Lunchtime Lecture: Kim Spooner
NAS lecturer and artist Kim Spooner presents an engaging talk about the challenges of being an artist in today’s art world, demands of contemporary life, the shifts in aesthetic and the place of art in our lives. These important topics give rise to questions that impact on the nature of the art we make – it’s relevance in terms of subject and media, as well as the audience to whom we communicate. Kim refers to her own practice as an established artist and arts educator, including how her work has shifted with these demands while maintaining the integrity of her personal view. She presents the case that artists have always looked within themselves as well as to other artists for common threads that mingle and re-emerge as “new”. Kim is a lecturer in both Summer Schools Week One and Two.
Image: Kim Spooner, Long After Magritte, 2018, charcoal on Saunders cotton paper, courtesy of the artist