Aesthetica Short Film Competition: Encouraging and promoting artists’ film

A prominent element of our recently launched Short Film Competition is the promotion of inspirational and innovative work. We at Aesthetica want to drive the genre of short film forward, and as part of this objective we hope to encourage submissions from a range of genres by both experienced and aspiring filmmakers.

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Pavel Bϋchler wins Northern Art Prize

The winner of the Northern Arts Prize 2010 has been announced as Pavel Bϋchler. Work by the five short listed artists was judged yesterday by a leading panel of specialists from the visual arts world: Patricia Bickers, editor at Art Monthly; Richard Deacon, artist; Paul Hobson, director, Contemporary Art Society; Peter Murray, director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and panel chair Tanja Pirsig-Marshall. In choosing Bϋchler to win the prize they felt that:

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Aesthetica Short Film Competition: A platform for international filmmakers

As the Aesthetica Short Film Competition gains momentum we have begun to receive a number of entrants from various international locations. Films are being submitted from European destinations such as Turkey and Spain, alongside those from further flung destinations including New Zealand, Bangladesh and Canada. Particular interest has been voiced from filmmakers in Italy and Japan, two countries with strong cultural identities and rich histories, resulting in a selection of inspirational and thought-provoking films.

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Classic Album Covers – Go Write A Letter

Now here’s a surprise, I never thought that I would be writing a blog about Royal Mail, but never say never. Great music and great art – Royal Mail launches its 2010 stamps programme with ten iconic album covers from the past four decades. And who better to launch the Classic Album Covers issue than Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, who helped design the cover of the band’s 32 million selling fourth album – IV – which features on the stamps, released on 7 January.

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London Art Fair 2010

The London Art Fair, now in its 22nd year, opens next week, as the art world gears up for another exciting week of contemporary art from British and international galleries. With over 100 galleries present, what will the sales be like? Frieze 2009 reported “strong sales”, so although we’re still seeing the affects of the recession, the show must go on.

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Aesthetica Short Film Competition: Creating opportunities for filmmakers

The first ever Aesthetica Short Film Competition has been launched and to say the team in the Aesthetica office is excited would be an understatement! The competition will unearth a variety of forward-thinking and inspirational work from a range of filmmakers. With entrants allowed the freedom to submit work from a range of genres, including documentary, comedy, music video and artists’ film, there are sure to be some inspiring entries.

Finalists from Aesthetica's Creative Works Competition 2009

Aesthetica’s Creative Works Competition is an internationally recognised event that projects critical insight into the fast paced contemporary art world, making it easier for artists to connect with new audiences from across the globe.

This interchange of inspiration and ideas creates an infusion of creativity, which activates the audiences to take an in-depth approach when appreciating the artwork. With such a wide representation of different mediums, the Creative Works Competition is an excellent opportunity to enhance one’s representation and therefore helps to build and maintain artists’ profile.