NEWS

2019

DRAW ART FAIR LONDON

Andy's award winning work ROC Post '64 will be shown at the inaugural Draw Art Fair London which will be held at the Saatchi Gallery, London between 17-19 May, on the stand presenting works that were selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018. 

Draw Art Fair London will be the first fair in the UK dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing. It aims to present all facets of drawing as a fundamental practice and to create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 21st century will stand side by side.

https://www.drawartfair.com

 

2018

TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2018: NEW WORKING DRAWING AWARD WINNER

Andy has won the newly established Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Award for a Working Drawing on the strength of his work ROC Post '64, which was selected for inclusion in the 2018 exhibition. The award, which takes the form of a prize of £1000, was announced along with the other prizes at the private view of the exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London on 26 September.  

 

The works were chosen by Nigel Hall, artist; Megan Piper, gallerist and art dealer; and Dr. Chris Stephens, current director of the Holbourne Museum, Bath. Led by its founding director Professor Anita Taylor (Bath Spa University), the drawing prize project was previously supported by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation from 2001 to 2017; Trinity Buoy Wharf became the principal benefactor in 2018.

The exhibition is currently touring and will be shown at venues in Bournemouth, London, Trowbridge and Ormskirk. For further details, see website:

http://trinitybuoywharfdrawingprize.drawingprojects.uk/index.php/news

'ANDY BANNISTER- SURFACE TO AIR'- SOLO EXHIBITION AT TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

 

A solo exhibition of Andy's works took place at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton in September and October. The exhibition included an artwork that was commissioned by the concert pianist Cordelia Williams for the cover of her new CD on Somm Recordings.

 

For further details see venue website:

https://www.turnersims.co.uk/news/surface-to-air-andy-bannister/

'NEW RELICS'- EXHIBITION AT THAMES SIDE STUDIOS

GALLERY

Andy's work Glasgow/Barrhead [55°47’36.59”N_4°22’38.20W]  was included in 'New Relics', a large survey show of contemporary sculpture at Thames Side Studios Gallery, London in June 2018. The exhibition, which was curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry, ran from 2-24 June, included works by 57 artists.

 

The exhibition press release states 'New Relics presents a diverse range of contemporary positions in sculpture from a cross generational group of international artists. The exhibition demonstrates the multiple directions and potentials of sculpture and how it is continually shifting and being reinterpreted. The themes and concepts illustrated show the depth of the medium and the alluring power of materials to conjure new meanings and interpretations. New Relics is an opportunity to engage with these potentials that have come to encapsulate, and exist within, the definition of Sculpture.' 

For more details, see venue website:

https://www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk/news/exhibitions/new-relics-curated-by-tim-ellis-and-kate-terry-2-24-jun-2018

2017

JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE 2017 EXHIBITION: ON TOUR

Andy's work Fermi/Chicago '42 was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition which was shown in September and October at the Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street London. The show, which features the work of 65 artists was selected by Dr David Dibosa, writer, researcher and Reader in Museology at the University of the Arts London, Helen Legg, Director of Spike Island and Michael Simpson, artist. 

The exhibition is touring the UK and has been on display at East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (Dec - Jan), The Edge Gallery, University of Bath (Feb - March), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (April – May), Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (May-July). The tour will conclude Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge (17 August – 6 October 2018).

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/exhibitions/jerwood-drawing-prize-2017/

https://www.nua.ac.uk/jerwood-drawing-prize-2017/

PROPELLER FOUNDRY OPEN STUDIO 2017

Andy showed new works at this year's Propeller Foundry open studios event which took place on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October . The ACME-run studios are at 165 Childers Street, Deptford, London SE8 5JR.

http://www.propeller-foundry.com