Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

13 Apr 2019

Event times

Doors open 2pm
2.30-3.30pm Talk and Q & A

Cost of entry

£5 non members / £4 members in advance
£5.50 / £4.50 on door
Booking advised - places limited

Travel Information

  • Stroud Bus station GL5 1QA
  • Stroud station GL5 3AR

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Constance Slaughter will talk about her journey into art from un-cool mother to exhibiting artist via Central St Martins, the Affordable Art Fair and MFA at Pratt Institute in New York and her most recent artist-curated exhibition in London Out There, Out Where, Outside. 


Constance is a painter, sculptor and installation artist - her sculptures of wire and semi-transparent fabric figures and hybrid shapes are both playful and dark - characters reminiscent of childhood games and half remembered stories and songs. These child-toy-animal beings often feature in her strangely unsettling dark and funny paintings.Constance's lighthearted and positive illustrated talk will celebrate and discuss what it takes to exist as a working artist, what we define as success and how artist’s keep going in a tough environment, seeking people who are good for us and making things happen both within and outside the ‘Art World’. 


Nicola Grellier

Nicola Grellier

Lizzi Walton

Exhibiting artists

Constance Slaughter


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