Saatchi Gallery - Talks & Workshops


Kate Daudy 'Am I My Brother's Keeper?' FREE Talk
Fri, 24 May 2019 18:30 - 19:30

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SPEAKERS:

Pippa Small MBE
Itab Azzam, BAFTA nominated BBC Two Documentary Series Exodus
Jack MacInnes, BAFTA nominated BBC Two Documentary Series Exodus
Alixandra Fazzina, Author of 'A Million Shillings' Escape from Somalia


INTRODUCED BY:

Kate Daudy, Visual artist

The Talk Panel will coincide with the installation of Kate Daudy's large scale piece 'Am I My Brother's Keeper?' in The Saatchi Gallery, 23 May - 2 June 2019


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Pippa Small MBE. Pippa was named ambassador of the human rights organisation Survival International and awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2013 for ethical jewellery and charity work. Pippa has a sense that cultural identity and tradition is hugely important. By providing jobs and training in her field in parts of the world where there are few opportunities and where a complex mix of the impacts of climate change and conflict is forcing people from their homes, she hopes to provide people with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Itab Azzam was born in Swaida, Syria, and lived in Damascus until 2011 when she moved to the UK. A filmmaker and theatre producer, she was part of the team behind BBC Four's Syrian School and the multi-award-winning BAFTA nominated BBC Two Documentary Series Exodus: Our journey to Europe (RTS, Broadcast and Liberty). In 2013, she produced the award-winning film Queens of Syria and followed it up in 2014 with Antigone of Syria, a theatre project bringing together Syrian women in Lebanon in a reimagining of Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy.

Jack MacInnes, Producer Director on Growing Up Gifted, BAFTA-winning BAFTA nominated BBC Two Documentary Series Exodus: Our journey to Europe (RTS, Broadcast and Liberty) and Grierson nominated "Inside the Commons".

A photographer and Author, Alixandra Fazzina's investigative work focuses on under-reported conflicts, refugees and migration. The winner of the highly prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her striking coverage of the devastating human consequences of war, her book "A Million Shillings; Escape from Somalia" follows the often deadly journey on people smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa.


ABOUT KATE DAUDY 'AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?'

"Am I My Brother's Keeper?" by Kate Daudy is a large scale installation piece made out of used UNHCR tent, lived in by a family of Syrians in 2015. The father of the family wrote his name in biro over the front door - Abu Teim.

The crochet dollies were made by internally displaced women in Syria, providing revenue for them. The words are those of refugees, diplomats, aid workers, medical staff and soldiers involved in the refugee crisis. Around the black base are conditions for being defined as a refugee by the UN 1951 Convention for Refugees.

The dignity, courage and resilience of those she met struck Daudy deeply. The human qualities we all share, whatever our circumstance, seem to situate temporal considerations like nationality, political and religious difference as obstacles we can try to overcome.

Kate Daudy is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work looks at home and identity.








RUSSIA CONTEMPORARY

EVGENY GRANILCHIKOV & ANDREY KUZKIN

Saatchi Gallery and the Hermitage Foundation UK are excited to announce the last two talks in their series featuring Russian artists, Evgeny Granilchikov on 29 May
and Andrey Kuzkin on 6 June.



Granilchikov: 'Untitled', 2016


Evgeny Graniltschikov was born in 1985 in Moscow where he graduated from the Lyceum of Animation Cinematography (2004), the Moscow Institute of Journalism and Literature (2009), and the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (2013). Granilshchikov became a winner of the Kandinsky Prize as New Artist. Project of the Year in 2013.

He works primarily with video, photography and sound. His films and video installations frequently focus on the millennial generation, with characters experiencing prolonged, anxious dialogues on the issues connected with modern political environment in Russia. Politics is regarded from the viewpoint of basic language inaccuracy, ambiguity and discrepancy. Hence, Graniltschikov explores the topic of a fallacy: a breakdown or some language shift, which causes another parallel and not so evident reality to unfold.

Andrey Kuzkin was born in Moscow in 1979. In 2001 he graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, the Department of Graphic Arts. Kuzkin started participating in exhibitions in 2006, developing his particular style of performance art.

In 2008 he sparked a sensation with the installation 'Circle-wise'. With a rope securing him to the centre, Kuzkin walked for several hours round a pool of liquid concrete. ,. The performance lasted until the artist could no longer knead the continually-solidifying concrete..

Kuzkin himself described the performance as an act of solidarity with people who are forced to carry on their shoulders the hardness of everyday life, so unbearably difficult in his country.

The 'Russia Contemporary' lecture series introduces contemporary artists from Russia to talk about their work at the Saatchi Gallery. The artists have been selected by Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The series reflect the breadth and diversity of Russian contemporary art, including both established and emerging artists.


