Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB
Saturday, 20 February 2016 from 11:30 to 16:30. Cost: £40
This exciting gallery event is an opportunity to use drawing to explore the exhibits and the diverse interiors of “The New Immortals” exhibition at Phoenix Brighton. The workshop will begin with an introduction by artist-curator Judith Alder in which she will talk about the role of narrative in her work. The day will continue as a practical workshop led by exhibiting artist Angela Smith who has been commissioned to create a new series of etchings for the show. Angela will explain her process, from the sourcing of ideas to the constructing and combining of images to produce final drawings, and will offer ways of developing narrative in drawing.
Rich sources of inspiration and varied drawing challenges are offered by the exhibition which includes video, sculpture and installation as well as objects and images, curated in a series of rooms exploring ideas about mortality and the quest for immortality. Participants will draw within the exhibition spaces and are free to choose their subjects, developing their own narrative.
Scientists from the Centre for Regenerative Medicine will be setting up a display about their work in an adjacent room and will be available for discussion throughout the day. There will be the option to draw from their displays and from their images derived from biomedical research.
There will be plenty of time for group discussion and support from the tutor. Suitable for all abilities. Paper, pencils and fine-liner pens will be provided.
Angela Smith is a painter and printmaker based in Sussex. She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2008. Since then her work has been shown across the UK, including the Discerning Eye exhibition where she was awarded the prestigious Parker Harris Prize. Her work was included in “20 Painters” at Phoenix in 2014. She will be exhibiting a series of new etchings in the forthcoming Phoenix Brighton exhibition “The New Immortals” inspired by the quest for immortality. http://www.angelasmithart.com