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VISION 05 / INTRODUCTION

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PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT On behalf of the Association of Consultant Architects I am very proud to present this selection of works from our inaugural 'Vision 05: Art by Architects' exhibition.

It is very satisfying, but not surprising, to see entries of such quality from architect-artists around the country.

It demonstrates the depth of creativity that our profession has to offer, not just in architecture but across the visual arts. The ACA has long wanted to provide an outlet to those architects who have an abundance of artistic talent but are yet to be fully recognised for their artistic endeavours.

The works shown in this supplement are only a small sample of what will be exhibited. I urge you to come along to Vision 05 and see for yourselves the great variety of quality artworks on display. Most are for sale and the exhibition presents a rare opportunity to acquire a work by a well-known or aspiring architect-artist.

Vision 05's judges will award cash prizes in every category, and for the 'Best in Show', whose artist will also receive a one-man/woman show at the Grapevine Gallery, Norwich. And we want to know your opinion too. Every visitor to Vision 05 will be asked to vote on which architect-artist should receive the £500 'People's Choice' prize.

This is the first year of Vision 05, and it would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, for which we are very grateful.

We hope to build on our success this year to create a bigger and better exhibition in 2007. We were pleased and surprised by the number of entries in the video category but would like to see more student entries in future years.

We look forward to welcoming a stream of visitors to Vision 05. The exhibition is taking place at the Left Wing Gallery in Duke of York Square, Sloane Square, from 8 November to 3 December. Don't miss it, as it will be two years before there is another chance to judge the artistic efforts of your fellow professionals!

Paul Davis, ACA president

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