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
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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

 

5.Forest of Febris-detail
Forest of Febris (Detail).
2.Home is Where the Hot Water is
Mark Doyle, Home Is Where The Hot Water Is
Mark Doyle_Circuit
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

 

6 Super Mega Duper
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

Art UK Website

We are delighted to see Steven’s work featured in the new Art UK website.

Art UK, is the online home for art from every public collection in the United Kingdom.

Previously called the Public Catalogue Foundation, Art UK is a small charity. They work in partnership with 3,000 public collections, the BBC and other organisations to showcase the art the UK owns.

Art UK already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and other civic buildings across the United Kingdom. Most of this art is not on public view.

Campbell, Steven, 1953-2007; Outside Right at the Sunset Gate
Campbell, Steven; Outside Right at the Sunset Gate; The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/outside-right-at-the-sunset-gate-127019

 

 

Painting of The Month, March 2016

A Blind Man Would Have Great Difficulty Looking at Cezanne

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Although a deceptively simple painting, it has a natural beauty with a real sense of place albeit quite surreal.

The background scene is a little town on the bank of the river Saone called Tournus, where we would stop over on route to holidays in Italy. In fact, the family still do, to this day. My grandson Nathan and I will be there this summer.

The journey would progress from Tournus to Aix en Provence, the home-town of Steven’s best-loved artist Cezanne and a pilgrimage to the Jas de Bouffan studio would always be undertaken.

The title of the painting is in relation to that trick of the eye practiced by Cezanne and probably most artists, Steven included of looking at the painting, closing one eye opening it and then quickly closing the other, a sort of winking technique or simply keep one eye closed while looking at an object, scene etc.

“Artists have long known there are two ways of seeing the world”, says University of Oslo Psychology Professor Stine Vogt, Ph.D. “Without learning to turn off the part of the brain that identifies objects, people can only draw icons of objects, rather than the objects themselves. When faced with a hat, for instance, most people sketch an archetypal side view of a hat, rather than the curves, colours and shadows that hit our retina.”

She found that artists eyes tended to scan the whole picture, including apparently empty expanses of ocean or sky while non-artists focused in on objects, especially people. Non-artists spent about 40 percent of the time looking at objects while artists focused on them 20 percent of the time”

So, as the title clearly states, a blind man would have great difficulty with Cezanne.

Carol Campbell 2016

Source: How artist’s see