Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 27th February 2003
University of Westminster Ceramics Research Group and the V&A Seminar
Antony Gormley, Cecile Johnson-Soliz and James Putnam were invited by Edmund de Waal (University of Westminster) and Alun Graves (V&A Museum) to be guest speakers at the first in a planned series of seminars held at the V&A Museum. On 21st february 2003 an invited audience of 25 listened to the three fifteen minute talks and then engaged in a livley hour long discussion of the issues raised.
Gormley discussed his piece 'Field' and the importance of clay as an expressive medium in his work. Johnson-Soliz, a sculptor based at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, gave an illustrated talk about her work in relation to museology and display. Putnam, a Curator, described the numerous projects he has curated in which he has brought art works in to museum spaces as 'interventions'. These have included work by Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy.
The audience were: Felicity Aylieff, Conrad Bodman, Christie Brown, Steve Buck, Kyra Cane, Helen Coxall, Susan Daniel-McElroy, Ken Eastman, Sally Feldman, Alun Graves, Tanya Harrod, Mark Haworth-Booth, Sophie Heath, Karen Livingstone, Martina Margetts, Susan McCormack, David Miles, Jennifer Opie, Matthew Partington, Vincent Porter, Nicholas Rena, Julian Stair, Clare Twomey, Edmund de Waal and Nigel Wood.
Matthew Partington, acting Director of NEVAC, was invited to record the event.