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The Immediacy of Paint: The Role of Painting in the Digital Age

15 Sep 2015 11:00AM

A Symposium titled The Immediacy of Paint: the Role of Painting in the Digital Age will be held at University Campus Suffolks Ipswich Waterfront Building on 18 September.

Artists Laurel Berry and Laura Leahy, both students on the MA Arts Practice course at University Campus Suffolk(UCS), are organising the event which is suitable for students, art practitioners and academics. Speakers at the event, which is being held in association with UCS, include artist and writer Robert Priseman, Dr. Barbara Howey, artist Matthew Krishanu and artist Ehryn Torrell.

The symposium will include talks and a panel discussion on the ideas surrounding painting and painting practice in the digital age, such as:

Where does painting sit in relation to hybridised and socially-engaged disciplines?

What can the role of technology be within a painterly discourse?

Interrogate the dialogic relationships between painting and digital representation.

Examine the boundaries of an expanded painting practice

What does painting contribute to an image saturated age?

Laurel Berry earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at UCS, specializing in painting. She is currently completing an MA Arts Practice and works from her studio in Suffolk.

Laura Leahy studied Psychology at Syracuse University in New York followed by BA (Hons) in Fine Art at UCS, specializing in painting and video. She is also currently completing an MA Arts Practice.

Laura said This will be the first of a series of planned annual symposiums on paint in Ipswich, providing a platform within East Anglia for students, academics and practitioners to discuss the ever-changing role of painting.

This event is being supported by UCS Class of 2014 Future Funds and Mid-Suffolk small grant awards.

To attend the Symposium- The Immediacy of Paint: the Role of Painting in the Digital Age please visitwww.paintsymposium.co.uk

A display of work from those speaking at the Symposium will be on display in the Waterfront Gallery from 18- 21 October. The exhibition aims specifically to show the diversity of paints language by means of showcasing the work of regional artists who have work in the East Contemporary Arts Collection and additionally the work of Dan Hays who will be speaking at the symposium.