Date & time

Tue, 3 Mar 2020
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 students

This spring sees the return to London of another exciting, visually stimulating Art in Action programme. 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. 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

Transforming ordinary into extraordinary Cornelia Parker CBE RA, Sculptor and Installation Artist

Cornelia Parker will explore the influences and ideas behind her artwork, drawing on some fascinating recent projects.

Cornelia Parker CBE RA

About Cornelia Parker CBE RA

Sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker CBE RA is one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists. Her work contains themes of gain and loss, and the presence of visual and verbal allusions enables the viewer to witness the transformation of ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997 and was the first female artist to be commissioned to create an artwork for the roof garden of the New York Met with PsychoBarn. Once again she was the first woman when she was chosen as the 2017 official election artist. She continues to create thought-provoking and innovative art which is exhibited across the globe.

Conflict and crisis through the photographer's lens Simon Norfolk, Photographer

Simon Norfolk’s work is widely recognised and has won multiple awards. He uses the lens to explore life’s big questions, including the effect of conflict on both the physical and natural environment as well as on people and societies.

Simon Norfolk

About Simon Norfolk

Simon Norfolk is an award-winning documentary photographer who often captures moments of war or crisis. His works have been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Tate Modern in London.

Halfboy Stuart Pearson Wright, Artist

In a superbly entertaining and insightful session, Stuart Pearson Wright will explore his work and his method. Students will learn about the techniques, processes and inspiration behind his paintings and will be able to ask their own questions.

Stuart Pearson Wright

About Stuart Pearson Wright

Stuart Pearson Wright is one of the UK’s leading portrait artists although his work extends to include narrative paintings, sculpture, film, etchings and music. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and won first prize in the BP Portrait Awards for his painting ‘Gallus gallus with Still Life and Presidents’. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired his portraits of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J K Rowling and since then his artwork has been exhibited across the globe. (Image credit: The artist)

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.

Ingrid Murphy

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.