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Sculptor Wilfrid Wood joins the programme for Here 2016

There’s just one week until It’s Nice That’s annual symposium, Here 2016. We are very pleased to announce that sculptor Wilfrid Wood will be joining us to present the first talk of the day.

London-based sculptor Wilfrid Wood trained in graphics at Central St Martins before a friend got him a job building latex heads for satirical TV programme Spitting Image. From there he embarked on his artistic career, and his charismatic and quirky sculptures have since been exhibited the world over. Wilfrid has created likenesses of a variety of people including Angela Merkel, Wayne Rooney and his father, and Paul McCartney, and all of his work is made entirely by hand.

We’ll be learning about the ideas and working processes that precede the creation of his unique portraits – expect humour, heads and handcraft when Wilfrid takes to the stage.

As well as Wilfrid Wood, Here 2016 speakers include artist Bob and Roberta Smith, photographer Nadav Kander, design director of The New York Times Magazine Gail Bichler, illustrator Malika Favre and visual artist Yolanda Domínguez.

We will also be welcoming creative director at MTV Richard Turley, co-founder of Turner-prize winning collective Assemble, Joe Halligan and Omar Sosa and Marco Velardi, art director and editor-in-chief of Apartamento magazine.

Wilfrid replaces Isamaya Ffrench on our speaker programme. Sadly, due to work commitments Isamaya will no longer be appearing at the conference.