News and Awards
Since making its first two grants in 2013, the ABF has made awards to six more artists. They work in very varied media, ranging from steel through to digital media and traditional oils. A large number of applications were received for the current round and the results of these will be announced during the Summer.
Keef Winter creates sculpture and installations in an extraordinary range of materials. In May 2015 he is putting on a solo exhibition at the House of St Barnabas in Soho. ‘It is an exclusive members club that houses rotating curated shows throughout the beautiful Victorian complex’. Keef is making two very large new sculptures for […] Read more
After completing a degree in Drama, Laura began to explore different ways of telling stories. She was attracted to stop-motion animation techniques and has now established herself successfully in this field. The ABF award has helped her replace and update her camera and equipment allowing her to produce work of a high technical standard. www.lauraspark.co.uk […] Read more
Tristram is an artist and curator working in the East Midlands. He uses innovative painting and installation techniques to explore late Eighteenth/early Nineteenth century references to ‘Britishness’ as found in landscapes, animal portraits, pastoral scenes and wallpaper designs. His images bring these icons into contact with the present – a world saturated by advertising slogans, […] Read more
A fine art photographer for over 10 years, Michael is inspired to make art which explores his personal and cultural experience as an African Caribbean man. ‘Souls of the Diaspora’ is a photo documentary project on teenagers – their interactions, peer pressure, fashion and their bodies. It is a good example of the themes that […] Read more
Carwyn’s practice ranges over mixed media, photography and installation. Rooted in his personal and cultural experiences, the work reaches out to broader social and political change. Much of his work focuses on generational migration from rural to urban environments and the impact this has on the individual lives of these ‘internal emigres’. www.carwynevans.com Read more
George Hardy has been drawing since he was old enough to pick up a pencil ! He began by drawing people, cartoons and dinosaurs. Following study at the University of Lincoln and work in galleries and as an assistant to a sculptor, he continues to draw people, cartoons and dinosaurs. Read more