Posted Monday, 26 September, 2016 by Sarah John

HSoA tutor-artist John Close teaches young artists at the National Gallery

Image above: Detail from George Shaw, ‘Study for Hanging Around (Landscape without Figures)’, 2014. Courtesy: The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

 

UNCOVER: ‘GEORGE SHAW: MY BACK TO NATURE’ 

 

A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AGED 17 - 20 

 

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1 

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN 

Tuesday 4 October, 11am – 4pm 

and 

Wednesday 5 October, 11am – 4pm 

This creative workshop was aimed at young artists and looked at uncovering the stories and techniques behind the exhibition George Shaw: My Back to Nature.

George Shaw discussed the paintings which inspired and influenced his work during his time as Associate Artist at the National Gallery. 

The participants joined in the artist-led workshop, drawing on creative processes which helped them to investigate the collection and inspire their own work. 

The workshops were designed to bring together students from different courses and backgrounds to collaborate and uncover new ways of thinking and new perspectives on the collection. A mix of practical and theoretical activity  supported their making and analytical skills. 

The contributors were: George Shaw, National Gallery Associate Artist; Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator and John Close, Artist 

 

 

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