Visiting Artist Talk - Florence Peake

Published: 4 May 2016 at 11:48

A woman with hands covered in modelling clay

For this talk, Florence Peake will work with performance demonstrations and participatory elements to illustrate her ideas and methodologies in her practice.

2pm Wednesday 4 May 2016, Ruskin 203

Florence Peake’s practice encompasses visual art, dance and performance. Recent work has been concerned with the often hidden production processes of artworks, interacting with, re-imagining and re- framing the procedures, actions and gestures involved in both making a piece of work and packaging it (literally). Peake often incorporates large-scale objects and materials that change and reform in front of the audience. Peake's practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture materials combined with found, appropriated and fabricated objects placed in relationship to the moving body. Site and the placement of performance and audience, live and recorded text, and also a well developed sense of wit and humour, are key to her body of work.

Florence is an Artsadmin Associate artist. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and presented work at the National Portrait Gallery, performing group work Paper Portraits; BALTIC, Newcastle ensemble piece MAKE; Hayward Gallery- a 3 month performance installation as part of the Mirrorcity show; David Roberts Art Foundation; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Modern Art Oxford; Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Harris Museum, Preston, Exchange, Penzance.