This Month

Bow Skills presents Her Art-Story – A conversation between artist, curator and writer Cathy Lomax and sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA.

Bow Arts Trust
183 Bow Road

E3 2SJ
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Saturday 22 February 2020
3 – 5 pm
Doors open at 2.30pm

Tickets £7 Book here via Eventbrite

PLEASE NOTE: £5 concession tickets are available, please email for a partial refund.

About the speakers:

Cathy Lomax

Cathy Lomax is a London based artist and winner of the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Prize. On completing a MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2002 she set up Transition Gallery in East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland. In 2016 Lomax started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female film star image. Her artwork assimilates the seductive imagery of film, fame and fashion and juxtaposes it with personal narratives and the everyday. Her resulting paintings and installations play with history by combining influences from disparate sources to form new groupings and categories

Click for Cathy Lomax’s Website

Cathie Pilkington RA

Cathie Pilkington is an artist whose work engages passionately and critically with the canonical history of figurative sculpture. Crossing the borders of traditional, modern and contemporary idioms, her work combines intensively modelled and painted sculptures within immersive installations comprising a diverse array of props, materials and studio furniture. Her site-responsive installations are balanced ambivalently between chaos and precision and have been described as a kind of art historical fly-tipping.She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1986-91)and The Royal College of Art (1995-97). She was elected Royal Academician in 2014. In 2016 she became professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools. Her upcoming show The Covering opens at Karsten Schubert on 14th February 2020.

Click for Cathie Pilkington’s website

About Bow Arts’ Bow Skills:

This event is part of Bow Arts’ Bow Skills programme. Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students. To learn more about the programme click here.

Coming soon

A conversation between gallerist Emma Hill and artist Liliane Lijn.

Liliane Lijn is a highly acclaimed international artist who has worked across many disciplines during her 50 year career. From early kinetic poem machines to large scale moving sculptures that respond to each other through laser technology, Lijn’s work has always been defined by its highly original combinations of industrial materials and artistic processes. Lijn’s work incorporates art, science, mythology and technology with an abiding concern for the power and subliminal influence of language.

Emma Hill is a curator and writer. She founded the Eagle Gallery, London in 1991 and publishes the work of artists and writers through the EMH Arts imprint. She recently curated ‘Stephen Chambers – The Court of Redonda’ at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017 and ‘Ken Kiff – The Sequence’ at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, 2018.