Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Friday, 22 October 2010

Dragana Jurisic: AoW Winner 5 - 20th Sep '10

A few facts about Jurisic:
Jurisic moved out of her hometown 10 years ago and left with it many secrets. Having a passion for music and eating anything with berries in it, her next travel destination will be Berlin. She describes herself as restless.

Such a Waste
 Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurisic questions the nature of photographic seeing with her fresh and aesthetically governed eye for cutting-edge imagery with a provocative hint of nostalgia and emptiness. Are photographers standing back and taking the wider view which separates them both physically and psychologically from their subjects ‘like the gods gazing down on the earth with Olympian dispassion’; or are they hiding with their presented vision, the hurt that they experience in the process? Are photographers tricked by beauty? Juristic has developed a strong style and is exceptionally considerate in how she boldly presents and composes her works.

(Pissing on) The Heart of the City

Dragana Jurisic completed Masters in Fine Art in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport, receiving a distinction for her work. In 2009, she was selected as an Axis MAstar, “An annual selection of the most promising artist from the UK’s leading MA courses” and shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award. In June 2010, she was selected as one of the finalists for The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, a worldwide competition for women photographers. Dragana is also shortlisted for the European Women's Lobby Photography Prize and is recipient of the Travel and Training award by Arts Council Ireland. Over the last year and a half, she had participated in fifteen group exhibitions in UK, Germany, Slovenia, Canada and Ireland, and she also had a critically acclaimed solo exhibition ‘Seeing Things’ in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in March 2009.

Mark Riboud

This outstanding Croatian artist is currently researching and establishing contacts for the planned book Trouble With Seeing that will consist of interviews and photographs of world leading photographers. This book will also try to marry my previous career path – psychology, to my current one – that of an artist and a photographer. Jurisic is also working as a co-producer on Get The Picture?, a feature length documentary (Ferndale Films) about the history of photojournalism, narrated by John G. Morris, the legendary photo-editor.

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