News reel Archive:
The Guns of Brixton
The piece will be auctioned on Tuesday 29th November during an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA HQ) Portland Place, London.
To date, Karl's art work has raised over £10,000 for the chairty.
Other artists raising money for Article 25 this year include: Anthony Gormley, Rafael Viñoly, Eric Parry, Ed Cullinan, Wolfgang Buttress, Norman Ackroyd, Ian Ritchie and many others.
Click the image below to find out more about this year's piece:
Palmyra Unbuilt, Syria has been selected as a top 10 highlight from this year's RWA exhibition in Bristol. To read the full article at Epigram, click the image below.
Double win at the LEAF Awards 2016
Karl and iRAL are delighted that the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL is the 2016 Overall Winner of the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) Awards and also winner of the LEAF Façade Design & Engineering Award.
Winning trophies from the LEAF awards are beautiful vases designed by the late by Dame Zaha Hadid
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL has won the major construction prize at this year's British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards.
The judges comment: “Poetic and pragmatic, a very worthy winner” –
Karl and the iRAL team is proud to celebrate the 2016 BCI Major Building of the Year Award (over £50m) with all those involved. A great team effort.
Karl Singporewala with Ian Ritchie, Gordon Talbot, Chris Russell and the rest of the SWC team
Royal West Academy, Bristol 2016
An edition of Palmyra Unbuilt, Syria will be exhibited at the Royal West Academy, Bristol until the end of November 2016.
Architecture Room, Summer Exhibition 2016
Palmyra Unbuilt and Devlin's Piers in the Architecture Room at the Summer Exhibition 2016
Royal Academicians Louisa Hutton and Ian Ritchie
Palmyra Unbuilt and Devlin's Piers in the Architecture Room at the Summer Exhibition 2016
Karl has had two pieces selected for the 2016 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition:
Palmyra Unbuilt, Syria (2016)
One of Karl's current projects at Ian Ritchie Architects is the masterplan for the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site in London. Working on site and falling in love with the buildings by Wren and Hawksmoor got him thinking about all the UNESCO world heritage sites he has not yet visited in the world.
"one day I would love to see them all"
Sadly, one such UNESCO site in Syria was largely destroyed during the current civil war; 2000 years of history just swept away.
"It's another one of those occasions where I struggle to vocalise how it makes me feel... so I made something"
SWC at UCL featured on Architecture Today
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL just made the front cover of March's issue of Architecture Today. You can read Peter Cook's review of our building here.
First shots of Devlin's Piers added to catalogue. More information soon.
Article 25 raises £51,000 in 10x10 artist auction
Huge congratulations to the highest bidder of Till death us do part. Selling for £1,700.00, Article 25 raised a total of £51,000.00 on the night at the RIBA on Portland Place, London. The money raised at 10x10 London 2015 will support Article 25’s healthcare building projects in the developing world.
Till death us do part
The piece will be auctioned on Tuesday 1st December during an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA HQ) Portland Place, London.
Other artists raising money for Article 25 include: Anthony Gormley, Rafael Viñoly, Eric Parry, Ed Cullinan, Wolfgang Buttress, Norman Ackroyd, Ian Ritchie and many others.
GQ Magazine article lists Franklin's Morals of Chess (Jade) as one of the top 12 artworks you need to see at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015!
Click the image below to see the other 11 pieces rated by GQ Magazine, including great works by Royal Academicians and artists like Grayson Perry RA, Conrad Shawcross RA, Jim Lambie, Michael Craig-Martin RA, Tracy Emin RA, Cornelia Parker RA, Tom Philips RA. Celebrity artists Harry Hill and Una Stubbs as well Jean Samtula whose journey to the summer exhibition feautured in the BBC Summer Exhibition Show this year.
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Picadilly London, runs until 16th August 2015.
NLA Event: What is London made of?
Karl presented a quick fire Pechakucha for New London Architecture at the Future Materials and Systems stand, Vision London, Olympia London. The format first divised by Toyko based architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham consists of 20 images at 20 seconds each. Karl's presentation was on the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre UCL façades, an Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd project with facade contractor Frener Reifer.
Both images above © Agnese Sanvito - Please see New London Architecture flickr album for all pictures
Celebrating another year in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Karl follows the success of previous years with his new design studies; Ramascapes on Thames I & II [catalogue no. 326] and Franklin's Morals of Chess (Jade) [catalogue no.428].
The Summer Exhibition is open to the public from 8th June until 16th August 2015.
