airspacecurriculum

Visiting Artists Programme #6

Artists' Talks
25th January - 1st March
Film Theatre
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2EF


AirSpace Curriculum is a programme of events, talks and workshops organised by AirSpace Gallery in partnership with Staffordshire University which recognises and responds to the need for continuing professional development for artists in Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.

This part of the Curriculum offer is a series of artists’ talks, organised by Staffordshire University and usually available solely to students on their Fine Art BA Course, but now being opened up for any interested artists and members of the public to attend. This offer will be augmented by additional artist talks at AirSpace Gallery.

The programme offers an insight into the professional practices of a number of interesting and varied professional artists and arts practitioners.

***Please note*** - These talks take place at the Film Theatre at Staffordshire University and are free- but booking is essential for non-University attendees.
For booking information please visit the individual talks links below.

THE LINE UP



1. Jacqueline Donachie
Thursday, 25th January, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
Jacqueline Donachie is a Scottish artist using drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in the world. Within her socially-engaged practice, often occupying public space, she explores biomedical research and ideas of communication, participation and how public spaces are designed, managed and used.
To Book your place, click HERE


2. Hilary Jack
Thursday, 1st February, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
Hilary Jack works across media in research-based projects in site referential artworks, sculptural installations and public interventions. Her work has an activist element, highlighting the concept of built in obsolescence while commenting on the politics of place and the impact of human activities on our planet. Her practice has focused on these issues since graduating with an M A Fine Art in 2003. Hilary has exhibited across the UK and Internationally and is co director of Paradise Works where her studio is based on the Salford Manchester border.
To Book your place, click HERE


3. Francois Matarasso
Thursday, 8th February, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
François Matarasso is a writer and researcher. He is interested in how people create and interact with culture. François has worked in this field since 1981 and will draw on his experience of practice, research and writing to explain why this has been such a rewarding territory and ask Is community art still a valid choice for artists today? Is so, what creative pathways does it open?
To Book your place, click HERE



4. Pat Flynn
Thursday, 15th February, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
Pat Flynn's work examines the language of the mass produced. His practice primarily covers photography, film and installation. His work draws on ideologies, processes, themes and sentiments found in Hollywood films, computer games, consumer goods and advertising. Flynn creates narratives around our need to believe, the ways we fetishize belief and the ways in which we reflect on our mortality in light of this. His work fuses disparate rhetoric's moving between abstraction and figuration, presenting a fictionalised world full of cliché and pathos, a constructed sublime for passive beings.
To Book your place, click HERE

5. Rebecca Chesney
Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
Rebecca Chesney is a visual artist looking at the relationship between humans and nature and how we perceive, romanticise and translate the landscape. Air pollution, water quality, invasive plant species, weeds, bees and weather are all subjects her work has dealt with previously with the results taking the form of installations, interventions, drawings, maps and walks.
To Book your place, click HERE

6. Emily Druiff
Thursday, 1st March, 2018 - 12.15 – 1.15
Emily Druiff’s knowledge and belief in the power of social arts practice to make contemporary art more relevant to people’s every day lives is what drives the curatorial vision for the organisation Peckham Platform, of which she is CEO.
To Book your place, click HERE

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Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

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