About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 students
This autumn sees the return to the Midlands of another exciting, visually stimulating Art in Action programme. 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.
Programme & speakers
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.
About Emma Hart
Emma Hart is an installation artist whose multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, video and performance. Emma Hart makes work that actively confronts us; her sculptures often jut out from the wall. In 2017 she won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include: Banger, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2018), Mamma Mia! Whitechapel Gallery and the Collezione Maramotti, Italy (2017); Commercial Breakz, Frieze Art Fair, London (2017); Love Life with Jonathan Baldock, De Le Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2017); Giving It All That, Folkestone Triennial (2014); and Dirty Looks, Camden Arts Centre (2013).
Diary of a mobile digital artist Roz Hall, Digital artist
This talk will explore the use of touch screen technologies in contemporary art, famously embraced by David Hockney. 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.
Simon Roberts, Photographer
Simon Roberts is a British artist-photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. Often employing expansive tableaux photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which examine contemporary economic, cultural and political issues. He will discuss his work over the past decade, which explore ideas around the representation of the British landscape.
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.