January 2024: Symposium at York St John University POSTPONED

View of ‘Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making’ at Vessel gallery
Photo: Peter Griffiths

‘Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making’

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this symposium has been postponed until March 2024.

A new date will be announced here soon and on our social media @talkingsculpturemaking

A collaboration between Vessel at York St John University and TSM, this symposium positions a distinctly community-driven and collaborative practice to extend the overdue conversation positioned by the current exhibition in Vessel of the same name. In refusing historical practices which have denied women artists space, the positioning of community building is integral to the ongoing feminist repositioning of abstract sculpture.

Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making supports a national and intergenerational dialogue of abstract sculptors working across the UK today, and holds space for ongoing discussion.

Hosted at York St John University, the symposium will coincide with, and act as, the closing event for the exhibition Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making at Vessel Gallery. This group exhibition includes Talking Sculpture Making (TSM) members Gillian Brent MRSS, Alexandra Harley MRSS, and Sheila Vollmer MRSS, alongside sculptors Katrina Cowling, Hannah Honeywill MRSS, and Dr Charlotte Cullen MRSS.