A one-day symposium called Construction: Knowing through making will accompany the exhibition ‘Built’ at the Mall Galleries on 26th June from 10.00 to 4.30pm.
The exhibition which runs from 25th June to 7th July, showcases the work of four prominent British artists who have made drawings paintings and sculpture recording, depicting and responding to the construction of major cultural buildings in the UK: Anthony Eyton RA, Jeanette Barnes, Julia Midgley and Patricia Cain.
Working on site and being part of the construction process is fundamental to each exhibiting artist’s process. Their work is not about representing the building as an artefact, but very much evolves from the experience of being there, recording and integrating with those who are making the building. In effect, construction is both their subject matter and their method.
The themes of the symposium extend this. They are about coming to know through making things and the notion that mindsets are shaped and altered during often collaborative processes in ways that it’s not possible to describe linguistically, which is why the learning of skill is so fundamental to our creativity and imagination.
•Will Alsop OBE RA, Architect
•Bruce McLean, Artist
•Richard Wentworth Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art
•Dr Ranulph Glanville, whose work as an architect and academic is based in the notion that each of us constructs our own world
•Prof Deanna Petherbridge CBE, Professor Emeritus and visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London
•Chris Dyson Architect
•Anthony Eyton RA in conversation with Tim Smit KBE about the Eden Project
• Julia Midgley RE and Rick Mather in conversation about the Liverpool John Moores School of Art
• Jeanette Barnes
• Patricia Cain
Construction: Knowing through making takes place at the new Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries on Tuesday 26th June from 10.00 to 4.30pm
Tickets are £25 and should be booked in advance from Mall Galleries firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 930 6844
Both events are London Festival of Architecture events in association with Architects Journal
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