Talk Details

Speakers:
Evgeny Granilchikov
Andrey Kuzkin

Dates:
29 May 2019
6 June 2019

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Location: Education Room, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY

Tickets are £12 or £5 (limited number) for Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK and/or Saatchi Gallery. To purchase tickets please follow appropriate link:

Evgeny Granilchikov - Non Members: £12
Evgeny Granilchikov - Members: £5

Andrey Kuzkin - Non Members: £12
Andrey Kuzkin - Members: £5

(Please note that members' tickets are only valid for Saatchi Gallery or Hermitage Foundation UK Members. If you purchase a members ticket, you must be able to show a valid membership card or photo ID to gain entry to the talk).





About the Hermitage Foundation UK

The Hermitage Foundation UK was founded in 2003. It is a registered charity whose aim is to provide assistance and support to The State Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg in respect of its artistic, scientific, cultural and educational activities and such other exclusively charitable activities as the Hermitage may from time to time carry out as a museum.
www.hermitagefoundation.co.uk


      






COLLAGE WORKSHOP: THE PERFECT HOLIDAY



Date: August Saturday 17th 2019
Time: 11am - 4pm
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Age group: Age 16+
Bookings: https://www.missmittenscollageacademy.com/store/p4/The_Perfect_Holiday.html

Workshop:

Maya Mitten - renowned analog collage artist is back at the Saatchi for a day of 'painting with scissors' using a pile of old magazines and books. Using the theme of The Perfect Holiday you will be guided through the process of creating your own collage masterpiece using tips and techniques as demonstrated - all materials and equipment provided.

To see work from past students:
https://www.missmittenscollageacademy.com/gallery.html

For more information please email missmittenscollageacademy@gmail.com






CREATING WITH DEMENTIA




FREE creative sessions for people with Early-Stage Dementia and their carers.

Join 'Creating with Dementia' for a series of interactive art workshops aimed at engaging people with Early-Stage Dementia and their carers. Each workshop will be led by an art facilitator trained to work with Dementia.

All workshop sessions are free and all refreshments and materials are provided.

When:
24 May 2-3pm
31 May 11am-1pm
7 June 1-3pm
28 June 2-3pm
5 July 11am-1pm
12 July 11am-1pm

Age: Open to all ages
Price: FREE (all materials provided)
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Bookings: Please call on 07775784520 or email creatingwithdementia@gmail.com






MOVIE SCREEN OF 'EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY'



In support of the RBKC Dementia Action Alliance's Sloane Square Dementia Action Week Festival, the William Scott Foundation in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, extend an invitation to the screening of the movie about the life experiences and artistic sensibilities of William Scott, RA (1913-1989) Directed by William Scott's son, the Oscar winning filmmaker, James Scott, the movie traces the life of a boy who becomes an internationally celebrated 20th-century painter.

Movie is 79 minutes long and popcorn and refreshments are provided.

Date: Friday 24 May
Time: 4pm-5.45pm
Age: Open to all ages
Price: FREE
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Bookings: Saatchi DAW Movie: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' life of William Scott, RA
For further information please call on 07775784520 or email creatingwithdementia@gmail.com







PAINTING WITH OILS - EARLY RENAISSANCE FLEMISH TECHNIQUES



When: STARTS MARCH 17th AND THEN EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL MAY 5th
(no class on Sunday 24th of March or 21st April):

Sunday 17th March 2019
Sunday 31st March 2019
Sunday 7th April 2019
Sunday 14th April 2019
Sunday 28th April 2019
Sunday 5th May 2019


Time: 10.30-1.00pm or 2.00-4.30pm
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Price: £310, including top quality art materials
Age group: Adults (from beginners to professionals)
Tickets: http://www.nelson-ferreira.com/art-lessons-in-london/sloane-square-saatchi-gallery/


Course:

PAINTING WITH OILS - EARLY RENAISSANCE FLEMISH TECHNIQUES.

This course will show you how to use oil paints with the 'Primitive Flemish' technique favoured by 15th century artists such as the Van Eyck brothers. This layering approach creates maximum colour depth and three-dimensionality. The mixed use of egg tempera and oils is most archival and Ferreira taught it by request of the National Gallery of Lisbon (MNAA) at the gallery itself. There is also a variation for vegan students, which includes no egg. No toxic solvents are used in this class. This course is open to all levels.

Your teacher, Nelson Ferreira, is a qualified graduate with international experience, having worked as a visiting tutor for National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Lisbon (MNAA) as well as several universities and teaching institutions abroad and in the UK.

For more information and to book a place please contact Nelson Ferreira at:
Tickets: http://www.nelson-ferreira.com/art-lessons-in-london/sloane-square-saatchi-gallery/





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