Stars on Starting Out: Alex Chinneck: FREE TALK

We’re delighted to have partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to produce Stars on Starting Out, an exciting aspect of Catalyst: Festival of Creativity.

Stars on Starting Out aims to encourage and support emerging and progressing artists, makers, creative businesses and anyone with an interest in visual arts, architecture and design.

Alex Chinneck, Sculptor

26 October, 6-8pm // BOOK FREE TICKETS

Join us on Wednesday 26 October for the final talk in our Stars on Starting Out series, by artist Alex Chinneck.

Alex Chinneck is a sculptor known for his temporary interventions which transform the viewer's experience of place. Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture, engineering, construction and place-making, his work is considerable in ambition and often in scale.

Works have included ‘Telling the Truth Through False Teeth’ (2012), where 1,248 pieces of glass were used create 312 identically smashed windows across the derelict facade of a factory in London to ‘A Bullet from A Shooting Star’, a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity pylon.

In this Stars on Starting Out talk, Alex will discuss his career to date and explore successful strategies for starting out in the creative industries. Alex will be introduced by Sheffield-based artist Jo Peel.

The Stars on Starting Out talks are FREE, but places are limited so please book your seats here.

5 October: Paul Simmons, Designer, Timorous Beasties / Sarah Jane Palmer

12 October: Kate Malone, Ceramicist / Victoria Dawes

19 October: Jessica Voorsanger, Artist / Allie Carr

26 October: Alex Chinneck, Artist / Jo Peel

Venue: Lecture Theatre 6620, Adsetts Learning Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB

View & download a map here.