Lovely to have been invited again to deliver a remote talk on my practice to first year students at the University of Huddersfield. Thoroughly enjoyed discussing my working methods, motivations and all things text with these budding artists and pondering over the questions they had for me!
Honoured to have been asked to give a talk to students at Huddersfield university about my practice and passion for all things text. It was interesting to hear about their projects and share a glimpse of how I plan and produce work in return. Many thanks to Dr Simon Woolham for inviting me along to deliver the lecture via Zoom!
Really lovely to be invited to speak and share slides of my work at Manifest Calling. Quite possibly the most compact talk I have given but heaps of fun to deliver. They provided a brilliant insight into what is happening in the region.
The event was introduced by Kate Jesson and took place in Manchester Art Gallery’s Lecture Theatre. Other talks were given by Rachel Connor, Amanda Sutton, James Roper, Lucy Ridges, Rachel Goodyear, Richard Shields, Neil Greenhalgh, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Jude Wainwright and Ruta Skudraite.
Pictures appear courtesy of fellow Wellington Studio member Karol Kochanowski.
Just a quick note to let you know that the Manifest Arts have launched the Manifest Calling event I will be speaking at on Eventbrite (as well as on Facebook). It is free to attend but ticketed, and I have been informed that there are roughly fifty left of the 100 available.
Taking place on Sunday 21st July from 2pm onwards, the talk will house 10 speakers (each with 7 minutes allocated). It has been designed to provide a quick snapshot of the diverse art being produced in the region. With a healthy mix of arts organisations, painters, photographers, performers, installation artists and sculptors as well as leaders of outsider art projects, it is guaranteed to be informative, educational, and enjoyable!
Thoroughly enjoyed guiding the public through my solo show “Beyond the Linear” with the brilliant art historian Sara Riccardi of Art Across the other evening. It was wonderful to see everyone engaging with my practice and making connections between the variety of processes I use.
For this event, Sara and I decided to approach the talk in a slightly unusual way. The audience were called upon to determine points of focus through vigorous discussion. This informed the path we took around the exhibition and as a result the talk could have taken several different routes; it all depended on the audience’s perceptions of the work on display. This format was conceived by observing my practice as a whole; responding to my processes, identifying interwoven concepts and exploring my working methods.
Thank you very much to Sara for her fascinating historical insights and Steven Heaton for documenting the event (all photos appear courtesy of him).
Not long until the talk for my solo show (due to take place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the 20th February, 6.30-7.45pm to coincide with my show “Beyond the Linear”). This will be a talk with a difference!
Developed in collaboration with Sara Riccardi of Art Across, prepare yourself for a guided, interactive experience lead entirely by your engagement with the works on display. We look forward to welcoming you there!
A few photographs from the Material Matters in conversation event held at Saul Hay Gallery on 15th September. The talk was hosted by art historian Sara Riccardi and involved six of the exhibiting artists (Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham, Diana Terry and me). A thoroughly enjoyable evening with plenty to ponder from the artists involved and the insightful commentary delivered by Sara reflecting on artistic practice in historical context. Look forward to more Art Across events in the future!
All images appear courtesy of Art Across apart from 3-4 (courtesy of Saul Hay Gallery) and 11-12 (courtesy of Helena Denholm).
An invitation to join us for Material Matters and Art Across in conversation at Saul Hay Gallery on 15th September, 18:30-20:30…
The discussion will be led by founder of the Art Across project and art historian Sara Riccardi and involves six of the exhibiting artists (myself included). Tickets for this special event are available on the Art Across website.