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EVEWRIGHT IS THE FEATURED ARTIST AT PLATFORM OPEN EXHIBITION IN HARROGATE, WALKING DRAWINGS ACROSS THE ESTUARIES INSTALLATION WILL    BE SHOWN.  |  JULY 2016
Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries video installation involves the screening of two films, Heavy Horses, and Coloured People. A ‘music soundscapes’ and vocalists will accompany the work. The work will be featured at Platform Open a quirky Victorian space of fine art Auctioneers and valuers, Morphets of Harrogate. The installation is an exploration of Britain’s natural coastal heritage, diverse people and horses, bringing the rural seascape to engage with audiences in the city. This will be the first time that a contemporary film installation will be shown in this unique space. Platform open Arts founder and curator, Heidi Donohoe, said: 'My aim from the outset has been to focus on engaging art, people and places by offering a non-conventional approach to how we value, view and participate with art'
Platform Open Exhibition
Morphets, Albert Street. Harrogate. July 15-17
http://www.morphets.co.uk/PlatformOpenArtsExhibition2016.htm

EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS MOTHERLAND WINS FIRSTSITE COLLECTORS GROUP BURSARY AWARD. |  FEB 2016
The Firstsite Collectors’ Group Award exists to support artists in Essex or Suffolk with their professional career development. The Collectors’ Group itself is a branch of membership and supports Firstsite as part of the Artist Development programme. The Award is made possible through their continuing engagement and interest in contemporary visual art.
This Bursary award would help my practice expand its work, giving me time to research for my next walking drawing Project, MOTHERLAND. A personal archive, will form the research for sourcing the stories, people and a location for a new public participatory walking drawing art installation in the future. It will be produced using a combination of drawing, performance and documentary film making to bring an inter - generational approach to understanding the Windrush generation. A live installation would take place on a beach with 50 participants in 1950’s period costumes, filmed and photographed then screened and exhibited in various transformed urban spaces.
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EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS ACROSS THE ESTUARIES
INSTALLATION FEATURES AT RIPON CATHEDRAL AS PART OF THE GREAT NORTH ART SHOW. |  AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2015
Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries video installation involves the screening of two films, Heavy Horses, and Coloured People. A ‘music soundscapes’ and vocalists will accompany the work. The work will be featured at the Great Northern Art Show, in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. The installation is an exploration of Britain’s natural coastal heritage, diverse people and horses, bringing the rural seascape to engage with audiences in the city. This will be the first time that a contemporary film installation will be shown at the Cathedral.
This video installation was displayed as part of the Royal Academy (RA) Summer Exhibition 2014. Prof. Chris Orr MBE RA and Emma Stibbon RA curated the selection and hang of the RA Porter Gallery where they constructed a contemplative space to house the film that continued the theme of light and quoted:
Evewright’s beautiful video ‘Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries’ in which people and horses create a structure of lines and moods on a beach, takes us to an imaginary place far beyond our normal experience”.
Six large format limited edition prints will also be on display, which compliment the Walking Drawings moving imagery. They allow the viewer to consider and experience the scenes throughout the installation as frozen moments, in their own time and space, in a way that is not possible with the moving image. These limited Ripon Edition prints will also be available to purchase at the exhibition.

Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries can be seen at the Great Northern Art Show 2015, Ripon Cathedral:  29 August 2015 – 20 September 2015
www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk
EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS ACROSS THE ESTUARIES WILL BE SCREENED AT THE BFI BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE | SEPTEMBER 2015

Canvas and Sand African Odysseys presents the screening two art films in partnership with BFI South bank and No Colour Bar:

Mark of the Hand by Imruh Bakari Caesar uncovers the life and work of Aubrey Williams, a founding member of the Caribbean Artist Movement
 
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries by Evewright turns landscape into a canvas. This film captures a work of living art as people ride on and walk the drawings’ lines, writing their stories into the earth. 
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action, 1960-1990
Guildhall Art Gallery 10 July 2015 – 24 January 2016
Canvas and Sand
Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA
Saturday, 12 September 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) 
BFI NFT3, Southbank Centre Tickets : £6.50 Book Tickets Here at: www.whatson.bfi.org.uk/online/
WALKING DRAWINGS : MOTHERLAND
Evewright Studio starts work on a new Walking Drawing Film 

EVEWRIGHT's most ambitious project to date; bringing a contemporary view to historical events will be a 'period costume piece', set around the Windrush generation of people. These were people who came from the Caribbean throughout the 1950s and the 1960s seeking a new beginning in the 'Motherland' as Britain, the ruler of the British Colonial Empire, was affectionately called at the time.
 
The idea of the film is to show the long walk and the struggle of that journey to find homes, jobs, and acceptance. The film will depict the struggle of that generation to keep on walking in the face of discrimination, to hold on to the dreams they had when they left their small islands headed for Britain.  

