AboutâGraphite and Beyond: The Art and Science of Carbon' will explore the many meanings of graphite: where this form of carbon comes from, what can be done with it, what its symbolism and literally graphic potential means for artists, and why it is the perfect material for nanotechnology.
The event will be chaired by Philip Ball and contributing speakers include Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester, Dr. Alexandra Porter of Imperial College London, and visual artist Anaà ¯s Tondeur.
This discussion is part of the programme of exhibition related events created to compliment Graphite, the new group exhibition at GV Art. This exhibtion, curated by Robert Devcic, engages with the often over-looked medium of graphite within contemporary art. Graphite intends to reflect on these innovative and varying explorations by a group of artists, to encourage discussion surrounding the significance of the pencil, and question the belief that it is a perfunctory or archaic material.