Tuesday Talks: Hayley Tompkins
|Dates:||19 February 2019|
|Times:||11:00 - 12:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to 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.
Free, no need to book. 11am-12:30pm.
19 February - Hayley Tompkins
Over the two decades since graduating from Glasgow School of Art Hayley Tompkins' work has evolved from small-scale watercolour painting into an experimentation with painted domestic and commonplace objects and found photographs. She sees painting as a mode of close attention to the material world and the residue of everyday life. In her paintings and installations she creates an atmosphere of intimacy and immersion, often enhanced by her use of plastic or metal trays as a support and a framing device, while also posing the question of the action of painting as a process of contemplation rather than production. Tomkins was one of the artists shown in Scotland + Venice 2013 at the 55th Venice Biennale (alongside Corin Sworn and Duncan Campbell), her work was featured in the British Art Show 8, 2015.
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