AirSpace Curriculum - Artist Talk - Brian Griffiths
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AirSpace Curriculum - Artist Talk - Brian Griffiths

AirSpace Curriculum - Artist Talk - Brian Griffiths

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Brian Griffiths is an artist based in London. He produces three-dimensional collages using a range of sources, including old textbooks, fifties and sixties furniture, remnants of cut linoleum and polystyrene. In Griffiths’ work traditional genres of sculpture are re-thought through the assisted readymade or the fabricated found object. Trading on second-hand ‘conversation pieces’ and their malleability in terms of evoking imagined secret histories, Griffiths views art as a means of escape; a repeated and heroic attempt to leave the here and now and be transported to other places. His sculptures make their appearances as distinctive players: whilst a giant bear head, with its roughly patched concrete surface and painterly graphic face has the stoic air of a now defunct old school entertainer, a wooden box with its glimpse of a pair of shiny tan brogue shoes is enigmatic in its quietness.

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AirSpace Curriculum is a programme of events, talks and workshops organised by AirSpace Gallery in partnership with Staffordshire University which recognises and responds to the need for continuing professional development for artists in Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.

The first part of the Curriculum offer is a series of artists’ talks, usually available solely to students on the Fine Art BA at Staffordshire University, but now being opened up for any interested artists and members of the public to attend. This offer will combine with AirSpace Gallery’s existing Artists’ Talks programme.

The programme offers an insight into the professional practices of a number of interesting and varied professional artists and arts practitioners.

***Please note*** - For talks held at Staffordshire University, booking is essential for non-University attendees.

The talks take place at the Film Theatre at Staffordshire University.

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