Green Rooms teams up with British Council for Venice Biennale
Green Rooms are working with one of their official hotel partners the British Council to accommodate 54 students next week who are taking part in the Venice Fellowships Programme. They will use the gallery space upstairs for their training.
Each year the British Council selects around 54 lucky students from UK colleges and art and architecture associations to assist at the British Pavilion in Venice. The participating students spend a month in Venice mixing their time between invigilation, studying and research. Green Rooms Hotel will play host to the official induction day in London next week, at which the successful candidates are briefed on this year's project. You can find out more about the programme here.
Representing Britain at this year's Biennale festival is sculptor Phyllida Barlow, known (now) for her large installation pieces and chaotic wooden sculptures - often built through layering or accumulating materials. The Guardian wrote an interesting profile only last year on how Harlow was practically unrecognised by the art world until her 70s.
Phyllida Barlow, a former student of Chelsea College of Arts and Slade School of Fine Art was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1944 and is the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Thankfully it won't be a case of survival of the fittest next week at Green Rooms where we have plenty of space for all 50 students to relax and unwind after their exciting British Council induction day!
Read more about Phyllida Barlow here at the British Council's new UK at the Venice Biennale website, or see images of work on Pinterest here. Or watch the preview trailer below: