JONATHAN GIBBS - A CELEBRATION

JAN 14, 2020 5:30PM, ECA SCULPTURE HALL & MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

EVENT DETAILS

FEUVA ANNUAL AWARD 2020

Isobel Wilson, awarded FEUVA prize for her animation – The Goldfish Club

This year the prize was awarded to Isobel Wilson, a graduating student in Animation. The selection panel (Robin Paine, Margaret Stewart and Jonathan Gibbs) were impressed by Isobel’s drawing skills, her sympathetic engagement with the subject, and her rigorous research. We are extremely grateful to Jared Taylor, Head of Animation, Dr. Nichola Dobson and Alan mason, Lecturers in Animation, for the expert guidance in making the selections.

‘The film is based on the true story of my grandfather, John Wilson, during World War 2. In the early hours of 20 January 1945, somewhere over the Adriatic Sea, the Wellington Bomber that nineteen-year old John was piloting, caught fire. John had to ditch into the sea, and get his crew safely into a rescue dinghy. They were tested to their emotional and physical limits during the next 71 hours as they survived injuries, brutal cold and the loss of a crew member.
John and his crew later founded and became life-long members of their own Goldfish Club that honours servicemen whose lives were saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy, or a similar device. The film is an experimental journey into the minds and bodies of those directly affected by war and how people cope under extreme stress. The film mixes 2D digital animation with charcoal and oil-on-glass techniques to create a unique hybrid of colours and textures. An underlying theme in my animated work is aimed at isolating spaces and natural landscapes, and how these shape not only themselves but also the characters placed in them.’

Isobel’s film can be viewed at https://www.degreeshow.eca.ed.ac.uk/2020/isobel-wilson


Mark Procter, Special Commendation for his animation work

Mark’s animation is a work in progress but the link below gives an interesting insight into the different stages of building the work.

https://markzerop.com/2020/04/12/an-update-to-the-overall-film-progression/

FEUVA STUDENT AWARDS 2019

FEUVA Award: Photography
Anastasia Salnikow

Honourable Mention photography
Joe McShane

FEUVA Award: Textile Design
Molly-Mae Brissett-Haigh

TABLOT RICE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2019

Founder/Director of Summerhall Robert McDowell’s Lecture was titled “Perspective and Proportion in today’s Art Markets?”.  In his talk Robert McDowell examined statistics relating to the unbalanced support ratio between artists and arts administrators across the UK.  He also spoke on the commodification of Art and money laundering through Art sales globally.  His talk was illustrated and he shared the stage with artist Hugh Buchanan who was the moderator.  There was a lively audience discussion including Richard Demarco,

TALBOT RICE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018

DATE: OCT 12, 2018 7:00PM · ADMISSION FREE, TICKET HOLDERS ONLY

THE ART OF CHANGE

-from the Irish abortion referendum to Brexit, the role that art can play in the national conversation.

Tessa Giblin, the Director of Talbot Rice Gallery of the University of Edinburgh, will reflect on artists and their relationship with institutions of power, with particular focus on what art can do in the face of Brexit and the 8th Amendment on the Irish constitution.

VENUE: West Court, Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF

FEUVA STUDENT AWARD 2018

FEUVA Student Prize Sculpture 2018 awarded to Alice Dudgeon for her piece ‘Avodah’. Alice describes it as a large-scale structure made entirely of pine. Based on initial, intuitive diagrams developed from research into Neolithic agriculture, the narrow verticals were turned on a lathe by hand, communicating directly the importance of repeated, meditative acts of physical labour. Skills and materials are worked into pure, simplified constructions that reflect the experience of making and worship as craftsmanship. Verticals guide the eye up and draw the audience in, whilst horizontal arcs draw the visitor closer, surrounding them in silent formations of lines. The audience is encouraged to pause before being released back out into the room.

SANDY MOFFAT TALK

A very special night with Sandy Moffat in the boardroom at Evolution House. Sandy embellished his talk with a series of images that charted his career and gave us a glimpse into why he is one of Scotland’s greatest living artists.

TALBOT RICE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017

Sir Tim O’Shea, Principal of Edinburgh University, delivered a speech on  ‘Curating Cultural Indentity’ at the newly renovated St Cecilia’s Hall.

FEUVA STUDENT AWARD 2017

The FEUVA Student Award 2017 for drawing of £250 in Edinburgh College of Art MA Program was chosen as the platform for the FEUVA student award for drawing.  The Award of £250 went to Yixiao Zhang for illustrations of two books she made of Haiku Poetry which the Trustees deemed outstanding for originality and wit.  Yixiao has lived in the U.K. for over 10 years, has a BA in economics and had not exhibited her work before.  The choice was not easy, however and the Trustees hope to offer more than one Award next year.

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