Free Artist Talks (09.09)

On Saturday 9th September Revolv will welcome Carole Evans, co-founder of Portrait Salon, Phil Serfaty, founder of Black Tower Projects, and award-winning artists Felicity Hammond and Russell Squires, to provide valuable insights into, among other things, the world of curation, how to approach galleries, applying for grants, and the benefits of working in education. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Felicity Hammond

a successful emerging artist, who graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2014. Her work addresses issues surrounding the urban landscape, the death of industry and the birth of technology. Through photography she explores construction sites, obsolete built environments, industrious change and engages with economic issues. She makes richly-coloured and installation-based work. Having won a number of prizes, Hammond will share advice on how to apply for open calls, commissions and funding.

Russell Squires

is a multi-faceted artist, primarily using photography within a fine art and conceptual based context. His current practice is concerned with the very construct and formation of photography and its dissemination into popular culture. He teaches at several institutions, including Southampton University. He will present the benefits of working in education and the associated opportunities to develop one’s artistic practice.

Philip Serfaty

holds an MA in Curation from Goldsmiths University and has previously worked with a number of galleries as well as a wide range of artists. He is the founder of Black Tower, a not-for-profit space and artists’ studio provider in South London. Black Tower invites artists to explore the potential of a site of production that doubles as an exhibition space. As well as offering time for experimentation and room to test out ideas, Black Tower encourages and facilitates collaborative practice. Serfaty will offer advice on approaching galleries and exhibition spaces, ways of gaining exposure and he will share his plans for future artistic projects and opportunities.

Carole Evans

is co-founder of Portrait Salon - A Salon des Refusés of work rejected from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. Portrait Salon is in the form of a projection and publication, unrestricted by space, providing opportunity to show high quality work which would normally go unseen. She also founded and curated the inaugural Altrincham Arts Festival, a pop-up arts festival turning empty shops of the town into temporary art galleries. She will share information about the creative industry drawing upon her experience of working at Photofusion, tutoring at UCA Farnham, lecturing at Ravensbourne and working as an independent photographer and curator.

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