Awards, projects, exhibitions and workshops for 2018-19

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award 2018 – 2020

I have this week received a Lee Krasner Award for a lifetime’s achievement in ‘recognition of a long and distinguished career as one of Europe’s foremost artists’.

Commissions

Tea Stones – Puwak Watta, Nr Galle, Sri Lanka

A private commission in 3 parts for a new pavilion within a small tea estate in southern Sri Lanka. A bridge from the first floor veranda and library reaches out into the tea plantation. The work, involving 19 granite boulders, one split and carved, forms a transition from pavilion to tea. There are also two connected works for inside: one a woven map, the other a text work.

Horizon Line Chamber, a work for Morecambe Bay.

This is one of the ‘Headlands to Headspace’ Heritage-Lottery-funded commissions for Morecambe Bay, due to be completed by the end of October. The proposed dry stone work will be shaped like an upturned boat or oratory and will have a small lens in the sea-facing wall which projects a meditative, ever changing image of sky, horizon and sea/mud flats onto the opposite wall, upside down.

Exhibitions

An exhibition is planned for the new Janus Avivson Gallery in Highgate, London for autumn 2018. The work will be sculpture and works on paper.

A second exhibition will be mounted at Salon Vert, Geneva, spring 2019, comprising a strung mushroom cloud installation and works on paper.

Workshops

Kay Syrad and I are running a short residential course at Dartington on Context and Form in Art and Writing, 7-11th May. A few places are still available. I will also give a public lecture at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening, May 9th. bookings through www.artdotearth.org

Short Course: Chris Drury & Kay Syrad

We will also be offering new workshops from our VERT Institute in Sussex in the next few months: http://www.kaysyrad.co.uk/vert-institute.php  Dates and details will soon be published on Facebook & Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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