Artist Talks Programme - Helen Pailing/ Miriam Hancill
Venue: 009 Lecture Theatre, Prospect Building, St Peter's Campus (2 minutes walk from National Glass Centre)
4pm Helen Pailing
An engagement with materials is central to Helen's practice which involves the transformation of everyday materials into sculptural objects, architectural interventions and installations. The work Helen creates is formed out of a playful, intuitive collaboration between maker and matter and through this non-verbal dialogue or haptic logic, the performance potential of the material emerges. Helen graduated in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Embroidery, She continued to develop her interest in the material culture of craft studying MA Designer Maker at Camberwell College of Arts, which she completed in 2012. She is currently undertaking a programme of research in the area of Applied Art, Glass and Ceramics on “Recrafting waste glass from the National Glass Centre: A collaboration between makers and matter” at the University of Sunderland.
5pm Miriam Hancill
Miriam Hancill studied the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, at Sunderland and is now an artist specialising in the combination of printmaking and painting. She currently lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. ‘The works are meditations, distillations of remembered landscapes through the combination of mono-printing and painting. Metaphorical responses to light, colour, process and remembered experience filter through the layers of ink and paint, resulting in an immersive environment that is unfixed in its setting. These aspects from recalled journeys through various landscapes are condensed by the process of making, with each layer being absorbed by the paper before another is added, sinking colours and motifs to create an image that speaks of a place recollected, the passing of time adding stillness to the work’. Miriam will discuss the work she created during her degree at Newcastle University, particularly how her practice as a painter developed when she started to incorporate printmaking processes at the start of her third year. She will also talk about abstraction and how she uses it to depict the essence of the subject, alongside scale and installation’. www.miriamhancill.com. www.twitter.com/miriamhancill
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