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Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency

MZ Tree Stripe, 2012, Frieze Sculpture Park, London 1

Maria Zahle, Tree Stripe, 2012, Frieze Sculpture Park, London

     
Maria Zahle: Sails and Dogs
The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award commission
2 October - 7 October 2014
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery


Maria Zahle has been chosen to undertake the 2014 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. The Danish-born artist has undertaken the prestigious residency during 2014.

Maria has been involved in the delivery of more than 30 workshops with more than 2000 participants that have informed the development of the commission.

The final work will enter the collection of the museum and will consist of a series of banners hanging from the ceiling of the Victorian Art Gallery and floor mounted sculptures, all designed to encourage children’s play.

The work will be shown regularly over school holidays in the coming years as part of our family activities. Please revisit this webpage for further display dates of the work.

Maria Zahle was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Royal Academy Schools in London.

Maria Zahle has worked on large-scale installations at Frieze Sculpture Park, London; Solo Objects, ARCO, Madrid; and Baltic39, Newcastle. Maria is currently working on a large public commission, a site-specific work for a new university building in Aalborg, Denmark. 


Alexandra Reinhardt and Maria Zahle
The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award exhibition

2 October - 19 October 2014
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of the art Alexandra Reinhardt. It also marks the inaugural showing of Maria Zahle’s Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award commission in the adjacent Victorian art gallery. We bring together the work of Maria Zahle with Alexandra Reinhardt’s alongside material produced by children and young people participating in the workshops over 2014.

Alexandra Reinhardt was a talented artist, whose ill health and tragically early death have left her work less well known than is deserved. The artist Maria Zahle has been involved in selecting work of Alexandra’s to show alongside her own to create an exhibition that resonates alongside New Walk Museum & Art Gallery’s newest commission. 


Events


Maria Zahle: Sails
Saturday 4 October
11am - 3pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Drop-in play led family workshops activating Maria Zahle’s sculptural commission in the Victorian Art Gallery. Free event. T: 0116 225 4900


Maria Zahle: Dogs
Sunday 5 October
11am - 3pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Drop-in play led family workshops activating Maria Zahle’s sculptural commission in the Victorian Art Gallery. Free event. T: 0116 225 4900  


 

The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. The Award comprises an annual artist residency culminating in an artwork in the public realm. Artists have undertaken residencies in NHS hospitals since 2005 through a programme coordinated by Paintings in Hospitals. 

The artist residency programme was coordinated by The Art Room from 2010, an organisation that works with art and artists to support vulnerable young people. engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to be running ARMA for a second year in 2014.


engage is the lead organisation in the UK for gallery education with some 900 members across 270 museums, galleries and visual arts organisations. Members include national, local authority and independent museums and galleries throughout the UK. engage has well developed programmes in England, Scotland and Wales.

engage focuses on four areas of work: research and activities, continuing professional development, sharing practice, and advocacy. engage receives support from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Programme, project funding from the Arts Council of Wales and is an Annual Client of Creative Scotland.

 

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