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Olivia Bax joins the Arts Council Collection

We are thrilled to announce that two of Olivia Bax's Mark Tanner Sculpture Award works have been acquired by the Arts Council Collection.

The Arts Council revealed today the full list of works that have been acquired for the Arts Council Collection in 2020–21. They include Grille (landscape) and Hopper from Bax's MTSA exhibition OFF GRID.

May 2021

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Dean Kenning in conversation with Emma Cousin

Podcast: Chats in lockdown: artists talking

Dean Kenning and Emma Cousin talk about diagramming, John Latham, gravity and pigeons and get into where his kinetic sculpture began in the first place. We talk about the aesthetics of kinetic art and Dean gets into lucozade bottles and pointless fingers. We discuss his recently won Mark Tanner award and the current ideas in progress for it. We talk about dumb vs clever, looking at the stars and trying to leave space to be irritated.
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March 2021

A Heart Perpetually Awake: Beth Collar

Mouse Magazine

To mitigate the psychic impact of all manners of impending doom, like anticipating a loved one’s death or being crushed by the canon, Collar’s work ciphers what the mind cannot possibly hold. She is doing dreamwork for those of us with calamitous dispositions. Her objects are culled from the manifest calm of millpond dreams; their essence is the unmentionable. by Sabrina Tarasoff
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March 2021

Olivia Bax OFF GRID Review

Corridor8

As with many of the other works here, the ability to view ‘Kingpin’ from various angles and heights, even through holes in its own body, encourages closer inspection, intent investigation and physical movement to truly experience the whole work. This promotion of exploration and even reframing of other works as you see them through ‘Kingpin’ is more than just a creative strategy but also a valuable lesson for life – look more, be curious, consider other perspectives.

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Nov 2020

Olivia Bax in conversation with Emma Cousin

Podcast: Chats in lockdown: artists talking

Olivia Bax and I chat about the weather, the weight of it and the frustration of it, like being the under slanted weather. We talk about her show "Off Grid" at Standpoint Gallery, and the delay caused by Lockdown in March and what this afforded and affected. Olivia talks about research as process and we discuss the pace and rhythms of the studio.

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October 2020

Olivia Bax – Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 'Review'

a-n The Artists Information Company

For a good few years now ‘Standpoint’ has run the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. The show due to take place this May was by 2019-20 Winner Olivia Bax. The combined factors of a solo show of an artist on the up postponed on Coronet Street due to Corona Virus seemed so alliteratively and linguistically linked it managed to grab my critical attention...
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July 2020

Anxious Objects: A Conversation with Anna Reading

Sculpture Magazine

The futuristic blends with the primordial in the work of British sculptor Anna Reading. Her otherworldly forms call to mind remnants of a crashed space capsule overgrown with foreign matter or submerged manmade structures that have succumbed to marine accretions...
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June 2020

ISOLATION INTERVIEWS: ANNA READING

Brooke Benington

Ideas for new work tend to grow organically out of previous works; something I want to change or try differently. I have conversations with the work as I make. I am interested in what the piece has to tell me.
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April 2020

ISOLATION INTERVIEWS: OLIVIA BAX

Brooke Benington

Introducing the Isolation Interviews: a new series of weekly artist profiles highlighting current concerns, accompanied by a selection of available works.
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March 2020

Shuttered: Short Reflections on Closed Exhibitions

Corridor8

The Pothole comprises a series of sculptures installed across a floor of vinyl collages produced during 2019 – 2020. The work really began in 2018 on a boat trip to the Scottish Island of Staffa.
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April 2020

London Art Fair 2020 Connects the Best Galleries From Around the World

Arts & Collections

A strong representation of sculpture at the Fair includes Standpoint Gallery’s works by Frances Richardson and Olivia Bax (both winners of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award)...
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January 2020

Interview with Olivia Bax

Alexandra Lunn Studio

This month we're over the moon to share with you an interview with London based sculptor Olivia Bax who has got us thinking about the way we see things...
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June 2019

2019-20 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award: Olivia Bax wins £8,000 prize for emerging artists

a-n The Artists Information Company

A London-based artist who creates large-scale sculptural forms composed of steel, chicken wire and paper pulp has won the 2019-20 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award (MTSA)...
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May 2019

