TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2022 EXHIBITION: ON TOUR
Blockade/Upper Heyford '82 (2022) Graphite on paper, 21 x 27.9 cm
Andy's work Blockade/Upper Heyford '82 is being shown in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 touring exhibition. The exhibition includes 113 drawings by 94 artists - selected by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield; Danie Mellor, Artist; Isabel Seligman, Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The British Museum - and 21 drawings by 19 drawing practitioners selected for the Working Drawing Category by Niall Hobhouse, Collector, Writer & Trustee, Drawing Matter; Tania Kovats, Professor of Drawing & Making, University of Dundee; Daniel McAuliffe, Education Director (Hubs), The Prince’s Foundation.
After opening at the Trinity Buoy Wharf gallery in September, the show toured to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke in October and is currently on show to the ArtHouse gallery, Jersey until 24 March 2023.
DRAW ART FAIR LONDON
Andy's award winning drawing ROC Post '64 was shown at the inaugural Draw Art Fair London, 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 was the first fair in the UK dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing. It aimed 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 were displayed side by side.
TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2018: NEW WORKING DRAWING AWARD WINNER
Andy 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- 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 was shown at venues in Bournemouth, London, Trowbridge and Ormskirk.
'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.
'NEW RELICS'- EXHIBITION AT THAMES SIDE STUDIOS
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.'
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 featured 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 toured the UK and was shown at East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts, The Edge Gallery, University of Bath, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge.
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.