New Blogsite

As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at: www.nataliedowseart.blogspot.com

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Vickers Fine Art Award


I first saw the Vickers Fine Art Award advertised in an magazine in January 2007. The application consisted of the usual requirements: a CD-ROM, image list, CV, application form and project proposal. I was shortlisted and offered an interview. This consisted of a 15 minute presentation, questions from the panel and an opportunity to show some original artwork. I decided to apply after successfully completing a six-week Arts Council England International Artist's Residency to Riga, Latvia in August - early October 2006, with another artist Michael Blackman (see www.art-home.blogspot.com). This had given me the opportunity to escape day-to-day activities and responsibilities and fully focus on my practice over a concentrated period of time. I found this experience invaluable and became very excited about the new body of work I produced - which formed the basis of the proposal for the Vickers Award. I will soon be leaving Portsmouth to embark on this new journey in early September.