We are thrilled to begin our SSA Dialogues programme this month with a series of informal Meet the Members events. The four talks will provide a great opportunity for members to get to know one another better and to hear more about each other’s practice. Each event will be held as a live Zoom call and be viewable on our SSA YouTube channel, opening up the discussion and allowing attendees to ask any burning questions at the end. These events are open to everyone, all welcome.
Frederick Jones | Monday 20 July 7pm
SSA Artist Member and printmaker Frederick Jones will be the first to join us to talk about his practice and future projects.
He has been showing prints nationally and internationally since 2005, chiefly now mezzotints and wood engravings. Focusing mainly on the urban landscape and the human figure for inspiration, he aims to catch the textures and effects of light of the everyday world.⠀
Image: Sibeliuksenpuisto Frederick Jones. Etching
Siobhan McLaughlin | Wednesday 22 July 7pm
Graduate Member Siobhan McLaughlin’s practice sits between an abstracted landscape and an expanded form of painting.
The materials she sews together in her paintings are largely non-traditional, making the process intriguing as the paint unexpectedly interacts with different surfaces. This tactility reflects her experience of place, the textures of the particular landscape.
Image: Untitled (Lochnagar III) Siobhan McLaughlin
Oil pastel, oil paint and encaustic medium on mixed materials
Kristina Chan | Monday 27 July 7pm
Professional Member Kristina Chan’s practice utilises narrative and site specificity to evoke a felt history. Inspired by post-impressionism, Japanese prints and contemporary photography, she works between traditional printmaking processes and alternative photography to create large scale public installations focusing on local histories and sense of place. ⠀
Image: Installation view of Lucid Dreams, Kristina Chan and Itamar Freed,
Beers London 2020. Photo credit: Damian Griffiths.
Noel Griffin | Wednesday 29 July 7pm
Graduate Member Noel Griffin’s practice explores the relationship between technology and the natural world, often appropriating historical narratives, myths and artefacts. Working with installations combining sculpture and various digital technologies, creating complex alchemical ecosystems which transform and evolve over time.⠀
Image: The Oracle of Themis Noel Griffin. Airbrushed 3D printed sculpture