About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 students
We return this year with another exciting day of Art & Design at the Warwick Arts Centre. In this visually stimulating programme, students will meet and learn from four leading artists working in different areas, to get a taste of what inspires them and how they make their living as artists. Come armed with a question and hear how ideas become art. Sarah Shalgosky, Curator of the Mead Gallery and Associate Lecturer at the University of Warwick, will chair the day.
Programme & speakers
Conflict and crisis through the photographer's lens Simon Norfolk, Photographer
Simon Norfolk uses the lens to explore life’s big questions, including the effect of conflict on the physical and natural environment as well as on people and societies. He will talk about how he works, the challenges, techniques and rewards.
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.
The art of textiles Anna Glover, Textile artist
Award-winning textile designer Anna Glover produces work which is bold and beautiful. Her exceptional skills encompass print, pattern, colour, design and painting, resulting in magical, new and cutting-edge designs. She will talk about the vision and processes which have driven such artistic success.
About Anna Glover
Anna Glover is an award-winning textile artist whose work encompasses print, pattern, colour, design and painting. She was the winner of the British Design Awards for best use of ‘Print and Pattern’ and has recently designed a printed textile collection for H&M.
Using art to tell a story Chris Orr, Artist and printmaker
Chris Orr invites people to ‘read’ his work as well as to look at it as in much of his printed output there is a hidden text. He will talk about life as a narrative artist who started making prints in his twenties and discovered the power of the multiple to communicate.
About Chris Orr
Chris Orr MBE RA is an artist and printmaker who has exhibited worldwide and published over 400 limited edition prints in lithography, etching and silkscreen. He believes that the print is like a page in that it gives the artist the opportunity to open a dialogue directly with the viewer. His work covers a variety of subjects and ideas, from speculations about the myths and lives of people to a fascination with the physical and social nature of the modern city.
Perspectives of art Luke Jerram, Artist
Luke Jerram’s work is thought-provoking, varied and engaging, drawing the viewer in to investigate and celebrate aspects of life and explore how the mind interprets what it sees. He will discuss his approaches and methods in creating such innovative and exciting artworks.
About Luke Jerram
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 20 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe.