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Sycamore Vessel 5, Liam Flynn acquired by National Museum of Scotland. March 2015 by ben mcleavy

Liam Flynn, Sycamore Vessel 5. Sycamore, 27 x 31 cm

Liam Flynn, Sycamore Vessel 5. Sycamore, 27 x 31 cm

Liam Flynn’s Sycamore Vessel 5 has recently been acquisitioned by the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh adding to their permanent collection.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1JF

http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/

David Gates ‘Silo’ cabinet acquired by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway by ben mcleavy

David Gates, Silo, 2007. Photo Credit David Gates. Quarter-sawn European Oak, Cedar of Lebanon, Eastern Red Cedar, Steel, vitreous enamel handles on the fall-flap and tambour were made by Helen Carnac, 115 cm high.

David Gates, Silo, 2007. Photo Credit David Gates. Quarter-sawn European Oak, Cedar of Lebanon, Eastern Red Cedar, Steel, vitreous enamel handles on the fall-flap and tambour were made by Helen Carnac, 115 cm high.

David Gates’ cabinet ‘Silo’, has recently been acquired by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. ‘Silo’ was the first in an ongoing series that explore asymmetric form and non-determined function.

National Museum of Art

Architecture and Design

Pb. 7014, St. Olav space

0130 Oslo

Norway

http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/

A Young Man’s Progress by Maisie Broadhead and Bella Newell, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 24 March – 6 September 2015 by ben mcleavy

Left: Original watercolour of Matthaus Schwarz, 16th Century, Right: Maisie Broadhead and Bella Newell, The Date, 2014.

Left: Original watercolour of Matthaus Schwarz, 16th Century, Right: Maisie Broadhead and Bella Newell, The Date, 2014.

A Young Man’s Progress is a collaboration between sisters, artist-photographer Maisie Broadhead and fashion designer Bella Newell (Burberry); and Professor Ulinka Rublack, Professor of Early Modern European History. This is an impressive display of five modern photographic recreations – printed to large scale – telling the fictional story of Matthew Smith, a young man from North London, who is obsessed with clothes. The modern photographs are based upon accurate watercolours commissioned between 1520 and 1560 by Matthäus Schwarz, one of the most committed fashion innovators of his time. Schwartz documented his appearance and outfits throughout his life in what is now known as his ‘Book of Clothes’, which included explanations of when and why each outfit was worn.

Please follow this link to the ongoing blog about the project:

http://thefirstbookoffashion.tumblr.com/

A Young Man’s Progress

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street,

Cambridge CB2 1RB

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/article.html?4945

 

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood, Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, USA. 31 October 2014 – March 29 2015 by ben mcleavy

BAM Biennial, Knock on Wood, 2014

BAM Biennial, Knock on Wood, 2014

Christian Burchard has been a participant artist in the 2014 BAM Biennial at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington. The BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood exhibition, promotes the work of Northwest American artists and craftsmen, and this year celebrates the connection to wood to the Pacific Northwest. Burchard is a prominent figure in the exhibition, with his beautifully textured, organic vessels that demonstrate impressive skill and innovative technique.

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood
31 October 2014 – March 29 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue
Washington
98004
http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/bam_biennial_2014.html

Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling’s work is acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art by ben mcleavy

Still Life Bend, 2014. Cherry and birch ply, silk,38 x 23 x 8 and 30 x 20 x 6

Still Life Bend, 2014. Cherry and birch ply, silk,38 x 23 x 8 and 30 x 20 x 6

We are pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired Big Bend, a major piece from Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling’s recent series of works created during a fellowship residency at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia in 2013. The piece is to join the prestigious museum’s European Decorative Arts and Sculpture collection in 2014.

Big Bend was created using a radical new bending and stitching technique on a single sheet of carved veneered board to form a vessel. New work from Martin & Dowling will be featured in Sarah Myerscough Gallery’s presentation at this year’s COLLECT fair, held at the Saatchi Gallery from 9-12 May, 2014.

Congratulations to the artists on their success!