About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 students
This autumn sees the return of Art in Action to Warwick. During this immersive day, students will have the chance to meet and hear from four leading contemporary artists working in different areas of art and design. Through their fascinating presentations, the artists will explore their unique creative journeys, what inspires them, and how they turn an idea into a work of art. There will be plenty of time for questions and students are guaranteed to leave inspired and brimming with ideas for their own work.
The day will be chaired by Sarah Shalgosky, Curator of the Mead Gallery and Associate Lecturer at the University of Warwick.
Programme & speakers
Making Things from Stuff Cathie Pilkington RA, Sculptor and figurative artist
Cathie Pilkington RA is a figurative sculptor known for making increasingly ambivalent forms which are often presented as elements in sprawling site specific installations. In this talk, she will reflect on the development of her complex practice and reconsider the exciting and anxious problems that sculpture faces if it is to find its place in a world of objects.
About Cathie Pilkington RA
Cathie Pilkington RA is a sculptor and figurative artist renowned for crafting increasingly ambivalent forms. Her sculptural practice combines the interrelated and antagonistic worlds of fine art and craft.
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 her vision and processes.
About Anna Glover
Anna Glover is an award-winning textile artist whose work encompasses print, pattern, colour, design and painting. She recently won a British Design Awards and has designed a printed textile collection for H&M.
Diary of a mobile digital artist Roz Hall, Digital artist
This interactive talk will explore the use of touch screen technologies in contemporary art, a medium famously embraced by David Hockney and espoused by an increasing number of established artists. Pioneering digital artist Roz Hall will demonstrate the techniques required to create a successful painting on a tablet or mobile device.
About Roz Hall
Roz Hall is a digital artist, specialising in portraiture created on tablet and mobile devices. His artworks blur the boundaries between contemporary art and personal and social media.