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Spike Island studio holder Solveig Settemsdal wins the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University. The prestigious First Prize of £8,000 has been awarded to Solveig Settemsdal for her video Singularity, which offers an almost sculptural digital rendering of the transformative and fluid drawing process. Solveig is a studio holder here at Spike Island, Bristol.

Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

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Talk and Screening: Solveig Settemsdal and Kathy Hinde

Tuesday 8 November, 6.30pm

Artist Solveig Settemsdal and composer Kathy Hinde present their nine minute collaborative work, Singularity, and discuss the intriguing relationship between images and sound. In Singularity, Settemsdal’s video explores a fluid form of sculptural drawing through suspending white ink in cubes of gelatin, while Hinde responds to these abstract forms, creating sounds for string quartet and on resonating metal tines salvaged from toy pianos. 

Free, booking advised