Martyn Brewster Talk Friday 29 September

Artist’s Talk

Martyn Brewster in conversation with Professor Simon Olding

Friday 29 September 6.30pm

Tickets: £10 or £25 with dinner to follow.

A fascinating discussion of abstraction in landscape art, how Martyn Brewster uses colour and tone as emotional vehicles – and more recently his emphasis on more neutral colours – and the evocative, suggestive, creative process of making his art. The eloquent Modern Craft Professor Simon Olding has written a book about Martyn’s work.  This will be a discussion between deeply committed artist and art historian, who are friends and colleagues, talking with a level of knowledge and understanding of each others’ work and ideas built up over many years.


 Martyn Brewster in his studio. photograph by Hattie Miles

Martyn Brewster was born in Oxford in 1952. He studied Art and Design in Hertfordshire and Fine Art (Painting) in Brighton followed by a Postgraduate diploma in Printmaking. He has been working as a professional artist ever since with regular solo shows in museums and galleries in London and throughout the UK as well as exhibitions in USA, Canada and throughout Europe. He has won numerous awards and his work is in private, public and corporate collections worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. Recently his work has entered the collections of Pallant House, Chichester, and the Hepworth Wakefield. In London and New York he is represented by Waterhouse & Dodd. Martyn taught for many years at the Arts University Bournemouth and has had many thoughtful and fascinating conversations about art.

Professor Simon Olding MA PhD FMA FTS is Director of the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, at the University of the Creative Arts where he is Professor of Modern Crafts.  A varied career in the arts and museums sectors has included being Head of Arts and Museums for Bournemouth Borough Council (and Director of the acclaimed Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum) and Director of Policy and Research, Heritage Lottery Fund. He was project director for the Russell-Cotes refurbishment and project champion for the recent Salisbury Arts Centre new build and restoration scheme (in his role as Chair 1995-2005). He is President of Walford Mill Craft Centre, Acting Chair of the Leach Pottery and a Patron of SITSelect. He is an honorary fellow of the Arts University Bournemouth and writes on craft histories, ceramics and public art.  He is a long standing friend and champion of Martyn Brewster’s work and has written a book about his printmaking.

Please phone 01308 459511 to book.

Simon Olding at Durdle Door

Simon Olding at Durdle Door