Art Exhibitions Calendar – December 2017

NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Dec 1st – 9th 2017

Artspace Visual Arts Centre

43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
(+61) 2 9356 0555
Open: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm / Sat & Sun 11am-6pm

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. With a 100-year history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 21st year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences. Each year Create NSW convenes an independent judging panel of esteemed colleagues to determine the finalists, whom Artspace acknowledges for engaging with insight and passion in assessing what was again a highly competitive round of proposals. Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator Talia Linz and Curatorial Assistant Lola Pinder will undertake a series of studio visits with each of the artists as part of three months of curatorial development leading up to the exhibition. Of the nine finalists one artist will be awarded the Fellowship on the opening night of the exhibition, Wednesday 8 November, 2017. undefined Claudia Nicholson ‘Don’t Let Me Down Let Me Down’, 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley


Nov 25th 2017 – 13 Jan 2018

Frutta Gallery

Via dei Salumi, 53, 00153 Rome, Italy
(+39) 06 45508934
Open: Tue-Sat 1-7pm

HO HO HO exhibition will include a wide variety of objects and fabric selected from the comprehensive design exhibition, FOR MODERN LIVING, assembled by Alek O., Gabriele De Santis, Santo Tolone and Spring for Frutta. The gallery limited its selection to objects which have never before been exhibited by this gallery. The exhibition is to be on view through the Christmas season when public attention is mostly closely focused on the quality of items available for purchase. It contains approximately 100 items including children’s toys, a sewing machine, typewrites, a window ventilating fan, lamps, cooking pots and kites. Among many outstanding designers represented are Lauren Keeley, Holly Hendry, Jonathan Monk and Ryan Gander, in addition to a large number of unknown peasant craftsmen of Europe and the East and anonymous company designers in American factories.

Emerging Artists The Auction: Christmas Special

Dec 7th 2017 – 31 Jan 2018

Creative Debuts and The Auction Collective

74 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
+44 07525 445 628

Nejat Sat?: Light in the Dark

Dec 16th 2017 – 27th Jan 2018

Pi Artworks Istanbul

Mumhane Caddesi No:48-50/3, 34425 Karakoy, Istanbul – Turkey
+39 011 197 44106
Open: Mon-Sat 10am – 7pm

The title Light in the Dark represents hope amidst the pessimism of the world. In this exhibition, Sat? tests the surface of the canvas, oscillating between different levels of density using a simplified color palette. The artist leaves the viewer with a sense of unlimited possibilities, reflecting the movement of our emotional world through light transitions; at times leaving us in darkness and at others revealing a light through that darkness. .

Scott King: Welcome to Saxnot

Dec 1st 2017 – Feb 11 2018

Studio Voltaire

1A Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR
(+44) 207 622 1294
Open: Wed-Sun Noon-6pm

Former fairground showman Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp at Skegness, Lincolnshire in 1936. Butlin’s vision was to provide British working class families with ‘a weeks holiday for a week’s pay’. This idea quickly became a phenomenon. In Welcome To Saxnot, King proposes the new town of Saxnot as an invention of the fictional, Butlin’s inspired brand ‘Britlin’s’. Saxnot is built on an idealised memory of ‘how things used to be’. King has conjured up a fantasy of Britain’s past, taking the holiday camp as a template for a model society: implanting the ethos, planning, regimentation and fun of 1970s Butlin’s and from it building a model for a New Britain. At Studio Voltaire, Welcome to Saxnot forms a major new large–scale installation comprising a series of free–standing infographic works as well as printed matter and products that point to Britlin’s ethos and agenda. This is King’s first solo institutional exhibition in London