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Sally Madge shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010

We are delighted to announce that Sally Madge has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize for a work she created at 25sg earlier this year.

Sally Madge - Making a mess and clearing up

Sally Madge - Making a Mess and Clearing It Up

Making a Mess and Clearing it Up was a performance in the garage gallery in which the artist drew blindfolded over the entire space with handmade charcoal. She then removed the blindfold, washed down the walls, swept the floor and repainted the gallery. The whole process took seven hours to complete and was documented throughout the day by the audience using disposable cameras. Adam Phillips from CIRCA Contemporary Art Projects was invited to make a video of the event, the outcome of which has been selected by the judging panel to be included in this year’s exhibition on show at Jerwood Space, London from 29th September – 7th November. This show will tour to numerous venues across the country in 2011 including Durham Art Gallery.

Sally has been shortlisted from almost 3000 entries and I’m sure you will agree this is a fantastic achievement! The winners will be announced on 28th September. We wish Sally the best of luck and we look forward to seeing the exhibition when it comes our way.

You can view documentation from the original performance in our archive pages ( https://25stratfordgrove.wordpress.com/archive/sally-madge/) and you can find out more about the Jerwood Drawing Prize by visiting their website. http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/drawing/#theprize

Sally Madge Performance Documented by CIRCA

Sally Madge – Making a Mess and Clearing Up

“Durational Performance Work- 20th March 2010 @ 25SG Gallery

Making a Mess and Clearing Up is a new durational work by Sally Madge which uses the white cube space of 25SG as a blank canvas for an outpouring of automatic drawing, taking the audience on a personal journey through recent art history in a unique suburban setting.

The artist, whilst blindfolded, drew using homemade charcoal for a three hour period. Then during the remainder of the day she cleaned, painted and restored the space to its original state, thus symbolically encasing the traces of the artwork within the walls of the gallery space.

Sally Madge is a Newcastle based artist whose multidisciplinary practice places a particular focus on ideas surrounding contemporary performance. She has recently exhibited and performed at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art as part of The Dream of Fluxus 2009.

25 SG – Garage Gallery, 25 Stratford Grove, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5AT”

A Video of Sally Madge: Making A Mess and Clearing it Up from CIRCA Contemprorary Art Projects on Vimeo.

Source: http://ccaprojects.org.uk/archives/457 (03/04/2010)