Studio visit: Anna Reading

Boundary Magazine

Anna Reading is a London-based artist working from her studio at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, a non-profit artist space set in north London’s Archway. Crafting sculptures primarily from found materials, Reading conjures looming statues from other worlds...
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April 2019

Wilding & Richardson wow in South Kensington

The Art Newspaper

The show is a dialogue between Wilding and Leeds-born Frances Richardson who is showing Because the two parts don’t quite touch (2019)—a looped structure surrounded by a pair of boulders—among other works. Asked if her works dovetail with Wilding's, she says...
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April 2019

Rebecca Scott Beneath The Silk and Gloss – Jude Cowan Montague

Artlyst

Rebecca Scott’s huge oil paintings of defaced magazine pages. It’s a visceral exhibition by a confident painter, secure in her style, able to wow us with colour. Look at the young women in their orangey-red, glowing towards us in burnt scarlet, in cherry-red satsuma, leering out of a dark teal scene...
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Jan 2019

Review: Frances Richardson ‘Not even nothing can be free of ghosts’

Corridor8

This year’s awardee, Frances Richardson, is showing a body of new work investigating the dualities of objects and space, thought and measurement, emotions and intellect...
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Dec 2018

The MTSA: an Award based on Friendship

Sculpture Network

The MTSA promotes emerging artists in three-dimensional art. But who is behind the award? What criteria does an application have to meet. And what do the last two winners have to say about the award? We found out for you...
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Oct 2018

Frances Richardson Tanner Prize Exhibition Opens At Cross Lane Projects Kendal

ArtLyst

Frances Richardson: Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, welcomes a major UK sculpture award as it is shown outside of London for the first time.
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Oct 2018

Frances Richardson chooses her Masterpiece in a Nutshell

3rd-dimension

On the occasion of her Mark Tanner Sculpture Award exhibition at Standpoint Gallery, Frances Richardson, the 2017-18 winner, selects Still Water for 3rd Dimension’s ‘Masterpiece in a Nutshell’ series...
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July 2018

Anna Reading wins the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

Anna Reading wins the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19

Art Review

Anna Reading has been announced as the winner of the 2018–2019 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award...
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May 2018

Anna Reading wins the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19

a-n The Artists Information Company

Chosen from a shortlist of eight, London-based artist Anna Reading has won the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19...
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May 2018

Beth Collar: Thinking Here Of How The Words Formulate Inside My Head As I Am Just Thinking

Exhibition at Matt’s Gallery

Beth Collar’s Thinking Here Of How The Words Formulate Inside My Head As I Am Just Thinking draws its title from a previous performance by the artist...
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May 2018

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award shortlist announced

a-n The Artists Information Company

The eight shortlisted artists for the £8,000 award which offers the winner both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery, London, are...
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April 2018

Beth Collar: No, No, No, No at Cell Project Space review

this is tomorrow

Without a doubt repetition and appropriation are crucial concepts in contemporary art practice. Employing a wide selection of media that ranges from video installation and sculpture to photography and drawing...
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February 2018

Peter Ashton Jones

Interview with Floorr Magazine

"I’m in the studio almost every day, and usually begin the day with two to three hours of thinking, almost as if I’m finding or retracing my way back into a painting..."
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June 2017

Frances Richardson wins 2017–2018 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

Art Review

Frances Richardson has been announced as the winner of the 2017–2018 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award...
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April 2017

Young artist to watch...Kate Lyddon

FAD Magazine

Kate Lyddon is a multi-disciplinary artist working across drawing, painting and sculpture, her work explores the boundaries of what is considered normal and what is perverse...
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September 2016

A Q&A with… Beth Collar, artist

a-n The Artists Information Company

Pippa Koszerek talks to artist Beth Collar about how a 2014 residency at Glasgow Women's Library has influenced the sculptures that she is currently showing...
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August 2016

Beth Collar wins The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2016-17

a-n The Artists Information Company

Bristol based artist wins £8,000 award to create new work for solo exhibition at artist-run London gallery Standpoint in 2017...
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March 2016