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Artist Talk at Sun Pier House: Wendy Daws BEM, Collaborative Visual Artist

Part of +Margate.19 with Turner Contemporary, host of Turner Prize 2019

Passionate about creating inclusive and tactile art, Wendy will discuss her 15 years’ experience developing her practice and working closely with the Kent Association for the Blind.

“I volunteer for the Kent Association for the Blind, running two art groups for blind and partially sighted residents of Medway and Gravesend. I am passionate about this work and it directly feeds my creative practice. I was involved in Rochester Cathedral’s research into creating a tactile interpretation of the Baptismal Fresco by Sergei Fyodorov, and subsequently commissioned to create the bronze tactile interpretation now on permanent display. I am currently working with The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and Canterbury Cathedral, aiming to open the arts and heritage to blind and partially sighted visitors. I believe strongly that disability is not an impairment to creativity. Art is for all regardless of age, ability or background. I thrive on collaborating. My artistic practice revolves around the people I meet and my responses are triggered by situations. I use materials to tell my story and if I can say it in a shadow, all the better for it. I invite you to touch the art work I make and very happy to hear what you think about ‘touch’ and ‘do not touch’.”

Tuesday 10th December, 7pm – 9pm

£5 per person, pre-booking is advisable. Book online at : Tickets from Eventbrite for Wendy Daws

All proceeds from the ticket sales goes to the Artist.

The talk will take place in MESS ROOM at Sun Pier House. MESS ROOM is a new accessible art studio in the ground floor of Sun Pier House, set up by Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre.

This event is part of the +Margate.19 programme with Turner Contemporary, host of the Turner Prize 2019.

A new winter season of artist talks. The evenings will offer the artists a professional platform to present and share their work. With an opportunity at the end of the talk for artists and audience to network and discuss in a social environment.