In-conversation Series: Thomas J Price
- Online event
- Wednesday, 28 April 2021
- Live in-conversation event, starting at 6pm. Part of our Fabrication Research Season, looking at Public Commissions and Collaborations.
Artist Thomas J Price discusses recent examples of his work with fabricators, including the use of bronze foundry processes for sculptures such as Reaching Out 2020, installed at The Line, London and Within the Folds (Dialogue 1) 2020, currently at Sculpture Milwaukee, USA.
About the artist
Thomas Price was born in London in 1981 and studied at Chelsea College of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art. He is a previous recipient of the Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship. Price has recently been selected to create an ambitious public artwork to be unveiled in 2022 commemorating the Windrush generation in Hackney. Selected solo exhibitions have been held at prestigious institutions including: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2019); National Portrait Gallery, London (2016); Mac Birmingham (2012); Harewood House (2015) and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014). Price’s work has also been included in a number of international group shows including: Gold and Magic, ARKEN Museum of Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen (2021); Living Just Enough, Goodman Gallery, London (2020); The Line London, 2020; Sculpture Milwaukee 2020; Get Up Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London (2019); Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2018); and Frieze Sculpture, Regent’s Park, London (2017). Price's work is included in a number of private and public collections including: The Donum Estate, California; Government Art Collection; Kenneth Montague/The Wedge Collection,Canada; Derwent London; Murderme, London; and the Rennie Collection, Canada.
Fabrication Research Season
The practicalities of how an artist approaches making a sculpture have often been shrouded in mystery. The relationship between artists and skilled fabricators is rarely acknowledged. Exploring the blurred lines between art, craft and industry, this Research Season will make visible the ways in which sculptors in both historical and contemporary contexts have realised their vision through processes of collaboration and exchange, and will examine ways in which making sculpture has changed, particularly in light of the recent coronavirus pandemic.
This Research Season is organised in collaboration with Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre and the Universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield.
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