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Interesting Seminar with Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Published Monday 5th of December 2016 02:07:58 PM

On Friday 11 November, Culford Scholars were invited to a seminar with an internationally acclaimed textiles artist, Michael Brennand-Wood. Michael has had exhibits all over the country, ranging from Bury St Edmunds to the Saatchi Gallery in London. He also had collections in Japan, Australia and Belgium, to name a few. Harriet Kirby Smith, who is currently using Michael’s work for her A level studies, introduced Michael and the overview of his work named Pretty Deadly. It focuses on contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, lace, floral, patterns and narrative traditions. To have such an acclaimed artist as Michael visit the School, to give a lecture to Culford Scholars and young textile artists was a privilege for all involved. Lucie Buisman, (U5), said: “It was a very interesting and inspirational opportunity to hear Michael talk about his work. It has certainly opened my eyes to how I can develop and present my textiles work in a more creative manner, especially when using a variety of media and materials. I was totally intrigued by everything he had created and the meanings behind the work. There was more to the work that at first meets the eye.” The next speakers in this years ‘Art and…’ Scholars’ Programme will be Edward Garrard and Liam Flack, two local cricket bat makers. To find out more about our Scholars Programme, please contact our Admissions Team on 01284 728615 or email admissions@culford.co.uk
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