About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 Students
Come and meet the artists…
Join us for another exciting day of Art & Design in London in the spring. In this visually stimulating programme, students will meet and learn from four leading internationally recognised artists working in different areas and hear how ideas become art. Two more speakers to announce and more detailed information on this day will be available shortly.
Programme & speakers
Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Sculptor and Installation Artist
About Cornelia Parker OBE RA
Sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker OBE RA is considered one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. She became known for her large scale works including ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View’, where she suspended the fragments of a garden shed, blown up for her by the British Army. She is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrolling, shooting full of holes and explosions. Her work contains themes of gain and loss, and the presence of visual and verbal allusions enables the viewer to witness the transformation of ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary. She recently teamed up with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso, Constable and Turner into a new artwork for the opening of Manchester’s Whitworth gallery where her solo exhibition was greeted to critical acclaim. Earlier this year she produced an extraordinarily democratic and thought-provoking embroidery based on Wikipedia’s Magna Carta page which was displayed at the British Library as part of their celebration of the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta. And should you be lucky enough to set foot in St Pancras International station this summer, you will be treated to another of her iconic installations, ‘One More Time’.
Simon Norfolk, Photographer
About Simon Norfolk
Simon Norfolk is an award-winning documentary photographer who often captures moments of war or crisis. His works have been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Tate Modern in London.