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Tuesday 23 February 2021


Struggling to come up with fresh ideas? Find yourself always ending up at the same point? Want to shift your thinking?

Join Artist and Curator Chris Alton for an interactive workshop focussed on ideas generation.

Drawing on the methods of Brian Eno, Corita Kent, and Victor Papanek, as well as his own, this practical session will deploy play, chance, collaboration, and other disruptive approaches, to offer alternative ways to generate ideas and new thinking.

Chris Alton (b. 1991, Croydon) is an artist and curator. Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism, proposing art schools be built over golf courses, or producing video essays on the colonial intent of the trident’s; his work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions. He is also a skateboarder, and founding member of the Platt Fields Skatepark Community. 

Exhibitions & commissions include; Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead (2020); Link & Shift, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); Survey, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Bluecoat, Liverpool; g39, Cardiff; & Jerwood Space, London (2018-19); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery; & Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Biennial (2018-19); The Billboard, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff (2018); Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire (2017); Under the Shade I Flourish, xero, kline & coma, London (2016); and Outdancing Formations, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg (2015). 

Awards and bursaries include; Jerwood Bursary 2020, a-n Artist Bursary 2020, Fenton Arts Trust Bursary 2017; Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists 2015; Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 2015; and Collyer Bristow Graduate Award 2014.