Idea as Machine: Random Rules & Imperfect Systems

Date: 15 July - 16 July 2020
Venue: Centre for Fine Print Research, Bower Ashton
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Time: 9:30 - 16:30

This course will examine how rules and systems can be used to generate ideas within a visual arts or writing practice.

You will explore concepts of unoriginality, the influence of context and the use of appropriation to create content and meaning. Students will work with drawing, writing, collage or a mixture of all three.

The course price includes all materials and catering.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol's beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park. With a maximum of 10 participants sign up early to secure your place.

About the tutor

The course tutor, Guy Bigland, is a visual artist who works with books, print, digital media and painting to examine the use of language and systems of order. In 2015 he won the Sheffield International Artists' book prize and in 2017 was invited to create a text-work for Coastal Currents arts festival in Hastings, which was published across three issues of the Hastings Independent newspaper.

Also in 2017 he exhibited in the group show The Order of Things at The Wilson in Cheltenham and was subsequently commissioned by the Cheltenham Trust to make About is like About, a text-work shown across 9 billboards in Cheltenham.

Cost: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
Contact: Sarah Bodman
Telephone: 0117 3285864

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