Free art conference/workshops at Quay Arts

Your chance to take part in a free conference / workshop at Quay Arts as part of the Transmission exhibition


Thanks to Georgia for this reminder of the second free workshop day at Quay Arts that takes place on 12th February. Ed

In conjunction with the exhibition: Transmission – Southampton Solent University School of Art and Design.

This is our second and final conference/workshop day on working in the creative industries led by artists and careers specialists for students and artists alike. You can drop in and out of morning and afternoon sessions or stay for both.

One-to-one portfolio sessions are still available in the afternoon with a range of experienced artists ready to answer your questions (limited numbers available).

Morning session:
10am Quay Arts Visual Arts’ Project Manager, Georgia Newman and Southampton Solent University Senior Lecturer in Photography & Visual Arts, Stephen Brigdale, will give a visual presentation on the exhibition Transmission #1 Staging Place and their approach to co-curation and organisation of the project.

10.30am Borbonesa: horizontal collectivism and self publishing… A presentation from the art company Borbonesa, condensing 13 years of collaboration in the Creative Industries, exploring fine art, design and publishing projects from then to now. This visual presentation will also have an opportunity to handle artist books from the ‘Permanent Bookshop’ and Borbonesa collections with a paper engineering element to be included.

11.15am Choose from either taking part in an SSU/VIVID Workshop on electronic drawing using ipads or a Workshop on Product Design led by SSU Principle Lecturer Mark Jones or a gallery tour of the newly curated exhibition Transmission #3 Play by guest curator Kate Maple and students from IOW & SSU. **NEW** you can also choose to do a physical drawing workshop led by Elenore Pearson.

Afternoon session:
1.30pm Introduction of Transmission by Georgia Newman and Stephen Brigdale.

1.45pm A presentation from artist, Howard Hardiman on progression through art schools and career routes, focused on Illustration.

2.15pm Talk by SSU Product Design Principle Lecturer, Mark Jones, will cover aspects of practical production in 3D design from concept stage to final realisation in both education and industry.

3pm Gallery Tour of Transmission #3 Play by guest curator Kate Maple and students from IOW & SSU.

3.30pm One-to-one portfolio sessions for artists early in their career wishing to gain advice and support for their current work or students aiming to go into higher education. Limited number of 15min slots available.

One-to-one portfolio sessions: Sign-up in advance, first come first served. If there are spaces available you can book on the day.

Book by calling Quay Arts Box Office on 01983 822490 or email

Free drop in drop out sessions
Both days are free and you can drop in and drop out of morning and afternoon sessions or stay for both.

If anyone requires any further information – please contact

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Thursday, 31st January, 2013 10:23am



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