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, exploring how Martyn Brewster uses colour and tone as emotional vehicles, including his recent emphasis on more neutral colours, and the energetic, evocative, creative process of making his art. Professor Simon Olding is the author of two books about Martyn’s work. Deeply committed artist and art historian share with us a conversation between longtime friends and colleagues, whose knowledge and understanding of each others’ ideas has been built up over many years of discussion and collaboration.
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.
The discussion will be followed by an informal and delicious buffet dinner cooked by Sladers Yard’s award-winning Licensed Café.
Numbers are limited. Please phone 01308 459511 to book your tickets.