TALK Compton Verney Artist in Residence
17th May 2023
Compton Verney Art Gallery, UK
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Wednesday 17 May 2023
18.30 - 19.30
Online (Free) Book tickets via Compton Verney website here
An online artist talk with Compton Verney’s artist in residence in partnership with UAL’s 20/20 project.
Gayle Chong Kwan, current artist in residence at Compton Verney, is inviting mothers and those with caring responsibilities to a 1-hour online session in which she will give an artist talk on her practice and how she navigates working internationally. This will be followed by creative activities in which she invites participants to explore themes in her current work at Compton Verney looking at ritual, and sensorial sustenance and memories inspired by the intimate portrait miniatures used for remembrance or longing, and the bronze Chinese funeral objects made for rituals that hold multiple intimate and ancestral presences.
Gayle Chong Kwan is an award-winning British artist and academic whose photographs, sculptures, installations, public realm projects, and intimate and large-scale sensory ritual events are exhibited internationally. She has a PhD in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art on ‘Imaginal Travel’. In her work she explores how interventions in museums, galleries, institutions, and the public realm can question and challenge their acquisitions, modes of public participation, and the status of objects and collections and the ecologies in which they sit.
Gayle Chong Kwan is undertaking an artist residency with Compton Verney as part of the 20/20 project, led by the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute and supported by funding from Arts Council England, the Freelands Foundation and University of the Arts London.