The main tutor for the course is:
Briony Marshall MRSS is a London based sculptor and installation artist. With a background in Biochemistry, she fuses an intellectual/conceptual approach with an intuitive, materials inspired process to develop sculptures that investigate the natural world and man’s place in it.
Weeks 2 – 5 will be taught by visiting tutors who are all fascinating artists working with the figure in their own unique way.
Focussing largely on the body and with a bachelor degree in experimental art, Jamie takes a multidisciplinary approach to his work. After a decade in the film industry he established Brighton Body Casting, which he runs alongside his fine art practice. His most famous work is The Great Wall of Vagina, an 8m long wall sculpture created from plaster casts of 400 women’s vulvas. With his work frequently in the media, Jamie has gained an international reputation as an influential art activist. His work has appeared in countless exhibitions, in museums and private collections worldwide.
Katherine Gili FRSS works in steel in her own unique approach to the observed dynamics of the human body. She says that ‘The body is not my subject but its physicality is my source of sculptural invention’. She has a long successful career and her work is represented in the collections of the Tate and the Arts Council of England.
Tim Shaw RA is a Belfast-born sculptor and contemporary visual artist working in Cornwall UK. Tim Shaw was elected to be a Royal Academician in 2013. Working across a range of different mediums, he produces both single entities and all encompassing, multi-sensory installations that utilise sight, sound and smell. He has undertaken a number of public commissions including The Rites of Dionysos for the Eden Project, The Minotaur for The Royal Opera House and The Drummer in Truro City Centre.
Johanna Bolton is a visual artist working across sculpture, installation, photography and performance. Since graduating from Chelsea College in 2014, she has had a number of residencies and exhibitions in the UK and internationally. Last year, Johanna received the 2021 Gilbert Bayes Award for emerging artists from the Royal Society of Sculptors, and became the recipient of a nine-month residency at metal fabricator Benson Sedgwick in 2022. Previous projects include a residency at Kew Gardens Herbarium, a commission for the Bomberg Archive at London South Bank University and exhibitions at Gerlesborgs Konsthall in Sweden and Edicola Spoleto / MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy.