This evening, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the award-winning Manchester club night, Club Brenda, Urbis is hosting a book launch of limited edition book, Strange Trees. Strange Trees is a unique concept and has been produced by Jayne Compton, the founder of Club Brenda, in collaboration with Northern Art Prize finalist, Rachel Goodyear, among other artists. The book takes the reader through the history of Club Brenda, using a series of classic narratives to form a dark urban fairytale, alongside a series of commissioned photography and artwork.
Get involved with the 2010 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition: Just 3 days left to enter your work!
There are just 3 days left to enter your work to the Aesthetica International Creative Works Competition. Hard copies of the 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Annual have now sold out, but digital downloads of the 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Annual are available through our online shop.
Fantastic New Prize for the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition: Writing Course with Arvon Foundation
Arvon writing courses were established 40 years ago by the writers John Fairfax and John Moat (inner circle of poet laureate Ted Hughes), Aesthetica editor Cherie Federico has this to say, “Arvon courses are so well respected throughout the creative writing and publishing industries. Time spent with Arvon is an invaluable investment in your writing career, this prize is a fantastic opportunity for our winner to develop their talents even further.”
Finalists of 2008’s Aesthetica Creative Works Competition are enjoying further successes…Neale Howells at the John Martin Gallery
Neale Howells’s work is now showing at the John Martin Gallery in London as part of Storylines. Please visit http://www.jmlondon.com/pages/thumbnails/22314.html for further details.
Further career successes have been reported by the artists and writers published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual this week.
Aesthetica’s 2008 Competition was judged by Cherie Federico, Creative Writing lecturer Dr Kate North, and journalist David Martin. Cherie Federico says: “Artists and writers around the world really made the Annual project so worthwhile by presenting us with some truly amazing works. It was wonderful to discover new artists and writers throughout the judging process but it proved to be a real deliberation for Kate, David and myself because of the quality and talent involved.”
Fantastic News from the budding Artists and Writers featured in the 2009 Aesthetica Annual
The 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Annual is now available through Borders stores nationwide and from the Aesthetica website. The Annual showcases Artworks, short stories and poems from the very best entries to the 2008 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition and those artists and writers featured continue to go from strength to strength. It’s been fantastic to be involved in building the reputations of so many talented people.