Date & time

Wed, 4 Dec 2019
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£23 + 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 to London of another eye-opening and visually stimulating Art in Action programme. 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 Rebecca Wright, Programme Director of Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Rebecca co-wrote Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design and co-founded the publishing house GraphicDesign&.

Programme & speakers

Theatre and installation design - creative challenges, change and chaos! Tom Piper MBE, Set Designer

Award-wining set and costume designer Tom Piper MBE will talk about creative challenges, change, and chaos!

Tom Piper MBE

About Tom Piper MBE

Tom Piper is an award-winning set designer. He was the designer for the acclaimed Poppy installation at the Tower of London and Associate Designer at the RSC (2004 – 2014).  He is Creative Associate at the Tricycle Theatre and collaborated with the British Museum and Alan Farlie on the exhibition ‘Shakespeare: Staging the World’ in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.  He has worked at numerous theatres across the UK, including the National Theatre, the Donmar, the Royal Opera House, the Nottingham Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.  His work includes set and costume design and art installations.  He received an MBE in 2015 for services to theatre and First World War commemorations.



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.

Roz Hall

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.

Fashion design: icon and inspiration Zandra Rhodes DBE, Fashion Designer

Zandra Rhodes was one of the new wave of designers who put London at the cutting edge of international fashion five decades ago. She will discuss the world in which she works, and the fabric and colour choices she makes.

Zandra Rhodes DBE

About Zandra Rhodes DBE

Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE is a British Fashion Designer at the forefront of fashion since the 1970’s. Her use of colour, pattern and shape have provided inspiration to others.

Richard Billingham, University of Gloucestershire

Turner Prize-nominated photographer and film maker Richard Billingham will discuss the many areas of his work and his fascinating creative journey.

Richard Billingham

About Richard Billingham

Turner-prize nominated artist Richard Billingham is a photographer, film maker, artist and lecturer best-known for his unflinching representations of his family and landscapes.