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News for May 2019

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Début Art Artists / 2019 Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce several Début Art represented artists have had their work recognised by the Communication Arts Awards, American Illustration and American Photography (AI-AP) Awards, and the 3x3 International Illustration Annual.Images, from top to bottom, left to right:City cycling danger in Houston / Houstonia Magazine / Neil WebbFood Alphabet / Sunday Times UK / BloodBros.Will Your House Kill You? / Reader's Digest / Istvan BanyaiQuantum Computing / IEEE Spectrum Magazine / Christian GralingenChad Walde / Pro Publica & The Sante Fe New Mexican / Corey Brickley Neil Webb’s work for Houstonia Magazine on the dangers of city cycling in Houston was awarded a Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2019, and a merit in the 3x3 International Illustration Annual No.15.BloodBros., Istvan Banyai, Christian Gralingen, Corey Brickley, and Martin O’Neill and were all respective winners of the AI-AP Awards 2019. Congratulations to all artists for their stellar work...

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Andrew Macgregor / Face Your Waste

Andrew Macgregor will be hosting a plastic awareness creative workshop, which will be free and open to the public, from 11am-1pm on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, London. The workshop forms part of a programme of activities taking place during ‘Face Your Waste’ - a 4-day art and music event organised by ‘The Colour of Water’ in conjunction with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, and in partnership with Green Peace, LUSH, Novel Beauty, and the World Land Trust.‘The Colour of Water’ is a creative community-based organisation, aiming to inspire change in local areas in the UK and worldwide. A focus is on the importance of reducing and eliminating the use of plastic, but also in finding creative solutions for the use of existing plastic through up-cycling and innovation. Andrew’s workshop will be based on this philosophy and approach, demonstrating how waste can be re-appropriated as an imaginative artistic material. ‘Face...

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Alex Williamson / Studio Process, Collage and the Graphic Archive

‘Untitled/Re-assembled. Intersections of form and content: Studio Process, Collage and the Graphic Archive', an exhibition of work by Alex Williamson, is currently on display at the Windgate Gallery, part of the Windgate Centre for Art and Design at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith.The exhibition offers an extensive and comprehensive insight into Alex’s practice over the past 20 years as an image maker and illustrator specialising in collage. Editorial, advertising and design commissions are displayed alongside Williamson’s process sketches and works in progress, highlighting the role exploration plays in the formation and production of each image. This deliberate arrangement of exhibiting speculative sketches next to ‘final’ artworks references Schwitter’s Merz principle of ‘equal evaluation’. As outlined in the exhibition’s statement: “The approach is intended to be ‘non-precious’, reflecting the spirit and...

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Andrew Archer & Helen Friel / Shortlisted for AOI’s World Illustration Award 2019

We are delighted to announce two of Début Art’s represented artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Award. Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ (Gingko Press, 2018) and Helen Friel’s ‘Hoakes Island’ (Laurence King, 2018) are both shortlisted in the ‘Books’ category. Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ pays tribute to his twin passions: basketball and Japanese art. What began initially as two self-initiated pieces (‘The Rock’ & ‘The Ghost’) expanded into a stunning series of 45 original artworks. In May 2018, these were collected in a single volume, along with sketches and accompanying text offering the reader a detailed insight into Andrew’s process and inspiration. ’Hoakes Island’, created, designed and illustrated by Helen Friel and co-authored with Ian Friel, is Helen’s début...