[To join the talk, click THIS LINK ]
In the third instalment of our interview series exploring the personal stories of artists we will be speaking to printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho about her career in the arts. Over the course of the hour we’ll explore Wuon-Gean’s journey as an artist and printmaker with a particular focus on her experience of artists' residencies, how she documents daily life in her Little Linos series and her new jobworking with the Centre for Fine Print Research in the University of the West of England. Feel free to email any advance questions you’d like us to put to Wuon-Gean to firstname.lastname@example.org or to ask questions via the Q&A function during the talk.
Our ETC: ART/WORK series aims to showcase the variety of careers in the arts through conversations with leading figures in art and design. The talks are run by Draw Brighton with support from Cass Art and are funded by our supporters on Patreon.
The live webinar will be hosted on Zoom and you can watch on your computer or on a phone or tablet with the Zoom app – only the speaker’s audio and video will be enabled. Just click THIS LINK at 7pm on Friday 29th January to join. The talk is free and you do not need to sign up in advance, you will just need to give your name and email address when you sign in – these will not be stored after the talk. We will also be live-streaming the talk on our Youtube channel HERE.
After the talk there be will the opportunity to join a 45 minute follow-up ‘pub trip’ where you will be able to join a Zoom meeting to chat about Wuon-Gean’s talk with other people who attended. Once the talk is over, just grab a drink and click the link in the event below; we’ll start at 8:10pm, you’ll need your audio and video on and we will split into random ‘pub’ groups of 6 people on Zoom. You are also welcome to post your reflections on the talk in our Facebook community notice board HERE.
Wuon-Gean Ho works in print, artist’s books and film, and has exhibited widely in juried, invited and solo shows for the past 25 years. She trained in water-based woodblock printmaking in Japan in 2000, and gained a distinction for her masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2016. In 2009 and 2011 she coordinated the 2nd and 3rd International Printmaking Festival in Qijiang, Chongqing, China, and has been back to China as a visiting Famous Foreign Professor to Changsha Normal University in 2015 and 2017. From 2016–18 she was a print fellow at the RA schools in Piccadilly, London. She is a former director of East London Printmakers CIC. Currently she is a research associate and editor of the IMPACT printmaking journal at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England.
Draw Brighton is an independent art school in Brighton, UK. We believe that good quality drawing education should be accessible to everybody and usually run drop-in, short-term and long-term courses from our Brighton studio. During the pandemic we have moved our life drawing classes online and are providing drawing resources via our Patreon page, where you can support us from £3 per month. Our long running ETC programme is intended to complement our practical workshops with artists’ talks and panel discussions on the themes of drawing, the arts and the body.