Two previous Stanley Picker Fellows have been given prestigious accolades this year, confirming their individual contributions to the worlds of fine art and design and bringing prominence to the Gallery’s Fellowship programme through their developing career trajectories.
Stanley Picker Fellow (2005) Elizabeth Price has been nominated forthe Turner Prize 2012for her solo exhibition earlierthisyear at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
Currently showing at Tate Britain alongside fellow nominees Paul Noble, Luke Fowler and Spartacus Chetwynd is Price’s filmThe Woolworths Choir of 1979, a work partly based upon the real story of a fire in a Manchester branch of Woolworths more than twenty years ago. In 2007 the artist presented At the House of Mr X for her Fellowship exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery. Inspired by the Picker House, the film is currently being shown as part of The Occupants exhibition dedicated to arts patron Stanley Picker on the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
The Turner Prize 2012 is open at Tate Britain until 6 January 2013. Elizabeth Price will be discussing her video installations at Tate Britain on Tuesday 13 November at 6.30pm. The winner will be announced on Monday 3 December 2012duringa live broadcast by Channel4.
The very first Stanley Picker Fellows in Design in 2004, El Ultimo Grito have now been awarded the London Design Medal 2012, given each year to an individual/s who have made a significant contribution to design and to London. Previous recipients include Marc Newson, Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, and Thomas Heatherwick.
El Ultimo Grito’s Roberto Feo, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, and Rosario Hurtado, herself a Kingston University alumna, were both presented with the award at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of the London Design Festival 2012, now in its sixth year.The 2012 panel included Alexander Payne, Head of Design at Phillips de Pury, gallery owner and curator Libby Sellers, Martin Roth, Director of V&A, Gwyn Miles, Director of Somerset House and Ron Arad, winner in 2011.
El Ultimo Grito are also currently showing at Derwent Gallery London as part ofa programme of exhibitionsentitled Exchanges Around Construction curated by Andrew Bick. Their exhibition Designing An Echo runs until 24 November 2012.