Posts

Leading Artists Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry Launch Art Everywhere- The UK’s Largest Outdoor Exhibition

HOCKNEY, BLAKE, CONSTABLE, GILBERT & GEORGE AND MOORE AMONG MOST POPULAR WORKS CHOSEN BY THE PUBLIC
Exclusive digital artwork by Antony Gormley available for free download
Leading artists Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley announced the works which have been chosen by the British public for the UK’s biggest art exhibition, Art Everywhere, which will take place on over 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites across the country from 21 July – 31 August 2014.
The artists unveiled the shortlist on the largest indoor advertising screen in the UK – Motion@Waterloo at London’s Waterloo Station. The list includes one of Grayson Perry’s recent works, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal.
The shortlisted works in order of popularity are as below:
David Hockney, My Parents, 1977
Dora Carrington, Farm at Watendlath, 1921
Dame Laura Knight, Ruby Loftus screwing a Breech-ring, 1943
Grayson Perry, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal, 2012
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach, 1885
Michael Andrews, Melanie and Me Swimming, 1978-9
George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry (‘Choosing’), 1864
Augustus Leopold Egg, The Travelling Companions, 1862
Patrick Caulfield, Pottery, 1969
John Hoyland, Memory Mirror, 1981
Rose Wylie, Early Memory Series No.2: Doodle Bug, 1998
Eileen Agar, Slow Movement, 1970
Julia Margaret Cameron, lago (Study from an Italian), 1867
Gilbert & George, Existers, 1984
John Constable, Study of Cirrus Clouds, c.1822
Edward Collier, Trompe l’oeil with Writing Materials, c.1702
Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, Coalbrookdale by Night, 1801
Ivon Hitchens, A River Pool, 1951
Henry Moore, King and Queen, 1952-3, cast 1957
Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), 1526-8
William Blake, The Circle of the Lustful, 1824-7
Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say I’M DESPERATE, 1992-1993
Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Queen Elizabeth I (‘The Ditchley portrait’), c.1592
Ben Nicholson, 1940-42 (two forms), 1940-42
Marc Quinn, Self, 2006
Over 38,000 votes were received via Facebook (facebook.com/arteverywhereuk) in the process to select the nation’s favourite works which will be shown on bus shelters, underground stations, roadside billboards, motorway services, national rail networks, shopping centres and airports across the UK. 90% of the population will have an opportunity to see a work of art at an outdoor site during the summer. The art will also be shown in a national Art Everywhere on-screen exhibition shown in over 1,000 Vue cinema screens in the UK in August.
As part of today’s launch, Antony Gormley also unveiled a specially-commissioned digital artwork for Art Everywhere which will be available for the public to download for free. The work entitled Feeling Material will be shown on digital poster sites across the UK, including London’s Waterloo Station and Coventry House, Piccadilly Circus, and in Manchester’s Trafford Centre, as well as on motion screens in the back of over 2,000 black cabs. Antony Gormley has also donated 100 signed limited edition works to be gifted to the first 100 supporters contributing £950 or more to Art Everywhere. Funds raised will support the costs of print and production for Art Everywhere to be bigger and better, ensuring works of art reach more poster sites. Both the digital and limited edition works will be available from 16th July until 31 August from arteverywhere.org.uk
Antony Gormley said of his involvement in Art Everywhere: “Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person. It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way.”
Building on the success of the 2013 exhibition, Art Everywhere 2014 will be longer in duration, having been extended across a six week period.
Art Everywhere is a collaborative project presented by the Out-of-Home industry led by Clear Channel, Exterion Media and JCDecaux, including Ocean Outdoor, Storm and Outdoor Plus. Founding partners are Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Drinks), the Art Fund, Tate, creative agency 101, Posterscope, Vizeum, Easyart and Facebook. Out-of-Home media owners have once again donated the sites to enable the nation’s favourite British art to be seen right across the UK.
Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund said: “Art Everywhere is a celebration of great British art, with thousands of Brits voting for their favourites to be displayed on poster sites across the country over the coming weeks. The new work by celebrated artist Antony Gormley, made especially for this project, will be a wonderful legacy – and a way of thanking the art loving public, who made the whole initiative possible.”

