converse/dazed 2010 emerging artists awards

30 July 2010 - 21 August 2010
In
 late
 April,
 Converse
 and
 Dazed
 launched
 The
 Converse/Dazed
 2010
 Emerging
 Artists
 Award,
 a
 major
 new
 art
 competition
 designed
 to
 offer
 an
 exciting
 platform
 to
 emerging
 artists,
 offering
 a
 first
 prize
 of
 £6,000
 and
 an
 exhibition
 at
 Stephen
 Friedman
 Gallery,
 one
 of
 London's
 leading
 contemporary
 art
 galleries,
 in
 July
 and
 August
 2010.
 The
 award
 panel
 of
 highly
 esteemed
 artists,

presenters
 and
 fashion
 insiders,
 including
 Tim
 Marlow,
 Sadie
 Coles,
 Isobel
 Harbison,
 Francesca
 Gavin,
 Mark
 Titchner
 and
 Tom
 Morton,
 have
 decided
 the
 shortlist.


The
 competition
 was
 open
 to
 all
 UK based
 artists
 under
 the
 age
 of
 35,
 not
 represented
 by
 a
 gallery
 and
 not
 currently
 studying.
 Artists
 of
 all
 genres
 were
 invited
 to
 submit
 their
 most
 innovative
 and
 interesting
 work
 for
 the
 judges'
 consideration.
 There
 was
 an
 overwhelming
 response
 of
 an
 incredibly
 high
 calibre.
 The
 five
 shortlisted
 artists
 and
 one
 overall
 winner
 have
 been
 selected
 on
 the
 basis
 of
 what
 the
 panel
 judge
 to
 be
 the
 most
 innovative,
 interesting
 and
 well
 produced
 work.
 The
 winner
 will
 receive
 a
 cash
 prize
 of
 £6,000
 and
 each
 of
 the
 shortlisted
 artists 
£1,000.



The winner

Peter 
Ainsworth
Graduating
 in
 Fine
 Art
 and
 then
 receiving
 an
 MA
 in
 Photography
 from
 London
 College
 of
 Communication
 in
 2007,
 Peter
 Ainsworth's
 work
 explores
 the
 urban
 landscape,
 how
 our
 interactions
 are 
affected 
by 
our
 environment
 and
 the
marks
 that 
human
 activity 
leaves 
upon 
this
 landscape.



 
The shortlist

Francesca
 Anfossi
Since
 graduating
 from
 The
 Slade
 School
 of
 Art
 in
 2008,
 Francesca
 has

 taken
 part
 in
 exhibitions
 at
 Studio
 Voltaire,
 Tate
 Modern,
 and
 Hayward
 Gallery

 Concrete
 amongst
 many
 others.
 Interested
 in
 the
 occurrences
 of
 everyday
 life
 and

 how
 we
 perceive
 them,
 Anfossi
 takes
 mementos
 as
 her
 inspiration
 for
 her
 sculpture,
 video
 and

projection
 work.




Steve 
Bishop
Canadian
 born,
British based
 artist 
Steve 
Bishop 
graduated 
from 
the 
Royal 
College 
of 
Art 
in 
2008.
 His
 sculptures
 employ
 a
 sensitive
 appropriation
 of
 found
 objects
 relating
 to
 their
 form
 and
 identity 
outside 
of
 the
 art work 
itself.


Laura 
Buckley

Laura
 Buckley
 completed
 her
 MA
 at
 Chelsea
 College
 of
 Art
 and
 Design
 in
 2007.
 Her
 work
 has
 been
 featured
 at
 176,
 London,
 in
 the
 Derek
 Jarman
 Film
 Programme
 at
 the
 Serpentine
 Gallery,
 London
 and
 in
 numerous
 group
 shows
 in
 the
 UK
 and
 Europe.
 
Buckley
 creates
 immersive
 dream‐

like
 environments
 in
 the
 making
 of
 sculptural,
 multi‐screen
 installations,
 combining
 video,
 three‐ dimensional
 elements
 and
 sound.
 
Light
 plays
 a
 lead
 role
 in
 her
 installations
 as
 it
 interacts
 between
 projectors,
 structures
 and
 their
 surrounding
 walls.
 
Her
 work
 is
 included
 in
 various
 public 
and 
private 
collections 
including 
the 
Zabludowicz, 
David 
Roberts 
and 
University 
of 
the
 Arts
 London 
collection.


Jess
 Flood-Paddock
Multi‐disciplinary
 sculptor
 Jess
 Flood‐Paddock's
 works
 employ
 objects,
 video
 and
 images.
 She
 aims
 to
 question
 contemporary
 awareness
 questioning
 how
 we
 perceive
 and
 assess
 objects
 around 
us.
 



The
 winner
 will
 be
 announced
 a
 week
 before
 the
 exhibition.
 The
 shortlisted
 artists
 and
 the
 winner
 will
 exhibit
 work
 at
 the
 renowned
 Stephen
 Friedman
 Gallery
 in
 London
 from
 July
 30
 to
 August
 21, 
2010.


Stephen 
Friedman 
is 
one 
of 
London's 
leading 
contemporary 
art 
galleries.
Established 
in 
1995,
the
 gallery
 now
 occupies
 three
 spaces
 on
 Old
 Burlington
 Street,
 London
 W1.
 Known
 for
 its
 international
 outlook,
 the
 gallery
 has
 championed
 artists
 at
 the
 beginning
 of
 their
 career,
 nurturing
 leading
 art
 stars
 amongst
 the
 likes
 of
 Thomas
 Hirschhorn,
 Yoshitomo
 Nara,
 David
 Shrigley, 
and 
Yinka 
Shonibare,
MBE.



Stephen
 Friedman 
Gallery, 25-28 
Burlington 
Street, 
London, W1S
3AN


For 
more 
information 
please 
contact:


Converse

Ali 
Lowry
/
 The
 Communications 
Store

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5036

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Jackson

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656656

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