North East CVAN Films

Fiona Crisp, Ballnose Precision Optics Lab. Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Durham University.

Fiona Crisp, Ballnose Precision Optics Lab. Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Durham University.

North East CVAN has recently shortlisted and selected eight artists to be profiled in a third round of seven Artist Films. These films build upon the existing series of commissioned films which can be found here.

Artists to be profiled are: Rachel Clewlow, Fiona Crisp, Susie Green, John Kippin, Toby Lloyd & Andrew Wilson, Annie O’Donnell and Luke McCreadie.

Artists were nominated by over 40 professionals from the visual arts community and the final selection was made by a panel including North East artists Nick Kennedy and Cecilia Stenbom; Alessandro Vincentelli, BALTIC Curator of Exhibitions and Research; Elinor Morgan, Senior Curator, Mima and James Smith, Editor in Chief, This is Tomorrow.

The NE CVAN Films will be launched in Spring 2016 and will continue an exciting collaboration with online magazine, this is tomorrow

Some highlights of recent activity by the selected North East artists include:

A new commission by Luke McCreadie, Be in the air, but not be air, be in the no air is on display at the Jerwood Space, London until 12 December 2015.  Read more here.

Susie Green is one of the ten selected artists participating The Syllabus, a ten month programme jointly developed and run by CVAN member organisations Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects and Spike Island with New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, and Studio Voltaire.

Since January 2015 Toby Lloyd and Andrew Wilson have been in residence as part of a long term live/work programme aiming to push the boundaries of socially engaged practice and community activity developed by East St. Arts within the residential area of Beeston, South Leeds. Read more here.

James Smith, Editor in Chief, this is tomorrow said:
Being part of the selection process with CVAN was an enriching experience, it is a delight to see so many fascinating practices that will be unpacked and explored through this film series. We are also very pleased to be once again helping distribute this series of films so that they can be seen by as many people as possible!

Cecilia Stenbom, said
Selecting the new artist films was tough with so many good artists nominated, but I feel the final selection represents the talent and wide range of the artists that live and work in this region. Making a CVAN Artist film about my own practice last year was a great experience, the film works as both documentation, and as an outline of my current practice and has been a beneficial tool for me as an artist.

Julia Bell, North East Coordinator said:
Nominated and selected by arts professionals, the Artist Film programme provides a ‘critical stamp’ to artists’ work. The films not only provideindividual artists with a means to promote their practice nationally and internationally across online platforms, but as a collection, by April 2016 there will be 26 commissioned films highlighting the unique and dynamic arts scene here in the North East.

Previous commissioned films have profiled the work of artists:

Eric Bainbridge, Catherine Bertola, Graham Dolphin, Jennifer Douglas, Richard Forster, Faye Green, Aaron Guy, Nick Kennedy, Laura Lancaster, Paul Merrick, Jane Millican, Narbi Price, Iris Priest, Kelly Richardson, Richard Rigg, Cecilia Stenbom, Matt Stokes, Wolfgang Weileder, Thomas Whittle


Paul Merrick Below The Line (Detail) - 2015, Card tables Courtesy of the artist & Workplace Gallery, UK

Paul Merrick Below The Line (Detail) - 2015, Card tables
Courtesy of the artist & Workplace Gallery, UK

A work in progress by Paul Merrick (above), featured in its developmental stages in the previous round of NE CVAN Artist Film commissions is on display at UH Galleries, Hatfiled until 17 October as part of unpainting \ / resurfacing