Talking Art Sessions
Our Talking Art series returns to the UK with a discussion with Sumi Perera.
Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator who cross-links various skills and materials to create interactive site-specific installations, interventions and performances.
Her thought-provoking discussion will dissect process versus product and the importance of process in Sumi’s work.
She has held international residencies in China, Italy, France and the UK, the influence of which continues to inform her ongoing projects.
Many of Sumi’s artworks are held public and private collections, including the Tate, Victoria & Albert, Ashmolean, Royal Collection, The British Museum, British Library and Yale Centre for British Art USA.
Among her many awards and prizes, Sumi won West Yorkshire Print Workshop’s very own Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking in 2015. She has curated many touring exhibitions to international venues, and ‘Wish You/We Were Here/There’ (London Group) will be in Liechtenstein in 2021.
She truly has an impressive legacy of works and acclaims and she is such a close member of our WYPW family – we’re so excited to showcase her in the series!
Hear what inspires Sumi on and off the printing press, and find out more with a round of Q&A to close the session.
Date: Thursday 11 Mar 2021
Duration: 1 hour
Price: £3.00 – every time you make a purchase with West Yorkshire Print Workshop, you help us support local artists, upkeep our print making facilities and provide space for creativity within communities who need it most.
How to join: On booking, you will be added to our attendee list and receive a link to the exclusive Zoom session prior to the event. You will require internet access and a phone, computer or tablet to join in with your Zoom link and password.
In the Talking Art Sessions, UK and international artists get into the detail of their methods and muses from how they started to where they are today. It’s an exciting opportunity to get up close and personal (from a distance, of course!) and better understand printmaking and printmakers. Whether new to print making or an experienced technician, mix up your routine with a Talking Art session.
We can’t wait to see you!