Symposium: Sustaining an Art Practice in a Wider Community
Topic for debate: ‘Sustaining an Art Practice in a Wider Community’
Speakers: Marcus Harvey; Rosalind Davis; Katie Goodwin
Chairperson: Sharon Kivland
Date: 12 September 2013; 5-7pm.
The symposium is free for all and you can confirm your attendance here
More information on the speakers can be found below
Rosalind Davis is an artist interested in transformation, material and surface. Her works explores physical and psychological space, utopias and dystopias largely using paint and embroidery but also working in installation and photography.
A graduate from the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections. Her work is currently on display in the exhibition Material Matters at Courtauld Institute until July 2013 and she has a forthcoming solo show at Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham, London.
In 2012 Rosalind Davis & Annabel Tilley founded Zeitgeist Arts Projects, an arts organisation aimed at supporting ambitious artists with practical ways to sustain their practice.
Marcus Harvey makes highly worked figurative paintings and sculptures. He seeks out imagery that is emblematic of a brutish but proud Britishness. Often his imagery is problematic or controversial, his most infamous work perhaps being ‘Myra’ which was exhibited as part of the groundbreaking exhibition Sensation in 1997.
The painting, ‘Albus’, one of his most important paintings to date uses the white cliffs of Dover as a metaphor for Britain’s place in a changing, uncertain world. The paint sits proud of an underlying photographic sea. Britain’s cliffs look strong, pungent and full of history, proud in adversity. Bad weather seems imminent, a storm is brewing and the water on which the painting sits is changing. Shifts of global power and economic woes threaten this mighty fortress. It is not clear where the future lies but still the island stands strong. The while endless and not controllable is not pristine. The tide may turn.
He edits a beautiful, erudite magazine (Turps Banana), which he co-founded because “all the other art magazines are shit”. It does not allow advertising and commissions the cream of the art world and the freshest faces. Its editorial board (which includes Harvey, Neal Tait and Peter Ashton Jones) have now opened an associated art school.
Katie Goodwin is an understated yet very cool multi-disciplinary artist and lover of films. Since completing her MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon, she’s been working tirelessly to position herself as an accessible creator of quirky, seamless painterly celluloid film installations. She uses disused footage from iconic movies as her muse and recreates their essence through the power of projection, sound, light and colour. Katie recently showed at the Tate Modern and is currently exhibiting in China and Australia.
Katie graduated from Wimbledon Collage of Art in 2011. She was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries and won the Jealous print prize. She is currently working on a new piece ‘Small Wonders’ which is being funded by The Wellcome Trust, which will premiere in September 2013.
Sharon Kivland is an artist, writer, Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, and at times a tutor at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL. She is a keen reader, thinking about what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis. She is editor of the journal Transmission Annual (Artwords Press) and author of the frivolously entitled series Freud on Holiday (Cube Art editions and information as material). Her work, which lies at the intersection of public political action and private subjectivity, is represented by DOMOBAAl, London, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, and Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris
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