Workshops and tutoring: drawing and 3D.
Community art group initiative (with Lucy Stopford)
At Magdalen Art Space, Oxford
The Artists’ Salon is a public forum that opens the doors to the creative process. Artists bring work at any level of completion and anyone is welcome to take part in constructive discussion within an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
The format is familiar to artists, who use peer feedback to refine their work. By making the sessions open to the public, we welcome diverse opinions and fresh observations and invite others to take part in two crucial skills in artistic training: critical thinking and the practice of questioning what is seen.
I host these Salons a few times a year.
Exhibition and conversation organised by Cally Shadbolt in Oxford, 8th June, 2019
Ed Clayton, Alan Franklin, Gill Gregory, Deborah Mills, Lindall Pearce, Marion Piper, Catalina Renjifo, Cally Shadbolt, Katie Taylor
Artists met from Workhall in High Wycombe and Magdalen Road Studios in Oxford. The exhibition enabled discussion around different and similar approaches to making work, the influence of previous art education and the experience of working in shared studios. The exhibition and conversation were principally intended for artists and other guests interested in critical thinking.
Conversation title: How do artists’ tools and materials influence practice?
20 people were present. The conversation centred on tools and asked what constitutes an artist’s as opposed to a craftsperson’s tool.