The Art of Steven Campbell 13 September 2017 – 21 October 2017

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present a retrospective of celebrated Scottish painter Steven Campbell. The show consists of a selection of works made between 1983 and his untimely death in 2007.

This major exhibition is a rare insight into the career of an artist who is considered to have pioneered the renaissance of Scottish art in the 1980s. It is the first major exhibition in London since his solo show at Marlborough Fine Art in 2009.

Best known for his monumental figurative paintings, Campbell’s unique works emerged from an array of personal and literary inspirations to create surreal narratives which offer Campbell’s comment on social and human conditions. His paintings often depict recurring characters in dream-like scenarios, which are full of humour and ironic historical references.

Campbell enrolled at Glasgow School of Art in 1978, studying installation and performance art, which became influences within his theatrical paintings. Towards the end of his studies, Campbell was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and moved to New York in 1982 where he made an impression on the art scene, receiving acclaim for his thought-provoking works.

Campbell moved back to Glasgow in 1987, during this time his work became more expressive. As figurative painting became less fashionable in the 1990s, this proved a difficult period for Campbell and he started to experiment with different materials and themes within his work. Solemn undertones and dark irony became recurring themes, reflecting his own personal struggles during this period.

Despite the variations and changes within his practice over the years, Campbell’s works present a highly distinctive and original aesthetic, in an intelligent, powerful and a sometimes autobiographical style of painting.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introduction written by novelist Michael Bracewell.

Besides several solo exhibitions in the USA in the 1980’s, Campbell also held exhibitions in Munich (1984), Geneva (1986), and Tokyo (1990). In 1990, the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, organised a major touring exhibition of his work ‘On Form and Fiction’, which was seen in Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Marlborough Fine Art, London; Art Gallery, Aberdeen; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and Art Gallery, Southampton. His final major exhibition was The Caravan Club at Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh in 2002.

Campbell’s work can be found in major museums and public collections including; Arts Council of Great Britain (UK), Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA), Art Institute of Chicago (USA), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (UK), and Tate Britain (UK).

 

http://www.marlboroughlondon.com/exhibitions/the-art-of-steven-campbell/

 

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Steven Campbell, Autumn No Happy time if you have a heartbeat, 2001-2002

The Steven Campbell Hunt Medal

We are delighted to announce that this years winner of the Hunt Medal is performance artist Tamara MacArthur, Glasgow School of Art.

The Trust finances the annual Steven Campbell Hunt Medal for a student artist of great promise and talent at the Glasgow Art School. This is open to application and nomination for the students who display Poetic Creativity and the recipients are chosen by Carol Campbell, Glasgow School of Art Staff and nominees of the Trustees and Advisors to the Trust.

We wish Tamara a successful career and hope she is pleased to join a strong line of previous recipients of our award.

 

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The Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion. 6th February 2017 CCA Glasgow

 

The Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion
6pm, Monday 6 February 2017 CCA Glasgow
On the occasion of the eighth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the Steven Campbell Trust were delighted to announce a panel of invited guests to discuss the enduring influence of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud on popular culture.

The event was be chaired by Michael Pedersen, poet and co-founder of Neu! Reekie!
In essence an eclectic postmodernist, Campbell’s complex layered artworks reference multiple sources.

The iconic image of the young rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud is a recurring figure in Campbell’s paintings and drawings, poems such as ‘The Drunken Boat’ of 1871 were a vital source of inspiration.
Hailed by Patti Smith as “the first punk poet” the panel at the CCA, Glasgow included: poet and educator, Professor David Kinloch, University of Strathclyde; songwriter, poet and broadcaster Lach, a New Yorker in exile and founder of the Anti-Folk movement; and Scottish artist and flâneuse, Karen Strang.
The CCA event page: http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/steven-campbell-trust-lecture-2017-rimbaud
Facebook: The Steven Campbell Trust
Twitter: @SCampbellTrust

Annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion

Dear Friends and Followers

Please join the Trustees for the Annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017:

Rimbaud Panel Discussion
6pm, Monday 6 February 2017 CCA Glasgow.
Free but ticketed, book here: https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873568871 or call 0141 352 4900

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Steven Campbell portrait

On the occasion of the eighth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the Steven Campbell Trust are delighted to announce a panel of invited guests to discuss the enduring influence of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud on popular culture.

In essence an eclectic postmodernist, Campbell’s complex layered artworks reference multiple sources. The iconic image of the young rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud is a recurring figure in Campbell’s paintings and drawings, poems such as ‘The Drunken Boat’ of 1871 were a vital source of inspiration.

Hailed by Patti Smith as “the first punk poet” the panel at the CCA, Glasgow will include: poet and educator, Professor David Kinloch, University of Strathclyde; songwriter, poet and broadcaster Lach, a New Yorker in exile and founder of the Anti-Folk movement; and Scottish artist and flâneuse, Karen Strang.

CCA event listing: http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/steven-campbell-trust-lecture-2017-rimbaud

Facebook: The Steven Campbell Trust
Twitter: @SCampbellTrust

 

Steven Campbell New York Scholarship

The Saltire Society in conjunction with the Steven Campbell Trust have recently announced the recipient of the first New York Scholarship at the Arts in Public Places Awards in Edinburgh. Claire Paterson, a Graduate of Glasgow School of Art, was successful in being selected for the £13,000 bursary which will see her take up a residency with the prestigious International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISPC) in Brooklyn. As well as admiring Claire’s work the judges were impressed with her professionalism and her commitment to collaboration which was a key part of her proposal.

The judges stressed the extremely high quality of the entrants and the difficulty in coming to a decision. Artist’s selected for final interviews were: Rory Price, Mark Doyle, Robert Powell and Michael White. All received a cash sum towards art materials as recognition of their work.