Richard Reed Blogs About Art Everywhere

Following an outstanding successful launch in 2013 with help and support from the great British public Art Everywhere is back again for its second year! Again, we shall be adorning and gracing our streets and transport systems with astounding works of art to make that trip to and from work or school a little bit more interesting and special. And, once again, you the public have voted for your favourite pieces from regional and national collections to create an exposition worthy of any major gallery in the world. The difference being with this exhibition it has been crowdfunded, plus it is entirely free for all to enjoy around the UK.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of our partners from Clear Channel and other media owners in the poster industry, along with partners including Art Fund and Easyart, plus Vue who have made this year’s exhibition a little more extra-ordinary by showing the exhibition on their screens across the summer.
A top new addition to Art Everywhere this year sees an exclusive reveal of a commissioned artwork by a world-renowned artist – all to be revealed on 16th July on digital sites around the UK including the Trafford Centre in Manchester and Coventry House in London’s Piccadilly.
We’ve assembled your selected list of works for our exhibition and posters will be printed and distributed across the UK ready for your viewing from the 21st July for 6 entire weeks providing a stunning backdrop to your summer.
It’s still not too late to help us make this bigger and better than last year and any donation you can make will contribute to increasing the number of posters we can print to reach more places and reward you with your own piece of the Art Everywhere campaign – you can get yourself a limited edition, tote bag, postcard set or even a billboard poster!
Richard Reed
Founder of Art Everywhere

Via: Clear Channel

Art Everywhere Launches Facebook and Twitter Search for Next Outdoor Exhibition

Art Everywhere, the initiative that brought works of art to thousands of outdoor sites last year, is launching a social media campaign to find the public’s 25 favourite artworks, to be displayed this summer.
Art Everywhere wants members of the public to select the pieces they most admire from a longlist of 70 British artworks, which range from the 1500s to the present day.
The artists Anthony Gormley and Grayson Perry will reveal the winning pieces on 16 July.
Reproductions of the top 25 selected artworks will then be displayed on poster sites, bus stops and billboards across the UK for six weeks, from 21 July to 31 August.
The public has three weeks to cast its votes and can do by visiting facebook.com/arteverywhereuk or on Twitter, by tweeting @arteverywhereUK.
Out-of-home media owners have donated sites to enable the art to be shown across the UK, including Underground stations, shopping centres and roadside billboards.
The project, now in its second year, is a collaboration between Posterscope, Vizeum, Clear Channel UK, Exterion Media, JCDecaux, Richard Reed, the co-founder of Innocent Drinks, the Art Fund and Tate galleries, among others.
The organisers said the 2014 version of Art Everywhere would be bigger and better than last year, by showcasing a new set of British artworks sourced from public collections across the country.
This year will also feature the project being tripled in duration to six weeks, as well as a featuring a cinema exhibition film about the project and winning entries, to be shown at 1,000 Vue cinema screens.
The public has been invited to become patrons of the exhibition through crowd-funding it, with donations used to fund the production costs of printing the posters.
Anyone who donates £10 or more will have their choice of limited edition rewards, from a postcard set, through to a 48-sheet billboard poster.
The organisers hope to build on the success of last year’s inaugural show by making the campaign an annual event, as well as expanding it to include a separate project in the US during August.
Reed said: “Art Everywhere is back to showcase great British artworks for a summer of art. We want the British public to crowd fund and vote for their favourites. This year goes bigger and better, including a specially created artwork exclusive from a world-renowned artist.”
Artists have been involved in every stage of the Art Everywhere project and Caroline Collier, the director of partnerships at Tate, chaired the longlist panel.
Emma Newman, the marketing director at Clear Channel UK, said: “Like all the best ideas, [Art Everywhere is] wonderfully simple and is a brilliantly effective way of bringing inspiring artworks to people right across the country.”
Via: Brand Republic