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Events Upcoming

Clay Meditation: Ian Giles

Thursday, 1 March 2018
6.30 – 8pm

£4 / £2 / free to ESP members

c/o Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, B4 7XR

Ian Giles will be leading a Clay Meditation workshop after receiving the highest amount of peer votes from the ESP Member Led Workshop applications. Ian invites you to collectively pause, listen and centre. Each participant will be given a small amount of clay to paint one another’s faces with. As the clay dries we will be introduced into a meditation supported by a soundscape performed by artist and composer Diana Policarpo.

Following the meditation we will provide a shared meal and open up for conversation about our experiences.

Ian Giles (b. 1985) is an artist based between Gloucester, London and New York. He received a MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2012 and was LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. His films and performances have been shown at galleries including: Chisenhale Gallery, Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, CCA Glasgow, Spike Island, Kettles Yard and Outpost. Residencies include Hospitalfield, Arbroath.

Diana Policarpo (b.1986) is a visual artist and free composer based in London and Lisbon working in drawing, score, sculpture, performance and multi-channel sound installation. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a MFA in Fine Art in 2013. Her sound and installation work has been shown in exhibitions at Kunstverein Leipzig, Guest Projects, London; North Gallery, New Castle; W139, Amsterdam; Tenderpixel Gallery; ICA and Pump House Gallery, London.