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'Contemporary Contexts' Festival of Talks conducted by Dr Julie Anne Denton

 

10x 1 hour LIVE ONLINE sessions (2 per week) between 14 September and 16 October 2020 (Mondays and Fridays, 4-5pm)

 

Contemporary Contexts is a festival of talks designed to give an overview of the glass art scene across the world from a wide variety of different perspectives. A lot of people learning the art of glass may not have had a formal art education, they may be struggling with their creativity and some may want to learn what curators are looking for. With these important things in mind Dr Julie Anne Denton has designed a series of talks which will take place live via zoom to help inform YOU further about the meaning of creativity and how one can learn it, about the contemporary glass industry from the artist to the factory CEO and about the history of our trade.

This x10 one hour LIVE talk series features the likes of Shane Fero, Silvia Levenson, Emilio Santini and the Harry Potter illustrator Cliff Wright to name but a few. The live talks will take place every Monday and Friday afternoon (UK), from Mid-September until Mid-October. For those who may not have attended a classic education in glass making and its history - this is GOLD for you.

All talks will be recorded and are available for participants to enjoy until 31.12.2020


 
Current speakers:

Monday 14th September - Shane Fero USA (Artist working in glass and ex-president of GAS)

- History of Flameworking from an American / German perspective

Friday 18th September - Omur Duruerk TR (Artist and Organiser of Biennal Denizli Flameworking Festival)

- Organising a Glass Biennale in Turkey

Monday 21st September - Sarah Corbett UK (Political activist using craft as a means to create social change)

-  'Craftivism' - The art of gentle protest

Friday 25th September - Lachezar Dochev BG (Artist working in Glass)

- Thriving in the Eastern Bloc

Monday 28th September - Matt Durran UK (Curator, Artist and board member of Crafts Council England & GAS)

- Creatively crafting a career in art and science

Friday 2nd October - Silvia Levenson IT (Fine artist and university lecturer working in glass)

- Taking ideas and creating reality

Monday 5th October - Emilio Santini USA (Artist working in glass)

- [title unconfirmed]

Friday 9th October - [unconfirmed] Mary Anne Sanske CH (Curator at Sanske Gallery)

- What gallery curators really want

Monday 12th October - Chris Blade UK (CEO Cumbria Crystal)

- Creatively innovating your business for the future

Friday 16th October - Cliff Wright UK (Drawing - Illustration - Sculpture)

- How to encourage creativity

 
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