About this day
For A-level, IB, Foundation and BTEC Level 3 students
Join us for another exciting day of Art & Design in London this spring. In this visually stimulating programme, students will meet and learn from four leading artists working in different areas, to get a taste of what inspires them and how they make their living as artists. From ceramic art and photography to fine art, this day offers a unique chance to explore the creative processes of an exceptional line-up of artists. Come armed with a question and hear how ideas can become artistic masterpieces. We are delighted to announce that renowned ceramic artist and judge on BBC2’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down Kate Malone will speak at this day, together with the artist Fiona Rae, award-winning photographer Simon Roberts and leading milliner Piers Atkinson.
Programme & speakers
In the making Kate Malone, Ceramic artist
Kate Malone makes pieces from egg cups to seven-storey high building facades, from decorative arts to architectural ceramics and public art. She reveals how dedication and creativity led her on a long and slow journey to artistic success.
About Kate Malone
After studying at the RCA, Kate Malone has developed a practice in three areas: studio ceramics, public art, and glaze research. Awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to ceramics, she has recently been spearheading the Firedup4 charity project with Onside YouthZones, which aims to get clay into the hands of young people. She was also one of the original judges on Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘The Great British Pottery Throw Down’.
An anthropology of ourselves Simon Roberts, Photographer
Simon Roberts takes large format photographs with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individuals and groups to the landscape to be clearly observed, and echoes the visual language of history painting. He will discuss his work over the past decade and explore ideas around the representation of the British landscape.
About Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts is a critically-acclaimed British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity. He was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
The wonder of the abstract Fiona Rae, Artist
Fiona Rae will talk about her paintings and how she uses ideas and formal techniques to play with the modern conventions of painting and to explore its expressive possibilities.
About Fiona Rae
Fiona Rae was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1991 and creates vividly coloured abstract paintings which are engaging, alive and a joy to study. She was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2002 and has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries internationally.
Millinery and the artist Piers Atkinson, Milliner and artist
Piers Atkinson’s creations are startling and original, each with an extraordinary attention to detail and a unique personality. He will discuss his work, the techniques, the materials, how he manages to be original with each design and what inspires him.
About Piers Atkinson
Piers Atkinson is a cutting-edge milliner who grew up in a household of hats, soon forging a link between art and fashion. His designs are now celebrated across the globe. His work appears regularly in the pages of leading fashion magazines and broadsheets, as well as being exhibited in galleries and museums as works of art.