Saturday 30th November 12-2pm
FREE, LIMITED PLACES: PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11.30AM TO REGISTER. This event is BSL interpreted.
‘In Conversation’ is an informal conversation between artist Giles Round and writer/curator Chris Fite-Wassilak.
Giles Round: http://www.gilesround.co.uk
Giles Round, who lives and works in London is an artist who makes sculpture, print, painting and ceramics. In early 2011 he founded with Phil Root, The Grantchester Pottery, a decorative arts company that takes historical precedent from studio groups such as Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops and Nigel Henderson & Eduardo Paolozzi’s Hammer Prints Limited. Alongside artist Sarah Staton, Round programmes THE SCHTIP an artist run space currently residing in the backroom of Tamper Coffee, Sheffield.
Recent exhibitions include Zero Hours, Art Sheffield, Sheffield, 2013; ARTIST DECORATORS, The Grantchester Pottery, ICA, London, 2013; Studio Wares, The Grantchester Pottery, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, 2013; Décor, The Grantchester Pottery, ROWING, London, 2012; The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2012; The Studio of Giles Round, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2010; The Form of the Book, SWG3, Glasgow, 2010; Living Structures, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2009; Idealismusstudio, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2008.
Chris Fite-Wassilak: http://www.growgnome.com
Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer, critic, and curator based in London. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, Art Review, and frieze; recent publications include Gavin Murphy’s On Seeing Only Totally New Things (Royal Hibernian Academy and Irish Architecture Foundation, 2013) and The Andrew Project: Shaan Tariq Hassan-Syed (FormContent and S1 Artspace, 2013). Curatorial projects include the Hayward Touring group show ‘Quiet Revolution,’ Dennis McNulty’s PRECAST in Blackwall, East London, and the forthcoming group show ‘Temple Gallery and Studios are Dead’, TBG&S, Dublin, November 2013.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Norwich City Council, and by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund.
Part of Polly Cruse’s exhibition ‘Still Lives’.
Image: Giles Round: Installation view, ARTIST DECORATORS, The Grantchester Pottery at ICA, London 2013