Tom Cardwell - Art House Open Lecture

We are delighted to present our fifth season of contemporary artists' talks in a partnership between the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department and Meadow Arts.

Tom Cardwell - Art House Open Lecture

About this event

Starts: Wednesday 29 January 2020 4:30 PM

Ends: Wednesday 29 January 2020 6:30 PM

At: The Art House, Castle Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3ZQ

Organised by: Meadow Arts

Tom Cardwell is an artist, researcher and lecturer based in London. His studio practice uses painting as a means to explore how objects act as crossing points for successive layers of cultural narrative and history. These paintings and textile works owe much to the historic Dutch still life genre, in which the mundane is elevated through painting. Previous series of work have focussed on artefacts including suits of armour and the customised ‘battle jackets’ made by heavy metal fans.

Recent solo exhibitions include Bad Patch, Wimbledon Space Gallery, London (2017) and Faith Once More, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Home of Metal, Birmingham City University (2019), Faster, Faster! Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019), and Shelfie, Best Practice, London, (2016).

Publications include Still Life and Death Metal (PhD thesis, Chelsea College of Arts, 2017) and the article ‘Battle jackets, identity and ‘material individuality’’ in the journal Metal Music Studies (Intellect) 3.3 (2017).

Tom is currently working on the book Heavy Metal Armour (Intellect, Bristol) and is Senior Lecturer in Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts.

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