The talk will focus on the content of the exhibition, how dress explores and takes inspiration from animals and nature, and on the inspiration behind the works. Identity, gender and the techniques of displaying the works will be touched upon throughout.
Ram Shergill is an internationally acclaimed artist that has recently had his work acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and has been shown at the V&A, Whitechapel Gallery and Sotheby's London. He is known for his celebrity portraits of Amy Winehouse, Will.I.Am, Eddie Redmayne and many more as well as his art photography.
Daen Palma Huse works on the interdisciplinary intersection of visual arts, politics and branding and has worked in international cultural relations in The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico and the UK. He is the editor of the biannual publication The Protagonist Magazine and lectures on creative direction, publishing and curatorial practice at Southampton Solent University.
Seta Niland, who is now Fashion Editor of The Protagonist Magazine, is a stylist with many years of experience from styling the debut collection of Alexander McQueen and working with talent such as Bjork, the Spice Girls and Suede. She was also the Fashion Editor of The Face and Arena magazines and has contributed to Numero Paris, Wallpaper, i-D and Visionnaire New York.
Maggie Kuzan is a freelance art writer and curator living and working in London. Working across a variety of fields, Maggie explores the body, gender and sexuality from a feminist phenomenological perspective and she is the founder of Thinking Flesh, a feminist art platform dedicated to sensory experience.