Tickets are now available for May’s Nicer Tuesdays Online!
We’re keeping things digital this month with another online event, this time featuring a dream line-up of David Shrigley, Paula Scher, Charlie Engman and Haein Kim.
- It's Nice That
- 12 May 2020
- Reading Time
- 3 minute read
First off, to those of you who joined us for our first ever online Nicer Tuesdays a fortnight ago, thank you! And to those of you who didn’t, well, all we can say is you missed out on four fascinating talks. Luckily for you guys in that second camp, we’re back for May’s event with another incredible line-up that’s sure to keep you feeling inspired and connected to the wider creative world during this period of lockdown.
We’ll be running things in the same way, over Zoom and with a pay-what-you-can system. We took this decision last month to ensure the event was accessible to all but that we could also continue to support the creative industry and pay our speakers their full fee. The event will again take place at 6.15 BST and we can’t wait to see you there.
Tickets are now available via the button below so go grab yours, tell your mates to do the same, and once you have, come back to find out more about this month’s speakers.
Originally from Macclesfield, British artist David Shrigley is world-renowned for his witty line drawings that sardonically comment on everything from politics to animals to art. In 2013, he was nominated for the Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery in London but his humorous aphorisms about the world are as comfortable in a gallery as they are on his social media accounts. A self-confessed rambler, David will be joining us at May’s Nicer Tuesdays to tell us what’s been keeping him busy during the lockdown. And we cannot wait.
Paula Scher is a designer who has helped shape the visual language of New York, creating work for iconic landmarks like the New York City Ballet, The High Line, the city’s park signage system, and The Public Theatre. She served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York in 2006 and was the first female Pentagram partner when she joined the company in 1991. Since then, she has appeared in Netflix’s show Abstract: The Art of Design. In short, she’s a graphic design powerhouse and will be attempting to condense one of her many thorough projects into just ten minutes at this month’s event.
For the past decade, New York City-based photographer Charlie Engman has been photographing his mum Kathleen and the culmination of their work was recently released in a mammoth retrospective of the project titled Mom. While the project began organically, because Kathleen was an available and willing model, it has evolved into a fascinating collaboration that questions familial relationships and the power dynamics of photography. Charlie will be showing us a small selection of the images that made it into the book during Nicer Tuesdays, while explaining how the project has developed over the years.
Joining us from Sydney, Australia (which we are incredibly thankful for) is illustrator and animator Haein Kim. A name you will recognise from 2019’s Ones to Watch list, Haein’s works are nothing short of hilarious. Often working in coloured pencil, she draws women with big lips, big eyes and even bigger hair, who are as bold as they are beautiful. Her animations, mostly produced in collaboration with Paul Rhodes under their moniker Bubble Brain, rank up there among some of our favourites. If you haven’t already seen it, go check out Peepin’ to whet your appetite.
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