Category: What’s On

The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is truly a tour de force of the cultural national stage, with July seeing the gallery win both the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in addition to making the shortlist for this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building in the UK. Last year the Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in…

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  We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the award-winning Wilderness Festival, an unmissable 4-day extravaganza brimming with fantastic music, art, cuisine, performances and relaxation. This year the festival has a special addition of affordable art classes available. Hat Tricks workshop at Wilderness Festival Book here Friday 7.30 – 8.30pm / 7 August 2015 Heads up! Bridgeman Studio artist Holly Frean will be giving…

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I have been in love for a long time now with a man more than 500 years my senior, literally a Renaissance man!  As Berlin is gearing up to welcome him with an exhibition in the late summer I have decided to pay a little homage to him with a look in the Bridgeman archive – I am talking of course about Sandro Botticelli. As…

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When it comes to the modern artist few encapsulate the diversity of Trevor Neal.  A self-taught artist from York who was born in 1947, now resides in Sheffield, UK. As comfortable behind the camera lens as he is the easel Trevor Neal has forged an impressive career with exhibitions in UK, USA, France, Germany and Israel.  From fine art restoration, landscapes, nudes, portraits, still life,…

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In the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel How To Be Both, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality. The expansive nature of Ali Smith’s novel is highlighted by the interesting juxtaposition of the cover photograph of 60’s singers Sylvie Vartan and Francoise Hardy and the Renaissance frescoes used on the inside cover depicting figures from Palazzo Schifanoia.  Here’s…

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Last Call For Entries – 15th June

Posted by Published on June 2, 2015

Excitement is building in our office as the entries for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015 continue to pour in. Every entry that comes in continues to raise the level of creativity and invention around the theme ‘The Great Outdoors’. So please keep them coming. For all creatives and artists who have not yet entered you still have time to win one of the great prizes…

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The Nicolas Roeg Archive

Posted by Published on May 30, 2015

Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors. The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.   In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on…

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To judge any competition is an exciting opportunity that brings with it a number of questions or responsibilities you need to think of for each entry.  Broadly speaking these should be whether the entry has met the brief? Has the entry reached or surpassed certain industry standards? How high is the level of creativity or originality? And also whether the entry moves you on any…

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 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”  The story of Alice and her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations since it was first published in 1865.  150 years later, Wonderland is no longer simply a children’s story but has spawned an industry with a new Disney film in the works and even more theatre productions, exhibitions and product lines…

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“The Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer The first major exhibition curated by James Russell to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious opened on 1 April 2015 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists…

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