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Movement Makes Marks: Artist Talk & Private View
3 May 2019 Donation
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘Movement Makes Marks’ – an exhibition of etchings by Elaine Foster-Gandey
Accompanied by talks & workshops exploring mark making and connections to drawing, process, materials, performance and print making in relation to health and well-being.
Join us in the gallery to listen to the artist Elaine Foster-Gandey (MA Inclusive Arts Practice graduate 2018) discuss her work alongside:
- Dr Julia Winckler, Senior Lecturer, School of Media, University of Brighton: Acts of embodiment: collaborative mark making
- Dr Philippa Lyon, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, University of Brighton: Drawing as ‘mark-making’: investigating and communicating experience’
- Jane Fox, Senior Lecturer, Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton: Wind Drawings
- Joanna Stevens, Lead of Arts and Health, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Year of Drawing – participatory drawing, partnership and mental health
- The talk takes place at 5pm – 7pm followed by the private view between 7pm – 8pm
Image credit: Jane Fox
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Elaine Foster-Gandey is a local Artist. Her work takes on a number of different forms including performance, installation, textiles, sculpture, painting and print. Her many years of professional involvement with the Fashion industry, combined with her interest in mask and costume, provide a rich visual resource that informs all her practice. Elaine’s longstanding interest in identity and gender issues provide much of her work’s theoretical underpinning.
Dr. Julia Winckler
Julia is a photographer, art education consultant and senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, where she is currently course leader for the MA Digital Media, Culture & Society. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on archival traces, memory and migration narratives. In her teaching, she focuses on collaborative practice and art as activism.
Dr Philippa Lyon
Philippa runs a drawing research group at the University of Brighton. Her research focus is on a range of drawing practices, particularly in health and wellbeing and art and design education. She has a particular interest in the manual sketching that takes place in health contexts, in the way drawing can be used for research and in the problem of writing ‘about’ drawing. Her background is in literary criticism and literature teaching.
Jane Fox is an artist and Senior lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton. Her arts practice weaves around and incorporates drawing, print, found materials, walking and installation. Fox approaches drawing as process and often focuses on the action of material to surface, taking a collaborative approach to building up and connecting ideas. Fox is an experienced arts facilitator who has worked alongside Rocket Artists and recently with Make Your Mark, Year of Drawing, 2018.
Joanna Stevens is an art therapist, educator and artist working with individuals, groups and organisations. She set up and led Make Your Mark, the arts and health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust between 2014 – 2019. She also works for Sussex Partnership as a Consultant Art Therapist in a clinical service for people with complex emotional difficulties. All areas of her work are informed by contemporary attachment theory. As an artist Joanna works with drawing and puppetry. She has a long-standing involvement in arts and relational practice and a particular interest in the way the arts open up new and often unexpected channels for connection, communication and learning. Recent publication: Evaluation of Arts based Courses within a UK Recovery College for People with Mental Health Challenges Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018.
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