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Seminar Room 2, Sackler Centre for Arts Education, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Join us for a conversation led by writer and maker Alison Britton OBE to explore Windswept Baby: Ceramics, Writing, Art

Windswept Baby is a collaboration between artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington and six writers and poets – Lucy Biddle, Amy Pettifer, Kayo Chingonyi, Luke Turner, Megan Nolan and Jack Underwood. New writing prompted by objects in the V&A ceramics collection, with artworks by Bethan in response. The display, in Gallery 220, Sackler Centre for Arts Education, Victoria & Albert Museum, continues until 12 August.

We'll talk about how the collaboration began, and the part that writing plays in Bethan's practice. There will be readings from writers including Luke Turner and Megan Nolan with discussion unpicking what it means to 'respond' to a museum object with new work.

Books will be available to buy on the day, they can also be purchased here.

Find out more about the project, listen to readings or buy the book at windsweptbaby.com

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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Alison Britton has made pots in a London studio for 40 years. Her work has been widely exhibited and is in many private and public collections. She also writes and curates, and was a longstanding tutor at RCA until 2018. A retrospective exhibition Content and Form was shown at the V&A museum in 2016. A collection of her writing, mainly for magazines and catalogues, was republished in her book Seeing Things by Occasional Papers, 2013. Since 2104 she has been Chair of Trustees of the Crafts Study Centre.

Bethan Lloyd Worthington was Ceramics Resident at the
Victoria and Albert Museum in 2016/17. Since graduating
from the Royal College of Art in 2010, Lloyd Worthington
has exhibited at Syson Gallery, Oriel Davies Gallery,
Siobhan Davies Studio, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian
Archaeology, AirSpace Gallery, 2 Willow Road and Red
House (National Trust), A.P.T. Gallery, Vulpes Vulpes,
Marsden Woo Gallery. Her first UK solo exhibition, Shell Lit
Siambr, took place at Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury in
2017. Lloyd Worthington was awarded second place in the
John Ruskin Prize in 2017.

Luke Turner’s first book Out Of The Woods will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2019. In
2008 he co-founded the influential website The Quietus. Turner curated a series of live events as
part of Hull City of Culture 2017's commemoration of the radical art collective COUM. As a freelance
writer, he has contributed to The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Vice, the BBC, NME, Q, Mojo,
Monocle, Nowness, SomeSuch journal and the Caught By The River online magazine.

Megan Nolan‘s writing includes essays, fiction and reviews which have been published in Winter
Papers, The Sunday Times, The Village Voice, The Guardian and Literary Review. She has been
commissioned and produced work for the Museum of London, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kunstraum Gallery, Cubitt Gallery, Wysing Arts Centre and the South London Gallery, Hyper Local Festival in Buenos Aires and the Sandberg Institute’s ‘Wandering School’ in Milan. She is currently at
work on her first book.
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