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 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. One more exciting artist to be announced soon!
Programme & speakers
Flirting with the abstract Hurvin Anderson, Painter
Hurvin Anderson produces artwork which today resonates ever more strongly, speaking to our political and social contexts with questions about identity and belonging. His vibrant paintings draw on the genres of still-life, landscape and portraiture to explore representations of community, memory and nationhood, while also referencing wider art history. He will discuss the challenges of being a contemporary painter and what inspires him.
About Hurvin Anderson
Hurvin Anderson’s paintings draw together the abstract and the figurative, leaving the viewer to ponder themes of identity, memory and ambience, all grounded in the familiar. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and the US. He is nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize.
Ceramic art: the beauty of imperfection Rhian Malin, Ceramic Artist
Rhian Malin’s work is original and contemporary, exploring geometric patterns but also drawing on such traditional designs as the Willow Pattern to create a mix of nostalgic and modern. She will talk about her work, including the materials, the techniques, the designs and the inspiration behind her pieces.
About Rhian Malin
Rhian Malin is currently Artist in Residence at The Ceramic Studio in Warwickshire and has won support from the Crafts Council UK through their Hothouse Programme in 2016. 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 personal view that photography should be used to promote the positive and the beautiful rather than the gloomy and the destitute. He will share some of his favourite pictures, many of them famous, but other private and unseen.
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, Bill Clinton and many more. 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.