Soup Talks: Sculptor, Sarah Staton – Form, Function and Feeling
Date: 31 May 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
£5 - £10 per personBook Here
£5 for the talk only
£10 for the talk with a bowl of homemade soup and a wedge of focaccia bread.
Advanced booking through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
This talk will also be accessible online via Instagram Live.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join Sculptor and Tutor Sarah Staton as she discusses her work over the past 40 years – from YBA to the Royal College and her 2021 exhibition SupaStore.
In this fascinating talk, Sarah will explore the social potentials of art, drawing on her experience of making public commissions and where and how the public realm allows art to become useful. She will locate her work within a legacy of ideas around the dignity of work that has been celebrated in the UK’s Arts and Crafts movement, Chicago School and Bauhaus. Sarah will also explore the sociability of sculpture as an artform and the potentials for flux and flow between both art and craft forms. She will also touch on her fascination with the correspondences in working methods for different materials.
Sarah joins us as part of our Wednesday night ‘Soup Talks’ series during which we host locals or people passing through the area to share their stories and expertise with a captive audience over a bowl of homemade soup! Often illustrated, each talk lasts approximately 40 minutes with time for questions and informal chat. The Stable Bar is open for drinks before and after the talk and those with tickets, get 10% off on the night.
About the speaker:
Beginning with model making, employed as a 3D drawing method, Sarah Staton creates sculptures for a variety of contexts including the public realm. Through references to utilitarianism, and a use of synthetic and natural materials, she creates spaces and objects that are marked by their socio-economic reality, seeking a modest purpose – to enable revelry and reverie. As well as commissions and exhibitions, Sarah is also a Senior Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Water, Wind, Wave’ (2023) House of St Barnabas, Soho, London; ‘SupaVenezia’ (2022) AplusA Gallery, Venice; ‘Fish, Fowl, Forest’ (2022), Pipeline Projects, London; ‘SupaStore Southside’ (2021) South London Gallery, London and ‘Pressure Drop’ (2021), Cylinder, Seoul, South Korea.
Recent and ongoing public commissions include 3 sites on the Tideway Super Sewer Completing 2024, ‘Alphonso’ Milton Keynes 2021, ‘Edith and Hans’ 2016 for University of Bristol, ‘Puppies’ 2015, Teesside University, ‘Esperanto of Currency’ 2015, filet, London and ‘Steve’ 2014, Folkestone Triennial.