Friday 13 September 2024, 2 – 5.30pm

Main Gallery and Ambassadors Room

£22.50 Adults | £10 Members | Free under 18s

This event will explore ideas around artists materials and making things. The Material Thinking exhibition will be discussed through the lens of individual artists studio practices and writing.

Dr Jon Wood and Jo Baring will reflect on The Ingram Collection’s relationship to contemporary art, and discuss some of the interesting parallels across generations that the exhibition presents. Prof Angus Pryor will chair a conversation about artist's materials and what it is like to make art objects like paintings and sculpture. This will include contributions from Hannah Hughes; Vera Boele-Keimer and Susie Olczak from the University of Gloucestershire.

This will be followed by Claire Baily from Goldsmiths University, who will present a keynote talk on her Explorations in Carbon Free Matter material research.

The event will conclude with a screening of a film by Richard Billingham.

2pm: Arrive at The Lightbox, see the exhibition.  

2.30 – 3pm: Introduction by Dr Jon Wood and Jo Baring reflecting on The Ingram Collection’s relationship to contemporary art.

3 – 4pm: Panel Discussion: Prof Angus Pryor will chair a conversation about materials with Hannah Hughes, Vera Boele-Keimer and Susie Olczak.

4 – 4.30pmClaire Baily on Explorations in Carbon Free Matter

4.30 – 5pm: Screening of Richard Billingham's film with refreshments

5.30pm: Leave

Material Thinking Symposium Biographies: materialthinkingsymposiumbiographies.pdf

Rosie Gibbens (b. 1993), Wilhelm Scream, 2020, fabric, stuffing, thread, nipple tassel, fake hair, rope and speaker. The Ingram Collection © Rosie Gibbens. Photo: Install view, Ohsh Projects by Jon Baker.

Hannah Hughes (b. 1975), Extrusion Glossary, Position I, 2 & 3, 2024, glazed ceramic © Hannah Hughes