Excavations: Katrina Palmer and Elizabeth Price

28 Apr 2015

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10:00 – 20:00

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  • Great Portland Street / Oxford Circus / Regent's Park

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In a building aptly made from Portland stone, Katrina Palmer will be in conversation with Turner-prize winning artist Elizabeth Price on End Matter, Palmer's recent excavation of the island of Portland.


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"Palmer’s distinctive art reminds me above all of the coldly furious and always bloody stratagems of Jacobean revenge tragedy; albeit with the gender roles reversed. At last." – Price on Palmer in ArtReview.

Introduced by BBC Radio 4 Controller Gwyneth Williams. This event takes place in the Christopher Wren Room of RIBA.


Katrina Palmer lives in London, where she studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Through published stories, live readings and installed recordings, she proposes extended forms of writing as sculpture. The Dark Object, published by Book Works in 2010, narrates a series of power relations in a fictional art school. Palmer’s work was included in 'Mirror City' at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2014. In May 2015 her work will be included in the group show The Weight of Data at Tate Britain. In autumn 2015 she will have a one-person show at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Her short story Relief (A Remote Object of Thought) is in the catalogue for 'Modern British Sculpture', Royal Academy of Art, London (2011) and The Fabricator's Tale was published by Book Works in 2014.

Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1966 and grew up in Luton Bedfordshire. She received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University in 1988, and then an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 1991. In 1999 Price completed a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Leeds. In 2004 Price won the Jerwood Artists Platform Prize. Between 2004-6 she was Research Fellow in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University and in 2007 was awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University. Price was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize, exhibiting three video installations at Tate Britain. On 3 December 2012, she was announced as the winner for her twenty-minute video installation The Woolworths Choir of 1979. The Guardian art critic declared the "focus and drive of Price's work, the cutting and the atmosphere, mark her out".

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Katrina Palmer

Elizabeth Price

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