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AirSpace Curriculum - Artist Talk - Claire Barclay
Thu 20 October 2016, 12:15 – 13:15 BST
Claire Barclay is a Scottish artist. Her work crosses installation, sculpture and printmaking and often uses craft techniques to explore materials and space. Represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, Barclay usually composes her installations within the gallery itself, improvising with materials as well as using pieces created in the studio. She has suggested that they could be thought of as ‘pauses’ between their making and dismantling. This is a useful way to understand the sense in which these artworks are at once full of life and poised or stilled. Her way of working also means that they are carefully related to the spaces they occupy. Like the people who visit the gallery, her works can inhabit space with different degrees of comfortableness or belonging.
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.