SPIEL: Will Teather Artist Talk

Thursday 17th September 2015
7:30 PM

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Norwich Arts Centre


The first of a new series of artist talks taking place at Norwich Arts Centre, SPIEL presents Norwich Arts Centre’s current Artist in Residence, Will Teather, talking about his new book. Followed by poetry in the bar from Ben C. Winn.


British artist Will Teather (b. 1980) is well-known for creating images that reveal a unique imagination combined with a mastery of traditional skills. The artist’s figurative paintings and drawings often depict curious characters caught up in uncanny situations. Influenced by magical-realism and lifting motifs from diverse sources such as Flemish still life, baroque art and Weimar painters, the artist enters into direct conversation with the history of painting with the aim of bringing a contemporary sensibility to the table.


Teather’s work is held in a number of notable collections in the UK and overseas. Work has been acquired by Matthew Bourne (choreographer/director), Peter Stephen (Lord Provost of Aberdeen), the Aude Gotto Collection, The Wolterton & Mannington Estate and The Modern Artist’s Gallery. Commissioners for projects include Arts Council England, the City of Aberdeen (under curatorial care of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums), Norfolk County Council and Ana Silvera (singer).


“Teather’s work is arresting, heart-stopping and exquisitely executed.”Laura Williams, Art historian, East Publishing / Art 1821
“A leading UK artist.” Press and Journal, Scotland
“It is theatre, storytelling and art, woven into a single painting.” Green Pebble Publishing


Teather Manifesto 2015:


Art should be powerful
Art should offer transcendence
Art should make us see the world differently
Art should provide other worlds
Art should make us excited
Art should offer us extraordinary spectacles
Art should embrace it’s inherent artifice
Art should offer escape
Art should reflect the human condition
Art should learn from its past
Art should exist in the present
Art should be beautifully made
Art should open conversations
Art should be revelatory
Art should be emotional
Art should ignore its limitations
Art should reinvent clich├ęs
Art should be daring
Art should not be fearful
Art should be for everyone
Art should not be boring
Art should be enjoyable
Art should not be a science
Art should be clever
Art should not be academic



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