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Garage Open Lecture Series New Season

27th October 2017

Image by Emily Speed of three people wearing building-like costumes

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

Selected Wednesdays, 15 Nov 2017 – 14 Mar 2018, 4:30pm

Meadow Arts and the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department, Garage Studios, are delighted to continue their successful series of artists’ talks for the third year in a row. Some of the most exciting contemporary artists working in the UK will be visiting Worcester’s state-of-the-art library, The Hive, to talk about their artwork, ideas and the processes they use in a series of eight free talks.

This year’s talks take place across two terms, starting with four talks in November and December and a further four beginning in February. First to speak will be Emily Speed, whose interests lie in the relationship between people and buildings, Emily says, “The idea of shelter and the inhabitant is at the core of much of my work; how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space.”

London based writer and critic Chris Fite-Wassilak, who contributes to major publications such as Art Monthly, Art Papers, ArtReview, frieze, Tate Etc. and others, will visit on the 22 November, followed a week later by Mark Titchner who explores systems of belief, often using slogans from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners, prog rock and political propaganda; removed from their original contexts the words he presents to the world find new significance.

On 6 December we will have a visit from British artist and Royal Academician, Stephen Chambers who makes prints and paintings and has collaborated on three contemporary dance productions with The Royal Ballet, London. His work has been exhibited internationally: most recently his work ‘The Court of Redonda’ was an official collateral event of the 57th Venice Biennale.

Talks take place on selected Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and include a chance to ask questions after each presentation. The talks are free and open to all, though booking is recommended for the public here - more about the artists and a full list of dates are also available on our events page here.

Part One: 2017

Wed 15th Nov - Emily Speed

Wed 22nd Nov - Chris Fite-Wassilak

Wed 29th Nov - Mark Titchner

Wed 6th Dec - Stephen Chambers

Part Two: 2018

Wed 7th February - David Bethell

Wed 14th February - Marianna Simnett

Wed 21st February - Helen Maurer

Wed 14th March - Jasleen Kaur

All talks take place from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at The Studio, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD.

All talks are free: please book a free ticket here