About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 Students
Come and meet the artists…
Join us this autumn for another exciting day of Art & Design at the University of Warwick Arts Centre. In this visually stimulating programme, students will meet and learn from four leading artists working in different areas, including a painter, a ceramic artist, a sculptor and a photographer. Come armed with questions and hear how ideas become art. The day will be chaired by Sarah Shalgosky, Curator of the Mead Gallery and Associate Lecturer at the University of Warwick.
Programme & speakers
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.
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.
Ceramic art: the beauty of imperfection Rhian Malin, Ceramic Artist
Rhian Malin’s work is original and contemporary, exploring geometric patterns but drawing on such traditional designs as Willow Pattern to create a mix of nostalgic and modern. She will talk about the materials, techniques, designs and inspiration behind her pieces.
About Rhian Malin
Contemporary ceramics rising star designer-maker, Rhian Malin is currently Artist in Residence at The Ceramics Studio in , Warwickshire. She has won support from the Crafts Council UK through their Hothouse Programme. She has since gone on to be the Winner of Bils & Rye Emerging potters exhibition and be selected for New Ashgate Gallery’s Rising star programme.
Photography in a good light David Montgomery, Photographer
David Montgomery will talk about his approach as a photographer and his view that photography should promote the positive and the beautiful rather than the gloomy and the destitute. He will share some of his favourite pictures.
About David Montgomery
David Montgomery is an international photographer whose subjects have included many high-profile personalities, including the Rolling Stones, Margaret Thatcher, Andy Warhol, the British Royal Family, Jimi Hendrix and David Hockney. He was commissioned to photograph a special edition stamp for the millennium which won a silver award at the Design & Art Direction Awards. He has also worked for major retailers, newspapers and style-makers, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times.
An artistic adventure Andrew Logan, Artist and sculptor
Andrew Logan will provide a whistle-stop tour of his life and work, drawing on many of his favourite artistic pieces and allowing students to consider the power of art and the meaning and messages conveyed through art.
About Andrew Logan
Andrew Logan is an English sculptor, performance artist, jeweller and portraitist. Since qualifying as an architect as a young man, he has worked across an endless variety of artistic fields. He challenges convention and plays with our artistic values. Over a period of nearly five decades he has exhibited across the globe, entertaining us and becoming one of our most influential, eccentric and prolific artists.