Opportunity for artists in Cambridge (November 2018)

Masterclass with artists Keith Wilson and Cory Burr

Date: 23 November 2018 11am – 3pm
Venue: Meeting Room 1, Trumpington Meadows Primary School, Kestrel Rise, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9AY

Artists will have the exciting opportunity to take part in a masterclass with artists Keith Wilson and Cory Burr. Keith has developed a public art commission for Trumpington Meadows, Cambridge, which will be located in the central square outside Trumpington Meadows Primary School. The two part sculpture, which explores the concept of play, is being fabricated by Cory Burr. The commission is being managed by Commission Projects.


11.00 – 11.10am Morning tea/coffee, welcome and introductions

11.10 – 11.25am Keith, introduction to art practice

11.25 – 11.40am Cory, introduction to art practice

11.40am – 12.00pm Keith and Cory will discuss the Trumpington Meadows’ commission and their collaboration

12.00 – 2.20pm Practical activity focusing on play

2.20 – 3.00pm Participants will present their work to Keith and Cory for feedback

The masterclass is free however places are limited and booking is essential. Please email lyndall.phelps@commissionprojects.co.uk to reserve your place. Refreshments and art materials will be provided. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch; there’s a Sainsbury nearby if you wish to purchase food.

Introduction to Keith and Cory’s practices:

Keith Wilson is an artist with a longstanding interest in the cultural status of sculpture, and the extent to which sculpture can play a part in social transformation. His practice has been balanced between curatorial ventures (most recently a co-curated project, Modern British Sculpture, at the Royal Academy London in 2011), gallery exhibitions (such as Calendar at the MAC Belfast in 2016), and public works (currently transforming the interior of the Park Hill estate in Sheffield—Europe’s largest listed structure—into a public sculpture park: Sculpture Park Hill). He completed a major commission, Steles, for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, works that remain as a key part of the new Queen Elizabeth Park; and produced new sculptures at each venue as part of British Art Show 7 as it toured the UK. He retains a research affiliation with Sheffield Hallam University as Professor of Sculpture. Since summer 2016 he has been Provost’s Artist-in-Residence, the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, where he also serves as the Center’s director.

Cory Burr has been producing furniture, architectural details and art works since he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA in the 1980’s. He has taught Industrial Design and Design Technology at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Colorado and Art Institutes of America. He holds baccalaureate degrees in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Over the years, Cory has worked with numerous British and international architects, artists and designers to produce works including architectural details, film and theatre sets and technical special effects, and fine art (both gallery works and large scale public artworks). Located in the Cotswolds, Cory’s workshop has departments for welding and precision metals machining, woodworking, mould & model-making and final assembly. There are also wet areas for casting cement and jesomonite and a heated spray-booth for both spray painting and laminating resins.
Projects can be found on his website and on Flickr: www.designfabricators.co.uk

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