Date & time

Mon, 18 Nov 2019
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

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

This autumn sees the return of another eye-opening and visually stimulating Art & Design programme at the University of Warwick. During this informative and 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

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.

David Montgomery

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.

Millinery and the artist Piers Atkinson, Milliner and artist

Piers Atkinson’s creations are startling and original, each with an extraordinary attention to detail and a unique personality. He will discuss his work, the techniques, the materials, how he manages to be original with each design and what inspires him.

Piers Atkinson

About Piers Atkinson

Piers Atkinson is a cutting-edge milliner who grew up in a household of hats, soon forging a link between art and fashion. His designs are now celebrated across the globe. His work appears regularly in the pages of leading fashion magazines and broadsheets, as well as being exhibited in galleries and museums as works of art.

Cathie Pilkington, Sculptor and figurative artist

Cathie Pilkington is renowned for her ambivalent, thought-provoking pieces. In this fascinating talk, she will introduce students to her fascinating creative process and the interplay between the many different aspects of her work.

Cathie Pilkington

About Cathie Pilkington

Cathie Pilkington RA is a sculptor and figurative artist. In 2016, she became the first ever female Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Schools.

Ingrid Murphy, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Ingrid Murphy

About Ingrid Murphy

Ingrid Murphy is an award-winning ceramic artist who exhibits internationally. She is interested in merging traditional craft skills with emerging digital design and fabrication processes, as well as the future of ceramic and craft practice. Ingrid is Academic Lead for Transition and Boundaries at Cardiff School of Art & Design.