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Lunchtime Talk: Meet the Artists

Lunchtime Talk: Meet the Artists

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlist will be present to discuss their works. The artists will speak in detail about the concepts behind the shortlisted pieces across a range of media including photography, installation, video, sculpture and painting. Hear directly from the artists that are helping to shape the Prize and how they are navigating […]

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Lunchtime Talk: Art as a Mechanism

Lunchtime Talk: Art as a Mechanism

Kate Simpson, Assistant Editor at Aesthetica, leads an engaging tour around the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, identifying key themes and techniques present in the 2019 shortlisted works. The talk will emphasise how contemporary art is being used as a mechanism to understand the world around us, stimulating and encouraging debate alongside asking key questions about […]

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Lunchtime Talk: Breaking into the Art World

Lunchtime Talk: Breaking into the Art World

Cherie Federico, Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize, discusses the role that art prizes play in talent development, expanding on the selection process and how works are introduced into the prize as a testbed for new ideas. This revealing talk will look at ways to break into the creative industries, and offer insight into how […]

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Lunchtime Talk: What is the Future of Photography?

Lunchtime Talk: What is the Future of Photography?

The photographs in the Aesthetica Art Prize are both aesthetic and conceptual. What makes an image work and how do photographers express meaning? In a world riveted by images, it’s never been a more important time to understand the power of this media, and how through social media, images can transform the world in a […]

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Lunchtime Talk: Curating the Aesthetica Art Prize

Lunchtime Talk: Curating the Aesthetica Art Prize

How do you make sense of so many ideas? The Aesthetica Art Prize attracts a vast number of entrants, how are the works curated together into one cohesive narrative? What is the thread that binds them together? Griselda Goldsbrough, Curator of the Prize, will speak about the works on display, and how they are chosen […]

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Lunchtime Talk: Art Is A Way to Convene

Lunchtime Talk: Art Is A Way to Convene

Art educates, enriches lives and holds a mirror up to society. It asks difficult questions and encourages viewers to think about both the personal and universal narratives that connect us. In a world that is increasingly divided, contemporary media can offer solutions and present alternative ways of thinking. How does art help our wellbeing and […]

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