ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND AWARD
This April I was awarded an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant for 2019/20.
I’ll be starting this new stage of my practice in Guatemala to learn about natural dyes and ancient weaving techniques with the weaving cooperative, Casa Flor Ixcaco. In July I’ll be travelling to Mexico for a residency at Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, where I will be hosting drawing workshops and working with a paper-making cooperative in Oaxaca. The grant will also support my stay on the Navajo reservation in Arizona later in August and a research venture to Lake Titicaca, Peru.
My travels aim to support the creation of new works to be developed over the next year, experimenting with new materials and processes.
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Looking forward to sharing my journey with you…
PALAZZO MONTI ARTIST RESIDENCY
In April 2019, I had the pleasure of being an artist in residence at Palazzo Monti, Brescia. Whist on the residency I experimented with a new series of geometric line drawings, inspired during my time in Italy, referencing the past and present of a geometric language found everywhere there from ancient Roman ruins to the beautiful shuttered windows. See more..
PAZZO PALAZZO EXHIBITION
Pazzo Palazzo celebrates the work of the artists in residence at Palazzo Monti over the past 2 years. I will be displaying two new works made during my time there in April. The exhibition will be held over three floors of the Palazzo and feature live performances by Fabio Tavares on the opening night.
PV Saturday May 18th between 6-9pm
Open Saturday 18th - 21st May
Piazza Tebaldo Brusato, 22, 25121 Brescia BS, Italy
TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2018
Delighted to be part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the foremost annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, founded in 1994 by Anita Taylor and Paul Thomas as the Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition, was known as Jerwood Drawing Prize from 2001 to 2017 and delivered in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Selected from original drawings by distinguished expert panel members, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating current drawing practice in the UK.
PEEK 11 / NEWPORT WORKS
London based design studio, Newport Works presents Peek 11 as part of their interview series visiting the studios of creatives.
'Our mission is to reinvent the essential studio tools used in contemporary creative practice. We began with the portfolio. '
Song from Newport Works caught up with Becky, photographing her home studio, discussing walking as an act of pilgrimage and chatted about her ideal day.
'Her large scale drawings, which take weeks to make, are characterised by their meditative spirit, textile-like appearance and calming aura. Each piece is a contemplative, profound statement on the passage of time and the power of focus.'
See more at Newport Works and take a look at their beautiful portfolios.
DRAW 2018 TRIFORIUM EXHIBITION 2018
DRAW was founded in 2008 at the RCA to celebrate crossovers between disciplines, promote drawing as a specialism and share it as an expanding practice. At a time when everyone does everything in art, drawing has not gone away. It crosses the space between the arts, following its own track – contemporary and timeless. Drawing is instinct not reason, but it helps you work things out. In our digital age people are attracted to it, but are nervous because it’s so difficult to do well. We will keep drawing.
– Anne Howeson
What is DRAWing? asks artists to explore contemporary drawing through their own practice.
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of DRAW as a collective, RCA are holding an exhibition of works by RCA Alumni at the Triforium Gallery above Temple Church, London.
Temple Church, London
4th – 25th July 2018
BECKY ALLEN X MAKE-READY
THE HUMBLE BLACK LINE
THE HUMBLE BLACK LINE at Frameless Gallery
'Over the last 11 years of organising exhibitions, a lot of the young and established artists we have showcased and worked with have claimed as inspiration the line, techniques, style and draughtsmanship of older 20th century masters, from Malevich to Picasso and Lowry to Mondrian.
In an in-house curated exhibition we present for the first time represented and guest contemporary artists in conversation with some of the masters who’s “line” inspires or has inspired their work. Rarely seen pieces from the private collection of the gallery owners will hang alongside contemporary works, some especially created for this exhibition.'
Artists: Alexey Sukhoveev, Cale De Iser, Carla Chaim, Robert Kelly , Paul Deller, Jonathan Meyer, Pablo Picasso, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska , Louise Fishman, Giorgio Morandi, Piet Mondrian, Rodrigo Sassi, Tom Leamon, Becky Allen, Gabriel Orozco, L.S. Lowry.
More information Here
PLATFORM PROJECTS x BECKY ALLEN
For the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this Spring, Becky Allen will be exhibiting an installation of new drawings, 'Life Lines' as part of the Fair's Platform projects. The fair runs from the 8th to 11th March at Battersea Evolution. Click here for more Information.