Great Minds: Rebecca Salter – Look Closer

Monday 17 October 2022

6:00 pm : Main stage

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General admission: Free

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Stage times
Doors Arrival and registration: 5.30pm
Event begins: 6.00pm
Event ends: 7.00pm

Curated & Created by NTU

Exploring the embodied language of abstract painting.

NTU are delighted to announce their next event in their Great Minds series with Rebecca Salter, artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts and NTU’s Rev Dr Richard Davey (Senior Research Fellow in the Nottingham School of Art & Design, and Co-ordinating Chaplain), exploring how looking closer engages the senses.

At a time when there is a revival of narrative painting, Salter resolutely makes paintings that could be considered abstract. This conversation explores the embodied language of abstract painting: how the act of looking engages all the senses and demands a similar response to that of the distinctive aesthetics Salter discovered and embraced when living and working in Japan.

It focuses on the importance of peripheral vision, learning to notice the edges of things and the role of looking slowly to become aware of subtle shifts and tiny details. The conversation also highlights the importance of hearing those voices, whether abstract, female or diverse that have been overlooked and advocates for the importance of art education as an intrinsic way of learning.

Accessibility
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at [email protected].

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Great Minds: Rebecca Salter – Look Closer

Stage times
Doors Arrival and registration: 5.30pm
Event begins: 6.00pm
Event ends: 7.00pm

Curated & Created by NTU

Exploring the embodied language of abstract painting.

NTU are delighted to announce their next event in their Great Minds series with Rebecca Salter, artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts and NTU’s Rev Dr Richard Davey (Senior Research Fellow in the Nottingham School of Art & Design, and Co-ordinating Chaplain), exploring how looking closer engages the senses.

At a time when there is a revival of narrative painting, Salter resolutely makes paintings that could be considered abstract. This conversation explores the embodied language of abstract painting: how the act of looking engages all the senses and demands a similar response to that of the distinctive aesthetics Salter discovered and embraced when living and working in Japan.

It focuses on the importance of peripheral vision, learning to notice the edges of things and the role of looking slowly to become aware of subtle shifts and tiny details. The conversation also highlights the importance of hearing those voices, whether abstract, female or diverse that have been overlooked and advocates for the importance of art education as an intrinsic way of learning.

Accessibility
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at [email protected].

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