Actors and participants from the general public will be dressed in contemporary fashion of the period, carrying all their belongings in a small bag or 'grip'. A series of walks within the film will document how their hopes, heads held high, become eroded by the struggle to continue to walk, but shows how, through their perseverance, they strive to overcome this.
 
This work will take place on a British coastline, on common land, a trademark of EVEWRIGHT's work that aims to challenge the consensus around landscape art.In this installation Black people will be placed at the centre of the composition, which adds a social and political dimension to the genre.  
 
This first film in my new global series of Walking Drawings is from a personal perspective. It represents the story of the post-colonial migration in the 1950s and 60s to the UK, of which my parents were a part. It's my beginning, and the reason why I'm here. EVEWRIGHT
 
For more information or to contribute contact: everton@evewrightstudio.com
 

EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS ACROSS THE ESTUARIES WILL BE EXHIBITED AT ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII BIENNIAL IN TAMPA FLORIDA 
| FEBRUARY 2015

Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen to be screened and exhibited at the prestigious ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial in Tampa Florida. The screening configuration and curation are yet to be finalised. However, Evewright is excited by the prospect that this will be the first time that this unique film would be externally projected on a huge outdoor screen to captivate audiences.
The University of Tampa presents ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII, a biennial invitational exhibition of computer animations, interactive digital work, and virtual spaces from around the world. Some significant computer artists will offer lectures and presentations. Visitors have an opportunity to see animated shorts and experimental films on view continuously and 2-D/3-D digital art that includes work from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Sweden Taiwan, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the USA 
University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
January 27—March 6, 2015



EVEWRIGHT HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE YOUNG MASTERS ART PRIZE | SEPTEMBER 2014

The Young Masters Art Prize offers selected artists the unique opportunity to exhibit alongside Old Masters. Evewright has been selected for the shortlist and the winner will be chosen at the Lloyds club in September. Evewright will be showing his Walking Drawing Across the Estuaries film installation at the exhibition.

Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries a film installation by emerging artist Everton Wright (Evewright) was on display at the renowned Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition 2014. The artwork a limited edition is shown presented in a custom-framed TV monitor which has attracted the attention of esteemed Royal Academician’s and peers. Following on from this successful exhibition, the work has been selected for the Young Masters Arts Prize 2014 and will be exhibited at the Lloyds Club a prestigious venue in the heart of London’s financial district from 16th September – 5th December 2014. Additionally selected Limited edition Prints will also be available at Sphinx Fine Art Gallery from 14 October 2014 – Friday, 31 October 2014 as part of the competition.
info@young-masters.co.uk
www.young-masters.co.uk
www.thecynthiacorbettgallery.com

EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS PUSHES BOUNDARIES AT THIS YEAR'S ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION | JUNE 2014 
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen for the prestigious Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition in London from 9th June - 17th August 2014. Evewright’s limited edition artwork is only one of two film installations selected for this year’s show and is displayed among the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. 
Prof. Chris Orr MBE and Emma Stibbon RA have curated the selection and hang of the RA Porter Gallery that continues the theme of light.“Evewright’s beautiful film ‘Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries’ in which people and horses create a structure of lines and moods on a beach, takes us to an imaginary place far beyond our normal experience”. The work is curated in the Porter Gallery where they have constructed a contemplative space to house the film alongside the light-based work Sensing Thought by the renowned James Turrell Hon RA and other notable Royal Academicians.


EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWING ACROSS THE ESTUARIES SELECTED FOR TTFF13 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FILM FESTIVAL |  SEPTEMBER 2013

For the third consecutive year, the trinidad and tobago film festival and ARC Magazine presents New Media, a collection of artist works that explores a range of themes and issues while pushing and blurring boundaries between film and art.

Walking Drawings Across the estuaries was selected for the special progammes segment which was screened at the Medulla Arts Gallery in Woodbrook in Trinidad on the 23 September 2013.  

The festival in its eight year had an impressive line up of filmmakers from across the Caribbean and the Diaspora offering  a range of screenings, conferences and workshops for filmmakers. The festival got underway with Evewright attending a prestigious launch event at Queens Hall with the chance to mingle with filmmakers, directors and producers within the film industry.

http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/film-synopsis/walking-drawings-across-the-estuaries/
 

EVEWRIGHT'S WALKING DRAWINGS ON SHOW AT ROYAL ACADEMY
| JUNE 2012

Everton Wright's Walking Drawings: Cumbrian Heavy Horses (i), was created on Silecroft Beach, Millom, during 2010. It features 15 local Shire horses. Over two days, the artist, known as Evewright, battled gale force winds to create two short films and a series of large-scale prints. One print image, has been chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012

The still image has been selected from more than 11,000 entries this year for one of the coveted spaces at the Royal Academy. It will go on display in the Jeanne Kahn Gallery Five Curated by Barbara Rae RA with the collaboration of Chris Wilkinson RA.

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