Current projects

17 February 2020

Her Art-Story Talks with Cathy Lomax and Cathie Pilkington RA at Bow Arts Trust

Image © Bow Skills

Available to watch online soon. To find out more click here.

Bow Skills presents Her Art-Story – A conversation between artist, curator and writer Cathy Lomax and sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA.

Cathie Pilkington RA is an artist whose work engages passionately and critically with the canonical history of figurative sculpture. Crossing the borders of traditional, modern and contemporary idioms, her work combines intensively modelled and painted sculptures within immersive installations comprising a diverse array of props, materials and studio furniture. Her site-responsive installations are balanced ambivalently between chaos and precision and have been described as a kind of art historical fly-tipping.She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1986-91)and The Royal College of Art (1995-97). She was elected Royal Academician in 2014. In 2016 she became professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools. Her upcoming show The Covering opens at Karsten Schubert on 14th February 2020.

Click for Cathie Pilkington’s website

Cathy Lomax is a London based artist and winner of the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Prize. On completing a MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2002 she set up Transition Gallery in East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland. In 2016 Lomax started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female film star image. Her artwork assimilates the seductive imagery of film, fame and fashion and juxtaposes it with personal narratives and the everyday. Her resulting paintings and installations play with history by combining influences from disparate sources to form new groupings and categories

Click for Cathy Lomax’s Website

This event is part of Bow Arts’ Bow Skills programme. Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students. To learn more about the programme click here.

Programmed by Matt Roberts and Laura Moreton-Griffiths.

31 January 2020

RCA Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice WIP SHOW

Prototype for immersive storytelling (talking drawings)

Prototype for immersive storytelling (talking drawings)

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WIP SHOW
Open Friday 31 January, 01 Saturday and 02 Sunday 12-6pm. 
 
Royal College of Art
Battersea Campus
Radstock Building
Ground Floor 
SW11 4AN
 
 

22 January 2020

Politics, war and activism: Pillow Talk Literary Salon at Nothing Less!

Debating current political and social issues – how can art evoke change?

Wednesday 29 January 2020
7 – 8.30 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
Knightsbridge
London
SW7 1PQ

More about the exhibition Nothing Less! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Ends 31 January 2020