A week before Christmas, on 18 December, we’ll host our last Nicer Tuesdays of 2018. Following a year of countless brilliant talks across all creative disciplines, we thought it was only right to go out with a bang.
Therefore, this month’s edition of Nicer Tuesdays will host beyond hilarious filmmaker Duncan Cowles, eye-opening photographer Ronan McKenzie, vibrant and joyful graphic designer Caterina Bianchini and renowned illustrator Christoph Niemann with each joining us at Oval Space.
For our end of year special, we’re changing the format of two talks, a short break, followed by two more talks and the running order will instead see three talks in the first half and a short break before Christoph Niemann takes to the stage for a slightly longer talk than usual, followed by an on-stage Q&A.
Renowned illustrator and artist Christoph Niemann will join us for the last talk of 2018’s Nicer Tuesdays. It’s been a busy year for Christoph working both digitally in creating a new VR video series and physically, recently creating two 40-metre tiled murals for a pedestrian tunnel in Wannsee, Germany.
Christoph will be visiting us from his Berlin home to talk about his work over the past year in this particularly special Nicer Tuesdays talk.
The work of Scottish, London-based graphic designer Caterina Bianchini explores hand drawn typography and in turn creates a genre of letterform “that might not exist yet,” she says. As a result, Caterina’s work jumps between tools for whatever she might be working on but each one is apt and has a certain Bianchini charm to it too. Working primarily in music throughout her career, the designer is behind several posters and EP covers, many of which were recently collated into a book, See You at the Dance which she’ll be taking us through in her talk.
Photographs by London-based Ronan McKenzie are special moments. Her work, which has caught the eyes of Vogue, Wonderland Stella McCartney Kids and Adidas, has the ability to always appear natural, even if it’s posed.
Ronan’s personal work expands this feeling that her photography evokes, particularly her recent project I’m Home, an exhibition showcasing solely black British female photographers. Ronan will join us to talk through her own work, but also the mammoth task of organising such an exhibition, taking us behind the scenes of it too.
Edinburgh-based filmmaker Duncan Cowles is a practitioner we’ve championed all the way back to 2013. A director of humour and wit, Duncan’s films utilise all kinds of resources to create relatable shorts that have garnered him a following which we’re very happy to include ourselves part of. Whether he’s accidentally filming his mum repeatedly coming into his bedroom to talk about a lamp or making a film out of his experience of making stock footage, Duncan’s shorts are bound to make you laugh. Duncan will join us from Edinburgh to talk us through how he’s crafted this style of filmmaking.
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