Artist Talks Programme - Rachel Laycock/ Jonathan Lynch
Venue: Lecture Theatre 009, the Prospect Building, St Peter's Campus (2 minutes walk from National Glass Centre)
4pm Rachel Laycock
Rachel is a graduate of Glass and Ceramics at University of Sunderland where she completed both a BA and MA. In the 11 years working as a freelance artist, workshop facilitator and visiting lecturer, she has gained vital knowledge of running a business, experience diversifying and adapting her skills. She will be talking through her journey as an artist, juggling motherhood and projects. She will also talk about how her work helped her though emotionally difficult times and how this process informed the work. During the AA2A residency Rachel will be developing a new body of work reflecting on relationships, communication and the use of language both spoken and unspoken. She will talk though my development, inspiration and concepts for this work. http://www.axisweb.org/p/rachelgrettonglass
5pm Jonathan Lynch
Jonathan Lynch is a visual artist and educator. Born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, North East England, he gained his BA in Contemporary Photographic Practice from Northumbria University. In 2011 he was one of the recipients of the Jerwood Creative Bursaries, a funded work placement within the Learning and Engagement Team at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Since then, he has continued to pursue his interests and research within fine art education and has spent extensive time working in Italy. Jonathan currently lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne and is a student of Northumbria University, studying PGCE Art, Craft and Design. Lynch explores the relationships between photography and memory, in particular, through collecting and working with found and anonymous imagery. He will talk about the various elements of his practice, how his work evolves and the effects of a recent hiatus upon the development of his on-going photographic work. Jonathan will discuss the various demands of training as an educator and managing his practice. He will explore the relationship between the artist teacher and the teacher of art, and how such identities have influenced his work and approaches to date.
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