Crit 65 @ Shoreditch Trust, 7 July 2015 in partnership with Shape Arts

Open Crit @ Shoreditch Trust in partnership with Shape Arts

Tuesday 7th July 2015

6.30- 9pm

iNDUSTRY East Road, 20 East Rd, N16AD

This crit brings together student, graduate and self-taught artists from across London.


To present or if you have any questions please email [email protected]

This event is fully accessible


Karen Turner

Fine Art BA Graduate 2015

Artist/Second hand furniture saleswomen/Facilitator of crits/ Spontaneous Curator…

Statement about your practice

Every day I think, make, live, reflect, look and discuss. Not always in that order. This is my practice!…

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:



Martin Whamby

MA Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art graduated 2014



Statement about your practice

Innovation, in all areas of creativity interest me. I see no great distinction between engineering, music, design and theatre, or dance, science and the visual arts. I am influenced and inspired by engineers, Dick Fosbury, Brunel, Treverthick, Alex Moulton, Paul MacCready. Artists, Leon Kossoff, Egon Schiele, Bonnard, Peter Blake and the conceptual work of Damian Hirst, Martin Creed and Gavin Turk.

My aim is to introduce innovation into my work, embracing joyful, childlike and expressive images that are free from the restraint and inhibitions of the over trained adult mind.

I consider it fundamental that work I produce can be accessed easily by a non art trained, non specialist audience.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

Exposure to new ideas.


Jonathan Brown

Anglia Ruskin university

BA Fine Art Hon

Outeach worker for deaf people with mental health

Statement about your practice

I paint directly onto wood and paper because they are not neutral surfaces. The material of wood has various of textures it is natural and imperfect. It also like has a history or pre-existing purpose, which can prompt a range of associations and memories in the viewer.

I like to experiment with a range of materials and processes, because this is always challenging and produces unexpected results. In my recent works, I have started using blocks of wood to build up layers and colour, to produce a more sculptural, physical feeling of reality.

I see painting as a connection with the human condition because it is the interpreter between the painter and always engaged with dialogue of visual sensation and inner experience of reality human beings.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

Critical view of my working, discuss about contemporary culture of painting and work of abstraction form.


Heather Carol

Artist and Poet

Statement about your practice

I am a London based Lesbian artist and poet. I am currently rebuilding my artistic career after a long period of ill health and circumstance. I am disabled and the combination of my disability and sexuality has been challenging. I create my artwork using mixed media and sgrafitto on traditional gesso panels. I am currently working on a new portfolio of artwork and poetry exploring my disability and sexuality, and the way that society views the LGBTQ community and those who are disabled. Symbolism fascinates me and in my current work I am also exploring how society uses signs and symbols to communicate ideas. As a disabled Lesbian I am wishing to create work that raises awareness of the issues surrounding sexuality and disability, and work that will challenge social perceptions.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I appreciate the opportunity to share my work with other artists. Feedback on my techniques and themes will be very valuable as I will then be able to improve the way that I communicate my ideas.



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