"Built" showcases the work of four prominent British artists who have made drawings paintings and sculpture recording, depicting and responding to the construction of signature buildings in the UK.
The artists are :-
• Anthony Eyton R.A., Artist in residence at the Eden project over a 10 year period and invited artist at Millbank during construction of Tate modern;
• Jeanette Barnes past Jerwood Drawing prize winner and Hunting Prize award winner who has been recording the construction of seminal buildings in the city of London and most recently, the Olympic arenas;
• Julia Midgley R.E. Reader Documentary Drawing, and past winner of both the Rainford Trust and Printmaking Today Awards who was project Artist in Residence during the construction of Liverpool John Moores University's Art & Design Academy designed by Rick Mather.
• Patricia Cain who is curating this exhibition was on-site over a period of three years during the construction of Hadid’s acclaimed Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow for which she was winner of last year's Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes. She is currently resident on site at Hydro Arena at Glasgow’s SECC.
A one-day symposium curated by Patricia Cain will accompany the exhibition ‘Built’ at the Mall Galleries on 26th June. An array of high profile practitioners in art and architecture including Will Alsop RA, Rick Mather, Richard Wentworth, Ranulph Glanville, Tim Smit KBE, Bruce McLean, Charles Walker, Chris Dyson and the artists involved will discuss practices that involve coming to know through making things and why learning of skill is so fundamental to our creativity and imagination. Tickets are £25 and should be booked in advance.
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Built is presented in association with The Architects’ Journal
and Sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University