Visiting Artist’s Talk – Fiona Curran

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Fiona Curran.

Fiona Curran makes objects for exhibition and public art commissions in heritage environments. Her commissions focus on the poetics and the politics of landscape space exploring how the material histories of site intersect with gendered and colonial manifestations of power. Fiona’s studio practice considers the decorative as a mediator between the exterior landscape and interior space.

Recent commissions include works for National Trust Gibside, Gateshead (2018); Kielder Forest, Northumberland (2016); Art Across the City, Swansea (2012); Danson House, Bexleyheath Park (2012) and Tatton Park, Cheshire (2010) for which she was awarded a RIBA small projects award.

Solo exhibitions include Beach Fatigue at Carslaw St* Lukes, London (2014); Waiting for the perfect view at Touchstones, Rochdale (2012) and Assembly at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2010).

Fiona studied at Manchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She teaches at the Royal College of Art and is a studio artist at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge.

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Aleana Turner.

Image: Fiona Curran, Detail from Tilt (2018). Needlepoint, fabric and card collage, painted wooden frame.