The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is delighted to announce the launch of New Geographies, a three-year Arts Council England-funded project that invites members of the public to choose locations for 10 major site-specific visual arts commissions across the east of England. ECVAN is seeking ͚overlooked or unexpected places͛ in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Nominations submitted thus far include the Petrified Forest of Mundon, Essex; the Concrete Pyramid off Great Yarmouth͛s coast, The Chapel of St Peter-On-The-Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea, the abandoned Tesco site in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; and Pontins Holiday Park, Hemsby.
Albany arts Communications offers support and guidance to the organisers of Vauxhall Art Car Boot Sale.
A new gallery in Mayfair, Shapero Modern specialises in modern and contemporary prints and works of art. In addition to holding five exhibitions per year, it also advises clients on developing their art collections.
Albany Arts Communications works with Shapero Modern to promote and advise on its exhibition programme.
WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE MORNING THE FEELING WAS STILL THERE, 1992. Angus Fairhurst (1966 – 2008), courtesy of Sadie Coles.
Room&Book is an Art Book Fair held annually at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London. It brings together some of the most exceptional dealers from the UK, USA, Europe and Japan, and offers a unique chance to meet legendary specialists under one roof, as well as the opportunity to buy important out-of-print and new publications on art, photography, fashion, counterculture and design.
Albany Arts Communications represents every aspect of the fair.
Founded in 2014 by Joanna Mackiewicz-Gemes, l’étrangère gallery is located in Shoreditch. it represents a number of international artists, including Anita Witek, Joanna Rajkowska, Jyll Bradley, David Ben White and Marek Szczęsny.
Albany Arts Communications works with l’étrangère to promote and advise on its exhibtion programme, and all aspects of its business.
Pictured above is an installation shot of Painkillers, an exhibition by l’étrangère artist Joanna Rajkowska.
The Cabinet Gallery has now moved to a new building on Tyers Street, Vauxhall (image above). The original plan to relocate dates back nearly a decade when Cabinet directors Martin McGeown and Andrew Wheatley began a conversation with the artists they work with and their friend Charles Asprey about designing a permanent location for the gallery.
Cabinet’s directors and several of the gallery artists, in collaboration with Trevor Horne Architects and Asprey, who also financed the development, have conceived a twelve-sided detached brick building which neighbours Vauxhall City Farm to the south with westerly views across Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Albany Arts Communications works with Charles Asprey on all press relating to the building.
Founded in 2010 Blain|Southern shows the work of many established and emerging international artists. The gallery is located at 4 Hanover Square, and also has a space in Berlin. The Berlin gallery is located in the building that formerly housed the printing presses of the newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. The gallery is a concrete, steel and glass structure with a floor space of more than 1,300 square metres.
Albany Arts Communications works with the gallery on special projects.
Photo: Peter Mallet
Scholium Group PLC is a publicly-listed holding company which administers a number of businesses. All of these are involved in the retail and trade of rare books, works on paper and fine art, the most well-known being Shapero Rare Books.
Albany Arts Communications works with Scholium PLC to promote all its businesses.
The art magazine TURPS BANANA was founded in 2009 by the artists Marcus Harvey and Peter Ashton Jones. It concentrates exclusively on painting and is written by practicing painters. Since its inception, the editorial remit has carried a no advertising policy so as to avoid distraction from the ranging debate about contemporary painting.
TURPS Art School, which was established in 2012, is an artist-led, wholly independent art school which focuses on painting.
Albany Arts Communications works with Turps Banana magazine, and Turps Art School.
Firstsite is a public contemporary art gallery in Colchester, Essex. Over the last fifteen years it has gained a strong reputation, presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond. Situated in Colchester’s ‘cultural quarter,’ the present building was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, and opened in 2011. Firstsite’s exhibitions are installed on a rolling six-monthly basis. Entitled Camulodunum, the gallery’s first show included works by artists including Ai Weiwei, Subodh Gupta, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Aleksandra Mir, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Robert Smithson, J. M. W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Martin Parr, Rebecca Warren and Bill Woodrow. Firstsite is a partner of Plus Tate, which uses Tate’s resources to contribute to a network of arts organisations across the country, and to increase public access to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art. As part of Tate’s Artist Rooms programme, Firstsite presented a major exhibition of works by Andy Warhol in 2016.
Stair Sainty Gallery was founded in New York in 1982 by Guy Stair Sainty, an expert on 18th and 19th century French painting. Located at the heart of the international art market on Dover Street in Mayfair, London, it specialises in French, Italian and Spanish works of art from the 17th to the 20th Centuries.
Image: interior of Stair Sainty gallery, Dover Street.
Tintype opened in 2010 and currently represents twelve artists. Initiatives that began as an experiment have become part of Tintype’s ongoing program. Albany has worked with the gallery on a project basis including Essex Road, an annual commission for moving-image artists to make short films about the mile-long street on which the gallery is based. The films are back-projected into the gallery window so it becomes a public screen.
Image: exterior of gallery.