We are delighted to present our 2019 Annual Exhibition, ALIGHT, in the majestic upper galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements.
Through our open submission we invite artists working in any media to apply to be part of our exhibition. Over 1200 entries came in from around the world, and we are very pleased to present a broad selection of mixed disciplines, putting contemporary applied arts and design disciplines and their relationship with contemporary fine art at the heart of the debate in Scotland's flagship exhibition venue.
This years prize fund currently stands at over £10,000!
Image credit; Mark HoughtonVIEW
All works entered through the Open Submission are eligible for our wide variety of awards. This years award fund currently stands at over £15,000, and spans a mutitude of disciplines. All works selected through the Open Submission section are eligible to scoop a bit of our impressive prize pot!
Image credit - Susie LeiperVIEW
In the third of our collaborations with Craft Scotland we will celebrate contemporary woodworking through a presentation of multidisciplinary works from gifted Scottish makers. Challenging the common perceptions of wood, this year our showcase highlights the versatility of wood as a craft material, and the diversity of applications it can be adapted to.
Image credit: Naomi McIntosh for HirtaVIEW
VAS explores the regions where artforms crossover, especially those between the fine and applied arts, and at ALIGHT we will present a body of jewellery that reflects this goal, as well as demonstrating outstanding design and craftsmanship.
Our invited jeweller for 2019 is pioneer of ethical jewellery practice, Ute Decker.
Image Credit - Ute DeckerVIEW
We are delighted to invite former VAS Vice President Paul Kier back to ALIGHT as an invited artist where he will exhibit with us for the first time. Paul makes walldrawings, paintings, objects, floorworks, and drawings: much of his work is centred on tensions between improvised and formal elements, and is characterised by a spareness and frankness of means.VIEW
In 2019 we will present work developed by Ffion Blench as a result of the inaugural award in 2018, along with a showcase of the shortlisted entries for the 2019 prize.
The shortlisted artists for 2019 are Lucy Dunce, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charonne Ruth, and Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle & Dave Robson). They will each present a small body of work alongside their mentoring award proposals.VIEW