Date & time

Mon, 3 Dec 2018
10:45 - 15:45


Friends House, London
173 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BJ

Ticket price

£23 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 students

We return this year with another exciting day of Art & Design in London this autumn. 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. We are delighted to announce that the artist Grayson Perry CBE RA will join us on this day and that Rebecca Wright, graphic designer and Programme Director at Central Saint Martins, will chair the day.

Programme & speakers

Fire up your creativity Grayson Perry, Artist

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry RA will fire up students’ creative juices with a lively session exploring the art world, being original and how to follow your own artistic vision.


Grayson Perry

About Grayson Perry

Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry’s work is original and provocative. He uses traditional forms such as ceramics and tapestries in unconventional ways to comment on society, including issues related to injustice, hypocrisy, creativity, sexuality, identity and class.

Slapstick violence and absurd comedy Emma Hart, Installation artist

Artist Emma Hart’s work has an emotional honesty and sharp wit which draws the viewer in for a stimulating and memorable experience. Intense and comically dark, her pieces are heavily symbolic, drawing on issues of domestic and emotional anxiety. She will talk about the way she works and what inspires her.

Emma Hart

About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is an installation artist whose multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, video and performance. Her spectacular and engaging 2017 installation ‘Mamma Mia!’ received rave reviews, as well as the Max Mara Art Prize for Women; a vibrant combination of complex and meaningful imagery drawn from psychotherapy and fine ceramics informed by the Italian ceramic tradition.

An anthropology of ourselves Simon Roberts, Photographer

Simon Roberts takes large format photographs with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individuals and groups to the landscape to be clearly observed, and echoes the visual language of history painting. He will discuss his work over the past decade and explore ideas around the representation of the British landscape.

Simon Roberts

About Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is a critically-acclaimed British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity. He was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

The joy of real art Jock McFadyen RA, Painter

British painter Jock McFadyen RA will talk about the process and inspiration behind his paintings. He will also discuss the importance of viewing art in the flesh, and enabling people to experience first-hand the texture, focus and scale of real artwork in a society where 90% of paintings are experienced in newspapers, books, on the TV and online.

Jock McFadyen RA

About Jock McFadyen RA

Jock McFadyen is a contemporary painter whose quirky, thought-provoking and sometimes gritty urban scenes offer a serious comment on life in modern Britain.  He works from an East End studio. Jock was appointed Artist in Residence of the National Gallery in 1981 and was elected a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012.