In Conversation: Claire Dorsett and Jes Fernie: ONLINE EVENT

26 May 2020 
In Conversation: Claire Dorsett and Jes Fernie
Tuesday 26th May 8pm - 9pm
For our first online 'In Conversation' event, artist Claire Dorsett will be talking about her recent work with Independent curator Jes Fernie.
Together they'll be covering a range of subjects pertinent to Claire's work including humour, pretension, confidence, awkwardness, indulgence, geography, dealing with lockdown, productivity overload, and Claire's recent solo exhibition at Workplace Foundation.
Please join us for an informal and entertaining conversation
Tuesday evening at 8pm LIVE via Zoom!
About Claire Dorsett:
"Small things become big and big things small, both in terms of their size and feeling. I paint and draw, and I like to keep the works open, with an emphasis on drawing. Ideas come from day to day drawing, note taking, captured moments and visual journals which are revisited at a time when I can be more objective about what still feels important. The hope is that I am able to tap into something seen, thought or felt that others can bring their own narrative to, without the work being too specific to myself. An obsession with objects and sculpture and their concrete existence informs the physical presence and play of the work, as well as the imagery; and as a friend once said "You don't make pictures though do you?"
Claire Dorsett (born 1985, UK) graduated from her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2007 and from MFA Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010. Since then she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Claire Dorsett, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead; FRONT, STOCK Gallery, Manchester; Spill Your Guts,, Manchester and You Do The Talking, George and Jørgen Gallery, London.
About Jes Fernie:
Jes is an independent curator and writer based in Essex, UK. She works with galleries, architectural practices and public realm organisations on public programmes, commissioning schemes, exhibitions and residency projects across the UK and abroad. Working primarily beyond gallery walls, Jes is interested in an expansive idea of contemporary artistic practice, which encompasses dialogue, research, engagement and serendipity.
Jes has worked with organisations including Focal Point Gallery, Tate, Museum of London, Serpentine Gallery, RIBA, Manchester International Festival, Olympic Delivery Authority, St Paul's Cathedral, Central St Martins, University of Essex, Lund Cathedral and the RCA.