A team at Ian Ritchie Architects (Ian Ritchie, Brian Heron, Andrew Hum and Karl Singporewala) have taken an Ernest Race BA2 Chair and transformed it into an aeroplane to be auctioned off for the chairty The Art Room.
Over 90 artists will have their 'chairs' displayed in the atrium at Selfridges, Oxford Street London. Each 'chair' will be sold to the highest bidder through online auction house Paddle8 from the 22 May, with all proceeds going to The Art Room. There is also a live auction on the 9th June.
The venture is ...a collaboration between Fair & Co and The Art Room, which offers art as therapeutic intervention for children facing challenges in their lives.
Ernest Race’s chair design was done in 1945 right after the war. Wood was scarce at this time and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more available – like aluminium – which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of weapons and aircraft.
At IRAL we have reconstructed the chair and essentially turned it back into an aircraft! The piece is made entirely from the BA2 race chair components with zero off cuts!
From 14th May till 22nd May 2015 you will be able to see the complete set of Corrgregation Canyons: Atria Etude at the Crypt Gallery under St Pancras Church, Euston Road London., This will be the final resting place of the Lumen world tour!
Karl was invited to participant in the final year crits of the Interior Architecture and Design degree course at Arts University Bournemouth. The external critic panel consisted of Karl Singporewala, Rebecca Graaf (Senior lecturer and programme leader for Interior Design MA at De Montfort University), Frank Peters (Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Designers) and Vanessa Brady OBE (President and founder of Society of British and International Design).
The Interior Architecture team at AUB have surpassed themselves this year in the quality of the work produced. We wish all the students that presented on the day the best of luck in their future carreers!
Abigail Duke - Ventnor Haven Fishery & Restaurant
Jason Jones - PRE-EMPTIVE Disaster Shelter
Lily Rose Phillips - The Temple Experience
Lucy Jones - Healthcare Centre for Post Tramatic Stree Disorder
Transparence de Triomphe on display at FCA Canary Wharf
As part of the Lumen Prize, Transparence de Triomphe and Dial M for Monument will be on display in the foyer of the FCA at Canary Wharf until November 2015.
Article 25 raises £115,000 at 10x10 London Auction
Huge congratulations to Article 25 for raising £115,500 at the 10x10 auction this year. Also, special thanks and congratulations to the winners of Franklin's Morals of Chess. The winning bid of £6000.00 was a fantastic contribution to the amazing work that Article 25 do throughout the world.
You can read more about the event here, along information on the other amazing pieces by Anthony Gormley, Norman Foster, Norman Ackroyd, Renzo Piano and many more.
Franklin's Morals of Chess
Sotherby's will be auctioning Karl's latest piece Franklin's Morals of Chess at this year's Article 25 10x10 charity auction at the Shard, London on Thursday 27th November.
Click images to find out more about work.
Lumen Global Tour
Lumen's 2014/15 tour will open on October 7th at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff before moving on October 8th to the brand-new Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales for the Winners' Ceremony. It will then take off to Greece where it will be installed in the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, followed by a show at the Auditorium on Broadway in New York City, as well as venues in Amsterdam and London.
The Lumen Prize Exhibition is installed on large-scale screens, PCs, and high-definition projectors at all of its venues. Many works are also shown in print form or as interactive displays. At each venue, the Lumen exhibition supports local and international charities as well as engages with audiences and artists through symposia, seminars, and similar educational outreach. It aims to share the curation of its shows with art collleges and to collaborate with local artists through 'open call' events wherever possible.
October 7: Winner's Preview at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
October 8: Winner's Announcement & Show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales, UK
October 22: Lumen Digital Art Symposium, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens Greece
October 31 - November 30 : Onassis Cultural Centre's Lumen Show, Athens, Greece
November 6: Lumen Highlights Show in Canary Wharf, London. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 3, 2013: Lumen Prize Digital Art Panel Discussion at School of Visual Arts, NYC.
January 16 - 31 , 2015. Lumen at Art 'otel Amsterdam.
HIX People's Choice Award 2014
Karl has won the HIX People's Choice Award at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery and was also placed 2nd in the judged catergory.
Many thanks for everyones support and votes!
Mark HIX, Karl Singporewala and Tracy Emin at Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
The judges of the HIX Award 2014 were:
Mark Hix, Tracey Emin, Ivan Massow, Gemma de Cruz (Saatchi Art & Music), Charlie Phillips, Katie Heller, Keir Mcguinness, Edward Lucie- Smith, Stephen Webster, Steve Edge, Brian Boylan, Rob and Nick Carter, Chris Kneale, Mark Inglefield and Miranda Donovan.
