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Cathie Pilkington RA in conversation with Nathaniel Hepburn

Artist talk


Saturday 1 April 2017
3.30 — 4.30pm

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Part of our

Life Room: Anatomy of A Doll

events programme
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Cathie Pilkington RA in her studio, with her ‘Degas Dolls’ (2016)

Photograph by Eamonn McCabe/© Royal Academy of Arts

Join Royal Academician Cathie Pilkington and Nathaniel Hepburn, Director of The Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, in the RA Life Room as they discuss ‘Life Room: Anatomy of a Doll’ and the problems artists face with figurative sculpture today.

Cutting across the grand sculptural canon of nudes and goddesses, Cathie Pilkington RA’s practice spans from the large scale accumulations of objects and installations in big spaces to the more intimate, domestic register of toys, ornaments and dummies. In doing so, Pilkington constantly challenges the art world’s mediated relationship between the viewer and the artwork.

Speaking in situ with her installation Life Room: Anatomy of a Doll, Pilkington joins Nathaniel Hepburn, Director of The Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, in conversation to discuss the significance of her new sculptural works Degas Dolls and how her exploration of the practical and psychological uses of the model, the statue, the doll and the dummy in visual culture reveal some of the problems with figurative sculpture today.

All tickets include entry to the installation.

Entry to this event is via Burlington Gardens, please use Old Bond Street, the Burlington Arcade or Sackville Street for access.

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Saturday 1 April 2017

3.30 — 4.30pm

The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools

£12, £6 concessions. Free for carers.