Upcoming Artist Talks from Hannah Rickards and Lindsay Seers

Artist Talks are hosted by The School of Music and Fine Arts at The University of Kent in Medway.

Thursday 23rd Oct at 5.30pm and  Thursday 30th Oct at 5.30pm.

Clocktower Building Lecture Theatre.
University of Kent
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Kent ME4 4TE

These talks are free. Everyone welcome.

The next Artist Talk in the series will be by Hannah Rickards on Thursday 23rd October in the Clock Tower building (formerly Bridge Warden’s College) Lecture Theatre (room 102).

About Hannah Rickards

Hannah Rickards’ works explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation.

Her attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, sound and installation works.

Rickards’ scrupulous and investigative methodology involves the detailed deconstruction of her chosen subject. Breaking sounds or physiological occurrences down into minute parts for individual examination, her intense artistic gaze scrutinises each particle of information from a number of angles before reconstruction and eventual presentation.

Hannah Rickards lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. A survey of her work was recently held at Modern Art Oxford, accompanied by a publication examining her practice. She has also presented solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton and at the South London Gallery.

She has recently completed a year-long residency within Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University, and is just opened a solo exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery, Fogo Island, Canada.




The following Artist Talk in the series will be by Lindsay Seers on Thursday 30th October in the Clock Tower building (formerly Bridge Warden’s College) Lecture Theatre (room 102).

About Lindsay Seers

Lindsay Seers is an artist based in London but working internationally.

She is currently exhibiting in MIRRORCITY,  Hayward Gallery, London 14th October 2014 – 4th January 2015.

Seer’s practice is one of storytelling. Her stories are told through unique combinations of photography, performance, video, animation and installation. Because she weaves together history(s), philosophical concepts, intimate stories and the apparatus of the camera to explore sea-faring and migration her work is astonishingly relevant for the context of the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Seers reconfigures the past and the way that different narratives can be told. Our current understanding of how the personal and the collective, the factual and the fictional are unfolded, enabling us to ask – who tells the story, whose story is it, what is our role as readers and, crucially, can different stories be told?
As our site here in Chatham is replete with historical narratives that create an endless repository for investigation of our past and how it shapes the present we are particular delighted to welcome Lindsay to our campus.

Seers’ works embody complex philosophical ideas and ?employ elusive and atmospheric doublings that expose a multilayered analysis of the nature of art, artifice and the role of the artist.
(Emma Dexter, ’60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future’, Thames & Hudson)

Seers’ is the recipient of the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award ?2012 and the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010.
In 2009 she won the Derek Jarman Award

For further research please visit Lindsay’s website for information about her practice.

Hayley Newman 6th Nov
Ope Lori 13th Nov
Trish Scott  20th nov
Kirsten Glass 27th Nov
Jananne Al-Ani 4th Dec
Ami Clark  11th Dec

More details to follow.