Panel: Contemporary Painting - Perspectives of now

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Date: 16 January 2020
Venue: Arnolfini Theatre, 16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA
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Time: 12:00-14:30

This is an informal 'Question and Answer' debate and series of conversations regarding the current health and future perspective of International Painting activity. The Panel and audience will interrogate and try to understand some of the new emerging themes of Painting. The new dynamics which are shaping the future challenges.


The event is facilitated by UWE Bristol's BA (Hons) Drawing and Print programme and brings together a range of artists, researchers and curators. It runs parallel with the exhibition Signals at Centre Space, which features paintings by staff and students at UWE Bristol, The Slade, LUCA Ghent, and the Sokei Academy Tokyo.


This is a free event but please book tickets in advance .


  • Chair - Gary Topp - Director, Arnolfini
  • Richard Davey – Writer, Critic, Curator, and Fellow at Nottingham Trent University
  • Jan-Phillipp Fruehsorge – Gallerist, Curator, and Director, Berlin Drawing Hub
  • Selma Parlour – Painter
  • Andrew Stahl – Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
  • Patrick Verlaak – Head of Painting and Drawing at Ghent School of Fine Arts.

Cost: Free

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