Bricks Artist Talks are programmed every Wednesday, 13.00-14.00.

Join us each week on Zoom – no booking required.

Talks will be recorded for future broadcast.

Contact us on 07709 264 201 if you have trouble accessing Zoom.

Artist Banner reading 'Fra Beecher, a body of work: life modelling as a catalyst for creative practice, 1pm, Wed 20th Jan - Online,
Life model and photographic artist Fra Beecher @fra_beecher will discuss her recent project, ‘Body of Work’ which she completed during her Masters studies @maphotographybristol. The work explores the physical role of the female life model. Having transitioned to posing online during the pandemic, Fra will also talk about the virtual experiences which are informing her new work.
In this talk Jemma will talk about her current projects – documenting our fading heritage, WWF collaboration and the setup of Bristol Print Atelier.

Past Events

In this talk, Beth will be discussing her micro-commission for Bricks, centred around combining painting and animation, using projection. She will be sharing her documentation and progress, followed by a Q&A and discussion.

Artist Talk Recording

Flyer for Anna Haydock Wilsons artist talk. Blue and Red graphics. Reads 'Bricks Artist Talk, Anna Haydock Wilson, finding common ground—the highs and lows of community co-creation. 1pm, Wed 6th Jan—Online,
Anna Haydock-Wilson will describe her creative practice as it has developed from installation to co-creation and what it feels like to relinquish authorship. Using examples of projects from London and Bristol, Anna will explain her processes, motivations, successes and failures. Finding Common Ground (uniting communities along Bristol’s waterways) is the title of her latest project which has grown out of collaborations with socially engaged artists working across Bristol including: Lizzie Philps, Annali Grimes, Amy Hutchings, Jo Bushell and Gill Simmons. As the talk took place the day after lockdown 3 began, Anna had to work at home while supporting her daughter and was unhappy with the way the work is visually presented in this talk (tech & time frustrations), so she made this PDF document which you can open if you would like to see some of the work more clearly and coherently.
In this talk, artist Alice Sheppard Fidler will discuss the installation work in development for her Bricks Micro Commission. Methods and processes of her practice will be covered, as will how this piece relates to previous installation works and those of other artists.

Alice Sheppard Fidler Artist Talk Recording

In this talk, artist Yuko Edwards will talk about work that came from uncertainty and what learning more about death can do for the living.

Yuko Edwards Artist Talk Recording

“Inspired by my own experiences growing up on the Pepys (a brutalist high-rise council estate in Deptford, south London), my current practice investigates dystopian themes and ideas associated with British housing estates. These experiences are at the heart of my work and I am interested in exploring my working class roots and the urban context that I grew up in and striving to understand how this has affected my persona, visual aesthetic and behaviour as an artist.”

Steve Burden Artist Talk Recording

In this talk James Mortimer will discuss his recent visceral paintings and the slapstick violence of his inner world. He will also share practical insights into how he has built his art career.

James Mortimer Artist Talk Recordings

Clare Thatcher will deliver a demonstration and talk, sharing how she makes her oil paints with a variety of pigments. 

Clare Thatcher Artist Talk Recording

In this talk participatory artist Ellie Shipman will introduce her creative practice and share learning from over ten years of creatively engaging communities: from co-designing fabric with refugee women to interactive installations in Vietnam or creatively consulting residents through making art for public realm and research projects. Ellie will invite you to reflect on what it means to work with others in your creative practice.

Ellie Shipman Artist Talk Recording

Matthew Roy Arnold’s talk on ’21st Century Landscapes’ for Bricks Bristol.

Matthew Roy Arnold Artist Talk Recording

Jo Lathwood Artist Talk Recordings

Lisa Cole

Nick Grellier Artist Talk Recording

Unfortunately, Catherine Knight’s Artist Talk was not recorded.