Call for Applicants
The Stanley Picker Gallery is currently seeking to appoint two innovative contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2013.
Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 support, onsite studio space and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, to support a practice-based research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.
Visit www.stanleypickergallery.org/fellowships/ to find out about previous recipients of the Stanley Picker Fellowships and www.stanleypickergallery.org for information on our programme.
Pilots: Navigating Next Models of Design Education, curated by El Ultimo Grito and David Falkner, is open until Saturday 25 May 2013.
The next Postgraduate Open Event for the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture will take place on Wednesday 22 May 2013. Attendees will be able to learn more about their chosen course, meet their Course Director and view the facilities.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
4.30pm – 7.00pm
For the School of Surveying & Planning courses:
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE
All other courses:
Kingston University, Knights Park Campus, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ
Book your postgraduate open day place.
Nicole Wermers & Boudicca: Fellows Studio Residency & Public Lecture
Stanley Picker Gallery – Wed 1 May All Welcome!
The Stanley Picker Gallery is presenting the first public opportunity to hear and see some of the ideas and works in progress of Stanley Picker Fellows Nicole Wermers and Boudicca (Zowie Broach & Brian Kirkby) as they pursue their research and make preliminary plans for their Fellowship exhibitions in the next academic year.
Nicole Wermers will be introducing her Fellowship project and wider practice in a lunchtime talk at 1.30pm on Wednesday 1 May in the Main Lecture Theatre at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. She will be focusing on her research at the interface of art and design and her investigations into the grades of functionality of sculptural objects, examining the urban experience and production of public and private space and of transitional public realms such as museums and cafés.
Boudicca will be opening the Fellows Studio in the Stanley Picker Gallery to the public from 1-8 May, where the two designers have been experimenting with new ideas to initiate their Fellowship research. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Boudicca informally and find out more about their wider practice from 5-7pm on Wednesday 1 May, and will be able to re-visit the studio over the following week to witness the work in development.
To find out more visit http://www.stanleypickergallery.org/news/stanley-picker-fellows-launch-day-1-may-2013/
Cutting: On the Fabric of the Human Body
Ninela Ivanova hosts an open discussion with Rhian Solomon, Visual Artist and Director of sKINshipTM; Amy Congdon, PhD Researcher at Textile Futures Research Centre and Jane Wildgoose, Artist, Researcher, Writer and Keeper of The Wildgoose Memorial Library.
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 5.30 – 7.00pm, MA Fashion Studio, NE316, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University, KT1 2QJ
Presented as part of the Colloquium seminar ‘Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling’.
Events produced by Portia Ungley, Shaza Abdulghani Sabbagh, Jane Wildgoose, Karima Al-Shomely and Ninela Ivanova, doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University.
Attendance to all events is free.
To book a space please email: Ninela Ivanova: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling
25th April 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, INFERNO, 31 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AE
Prof Jane Harris, Director of Design Research, Kingston University in conversation with Dr Rolf Gehlhaar, Professor in Experimental Music, Coventry University
Intersections: Craft and Design Histories
Dr Trevor Keeble, Associate Dean, Kingston University in conversation with
Dr Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer in Design History, Kingston University
17th April 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, Postgraduate Room, QD046, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University.
Presented as part of the Colloquium seminar ‘Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling’. Events produced by Portia Ungley, Shaza Abdulghani Sabbagh, Jane Wildgoose, Karima Al-Shomely and Ninela Ivanova; doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University.
Attendance to all events is free.
To book a space please email:
Ninela Ivanova, email@example.com
Series sponsored by:
Visual and Material Culture Research Centre and the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University. Image from Alessandro Puccinelli’s series Intersections: www.alessandropuccinelli.com
Collquium introduces a series of seminars, Design Cultures: Architecture, Archives and Visual Identity running from 21st February – 21st March.
Sessions include ‘Concepts of the Interior’, ‘Design Archives: Some Surprising Truths’, ‘Evolution of the Public Space in the Last Century’ and a guest speakers panel discussion.
The next event is on the 21st February 2013, 5.30pm – 7pm at the postgraduate room QD046, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University.
Concepts of the Interior
Professor Penny Sparke, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kingston University in conversation with Charles Rice, Head of the School of Art and Design History, Kingston University.
Attendance to all events are free. To book a space please email P.Oshea@kingston.ac.uk
Marloes ten Bhömer
A Measurable Factor Sets the Conditions of its Operation
Stanley Picker Gallery 14 February-6 April 2013
Launch Wed 13 Feb 6-8.30pm All Welcome
5pm Introductory tour with Marloes ten Bhömer
A Measurable Factor Sets the Conditions of its Operation is an exhibition of investigative pieces, processes, tests and trials for a new footwear collection informed by engineering principles.
This method, which purposefully shirks fashion trends and styles, is based on research into the structural parameters required to support a foot (in a high-heeled position) whilst in motion. In so doing, Stanley Picker Fellow Marloes ten Bhömer’s aim is to completely replace the standard and regimented approaches to footwear design and manufacturing with the working and production methods of engineering.
The consequences of ten Bhömer’s research methodology are two-fold: First, her approach reveals a link between rationalised parameters, aesthetic intuition and structural understanding. Second, by considering ‘the woman in motion’ as an engineering problem, she both exposes and criticises the cultural formations of female identity and the role high heels play.
A programme of associated events will accompany the exhibition, details to be announced at www.stanleypickergallery.org
The Stanley Picker Gallery is delighted to announce the appointments of avant-garde fashion designers Boudicca and acclaimed artist Nicole Wermers to the Stanley Picker Fellowship programme.
In a year that saw Stanley Picker Fellow Elizabeth Price win the Turner Prize and Design Fellows El Ultimo Grito receive the London Design Medal, the two new appointments follow those of Andy Holden and Marloes ten Bhömer (2011) and Matthew Darbyshire and Daniel Eatock (2010) in bringing further international prestige to the culture of practice-based research at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University.
Boudicca (Zowie Broach & Brian Kirkby) and Wermers are highly regarded for the significant contributions they have made to their chosen fields of creative practice, their individual Fellowship proposals both promising challenging and enriching interdisciplinary perspectives across the fields of art and design. The new Fellows commence their research activities at Kingston by introducing their practice through a programme of public events to be announced on the Gallery’s website over the coming weeks.
The Stanley Picker Fellowships provide funding towards developing innovative exhibition projects of international standing that form a core part of the Gallery’s programme. For the 2012 Fellowships more than 150 proposals were received from artists and designers based across the UK and internationally.
Visit www.stanleypickergallery.org for more information.
Image: BOUDICCA 2012