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

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

An Interview with Charlotte Billingham

1) If you could use one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

2) In your work, you use a lot of different mediums. If you had to chose only one, which would it be and why?
It's very hard to answer this as the way the different mediums relate to each other and to the space they are in are the issues my current practice explores- if I had to choose one based on aesthetic values, at present it would be the etchings into slate.

3) If you could be in any place right now, where would it be?
Somewhere sunny!

4) What one item couldn't you live without?
My Canon SLR camera

5) Name one piece of art work you've seen recently that’s had a powerful affect on you.  Why did you like it/dislike it and who was it by?
Turning The Place Over- Richard Wilson at Liverpool Biennial- His use of deconstruction, re-assembly and movement to create new questions and dialogues around a previously disused and derelict building in order to provoke a hightened contextual awareness within the city.

6) What is your favorite word?
I'm not sure I have one favorite word! There are too many to choose from!

7) Do you have a memorable quote/philosophy on life?
Antonin Artaud - 'it is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present'

8) What and where would your ideal gallery location be to display your artwork?
An urban, contemporary gallery, London, Newcastle, Glasgow

9) Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

10) What has been the biggest turning point for you as an artist?
Being in the final year of my degree, it is now when everything begins to come together and this is really exciting. I think the Degree Show in June 2011 will be a great experience for the whole year to work together in creating a successful Exhibition which will hopefully bring new opportunities!

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