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Creative Lives programme

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Published: 8 January 2020

Our School of Art and Design Creative Lives talks offer many examples of how creative professionals live, work and thrive in the arts and creative industries. You will gain an insight into the creative process and career routes through a series of talks from local and nationally-renowned practitioners at different career stages, many of whom are University of Sunderland alumni.

You'll hear from artists, designers, makers, photographers, curators, filmmakers, and much more.

These workshops are open to all students in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, and the general public. There's no need to book individual places, just come along on the day. If you'd like to arrange a group visit, please email student.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk so we can ensure we can accommodate you.

Creative Lives artists 2020

Fragments by Theo Harper Davis, Creative Lives 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Theo Harper Davis - 18 Feb 2020

Theo Harper Davis is ceramic and digital sculptor and PhD student.

Find out more about Theo Harper Davis - 18 Feb 2020
Suzy O'Hara, Creative Lives artists 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Suzy O’Hara - 25 Feb 2020

Suzy O’Hara is a researcher and curator who is informed and inspired by innovation-based ideologies.

Find out more about Suzy O’Hara - 25 Feb 2020
Simon Gregory, Creative Lives artists 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Simon Gregory - 3 March 2020

Simon Gregory is a sculptural landscape artist that creates temporary works using lens based and audio recording media.

Find out more about Simon Gregory - 3 March 2020
Alan Fentiman, Creative Lives artists 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Alan Fentiman - 10 March 2020

Alan Fentiman is a filmmaker based in Newcastle. Alan has over ten years’ experience working with clients including The BBC, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, CNN, The Tate Modern and Condé Naste.

Find out more about Alan Fentiman - 10 March 2020
Work by Kirsti Beautyman, a Creative Lives 2020 artist
Creative Lives artists 2020

Kirsti Beautyman - 17 March 2020

Working from her studio in the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Kirsti works with a range of mediums to build layers of texture and detail which are combined digitally to create her illustrations. She finds inspiration within mundane daily observations and is often staring vacantly into the distance thinking up narratives and future things she can draw.

Find out more about Kirsti Beautyman - 17 March 2020
Samantha Carey, Creative Lives artists 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Samantha Cary - 17 March 2020

Samantha Cary, painter"[In my work] human beings are largely absent, but the images are redolent with their presence. I think that the images are like the shots in filmsoutside of the main action but absolutelypertaining to the action. They are about the elements surrounding the action, the noise, silencetheweather and they are pauses."

Find out more about Samantha Cary - 17 March 2020
Andrea Khora, Creative Lives artists 2020
Creative Lives artists 2020

Andrea Khora - 31 March 2020

Andrea Khora is an artist exploring the malleability of reality through sculptural, performative and audio formats.

Find out more about Andrea Khora - 31 March 2020

Colin Rennie

Colin Rennie has exhibited internationally and was shortlisted for the Toyama Glass Prize Japan 2018 and the Jerwood Prize 2003. His residencies include Sars Potteries glass museum in France. His works are held in the collections of V&A, Ebletoft glass museum, NMS, Ernsting Stiftung and Hsin-Chu museum, Taiwan.

Fascination and wonder in the deep fundamental questions that scientific practices investigate are a manifest theme in his work. Join Colin for his Creative Lives talk as he takes us on a journey through his career and developing practice:

Andrea Khora

Andrea Khora is an artist exploring the malleability of reality through sculptural, performative and audio formats. Join her for her Creative Lives talk:

Iam Burn 

Iam Burn is one of the Norfolk Street Artists in Residence Iam Burn. You can download the slides from his Creative Lives session (94MB .pptx file). 

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