A seminar featuring Clare Lilley, Alex Hartley and Tania Kovats

Wednesday 21st February, 1.30 – 4.30pm, £10

This seminar brings together three internationally acclaimed creatives who work with landscape and explores approaches to making, siting and exhibiting artworks in the public realm.

Clare Lilley is director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, named Museum of the Year in 2014. Since 2012 she has also curated the Frieze Sculpture Park in London. From the 1990’s she has curated shows by many of the worlds most important sculptors including Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, James Turrell, Bill Viola and William Turnbull.

Tania Kovats returns to Hestercombe where she exhibited ‘Oceans’ in 2014, the Gallery’s first solo show. She is renowned for producing sculptures, large-scale installations and temporal works which explore our experience and understanding of landscape. Kovats recently made ‘Bleached’ as part of Hull 2017 and distributed ‘Dirty Water: London’s Low Tide’, a tabloid newspaper she created as part of Art on the Tideway public art programme. Kovats is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.

Alex Hartley’s work takes many forms, usually addressing utopian ideologies and our complicated, sometimes contradictory, attitudes toward built and natural environments. His practice is wide ranging, comprising wall-based sculptural photographic compositions, film-making, climbing, artist publications, architectural installations and ambitious works of land-art. Following 2012’s Cultural Olympiad commission ‘Nowhereisland’; he continues to create a considerable body of work. Last year he exhibited at both the Folkestone and Yokohama Triennials. Hartley is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery.

Image: Alex Hartley, ‘Wall’, Folkestone Triennial 2017