June 12, 2006

Deutsche Bank stages Flux art exhibition at the National Theatre

The annual Deutsche Bank Pyramid Awards have been supporting talented and creative graduates from some of the leading art institutions in the UK since 1993. The Pyramid Award scheme was launched to offer practical and financial support to freelance artists, craftspeople, designers and performers to start a business or conduct a project in the crucial year after leaving college. As an active supporter of the visual and performing arts internationally, Deutsche Bank recognises entrepreneurship and innovation within graduating art students. 

This year, to celebrate the 14th Pyramid Awards, Deutsche Bank is staging an exhibition of new work by previous winners; an exciting collection by some of the most talented visual artists and designers, who are rapidly establishing reputations for themselves both nationally and internationally. The exhibition, entitled Flux, will be held in the National Theatre on London's South Bank, from 22nd-29th June 2006.
The exhibiting artists are:

- Doug White, shortlisted for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2006
- Graham Hudson, currently artist in residence at Chelsea College of Art
- Gereon Krebber, winner of the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2003
- Dr. Daro Montag, artist and lecturer in Falmouth University and recent recipient of a L'Oreal Colour and Chemistry Bursary
- Simone Lia, prizewinner in the 2004 V&A illustration awards and Tom Gauld, who illustrates for Time Out and The Guardian - both founders of Cabanon Press
- Glenn Boulter, founder of Earwig Books, is currently working on an Art & Sacred Spaces commission
- Sam Buxton, nominated for London Design Museum's Designer of the Year in 2004 
- Frank Leder, menswear designer fresh from Paris fashion week
- Anna Nicole Zeische, fashion/film artist, currently visiting Fellow at London's University of the Arts
- Francesca Lowe, artist, Red Mansion Art Prize winner in 2003
- Ann Mulrooney, one of the Irish Pavilion's Printed Project contributors in the 2005 Venice Biennale, and curator of Flux

Lord Aldington, Chairman, Deutsche Bank London commented,

"Deutsche Bank buys art globally to achieve twin aims: enriching its working environment for colleagues and clients, and supporting contemporary artists around the world. We choose art not for investment, but for involvement - which mirrors the objectives of the Pyramid Awards. We also believe that the Pyramid artists and entrepreneurs match our values of innovation and performance. We are delighted to celebrate our 14th Pyramid Awards with a showcase of the exciting new work by some of our previous winners at the Flux exhibition."


For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank

Louise Pancott   +44 20 7545 7790
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Deutsche Bank

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Note to Editors

1. The Deutsche Bank Pyramid Awards scheme was launched in 1993 and recognises entrepreneurship and innovation within graduating art students from some of the leading art institutions in the UK. Financial awards are presented to the Pyramid Award winners to start a business or conduct a project in the crucial year after leaving college.

Deutsche Bank works with the following schools in determining the Awards:

- Royal College of Art
- Guildhall School of Music & Drama
- London Contemporary Dance School
- London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
- University of the Arts London
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Royal Academy of Music
- The Circus Space

Deutsche Bank will make 10 Awards of £8,000 each which will be paid to the winners in two tranches by the appropriate college - the college will decide when the money is distributed.

In addition to financial awards, Pyramid winners will benefit from a Deutsche Bank business mentor to help guide them in their project through their first year. Deutsche Bank will also help winners access a business training course at the East London Small Business Centre and will provide an opportunity to participate in the Bank's London-based community and arts programmes. Such participation often brings the winners into contact with people able to identify future business opportunities.

2. The National Theatre is located on the South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Information: 020 7452 3400 / www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/exhibitions
Nearest tube: Waterloo
Admission: Free
Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 11pm