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Arnolfini - est 1961

Join artist Rose Wylie as part of the UWE Fine Art / Art in the City series of lectures.

Rose Wylie studied at Folkestone and Dover School of Art, and at the Royal College of Art. All of her work is centred on paintings and drawings inspired by a wide range of visual culture. Her subject matter varies from ancient Greece and contemporary Egyptian Hajj wall paintings to films, news stories, celebrity gossip, fashion photography and observations of everyday life.

Wylie represented Great Britain in Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C, 2010. Her first retrospective exhibition was held at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 2012, and was followed by her BP Spotlight exhibition at Tate Britain, 2013, which led to museum shows in Philadelphia; Tonsberg, Norway; Wolfsberg, Germany; Tal R’s Project Space, Copenhagen; and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Lund Humphries are planning a monograph on her painting, to be historically and contextually positioned by Clarrie Wallis, Curator at Tate.

She received the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2011 before winning the John Moores Painting Prize in 2014 and Charles Wollaston Award in 2015. She has been invited to meet and talk with students in the invited significant artists series ‘Artists Promenades’ at the Royal College of Art and given talks on her work at the Slade, Goldsmiths, Wimbledon College of Art, the Royal Academy Schools, the Royal Drawing School, John Moores Liverpool, the ICA and Tate Britain.

This event is part of the ‘Art in the City’ Lecture series, organised by Arnolfini, Bristol City Council, and the University of the West of England. Supported by Bristol City Council.