Date & time

Fri, 8 Dec 2023
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 Art and Design students

We return this year with another exciting day of Art & Design in London this autumn. In this visually stimulating programme, students will meet and learn from four established artists working in different areas, to get a taste of what inspires them and how they make their living as artists. Come armed with a question and hear how ideas become art. Students are guaranteed to leave inspired and brimming with ideas for their own work.

We are delighted to welcome artist and presenter Sir Grayson Perry CBE RA and Magnum photographer Martin Parr CBE to speak at this day.  We will be joined by visual artist Hugo Dalton whose session will include a dramatic live light installation. Graphic designer and Dean of Academic Programmes at Central Saint Martins Rebecca Wright will chair and speak at this day.  Not to be missed!


Programme & speakers

Fire up your creativity Grayson Perry CBE RA, Artist

Turner Prize winner Sir Grayson Perry will fire up students’ creative juices with a lively session exploring the art world, being original and how to follow your own artistic vision. This inspiring session will include plenty of opportunity for questions. (Image credit: Portrait of Grayson Perry © Chris McAndrew, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro)

Grayson Perry CBE RA

About Sir Grayson Perry CBE RA

Turner Prize-winner Sir Grayson Perry’s work is original and provocative. He uses traditional forms such as ceramics and tapestries in unconventional ways to comment on society’s injustices and hypocrisies. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 2011 and knighted in the 2023 New Year Honours. (Image credit: Natalie Gibson)

Magnum photographer Martin Parr CBE, Photographer

In a highly entertaining session, Martin Parr will talk about his approach as a photographer and students will be able to see for themselves how he uses seduction and humour to comment on the human condition. (Image credit: Portrait by Martin Parr, courtesy the artist)

Martin Parr CBE

About Martin Parr CBE

Magnum photographer Martin Parr is considered one of this country’s leading photographers. He has won countless awards and exhibited across the globe.  While his photographs are highly original and entertaining, they also reflect how we present ourselves and what we value.

Can graphic design save your life? Rebecca Wright, Graphic Designer

The power of design impacts us in many ways. Rebecca will explore the significant relationship between graphic design and health – from posters that inform and warn to advertising campaigns that shock and prompt action, and from redesigned pill packaging to educational apps. She will show examples that demonstrate how communication strategies and visual languages are employed to persuade, educate, prevent and ultimately protect – and the essential role graphic design plays in matters of life and death.

Rebecca Wright

About Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright is Dean of Academic Programmes at Central Saint Martins and co-founder of the publishing house GraphicDesign&.  She has co-written a number of award-winning books, including Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design, which explore how graphic design connects with the wider world and the value it brings.

Collaboration, inspiration and the act of drawing Hugo Dalton, Visual Artist

Artist Hugo Dalton works with leading choreographers, musicians, architects and scientists, exhibiting collaborative artworks at the National Gallery in London, the Royal Opera House, the Chateau de Versailles and others. He will discuss the complex journey from leaving school to a career in the creative arts, and how his journey was given wings through creative collaborations. He will demonstrate how to draw a moving human form, a technique that he learnt observing ballet dancers. The session will include an exciting installation over the auditorium ceiling, dramatically bringing the art into the building.

Hugo Dalton

About Hugo Dalton

Having originally trained in Fine Art, Hugo Dalton is known for his diverse body of work, which includes wall paintings, sculptures and projected light installations. His artistic approach is rooted in a deep commitment to drawing from life, resulting in artworks that exhibit a notable clarity of form. He has exhibited widely, including at The National Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Arts,  Tiffany & Co., New York and the Today Art Museum, Beijing.