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4 October 2012
Paul Gough: Banksy - The Urban Calligrapher.
This illustrated talk will raise a number of questions: is Banksy a subversive influence or merely a bit of fun? Why is Banksy so important ? What can we learn from the world's most famous unknown artist?
Dr Paul Gough is the Professor of Fine Arts and Deputy Vice- Chancellor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. A painter, broadcaster and writer, he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. His book on the globally renowned street artist Banksy was published in 2012.
11 October 2012
Liliane Lijn: Light, Memory, Motion.
Liliane Lijn is an internationally renowned artist who was the first woman artist to work with kinetic text (Poem Machines), exploring both light and text as early as 1962. Utilising highly original combinations of industrial materials and artistic processes, she is recognised for pioneering the interaction of art, science, technology, eastern philosophy and female mythology.
18 October 2012
Helen Storey: Wonderland and Beyond
Helen Storey was awarded the âMost Innovative Designer and Best Designer Exporter' in 1990. She was nominated for British Designer of the year in 1990 and 1991, exporting to 24 countries selling to 150 shops worldwide with celebrity clients including Cher, Madonna and Liz Hurley.
In 1997, together with her sister, biologist Dr Kate Storey, Helen completed a ground breaking project 'Primitive Streakâ, which brought together the worlds of science and fashion through the creation of a fashion collection that explained the first 1000 hours of human life.
In 2005 WONDERLAND was conceived a collaboration with Professor Tony Ryan at the University of Sheffield, exploring how new materials can make consumer products less damaging to the planet.àÂ
1 November 2012
Professor Martin Kemp: Patterns of Process in Art, Architecture and Science
Geometrical patterns arise as the result of process, not least through self-organization, and are shared across organic and inorganic worlds. The talk will concentrate on two processes: patterns of motion in fluids, especially splashing; and the dynamics of folding. The examples will range from Renaissance Madonnas to non-linear design processes in contemporary architecture and engineering.
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. He speaks on issues of visualisation and lateral thinking to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of books written by him, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).
He has curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery, London ; Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007.
15 November 2012
Dr Spike Bucklow: The Alchemy of Paint
Spike Bucklow is a research scientistàÂ and teacher at theàÂ Hamilton Kerr Institute, a department of theàÂ Fiztwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.àÂ
He has always enjoyed painting but has never been a painter. He has been a steel-worker in Australia, a farm-labourer in Sweden and has quarried potato-stones in Somerset. He has also synthesised pheromones for cockroaches, worked on films and TV, making special effects with contributions toàÂ The Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, and Spitting Image. Along the way, he picked-up a degree in Chemistry, a diploma in Artificial Intelligence, a masters in Painting Conservation and a doctorate in Art History. All of which has colouredàÂ The Alchemy of Paint.