Work selected for prestigious International Lumen Art Prize
Karl's atrium studies, Corrgregation Canyons: Atria Etude, have been selected for the International Lumen Art Prize 2014. The pieces were feauture in an online gallery of 100 works, which were then be shortlisted down to 25 pieces. They will tour the world 2014 / 2015 in a showcase of digitally created art work.
Interview in Hunger Magazine
New interview with Karl in Rankin's Hunger Magazine. Click here to read the article
Interview on the Aesthetica Blog
Karl and his piece Dial M for Monument has been selected as a finalist for the coveted HIX Award by the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery in London. This year’s HIX Award will be judged by Mark Hix, Tracey Emin and Gemma de Cruz (Saatchi Art+Music) amongst others, with the award its self having been designed by Damien Hirst.
An exhibition of the 20 finalist's work will be on display at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery beneath Mark Hix's Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch London during august 2014.
There is also a people's choice award which is currently running on facebook. To vote you must 'like' the photograph of the art work you like best. Artist with most 'likes' will win.
Dial M for Monument will be exhibited at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, Shoreditch London during august 2014. Editions available for sale direct from the gallery. Click here to see all the finalists
The HIX Award. Designed by Damien Hirst.
The Tramshed. Restaurant by Mark Hix with the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery beneath. 32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London.
Final crits @ Arts Univeristy Bournemouth
Karl was proud to be invited, along with Society of British and International Design (SBID) president Vanessa Brady OBE, to serve as external critics for the final year degree students at the Arts University Bournemouth. The students on the Interior Architecture and Design course dished up a multitude of projects ranging from buildings and luxury yachts to theatre props and art installation extravaganzas. Impressive work from the future 2014 AUB alumni.
Photographs by Sonia Nicolson -Senior Lecturer @ AUB. Search LAYOUTLINES for more information.
Aesthetica Magazine feature
Images and artist feature in issue 58 of Aesthetica and also 2014's 100 Comtemporary Artists
Transparence de Triomphe
First look at new work. Editions available from June 2014.
Aesthetica Art Prize 2014
Karl has been selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 longlist.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. Distinguished by its dynamic content, merging compelling critical debate and stunning images, the magazine engages with all aspects of visual art and culture, attracting an audience of over 140,000 worldwide.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is considered a celebration of excellence in art from across the world.
Article 25 - 10x10 London - Auction Night
Congratulations to the winning bidder of the artwork Retail / Heaven at this years Article 25 10x10 London auction.
Article 25 is pleased to announce that this year’s 10x10 event raised over £90,000! Their most successful 10x10 yet and we could not have done it without everyone's support.
The Charity would like to particularly thank their sponsors;
Barratt London, Sotherby’s, Think Tank, Kings Cross Estates, Art Installation Services, Service Point UK, GHA Group, Wilkins Kennedy, Place Careers, British land, M8 Events, Paul Davis + Partners, Honey & Thyme, Assael, Hoare Lea, iCITY, Grain Store, Pernod Ricard, Canary Wharf Group and YS Associates.
Royal West of England Academy of Arts 161st Exhibition
Canopic Playgrounds has been selected for this year's Royal West of England Academy of Arts 161st Exhbition. 14 Editions are available for sale directly through the RWA.
Retail / Heaven - 10x10 London
Karl has again donated a one-off art piece to charity Article 25 for this year's 10x10 London exhibition, titled
Retail / Heaven. The piece is based on the boundary of Spitalfields Market and Christs Church in London. For more details about the exhibition, auction and all the wonderful pieces of art donated by artists and architects please visit the 10x10 London Website.
The piece will be sold at auction on Thursday 28th November at 1 Granary Square, KIngs Cross London. Please visit the 10x10 London website for tickets and information.
Text from Article 25 website:
"This year’s 10×10 is set to attract some of the world’s most renowned artists and architects and is titled ‘Where the Bow Bells Chime’, after the notion that to be a true East Londoner you must be born within earshot of the Bow Bells in St-Mary-le-Bow church."
Children's Colouring Book
To celebrate the wedding of artists John Kirby and Anne-Marie Savage, Karl contributed to a new childrens colouring book to help mark the occassion.
Karl has released the first images of his upcoming small project. Tilly's House is an intricate playhouse made from photoetched copper. Click on the image to see more.
Karl was shortlisted by the Construction Youth Trust for the Duke of Gloucester Award which celebrates young inidividuals in the construction industry and their professional and charitable achievements. The evening reception with the Duke of Gloucester was held an the RIBA Headquarters at Portland Place, London.
