Alex Chinneck is a sculptor known for his temporary interventions which trnasform the viewer's experience of place. Works have included Telling the Truth Through False Teeth (2012), where 1,248 pieces of glass were used create 312 identically smashed windows across the derelict facade of a factory in London to A Bullet From A Shooting Star, a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity pylon. Alex is a Board Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and his work has been covered extensively by international media.
In this Stars on Starting Out event, Alex will discuss his career to date, and exploring successful strategies for starting out in the creative industries. Alex will be introduced by Sheffield-based artist Jo Peel.
The event will be followed by an informal networking opportunity, over drinks, for local artists and makers.
Our series of Stars on Starting Out talks are aimed at under- and post-graduates, emerging and progressing artists, makers and creative businesses, and anyone with an interest in visual arts, architecture and design. Taking place throughout October, guest speakers include sculptural artist Alex Chinneck, multimedia artist Jessica Voorsanger, Paul Simmons of design studio Timorous Beasties and ceramicist Kate Malone, recently seen on BBC Two’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down.
Each guest speaker will be introduced by a local artist, maker or designer and the talks will be webcast to a wider audience. Stars on Starting Out builds on Yorkshire Artspace’s annual ‘Starting Out’ programme, which has delivered creative professional development to Sheffield creatives for the past 14 years.
Part of Sheffield Hallam University’s Catalyst: Festival of Creativity.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
See https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-plan for how to find us. Access to the lecture theatre is from Arundel Gate.
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