Saatchi Gallery - Talks & Workshops

Talks Programme | Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend | 27 - 29 July 2018

An Audience with Alison Jackson at the Saatchi Gallery

Date: Friday 27th July
Time: 1-2pm: 30 minute talk with 15 minute Q+A
Age group: 16+
Location: The Education Room, LG
Price: FREE

Join us at Saatchi Gallery for an exclusive talk and Q+A with multi award winning contemporary artist Alison Jackson, as she discusses her fascinating work with Editor-in-Chief of After Nyne Magazine, Claire Meadows. Surveying Jackson's career, we will explore her method of working, inspirations, background, issues she has encountered in her work, and the inescapable humorous and political undertones of her practice.

This talk is a part of the After Nyne Talks Programme for Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend.

Claire Meadows Bio:

Claire Meadows is Editor & Chief and Founder of After Nyne Magazine, one of the art industry's most-respected independent publications. Having started her career in Extradition Policy in the UK Civil Service from 2003 -2007, she has been working within the creative arts sector since 2010. She regularly hosts art panels featuring industry luminaries and has acted as a judge on art prize panels throughout 2017 - including the Rise Art Prize and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Claire also hosts a regular podcast for After Nyne Magazine and is a regular commentator on BBC Oxford Radio.

Alison Jackson Bio:

Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity - an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media, publicity industries and the public figures themselves. Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates. Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes. Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. She creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen before. Jackson raises questions about whether we can believe what we see when we live in a mediated world of screens, imagery and internet. She comments on our voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe. Her work has established wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture. Alison works across all arts and media platforms in TV, Publishing, books, is widely exhibited in galleries and museums attracting extensive interest in the news and press. Her images themselves have become just as much a part of popular culture as images of the real celebrities. Born in Hampshire, Alison trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London, and in Fine Art Photography at The Royal College of Art. She lives and works in London.

Organiser of XART THE MOVIE | Film Screening | Q&A with Cedric Godin + Special Guest at the Saatchi Gallery

Date: Friday 27th July
Time: 3-5pm with Q+A
Age group: 16+
Location: The Education Room, LG
Price: FREE

Join us at Saatchi Gallery for an exclusive screening of Xart: The Movie followed by a Q+A with Director and Producer Cedric Godin and a special guest. Xart: The Movie highlights artists' work containing strong social and political messages, while meeting with those who reveal why and how these artists and their work are becoming so attractive to the public and the "ART WORLD".

Street art is probably the most unrestricted form of expression, without confines of the formal art world. Artists have the freedom to create and express their thoughts and ideas while communicating directly with everyday people. Society transforms everything.

Cedric Godin is an award-winning filmmaker from Belgium living between Paris and Los Angeles. The focus of his work is exploring how individuals are affected by the ever- changing circumstances of a fast-moving society. His first film PTSD won best film and best actor awards at the NY Chelsea film festival in 2015. He is currently presenting his latest film Xart and is working on several film projects at various stages of development.

Summer Workshops


Date: Saturday 11th August
Time: 11:00am- 5:00pm
Age group: 16+
Price: £42 (Includes all materials and equipment)
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Internationally renowned collage artist Maya Mitten returns to the Saatchi Gallery with a unique one day class in collage surrealism. You will be guided through the artist's method of working and provided with tricks and tips along the way. By the end of the session you will have created your own surreal landscape with characters you meet along the way.

All materials and equipment are provided and Maya provides handouts and further links she may think of interest to you as an individual. You'll leave this session inspired and never be able to look at a magazine in the same way again!



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