AboutZavier Ellis, director of CHARLIE SMITH london and curator of our current exhibition, Young Gods, will give a unique insight into discovering emerging artists, bringing them to market, and curating them into exhibitions. He will discuss the concept and history of Young Gods, and the process of decision making involved in pulling the show together. Zavier will explain what it is that makes an artist and an artwork stand out amongst the hundreds of voices in art schools and other environments, and offer some tips on professional practice.
Virgile Ittah is one of the artists selected for Young Gods. French born, Ittah graduated in the summer of 2013 with her Masters in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art. Working in figurative sculpture and photography, Ittah has also been selected for Saatchi's New Sensations and Catlin Guide; has been acquired by the Saatchi Gallery; and will feature in the forthcoming Saatchi Gallery exhibition New Order: British Art Today II. Ittah will discuss her practice and experience in creating exhibiting opportunities.
Mr & Mrs Philip Cath graduated this summer with MA's from Goldsmiths College. This collaborative duo will discuss their painting practice, which involves creating sets or scenes and painting from life. They will also discuss opportunities that have arisen since graduating.
Seminar is free of charge but places are limited so please call Griffin Gallery on 02084243239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
For more information on the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/129742300529779/