Material Matters: Pigment Symposium and Historic Carving Open Studios at City & Guilds of London Art School
The Art School hosts a symposium of talks focusing on pigment as an essential material for makers throughout history. In addition, their historic carving studios are open to the public – watch the live carving competition and have a go at stone carving yourself.
Part of the Art School's Material Matters research programme, this one-day symposium brings together artists, craftspeople and scientists to consider both the historic and contemporary uses of pigment.
Learn why pigments have been an essential material for artists, designers, craft specialists, conservators and restorers, used throughout millennia to image and ornate, from the most domestic object to the most ritually significant. With thousands of known pigments available globally, hear how their cultural, political, social and material significance is profound and enduring. Guests also have the opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions with the expert speakers, detailed on the ticket page.
Established in 1854, City & Guilds of London Art School has an outstanding reputation for excellence in the teaching of fine art, conservation of historic objects and the craft skills of stone and wood carving.
Venue has disabled access.