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 this autumn. 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. We are delighted that graphic designer and Programme Director at Central St Martins Rebecca Wright will chair this day. Come and explore portrait painting, fashion design, photography and sculpture!
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.
Portrait art Stuart Pearson Wright, Artist
In a superbly entertaining and insightful session, Stuart Pearson Wright will explore his work and his method. Students will learn about the techniques, processes and inspiration behind his paintings and will be able to ask their own questions.
About Stuart Pearson Wright
Stuart Pearson Wright is one of the UK’s leading portrait artists. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has won the National Portrait Gallery’s BP travel award. In 2001 he went on to win first prize in the BP Portrait Awards for his painting ‘Gallus gallus with Still Life and Presidents’. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired his portraits of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J K Rowling and since then his paintings have been exhibited across the globe. His work has recently extended to include film, sculpture and music.
Fashion design: icon and inspiration Zandra Rhodes DBE, Fashion Designer
Zandra Rhodes has designed for clients including Diana, Princess of Wales, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Freddie Mercury. She was one of the new wave of designers who put London at the cutting edge of international fashion five decades ago, and her dramatic, glamorous and extrovert designs have inspired the fashion world ever since. She will discuss the world in which she works, the fabric and colour choices she makes and how she manages to be original with every design.
About Zandra Rhodes DBE
Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE is a British Fashion Designer at the forefront of fashion since the 1970’s. Her use of colour, pattern and shape have provided inspiration to others.
Art from mass-produced materials David Mach RA, Artist
David Mach RA is a Scottish sculptor and installation artist. Mass-produced materials are often the starting point for his art; he says he uses them to reach another audience. The range of materials is wide: matches, bricks, tyres, cars, magazine and wire coat hangers. He will talk about his sculpture, installations and collages, through three decades from student work at the RCA to the present day.
About David Mach RA
David Mach RA is a Scottish sculptor and installation artist. Mass-produced materials are often the starting point for his art. His range of materials includes: matches, bricks, cars, magazines and coat hangers.