The New Chapter, ink on paper, 2013
The Chichester Art Trust, a not for profit registered charity, has administrated The National Open Art Competition since its inception in 1996.
With no Arts Council funding all registration fees and donations go towards running the competition and awarding prizes.
Our aim is to provide a truly open and fair platform, for every UK artist to compete, exhibit and sell their work across a greater reach of people. We aim to nuture creative talent from the emerging to the professional artist.
With annual prize funds of £40k the 4 exhibition venues for 2012 were:-
- The Minerva Festival Theatre, Chichester
- The Princes Drawing School, Hoxton, London
- The prize winners works were shown at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
- Selected works will show at the Watercolours + Works on Paper Art Fair, Science Museum, London Jan31st -Feb 3rd 2013
‘No need to Nullify’ examines the human condition through our ability or tendency to render human thought ineffective or useless. Apathy against the pixels of horror on the telly box, movements towards peace, and the drudgery of the 9 to 5 leave us with very little time to analyse. Slaves to the queens face.
Some starve, whilst others eat themselves to death. Another unjustified blast rings out, as long as I've got enough money in the bank its all OK
I painted Jimi Hendrix because I could! I also love his music!
"You can ignore the galleries that are scared of your stuff, their reaction is understandable. They are selling pictures that are supposed to fade away behind the beige sofa into oblivion, and match the wall color. They select art to help buyers disguise the anguish they feel, the longing, the emptiness, not to reveal it and display it." -Eric Seligson
Double page spread in: catapult-magazine
Catapult is about showcasing untapped talent and bringing together those who have the same passion. The mission of Catapult is to expose:"The artist we know, admire and love, that are willing to stand for the purpose and mission of Catapult…LOVE OF ART ABOVE ALL."
THE BILLBOARD ART PROJECT
"The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating."
Please visit their website billboardartproject.org and make a donation as the project is a non-profit organisation, designed to give artists a platform for their work and to provide a free spectacle in a money obsessed world.
Quality, limited edition, signed prints are on the way!
Paper- Breathing Colour Elegance Velvet 310gsm Inks - Epson Ultrachrome K3 Pigment Inks. Epson UltraChrome K3 ink has improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for colour and over 200 years for black and white under rigorous industry accepted display conditions. 20/02/12
"Chocolate is my sex!...... The only problem is you enjoy yourself to death" anonymous food addict.
It would appear that in modern times consumerism is often an individuals display of desire. Whilst some of us are addicted to eating, shopping, sex, drugs, addiction exists to some degree in each and every one of us and it is this spectrum of addiction that has a huge impact on the health of the planet, on the quality of our own lives and will dictate the nature of day to day life for future generations.
MORE MORE MORE, mixed media on paper, 2012
Whether your addiction is sex, fast cars, fast food, nice clothes or your internet connection, all of our little addictions add up to a greater whole. The fact is to continue living as we are into the future we will need numerous planet Earths to maintain all of our addictions.
Limited edition prints are now available @ scottdonohueart.bigcartel.com
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Check out the amazing new album 'The War On Terra' by the Verbal Terrorists-Pre-order Now ₤8 GBP @
"CD Album The CD version of the album comes complete in full colour packaging with bespoke artwork by Scott Donohue. The CD, including its packaging, did no damage to Terra Firma. It is completely carbon neutral thanks to using low emission manufacturing, recycled materials and carbon offsetting."
Extract from Benjamin Newell's:
I’ve seen things you people wouldn't believe - Exploring the work of Scott Donohue
His paintings and drawings are convoluted, indulgent and prosaic. The first drawing I stared at was Consciousness (2010). I didn’t look. I gawped. Grasping the monitor in my hands. I was curious as to where this image was conceived from. The drawing portrays a robot type figure reminiscent of the work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Here this robot-like-figure spews a cacophony of odd shapes, arrows, eye balls and what looks like Aztec gold from mechanically controlled tentacles attached to its brain. Its as if this drawing is looking for a way out while you’re looking for a way in. I bit my tongue and it bled for a bit. I can only compare it to a pleasant frustration. Like attempting to complete The Times crossword. His paintings are the more pleasantly grotesque and colorful of his work. Like a rainbow taken apart by a bazooka.
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Top ten amazing artists:
People who like my art continue to include me in art related blogs, which I really appreciate! The blog below includes my work in a top ten list of amazing artists. View @ artlover200.edublogs.org
Applecart.org offer the opportunity to join an artist network they are: " a collective of artists from all walks of life, dealing with all forms of art - from painting and sculpture to music and performance. Although the network is run from Birmingham (UK), only about two-thirds of the artists are based in the Midlands. The network includes people from all over the country, from Scotland to Devon. There is even a member who lives in New York!" Check the site out and become part of the experience!
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Exhibition at Barkollo, open event will be announced soon. Have a look down for drinks and dancing! Whether you love or hate the art your destined to have a funky time! Photos coming soon.
Currently involved in a sticker exchange with the Mire Project : "The mire.project, born in november 2005, is an approach of street art expression on the subject of television test pattern. Initially used to evaluate the quality of cathode ray tube displays, it is not for that reason that the test pattern owes its world-wide popularity."
"Create Vision UK's services are designed and facilitated to help organisations directly address meeting the needs of people with visual impairment. We focus on healthcare and post-16 education; these are sectors where good communication and disability awareness are vital." The website contains a varied list of creative people; artists, designers, illustrators and so on. Their work is either easy to see, or uses other senses. Visit them at: Create Vision
Article ‘The Beautiful Chaos of Scott Donohue’ published in Novel Magazine. On Thursday 24th February, Novel Magazine launched from its favourite gallery, the Biscuit Factory. Click here to see the double page spread in the ‘creative publication for Newcastle’.
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If you see any stickers around Newcastle, France or London take a picture and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org there will be a treat in it for you!
Currently involved with Common Ground, the international touring exhibition comes to North America via China. Over 1,000 artists from 40 countries submitted their digital art for consideration. The resulting curated collection contains work from 85 artists. A portion of all proceeds generated from the touring exhibition will benefit non-profit organisations including the World Wildlife Fund, Global Giving and The Global Environmental Institute.
Exhibited in the NOISELAB Manchester. Charity exhibition selling original “one-off” postcard-sized artworks. created and donated by leading artists. With established creatives selling alongside emerging talent from the NOISEfestival.com website, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to purchase unique artwork on the high street.