Judges

Bob Devereux

Poet, Artist and Gallery Director

Since 1965 Bob Devereux has his time to painting and writing, to teaching and to curating the Salthouse Gallery.

In 1980 he opened the Salthouse Gallery representing the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen and over the years has helped launch many successful careers.

His own work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and features in many collections. Bob has conducted painting and creative writing workshops in hundreds of venues from Oxford colleges to local primary schools, from National Trust properties to Marks & Spencer stores.

He has collaborated with numerous musicians and composers, producing libretti for eight operas and eight cantatas performed at major venues in Britain and abroad and has featured regularly in radio programmes. In 2000, as part of a millennium project, his poetry was carved into handrails beside the Tamar. This year his poetry was carved into granite boulders in remembrance of the Cornish Diaspora for the Heartlands regeneration project at Pool.

He helped resurrect the St Ives September Festival in 1993 and is now responsible for the St. Ives Literature Festival every May.

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Latest Press

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was hospitalized on May 25, 1997 seriously ill with histoplasmosis, a potential life threatening fungal infection that causes swelling of the sac surrounding the heart. Histoplasmosis is caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum. Dylan was treated with antibiotics, and his condition was not considered life threatening. Doctors said his condition was made more severe by a delay in diagnosis

Entry shortlist

Competition shortlist21st June

The judges have been studying all the entries and have now drawn up their shortlist. To view the shortlist click here. There were hundreds of entries of a very high standard and many were inspirational. We would like to congratulate all entrants on achieving such a high standard. Well done to all those who were shortlisted - and you will receive an email inviting you to bring your artwork for the final judging. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Manchester Science Festival at the end of October. 

 

Fungal News

The largest organism in the world is a mushroom that is over 1,000 years old, covering hundreds of acres of forest in Oregon, USA. Kew Gardens has an enormous collection of dried fungi - over 1.25 million samples stored in a huge archive. But many interesting studies are carried out by Mycologists at Kew. Watch a short video to see more.

Aspergillus as Beautiful Art Pieces

Aspergillus becomes a top subject for artist and sculpture Fiona Hepburn. Fiona has used various screen printing techniques to design her amazing sculptures based on Aspergillus fumigatus. Quote froom her " The final images I produce are one-off pieces, made up of thousands of multiples. Each tiny 'spore' is printed using hand drawn stencils exposed on to a screen. The screenprinted spores are printed on to fragile Japanese paper. I reproduce the spores until I have thousands of them, often in variations of colours and tones. Each tiny 'spore' is hand cut with a scalpel and attached to a pin. I construct the work by pushing these pins in to a background image either made through screenprint or woodcut. It allows me to control the growth of the image, allowing for different parts of the image to be seen at different levels. Making the work is like watching the cells of growing mould multiply.

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