Frances Lord explores the practice of Chien-Wei Chang, his route into making and how his cultural background is reflected in his work.
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Warren Andrews discusses winning the student prize, the importance of education and his future plans.
Virginia Verran discusses winning the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the importance of art education and the multifaceted nature of her practice.
Jens Sundheim is a visual artist working principally in photography. Born in Dortmund in 1970, he studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund from 1994 – 2002 with a period of study at the University of Plymouth in 1997. He is currently based in a live/work studio space at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (KHD) and has been resident there since 2007. Sundheim’s work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions and festivals, most recently in ‘space shuttle 2.0’ at Fotogalerie, Vienna. He has had his work featured in various magazines and publications and has been awarded numerous prizes including a recommendation at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Katharina Gruzei is one of the artists in Linz to have been awarded a studio for one year at Salzamt Atelierhaus over 2009/2010. Born in Klagenfurt, Carinthia in 1983, she has been based in Linz at the University of Arts in Linz since 2004 and will finish her current studies with a postgraduate qualification this year. She also spent six months in 2006 studying at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California and a year in Berlin at the University of Fine Art. Although still studying, Gruzei is already represented by Charim Galerie, and has shown at both their galleries in Berlin and Vienna. Gruzei has exhibited widely, most recently at Anadoma Filmfestival, Charim Ungar Contemporary Berlin, in No Sound of Music at Salzburger Kunstverein and in a group exhibition of contemporary Austrian photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Carinthia. She has taken part in numerous workshops and has delivered a lecture at Stanford University.
Born in Pfarrkirchen, Bayern in Germany in 1982, Haidacher studied photography at The University of the Arts, Linz from 2006 to 2009. He is currently studying for his Masters there. Haidacher has also spent some time living in London (and has an impeccable English accent). Haidacher is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. He also won the Best Selected Works prize in the Epson Art Photo Award 2009.
Clemens Kogler was born in Bayern in 1980 and is studying at The University of Arts, Linz. Starting out as a painter, he has also worked in advertising and television. His practice is now made up of being a graphic designer, animator, film maker, and illustrator among other roles. He is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. Kogler has exhibited and won awards at numerous film and animation festivals. sixpackfilm distribute some of his work and his commercial work is represented by Liberty Films in the UK.
Anna Dumitriu’s collaborative practice takes performance, digital art, installation, microbiology and philosophy in its stride. She talks to Jane Watt about her practice and research.
Hans Borgonjon talks about how a Crafts Council Development Award has helped him to develop his ceramic practice and studio.
Richard William Wheater is a recipient of the Crafts Council Development Award. He talks to Jane Watt about his installation/performance work, his experience of applying for funding and the importance of being focused, but not pigeon-holed.
Paul Stone talks to Kit Kingsbury about her three-week residency at the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Hungary.
Paul Stone talks to Lyndsay Mann about her three-month residency experience at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in Dublin.
Paul Stone talks to Sheena Macrae about her three-month residency at Gertrude in Melbourne, Australia and its huge impact on her practice.
Paul Stone talks to John Walter about his time at the British School at Rome.
Penny Jones explores the career of Andrew Tanner who has spent ten years as a designer maker developing many successful ranges of batch-produced ceramics.
Kate Stoddart profiles jeweller Cynthia Cousens, looking specifically at awards, exhibitions and research projects.
Kate Stoddart profiles Adam Paxon, who makes one-off sculptural jewellery in plastic, covering his career development and impact of winning prizes like Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2007.
Penny Jones profiles Fred Baier exploring the development of his career since the 1970s and commissions for an impressive range of private and public clients.
Jane Adam is a successful jewellery designer with an international reputation. Polly Harknett discusses her career and studio at Cockpit Arts and her wider role in the craft community.
Frances Lord profiles Ismini Samanidou who designs woven fabrics for interior spaces, ranging from one-off pieces to limited edition textiles.
Penny Jones talks to Deirdre Nelson about her textile-based work, often made in response to museum collections or site histories and informed by local communities, and residencies in the Scottish Highlands and Australia.
Cynthia Cousens explores the practice of weave-designer Eleanor Pritchard, discussing exhibitions, commissions and Crafts Council support.
Polly Harknett on the practice of emerging jeweller Lina Peterson, including creative/work balance and exploration of markets for her work.
Frances Lord profiles Linda Florence, who creates wallpapers, flooring surfaces and interior textiles for domestic and commercial interiors, as well as temporary installations in transient materials.
Penny Jones profiles Clare Twomey, who makes large-scale ceramic installations for galleries and museums often in collaboration with the UK ceramics industry.