Patrons: library salon with Cathie Pilkington RA
Join us for an evening with Cathie Pilkington RA as she delves into the RA’s historic library and archive to talk about items from the RA’s collection which have informed her practice.
Cathie Pilkington is a London-based sculptor and a figurative artist, renowned for crafting increasingly ambivalent forms. Her sculptural practice combines the interrelated and antagonistic worlds of fine art and craft. She carefully creates pieces from a vast array of materials, adopting ready-made elements, which are freely assembled, as well as incorporating modelling, carving, painting and other finishes to her works. Her sculptures often take on doll-like forms which approach the immediacy of ordinary figurative playthings, and thereby challenge the art-world’s customary and mediated relationship between the viewer and the artwork.
Patrons will have the opportunity to engage with Cathie’s practice whilst discussing her work alongside materials from the Royal Academy’s library and archive. Following this, Patrons will be invited to join the artist in the Academician’s Room for drinks.
● Fully booked
Thursday 14 March 2019
6.30 — 8.30pm
RA Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, booking required.