Jerwood Drawing Prize Talks and Events 7 OCT 2013
Michael Craig-Martin RA and Charlotte Mullins in conversation. This event will be introduced and chaired by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University.
Michael Craig-Martin RA is an artist, born in Dublin Ireland in 1941. He studied Fine Art at the Yale University School of Art, United States. Throughout his career, through work in many different media, he has explored the expressive potential of commonplace objects and images. His best known works include An Oak Tree of 1973; his large-scale black and white wall drawings; and his intensely coloured paintings, installations, and public commissions. He has been an influential teacher at Goldsmiths College London, and is considered a key figure in the emergence of the Young British Artists in the early 1990s. Amongst his former students are Ian Davenport, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Liam Gillick, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Julian Opie, and Fiona Rae. He was an Artist Trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1989-99, received a CBE in 2001, and was elected to the Royal Academy in 2006. He is represented by the Gagosian Gallery and lives and works in the UK. www.michaelcraigmartin.co.uk
Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer, broadcaster, and has been Editor of the Art Fund’s Art Quarterly magazine since September 2012. She has written widely on contemporary art, architecture, design and art history for specialist art magazines, newspapers and exhibition catalogues since 1995. She has written eight books. Charlotte has appeared as a regular guest on BBC arts programmes such as The Culture Show and Front Row. She has been a judge on the recent BBC2 art series Show Me the Monet, and for the 2009 BP Portrait Award. She has also been a selector for many exhibitions including the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2007. Previously, Charlotte was Arts Editor of the Independent on Sunday, and Editor of Art Review and the V&A Magazine. www.charlottemullins.com
All events are free but must be booked in advance. For more information or to book a place, please contact Jerwood Visual Arts.