Tuesday Talks: Hilary Jack
|Dates:||28 February 2017|
|Times:||12:30 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||General public|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art.
12.30-2.00pm, free, no booking necessary.
The Tuesday Talks series presents leading artists, thinkers and curators who explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
28 February – Hilary Jack
Hilary Jack, a graduate of Manchester School of Art, began her artistic career in as a painter but since the early 2000s has turned her attention towards sculpture, installation and intervention. Her work often involves the rescue of discarded or lost everyday objects and materials - from broken umbrellas to the omnipresent turquoise plastic bags caught in tree branches - often repaired and returned to where the artist had found them. In recent years she has also produced a number of large-scale outdoor artworks and site-specific installations including commissions for The National Trust, The Tatton Park Biennial, Compton Verney, and Bury Sculpture Centre. These re-imagine the history and current use of the site as in her most recent commission, Host, where bronze casts of weeds and wild plants emerge from the cracks in walls and paving across the Manchester business district Spinningfields (on view until 28 February). Aside from her artistic practice, Hilary made her mark in Manchester as the co-founder with Paul Harfleet of Aparment, an artists-run space in a one-bedroom council flat that from 2004 to 2009 introduced some of the most interesting and innovative young work in the city.
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