Photograph taken by Construction Youth Trust
The new interactive price list has been uploaded.
Please click here or go the 'Price List / Order Prints' section for more information.
An edition of Dial M for Monument has been selected for the 160th Autumn Exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.The show runs from 21st October until 30 December. Editions are available direct from the RWA.
Text from RWA website:
Bringing to a close a fantastic year of exhibitions at the RWA, the Autumn Exhibition showcases the cream of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture selected and curated by an expert panel from thousands of submitted works.
Featuring 541 works by 354 artists, all works (with the exception of those by Honorary RWA, HRH The Prince of Wales) for sale. Prices starting from just £75 make this annual show an eclectic mix of work by unknown, emerging and established artists to suit all tastes and pockets.
Promising to be bigger and better than ever before this mixed discipline show attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide – don’t miss it!
10x10 Drawing the City London - Exhibition & Auction
1st - 14th November 2012
Somerset House, London
Following last year's successful inaugural event, Article 25 have attracted a stellar line up from the worlds of architecture, art and fashion in 2012. Fashion designer Paul Smith, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman and architect Lord Norman Foster are amongst 100 esteemed participants committed to producing original artworks this year.
A host of award-winning architects will also be taking part including Ian Ritchie, David Adjaye, current RIBA President Angela Brady and London cable car designer Chris Wilkinson. They will be joined by artist Ben Johnson and design guru Sir Terence Conran, as well as historic buildings expert and TV presenter Dr. Jonathan Foyle.
In 2012 the project will focus on the West End, an area rich in British heritage and tradition which will provide inspiration for the this year’s collection.
All proceeds of the sale of the artworks will go to Article 25 projects in some of the world’s poorest countries building much needed temporary and permanent facilities in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan.
Following the public exhibition an exclusive live auction of 25 selected pieces will take place at Somerset House at 6pm 14th November 2012. An ongoing silent auction for the remaining 75 pieces will be held throughout the exhibition and will conclude at this event. Tickets for the auction, which will include drinks and canapés, are by invitation only; if you are interested in attending the auction and bidding on the artwork please email email@example.com to request a ticket.
Dial M for Monument has been selected from over 11,000 entries into the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2012. The international exhibition runs from 4th June till 12th August 2012. Dial M for Monument is Karl's eighth piece of work to be exhibited at the Royal Academy. There are only 20 editions of the work, which will be available for purchase direct through the Royal Academy. RA Catalogue No. 1138
Text from RA website:
The world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, now in its 244th year, continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.
Inside the Main Galleries, paying homage to Matisse’s The Red Studio, the Wohl Central Hall will show a vibrant display of colourful works. Gallery III, the grandest space in Burlington House, will be curated by Tess Jaray RA. Containing a large quantity of smaller work, this will demonstrate that work of a more modest scale can be as powerful as larger work. As a former teacher at the Slade School of Art, Jaray is mindful of providing a forum for established and younger artists to show their work to the public.
Other highlights will include a video room dedicated to the work of Jayne Parker and a gallery of Scottish and Irish artists arranged by Barbara Rae RA. Other artists exhibiting this year include Christopher Le Brun PRA, Michael Landy RA, Tracey Emin RA, Ken Howard RA, Raqib Shaw, Calum Innes and Keith Coventry among others.
Following on from last year’s successful BBC TWO Summer Exhibition Culture Show Special, the Royal Academy of Arts is delighted to be working with the BBC once more.
BT Artbox for ChildLine
On display in the Royal Academy of Arts Courtyard from 18th June - 16th July 2012
Ian Ritchie Architects has been selected to design and transform a life size replica of Giles Gilbert Scott’s classic K6 telephone box into a work of art to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ChildLine. Along with other key participating artists, the ‘ArtBoxes’ will be on display in key locations across the capital in the run up to the Olympics (18th June till 16th July) all in aid of raising up to £1 million for ChildLine at an auction at the National Portrait Gallery 18th July.
Ian Ritchie Architects team:
Ian Ritchie, Jocelyne van den Bossche, Alexandra Johns, Annamaria Csanaki, Ben Dudek, Brian Heron, Chris Russell, Gordon Swapp, Jenna Donnachie, Jonathan Shaw, Jose Garrido, Rossa Prendergast and Karl Singporewala
Gilding Mentor: Susy Kennard
Joseph's Leonarvilions has been selected from over 2,000 entries into the Royal West of England Academy 159th Autumn Exhibition. The exhibition runs from 30th October till 31st December 2011 and the few remaining editions of the work will be available for purchase directly from the RWA.