The collaboration with the Steven Campbell Trust, which was founded in memory of renowned Glasgow-born artist Steven Campbell, is part of the Saltire Society’s Enlighten programme, launched as part of the Society’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

The Steven Campbell Trust wishes to thank The Saltire Society for their partnership and valued support in this joint venture. We would also like to wish Claire Paterson great success for her forthcoming residency and look forward to following and supporting this exciting initiative in the coming months. Finally, we would like convey our sincere thanks to the high quality of all artist’s interviewed, which made our task in choosing the successful candidate a very difficult one.

We are delighted to highlight selected works from all artist’s concerned below:

 

Mark Doylehttp://cargocollective.com/markdoyle

 

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Forest of Febris (Detail).
2.Home is Where the Hot Water is
Mark Doyle, Home Is Where The Hot Water Is
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Circuit

 

Claire Patersonhttp://www.clairepaterson.com/index.html

 

Claire 1
Oriented Toward the Absolute, Oil on Canvas, 79 × 100cm
Claire 2
Becoming Molecular, Oil on Primed Paper, 74 × 53cm
Claire 3
Possible Orientations, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 150 cms

 

Robert Powellhttp://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/artist/robert-powell

 

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Super Mega Duper, Medium: Hand Coloured Etching
Image Size: 30 x 30 cm
Ikaros School
Ikaros School, Medium: Hand Coloured Etching
Image Size: 30 x 30 cm
4 The Auktor
The Auktor, Medium: Hand Coloured Etching                                                                                       Image size 30 x 30 cm

 

Rory Price / http://www.rorywprice.com

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Cossack Burger, Oil on Canvas

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Michael Whitehttp://www.michaelwhite.org.uk

 

Istanbul - digitally printed silk cotton, wood, stainless steel -  - 90 x 49 x 1cm (2014)
Istanbul – digitally printed silk cotton, wood, stainless steel – 90 x 49 x 1 cm (2014)

 

Scarecrow Lion Tinman - Ink and Acrylic on 500 Zimbabwean Dollar bill (2016)
Scarecrow Lion Tinman – Ink and Acrylic on 500 Zimbabwean Dollar bill (2016)

 

Stork Fountain - Screen Print on Financial Times (2015)
Stork Fountain – Screen Print on Financial Times (2015)

 

 

Hunt Medal Winner 2016

Press Release

Felix Carr, Winner of Steven Campbell Trust, Hunt Medal 2016

Statement from Carol Campbell:

“My fellow Directors of the Trust and I had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to the GSA City nights preview last Thursday (16th June) with a view to selecting our Hunt medal winner for this year.

As GSA guidelines require that the prizes given should have a criterion, the selection made by myself and the family was that of ‘Poetic Creativity’ as we felt this encompassed everything that Steven stood for in terms of his Art.

The standard was high and debate was fierce between the Directors but there was a coming together around the work of our choice for 2016 Felix Carr.

Felix’s images were at the forefront of several of our minds during the selection process. We loved the energy, the risk taking and the bravura. So in the end the decision making process was much easier than we had anticipated. We felt we had found a worthy winner in Felix and I am personally delighted to see him awarded the Hunt Medal for 2016.”

To see more of Felix Carr’s work, follow this link

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From Series ‘What We Keep Forgetting, Oil on Canvas, ©️ Felix Carr, 2016

 

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Carol Campbell congratulating GSA graduate Felix Carr on receiving the 2016 Steven Campbell Trust ‘Hunt Medal’ award.

Steven Campbell New York Arts Scholarship

Steven Campbell New York Arts Scholarship

Saltire Society

Deadline: 17 June 2016 at 12:00

The search is on for an aspiring Scottish artist to spend a fully funded three month residency in New York, made possible through a collaborative initiative between the Saltire Society, the Steven Campbell Trust, International Studio and Curatorial Programme (New York) and Creative Scotland.

The scholarship will involve a three month residency as part of the International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISPC) in Brooklyn. The winning artist will be given dedicated studio space and the unique opportunity to work alongside 45 fellow artists in residence. The winner will also be the first Scottish artist ever to have received a place at this internationally recognised studio.

The Steven Campbell New York Scholarship is part of a wider £50,000 programme of bursaries to support young and emerging Scottish artists, recently unveiled by independent charity the Saltire Society to help celebrate its 80th anniversary year.
The late Steven Campbell is widely recognized as one of the most significant Scottish artists of his generation. Born in Glasgow, Campbell was a student of Glasgow College of Art and went on to gain a Fulbright Scholarship, which he used to go to New York to study at the Pratt Institute before returning to live in Glasgow in 1986. His widow Carol Campbell founded the Steven Campbell Trust following his death in 2007 with the aim of broadening creative thinking and creative output in individuals and communities of practice in a manner which reflects Campbell’s own international outlook and eclectic and imaginative works.

The scholarship is open to graduates from Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen, and Moray College of Art (University of the Highlands and Islands). The scholarship will fund return flights to New York from Scotland, studio fees at ISCP, accommodation costs in New York and a contribution towards living expenses.

Completed applications must be sent to saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk no later than 12 noon on 17th June 2016.

The successful applicant will be announced at the Saltire Society’s headquarters in Edinburgh on 11th August 2016.

Based on advice from ISCP as to the artists who may benefit most from this experience, the Scholarship is aimed at people having graduated between 2004-2012 inclusive. Applicants must be available to take up the full period of their residency from 1st November 2016 until the 31st January 2017.

Location: All Scotland ,International

For further information, please contact saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk (saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk), or visit http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk/news/2016/05/16/the-search-is-on