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The Art of War: a discussion event

Join kennardphillipps – internationally renowned artists Cat Phillipps and Peter Kennard – for a presentation of recent work followed by a discussion event around contemporary politics and cultural production. This event is produced in association with the University of Exeter Arts & Culture department. See kennardphillipps’ work in Another Spring exhibition at Exeter Phoenix.

Shortplayer + Jem Finer in conversation

By adjusting the variables that control Longplayer, new compositions can be created that might last only a very short time. Composer-curator Emma Welton, with musicians from the University of Exeter, realises one of these compositions in a live setting. Followed by Longplayer artist Jem Finer in conversation with sound artist and broadcaster Alice Armstrong.

AWEsome Printmaking kids workshops

Short bookable printmaking sessions for children aged 8+. While you drop off and pick up your child, take a few minutes to browse the artwork in the studio. All sales raise funds and will further Double Elephant’s work in the community.

Lord of the Logos workshop

Join Christophe Szpajdel, the internationally acclaimed and go-to designer of heavy metal logos - for a 2hr session to design your own logo/s. Following his 2016 commissions for Rhianna and Metallica and work for Foo Fighters, we are lucky to be able to offer insight into the working process of a designer at the top of his game.

AWEsome posters: drop in screenprint session

Drop-in workshop. Take a look, print a poster & pick up some artwork. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers will be on hand to help you print a poster.

Another Spring: Curator’s Tour

Join the exhibition’s curator, art historian and critic Dr Jean Wainwright for a special tour of ‘Another Spring’. Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. The exhibition reflects on the current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society, where the debated question of citizenship, the foundation for identity and political governance is tied to ultranationalist concerns and increased measures to regulate and control the movement of people across borders. The fear of national invasion and the economic erosion by an ‘outsider’ increasingly throws into question whether moving across borders will become even more difficult in years to come.

ice report: illustrated talk

An illustrated talk by Naomi Hart, with sketchbook images and photos from field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Looking at the inspiration behind the work in her exhibition and her experience of working with scientists at the University of Sheffield.

Artist’s talk: Steffi Klenz

Join ‘Another Spring’ artist Steffi Klenz as she talks about her artistic practice, which moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video installation.

Greater Than I

A panel of scientists, academics and artists (including Longplayer artist Jem Finer) meet to consider creative responses to space, time, society and environment: matters with scale greater than a human lifetime. Hosted by artist and curator Alex Murdin.

The changing face of childhood: A curator-led tour

This tour will guide you through Exeter’s fine art collection, focusing on the changing face of childhood and child iconography from the 17th to the 20th century. The tour will examine works by James Gandy, Richard Cosway and James Leakey.

Build your own solar phone charger

Ever wondered just what goes on inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? This full day workshop goes back to basics, to take you from zero to hand-made solar panel – with the future of energy explored along the way. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

Investing in Arts & Culture

A public conversation between international arts organisations, academics and regional culture-makers to address the benefits and constraints of private and public funding for arts and culture.

Drop-in printmaking taster session

Drop-in workshop. Pop in, take a look, take part and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers on hand to help you create a print for yourself.

Protest Poster Workshop

Create a series of two-colour posters using a vintage Risograph machine. Combine collaged source material with marker pens and stencils to create your template. Workshop leaders will also discuss legal ways of sharing your posters with the wider public and shouting your subversive message to the world!

ARRAY

Our energy system is the beating heart of civilization and the unseen web that binds us all together. It is changing fast, in ways that will affect all of us: but many people find energy dull and boring. Artists have always played a part in revolutions, but what are they doing now? In this talk we’ll explore how artists are pioneering ways to help us better connect to our energy system.

V&A: Embracing the past, preserving the future

Dr.Tristram Hunt, V&A Director, discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the museum today. He also examines, in a time of Brexit, Netflix and artificial intelligence, the challenges and opportunities museums face.

Electrical Art Challenge

Want to know more about using electricity? Got the spark but not sure where to start? Come and learn through play. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

Totally Totes: drop-in screenprint session

Drop-in workshop. Take a look, print a tote and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers will be on hand to help you screenprint a tote bag.

The Architect-Walker: a mis-guide

Four architect-walking explorations of the city, from Wrights & Sites, the people who walked the ‘Exeter Mis-Guide’ all the way to ‘A Mis-Guide to Anywhere’…

Exeter photo walk with Jim Wileman

Learn how photographer Jim Wileman engages with his subject, sets up a shot and makes images come to life. Chat about equipment and techniques while taking your own photos. Suitable for all abilities and cameras, from DSLRs to mobile phones.