Stars on Starting Out: Paul Simmons of Timorous Beasties: 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.

Four inspirational high-profile guest speakers, including Paul Simmons, designer and co-founder of Timorous Beasties, ceramicist Kate Malone and artists Jessica Voorsanger and Alex Chinneck, will discuss their careers to date and explore successful strategies for starting out in the creative industries.

Paul Simmons, Designer & Founder, Timorous Beasties

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

Join us on Wednesday 5 October for the first Stars on Starting out talk in the series, by Paul Simmons, Designer and Founder at Timorous Beasties.

Paul will discuss his career to date, and explore successful strategies for starting out in the creative industries. Paul will be introduced by Sheffield-based artist Sarah-Jane Palmer and the discussion will be chaired by Professor Sally Wade, Director of Sheffield Institute of Arts.

Founded by Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley, who met as students at Glasgow School of Art, the Timorous Beasties design studio has both embraced traditional design and defied conventional rules of pattern-making over the last 25 years.

The result has been an array of exciting textile collections and collaborative projects. Expert in printed fabrics and wallpapers, Timorous Beasties also work in a wide breadth of disciplines, ranging from graphics, furniture, products, ceramics, carpets, glass and interiors.

Clients include Famous Grouse, Nike, Fortnum & Mason, and Philip Treacy as well as exclusive lines for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Brintons carpets, Liberty London, and John Lewis Department Stores

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.