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Study Days

This autumn we are offering day-long courses to highlight the work of two major British artists, both of whom have important exhibitions on display.

ARTIST IN FOCUS: ANTONY GORMLEY                                                                NOW BOOKING

Wednesday 25 September 2019

From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. His ambitious new exhibition at the Royal Academy features work from throughout his career alongside installations created especially for the show. The exhibition explores Gormley’s wide-ranging use of materials, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay, and will bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.

This study day offers a guided visit to the exhibition led by Anna Moszynska who has written two books on the artist.  The afternoon tour is preceded by morning talks and informal discussion to help set the work in context.

Date: 25 September 2019
(If there is sufficient demand, the course will be repeated on Wednesday 16 October 2019)
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Requirements: No previous knowledge is required, just a general interest in the subject
Cost: £100 including refreshments and lunch but NOT exhibition admission
Group size: 4-8 participants

Antony Gormley, Another Time XX1, 2013 (Folkestone 2017)

Antony Gormley, Another Time XX1, 2013
(Folkestone 2017)

ARTIST IN FOCUS: BRIDGET RILEY                                                                          NOW BOOKING

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Bridget Riley was the first woman to win the International Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale and her distinguished career encompasses over 50 years of uncompromising and remarkable innovation. Her dazzling work has been celebrated for both its beauty and lyricism as well is its distinctive and disorienting optical effects.

The study day features a guided visit to the Bridget Riley exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.  It will be led by Anna Moszynska, whose book Abstract Art is being reissued by Thames & Hudson in an enlarged and updated edition next year. The morning will consist of talks and informal discussion to help set Riley’s work in context, and will be followed by a tour of the exhibition in the afternoon.

Date: 30 October 2019
(If there is sufficient demand, the course will be repeated on Wednesday 22 January 2020)
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Requirements: No previous knowledge is required, just a general interest in the subject
Cost: £100 including refreshments and lunch but NOT exhibition admission
Group size: 4-8 participants

For further details about both courses, or to reserve a place and make bookings, please send an email via the Contact page.

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley

PAST AND FUTURE COURSES

Mapping Contemporary Art
The first course to be launched, this ran twice in 2017 and again in 2019. It is designed to familiarise anyone interested in recent culture with the key developments in the history of contemporary art from 1960 to the present day. Four lectures are complemented with four visits to significant venues where contemporary art is shown: museums; gallery institutions; commercial galleries; collections and foundations.

The course provides a clear and comprehensible guide to the rich, varied and sometimes baffling landscape of contemporary art. It is designed to help the participant feel more confident in conversing about recent trends, to provide an understanding of the way the art network functions, and to encourage greater familiarity with the language of art though discussion.

The Contemporary Art System: An Introduction
Scheduled to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair, this Study Day offered an opportunity to learn about the mechanics of the contemporary art scene. As well as shedding light on how the art world functions as a business, it included preview visits to the week’s major contemporary art auctions.

Mapping Sculpture
Three one-day sculpture events which covered different aspects of modern and contemporary sculpture. These included days on Sculpture in Public Places and Contemporary Sculpture since the 1990s, as well as a guided visit to the 2017 Folkestone Triennial.

Mapping British Art
Two one-day events covering the development of British art in the second half of the 20th century. The first concentrated on painting and was centred around the exhibition at Tate Britain All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life. The second examined the history of British sculpture from Epstein, Moore and Hepworth to Gormley and Kapoor, and featured a guided tour of some of London’s finest public works.

Contemporary Art Talks - Anna Moszynska
Contemporary Art Talks - Anna Moszynska

me Collectors Room Berlin
November 2016

Future Mapping series will include:

  • Mapping Terrains: Contemporary Art in its Global Context – talks and visits.
  • Mapping Sites: Tours Abroad. Short tours to Paris, Berlin and Art Basel. These will allow participants to view major events in the art calendar and international centres of contemporary practice.
  • Mapping Movements: individual talks on Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Geo and
    Neo-Geo Abstraction, Post-Medium Art, Relational Aesthetics etc. Includes some visits.
  • Mapping Mediums: individual talks on recent painting; sculpture; photography; moving image art. Includes some visits.
  • Mapping the Market: talks on collectors; galleries; the auction house system; the internet etc.
  • Mapping Themes: talks on the body; politics; abstraction; cross-disciplinarity etc – talks and visits.
  • Mapping Current Practice: talks with artists and visits to studios.
  • Mapping London: half-day contemporary art tours in London to different points of the compass.