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Online: Exploring Worlds

Thursday, 12 November 2020
1 – 2pm

Both Emma Talbot and Luke Routledge use animation to bring alive internal, imaginary worlds.

Guided by Gavin Wade, Emma, Luke and Phoebe Rutter will discuss their interests in animation, think through the different ways they use it in their practice and show some of the works they have created. You can expect to hear about the process of making, storytelling and the importance of sound in generating an atmosphere for work. 


Emma Talbot is an artist based in London. She is the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2020 in association with Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti. Across a range of media; painting, 3D forms, drawing, sound, installation and animation, her work constructs narratives that explore how the internalised, emotional space of subjectivity is cast into current prevalent concerns – such as our relationships with technology, nature, the regenerating city and power structures. Recent exhibitions include GEM Kunstmuseum The Hague NL, 2019 Art Night Commission William Morris Gallery London, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein D, Arcadia Missa New York, Petra Rinck Galerie Düsseldorf, Tate St Ives, Turner Contemporary Margate. Emma has upcoming shows at DCA Dundee, Kunsthalle Geissen D, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel CH and Whitechapel Gallery.


Luke Routledge works across a range of media including sculpture, painting, animatronics and animation. These various media are employed to detail a fictional landscape and its inhabitants in an ever expanding world building project. Luke is currently a member of the alternative art program ‘School of the Damned’. Recent exhibitions include; Extra Ordinary People @ Artlicks, South London Gallery (2019); Summer Camp Show, Eastside Projects (2019); Amber Rooms, London (2019); On an Ordinary Rock, Art House, Worcester (2019); All Work, All Play, AIR gallery, Altrincham (2019);P is for Portrait, Art House, Worcester (2019); Mudmen, Residency & Solo Presentation, Bohunk , London (2018); NAWKI, 12O Collective, London/various locations, (2017); Happy to be here, Attenborough Arts Centre, Group exhibition organised by Two Queens, Leicester (2017).

In case you missed it, watch the discussion below.