Visual Arts

Curator's Tour

Andrew Brownsword Gallery1.15pm

Join Associate Curator Ben Borthwick for a short walking tour of our current exhibition BANGER. 

Emma Hart makes work about the routines and spaces of everyday life. BANGER is a new body of ceramic works that continues her investigation into relationships and domestic life, in this case the car as the interior space where so many family dynamics are played out.

The tour will give insight to the London based artist’s work with ceramics, a material she turned to in order to find the ‘real’ in art: ‘clay can be an exciting way to talk about chaos … what is immediately important is how personal it is. There’s a very raw direct relationship between the clay and my hands’.

The free walking tour starts promptly at 1.15pm, will last a maximum of 20 minutes and is open for questions afterwards. Hosted by Associate Curator Ben Borthwick.

Ben Borthwick is an independent curator, writer and Associate Curator at The Edge. In previous roles he was Artistic Director of Plymouth Arts Centre, CEO of the international art prize Artes Mundi, and Assistant Curator at Tate Modern. Recent independent projects include fig-futures, a series of one week exhibitions supported by Outset and the Art Fund, and Shezad Dawood’s exhibition Leviathan. In 2016-17 he curated the talks programme at miart, the Milan art fair with over 100 leading international artists, curators and directors, and has curated exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff and other venues. He has served on various committees, including selection panels for the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Wales in Venice committee for Welsh representation at the Biennale, the British School at Rome residency programme, and the acquisition committee for FRAC Franche-Comté. He is currently trustee of Chapter Arts Centre, National Advisor to Arts Council of Wales, and Deputy Chair of Visual Arts South West. He regularly writes for exhibition catalogues and has published widely on contemporary art, sound, and experimental music.

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