…practice. Floral fabrics run from chair to floor, while the shiny black exterior of a piano seems to leak from its position on the balcony of a busy mall. No matter what alteration Saunders makes to her collected furniture objects, they are always rendered unusable, with cushions ballooned to an abnormal proportion or legs leaning to an unnaturally slanted angle. Several of her works were included in the recent Hang-Up Collections Exhibition at Hang-Up Gallery in London alongside works by Banksy, David Shrigley, Bonnie and Clyde, and several others. You can see more of Saunders’ sculptural works on her website….

 

 



Art Design Photography

The Secret Life of the Pencil: An Abstract Portrait Series of Today's Creatives as Seen Through Their Pencils

November 8, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…established artists, designers, and photographers they began to request writing utensils to photograph using a special setup. “For each pencil we art directed the shoot to have a very subtle ‘nod’ to them or their work. When that wasn’t suitable, we let the pencil they had chosen to represent them talk for itself, documenting them in their purest form.” Tinney and Hammond gathered the pencil portraits together in the new book The Secret Life of the Pencil available worldwide through Laurence King. William Boyd Dave Eggers Tracey Emin Thomas Heatherwick Henry Holland Anish Kapoor Nick Park Gerald Scarfe David Shrigley

 

 



Art

Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy's New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park

August 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…dozens of other artists. So just what’s hidden inside the walls of this derelict seaside resort? A demented assortment of bizarre and beautiful artworks from no less than 58 global artists including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, and Espo. Banksy is also showing 10 artworks of his own. Dismaland features a cavalcade of artists featured here on Colossal over the last few years including pieces by Escif, Maskull Lasserre, Kate McDowell, Paco Pomet, Dietrich Wegner, Michael Beitz, Brock Davis, Ronit Baranga, and others. Here’s some text…

 

 

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