Eastern Approaches 2013

5 Dec 2013 - 12 Jan 2014
UH Galleries, The Museum of St. Albans
Hatfield Road, St. Albans AL1 3RR
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 2-5pm (See museum website for Christmas opening hours)

The works in Eastern Approaches 2013 have been selected by Niki Braithwaite (Director, Smiths Row), Teresa Grimes (Director, TINTYPE) and Simeon Nelson (Artist and Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hertfordshire)

The following Prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception on Sat 7 Dec 2013:

  • Under 30 Prize (Awarded by Hertfordshire County Council)
  • Best Applied Art Prize (Awarded by Hertfordshire County Council)
  • St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize
  • St Albans Prize (Awarded by St Albans District Council)
  • WMT Prize (Awarded by WMT Chartered Accountants)
  • Loop Developments Prize
  • Townstone Prize
  • Christopher Place Prize
  • Debenham’s Ottaway Prize
  • Style in my City Prize
  • Aitchison Raffety Prize
  • School of Creative Arts Prize
  • Best Video Prize (Awarded by St Albans Film Festival)
  • UH Alumni Association Prize
  • UH Recordings Prize (Awarded by the University of Hertfordshire Recordings)
  • UHArts Theatre Prize
  • Overall Winner (Awarded by UH Galleries) 

For further information please contact UH Galleries
01707 284290 / uhgalleries@herts.ac.uk

Niki Braithwaite is currently the Director of Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds.  After graduating from the University of Aberdeen in History of Art she worked as a curator in the North East. Niki has been involved in the delivery of a number of high profile projects including new commissions by Sam Taylor-Wood, Dalziel & Scullion and David Ward.
She went on to work for Arts Council initially as Visual Arts Officer for the Eastern Arts Board, and subsequently as the Head of Visual Arts & Literature.

Teresa Grimes is the director of the London based contemporary art gallery Tintype. She previously worked as a director and producer in films and television. Teresa started Tintype in 2009 with co-director Pat Treasure. The gallery represents a number of UK artists including Suki Chan, George Eksts and Flora Parrott. Formerly in Shoreditch, the gallery moved to the Hatton Garden/Clerkenwell area of central London in 2011.
Simeon Nelson is a sculptor, installation and interdisciplinary artist who works within the museum and in the public domain. He is the Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hertfordshire and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Simeon’s work is held in the collections of the Art/Omi Foundation, New York, the Jerwood Foundation, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK.

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