About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 Art and Design students
This autumn sees Art in Action return to London. During this immersive day, students will have the chance to meet and hear from four leading contemporary artists working in different areas of art and design. Through their fascinating presentations, the artists will explore their unique creative journeys, what inspires them, and how they turn an idea into a work of art. We are delighted that Rebecca Wright, Programme Director of Graphic Communications Design at Central Saint Martins, will join us to chair the day. There will be plenty of time for questions and students are guaranteed to leave inspired and brimming with ideas for their own work.
Programme & speakers
Photography in a good light David Montgomery, Photographer
David Montgomery will talk about his approach as a photographer and his personal view that photography should be used to promote the positive and the beautiful rather than the gloomy and the destitute. He will share some of his favourite pictures, many of them famous but others private and unseen.
About David Montgomery
David Montgomery is an international photographer whose subjects have included many high-profile personalities, including the Rolling Stones, Margaret Thatcher, and the British Royal Family. He has also worked for major retailers, newspapers and style-makers, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times.
From Pots to Pixels... and beyond! Ingrid Murphy, Ceramic Artist
Ingrid Murphy is an award-winning ceramic artist who exhibits internationally. She will discuss her creative process, what inspires her, and how she merges traditional craft skills with emerging digital design and fabrication processes.
About Ingrid Murphy
Ingrid Murphy is an award-winning ceramic artist who exhibits internationally. She is interested in merging traditional craft skills with emerging digital design and fabrication processes.
Diary of a mobile digital artist Roz Hall, Digital Artist
This interactive talk will explore the use of touch screen technologies in contemporary art, a medium famously embraced by David Hockney and espoused by an increasing number of established artists. Pioneering digital artist Roz Hall will demonstrate the techniques required to create a successful painting on a tablet or mobile device.
About Roz Hall
Roz Hall is a digital artist, specialising in portraiture created on tablet and mobile devices. His artworks blur the boundaries between contemporary art and personal and social media.
Slapstick violence and absurd comedy Emma Hart, Installation Artist
Artist Emma Hart’s work has an emotional honesty and sharp wit which draws the viewer in for a stimulating and memorable experience. Intense and comically dark, her pieces are heavily symbolic, drawing on issues of domestic and emotional anxiety.
About Emma Hart
Emma Hart is an installation artist whose multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, video and performance. Emma Hart makes work that actively confronts us; her sculptures often jut out from the wall. In 2017 she won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery.