Sense-Perception: artist talk by Tania Kovats

  • Royal Society of Sculptors
  • Friday, 6 December 2019
  • Lecture at 6pm, Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, South Kensington, London

As part of a series of events entitled Sense-Perception: Sculpture, Drawing and the Influence of Classicism programmed by the Henry Moore Foundation, Tania Kovats discusses her own practice, how sculptors make drawings and the navigation between three dimensions and two.

About the artist

Tania Kovats (b.1966, Brighton) studied at Newcastle Polytechnic before completing her MA at the Royal College of Art, London in 1990. She went on to win the Barclays Young Contemporaries award at the Serpentine Gallery in 1991 and has since shown extensively in the UK and abroad. Her sculpture and drawings feature in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council; The British Council; Government Art Collection; and the V&A. Commissions include those for the Public Art Development Trust, Ikon Gallery, University of Oxford, Docklands Light Railway at Shadwell Station, the Natural History Museum, and Jupiter Artland.

Kovats was awarded the Henry Moore Drawing Fellowship, UWE, Bristol, in 2004 and in 2005 published the highly acclaimed The Drawing Book: A Survey of the Primary Means of Expression. Her own work principally investigates our experience and understanding of the natural world and uses this as both subject and material in her drawing and sculpture. This has recently led to the publication of Drawing Water: Drawing as a Mechanism for Exploration (2014). In this Kovats compiles a collection of drawings and writings by map-makers, shipbuilders, whalers, soldiers, sailors, artists, archaeologists, cartographers, scientists, uranographers, engineers and dreamers all using drawing as more than a means of representation. Kovats is currently Professor of Drawing at Bath Spa University.


Tickets for this talk cost £5.

Please note that this event takes place at Royal Society of Sculptors in South Kensington, London. Doors open 6pm, with the talk starting at 6:30pm. Wine will be served.

Venue details

Venue address

Royal Society of Sculptors
Dora House
108 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)207 373 8615
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Monday to Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 12 - 5pm
Closed on Sunday and bank holidays