An Evening with... Edmund de Waal

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19 December 2019
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An Evening with... Edmund de Waal
Thursday 19 December
Doors open 6.45pm | 7pm
£25 | Friends £22.50
Pre-event mulled wine in the Old Kiln

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Join internationally renowned artist and best-selling author, Edmund de Waal, OBE, as he explores the relationship artists have with their studios. Examining the interweaving of making and writing in his own practice, Edmund will also reflect on how other artists have used their most intimate and creative spaces, from Cy Twombly and Sally Mann to Anselm Kiefer and Agnes Martin.

Edmund de Waal is best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels housed in minimal structures and his critical engagement with historic archives, architecture, music and poetry.

He has exhibited worldwide, with exhibitions at The Frick Collection, New York; Jewish Museum, Venice; Schindler House, Los Angeles, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Turner Contemporary, Margate; and the Kunsthaus, Graz, where he co-curated an exhibition with Ai Weiwei.

De Waal is also renowned for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), which won many literary prizes including the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Costa Biography Award and has been translated into more than 30 languages. His second book, The White Road, was published in 2015. The same year, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University.

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