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Cornelia Parker in conversation with Jonathan Watkins

4 November 2015

Artist Cornelia Parker talks to Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, about her career and most recent body of work, One Day This Glass Will Break and Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed).

In conjunction with Parker's first solo exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery.

Paul Winstanley in conversation with Charlotte Mullins

21 April 2016

Artist Paul Winstanley speaks to historian, writer and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins about his new body of paintings and prints that depict the interiors of British art schools.

During the summer months of 2011 and 2012 Paul Winstanley travelled throughout England, Scotland and Wales photographing unpopulated art school studios, including the iconic Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, that was later severely damaged by fire in 2014. The imagery, selected from over 200 photographs, provided the source material for this new series of work.

In conjunction with the exhibition Paul Winstanley | Art School: New Prints and Panel Paintings, 17 March - 7 May 2016.

Julian Opie: This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts

10 October 2008

A pole dancer called Shahnoza is the subject of a series of nine, life-size works by Julian Opie, titled This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts, and featured in the exhibition of the same name in October 2008.

This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts features linear images of the pole dancer in nine different poses, each divided into three framed panels. In all of the works, the line of the figure is made using a combination of silkscreen and flocking. This marriage of techniques gives a rich, black and velvety surface texture which contrasts with the pure white acrylic support panels. Flocking is the process of adhering fine textile fibres to a surface. Historically it is associated with wall coverings that became popular during the reign of Louis XIV of France and its use continues, in various forms, to the present day.