RWA Flickr photostream of exhibition can be seen here
Joseph's Leonarvilions (catalogue no.832) and The Last Tower of SIlence (catalogue no.848) have both been selected from over 12,000 entries into the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2011. The international exhibition runs from 7th June till 15th August 2011 and editions of the work will be available for purchase direct through the Royal Academy.
An essential part of the London art calendar, The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.
A one-off '2D thick' sketch of St Paul's Cathedral titled a glance by any other street would look as sweet will be exhibited and auctioned at the German Gymnasium in King's Cross for the 10x10 charity event hosted by Article 25 on 1st December 2011. 100 drawings by prominent architects and artists will form a unique showcase of British architectural heritage. All proceeds are in aid of built environment charity Article 25 and will raise crucial funds to allow improvement to the built environment in developing countries.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has endorsed the event, saying: “Article 25's work to design and build shelter for people affected by natural disasters is a very welcome initiative. This latest project is a fascinating idea with some of the biggest names in architecture creating a unique snapshot of London’s landscape. I hope its focus on the City of London will encourage those working there to dig deep to raise as much money as possible in support of hard hit communities around the world.”
Other participants include Norman Foster, Kevin McCloud, Jack Pringle, Will Alsop, Norman Ackroyd and Ian Ritchie.
Absorption Light Strategy
@ La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
Limited Edition of 8
An edition of Absorption Light Strategy was exhibited and sold at auction for the charity Article 25 at the 'Objects of Change' event. The exhibtion ran from 15th-19th May. Thank you for all those who attended and purchased pieces, in total nearly £50,000 was raised for the charity.
‘Objects of Change’ was a high-profile exhibition and auction of art by renowned artists and architects. Celebrating the inspirational power of sculpture, architecture and 3D art, the event raised essential funding for buildings which better the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth.
Architects and artists include:
Lord Norman Foster – Tadao Ando - Christo - Lord Richard Rogers – Sir Terence Conran - Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown – Tom Bloxham – Sir Professor Colin Stansfield Smith - Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Massimilliano Fuksas - Will Alsop - Eric Owen Moss - Thomas Heatherwick – Takasaki Masaharu - Édouard François - Peter Eisenmann - Ken Shuttleworth – Chris Wilkinson - Giacomo Costa - Patrick Hughes – Professor Hans Hollein - Bjarke Ingels - Roger Mavity - Odile Decq - John Lyall - Rob Ryan - Toyo Ito - Karl Singporewala – Peter Cook – Peter Murray – Steve Edge - Albert France-Lanord
Exhibition @ The Ginger Moo
See a collection of the artist's work at the Ginger Moo Gallery, in Sussex. Editions on display and for sale include B.I.M Abstruse Abstractions and Corrgregation Canyons: Atria Étude, which was exhibited at this years Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.
The Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition. Now in its 242nd year, the exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This year’s co-ordinators, Royal Academicians Stephen Chambers and David Chipperfield, will select works for the exhibition around the theme of ‘Raw’.
The Metropolitan Eastminster Series
Size: 800x240mm (each)
Medium: Giclée Prints on Gloss
No.# Editions: 50
Set in a portentous context – one of increasingly bleak and ominous climatological forecasts – this project, located east of the City of London in the Thames River, reconsiders the impending redundancy of the Thames Barrier to deliver an accomplished and innovative solution to all soothsayers.
The project – the result of a thorough synthesis of detailed research methods (archival, study trips to The Netherlands and external consultant consultations) and speculative drawing techniques – invests architectural ideas in the city at a strategic and infrastructural level, posing questions of scale left normally to the rationale of civil engineers. The drawing is the subject, object and site of the work articulating the project at a range of scales that zoom from 1:50,000 to 1:20 in the complex, varied and immaculately presented set of final drawings.
Text by Dr Christopher Pierce & Chris Matthews
This piece is part of the artist’s Deformation Histories thesis that was used to win the RIBA South East Student Award, the Nagoya University of Arts, Japan Excellence in Art and Design, 1st prize in Art and Architecture from visiting Professors from the Seoul National University in Korea and a Best of Show Brut Brill and Carden Award at the Brighton Art and Design Exhibition.
EDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
WORK CURRENTLY BEEN EXHIBITED AT ARROSTO, CANON STREET LONDON
Medium: Engraving on card
No.# Editions: 100
The laser engraved design Anon2 was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Cumbria.
The design follows the artist's current relationship with ornamental patternation, a design concept which is also explored in the popular Portentous Progressions Series and the Arrosto Cafe Interiors.
£50.00 per edition
includes table standing glass frame (pictured)