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The Immediacy of Paint symposium

15 Jun 2017 5:00PM

A symposium, The Immediacy of Paint: Surface, will be held at the University of Suffolk next month.

The one-day symposium on Friday 7 July will feature British artist Glenn Brown as the special guest speaker. He will present a variety of perspectives on the topic of surface and painting.

The event will be chaired by Shaun Camp and will feature California-based Kim Anno, Dr. Matthew Bowman, Christopher Hawtin, Kath Wood along with University of Suffolk Fine Art graduate Adam Riches.

Artist Laura Leahy and University of Suffolk Arts Curator Carol Gant have coordinated the event for students, art practitioners, academics and the public.

University of Suffolk Graduate Laura Leahy said they are honoured to include Glenn Brown as a special guest speaker. She said “He is one of the most revered artists of our time whose unique vision has been challenging ideas about surface in painting.”

Carol added “We have a rich painting history that exists in the East of England and this symposium focus on questioning how artists are currently exploring surface and the materiality of paint in contemporary art.”

This is the third symposium of its kind to be held at the University.  Last year’s Exchanging Notes With China featured Chinese artists and curators alongside their British counterparts.

Tickets for The Immediacy of Paint: Surface are available from the University of Suffolk Online Shop Tickets are £15 for the public, £10 for University staff and students. Tickets include a light lunch.


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