This panel discussion (2 Dec 2020) explored the legacy of ‘lost art schools’ in the UK, and the impact of small local art schools being subsumed into universities. Sean Kaye (co-curator with Ian Hartshorne of the “Fully Awake” exhibition series), chaired a conversation with Matthew Cornford (University of Brighton), Natasha Kidd (Bath Spa University), Zoë Mendelson (Wimbledon College of Arts) and Kathleen Mullaniff (Middlesex University). Click here for a recording of this event organised by Freelands Foundation.
Click here to watch Rachel Duckhouse talk about her drawing practice, residencies and the ecologies of art-making.
news:NEW on paintingresearch:
Ivan Seal visited paintingresearch during lockdown in January 2021 to talk about his practice - through the context of 'nearness', un-knowness and the familiarity of things.
Artists Lara Davies, (Wales), Kirsten Deirup (New York) and Jin Han Lee (S Korea) talk to graduating student, Elise Wallbridge about their experiences of the studio and how their practices have adapted in the pandemic. Click here to view
As we traverse a brief history of ideas about authorship, from artists’ reflexive practices, to nature’s algorithms and creative artificial intelligence, we’ll come to realise that the question of how contemporary artists conceive of their role today remains very much open - and that such questions can serve to fuel an inquisitive and exciting artistic practice.
Lockdown studios: Students and staff have produced a collaborative document of the Wimbledon College of Arts Painting studios (photographed during lockdown) and collected images of their surrogate home 'studio' environments. These will be accompanied by a pre-recorded discussion between graduating students Zeena Altai, Louisa Clark and Henry Glover, with Zoë Mendelson and Nelson Diplexcito about their altered workplace experiences.
Wimbledon College of Arts Lecture Theatre
30 January 2020
Video of event to follow
Zoë Mendelson at
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD
5 - 16 December 2019