RIBA Bristol & Bath is delighted to continue their architecture series with Architecture and Art, an in person event with inspirational guest speakers and networking. Launched in 2019, the series has gained momentum online and in person and we are delighted to close the year with this culturally rich offer.
The use of art can be an important part of the design of spaces to incorporate aesthetics, emotions and function. It also alerted more of us to the environments we inhabit and, as architects, we want to be able to deliver great design to a client's specifications and offer interesting solutions. These talks are a forum to share your ideas and experiences and to explain what you believe is required to drive innovative solutions. In this talk, we are discussing how artists' techniques can be used.
About our presenters
Andy Council, artist
Andy Council is an international artist whose work is full of urban detail. He’s drawn everything from huge cutaway diagrams of cityscapes through to dinosaurs made from streets and houses. Andy studied animation at Bournemouth Art College and has diverted many of the skills he learned towards illustration. Drawing is at the heart of Andy’s work, which combines physical and digital imagery. His drawings are scanned in, and colour is added using a computer. Recently, he began exploring with more natural media - acrylics, inks and spray paint. Street art and graffiti are important influences for him. Most of Andy’s illustrations are architectural - landscapes, cities and maps. He has become well known for creating composite beasts made up of architectural landmarks and other recognisable elements.
Jack Gibbon - Creative Producer and CEO, Bricks
Jack has a passion for supporting cross sector creative and community collaborations and developing the ecology for visual arts practice in Bristol.
In 2018 Jack founded Bricks and has a dual role as executive lead and an active producer developing projects. Notable Bricks projects include the Bricks Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Consultancy and developing St Anne's House as a creative community hub through co-design with the hyper local community of St Anne's and the regional creative community of the West of England.
Malcolm Hamilton - Creative Director, Play Disrupt
Malcolm loves working to a brief, finding clever, playful ways to engage people in a project. Malcolm has developed his practice through years of making outdoor theatre, play interventions and community engagement. He was a Leverhulme Arts Scholar attached to Bristol Old Vic in 2017 and has studied a wide breadth of play theory and is constantly experimenting with play interventions for adults and children. He is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and is particularly interested in using this method in housing consultations. He is driven by finding clever, playful mechanisms to connect people to ideas and each other.
Creative Director at Play Disrupt, Malcolm's main passion is his allotment, though he has recently taken up fishkeeping. He loves exploring, playing board games badly and delving into local histories.
We have a lot to show and tell you about including...
Anna Gillespie, Stride Treglown Architects (Sinking House)
And much more...
We are delighted that a number of Bristol's finest artists have agreed to get involved and will be showing their work, which will available to purchase from their webpages.
This event will be run under COVID safe conditions. You will be asked to agree to our conditions as part of the booking process.