The Clairvoyance of Painting Workshop

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


    To accompany the current exhibition at HOP Projects CT20, artist Alexander James Pollard will run two Sunday workshops (on 14,10,18 and the 21/10/18) that re-examine Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy techniques by building a body of work that refers to mythic subject matter local to Folkestone & South East England, both historic and contemporary. The techniques learned during this session encourage painters to generate form without the use of restrictive outlines, allowing access to an intuitive voice through the process of wet on wet painting.Painting has the potential to deeply nourish the soul and provide a healthy out-breathing, creating an inner flexibility and connection with intuitive intelligences. It acts as a antidote to some of the more cerebral restrictions of art production now normalised and institutionalised within contemporary art practice and education. Perhaps equally important is the re-positioning of the importance of material-based learning in relation to the inevitable encroachment of technological and digital influences on our environment.These workshops are free and open to all members of the public (no previous experience required). They are a fantastic opportunity to explore the process of image-making guided by intuition. The practical research, data and experience gathered in these sessions will be utilised by Pollard as field work research in his quest to complete a practice-based PhD that focuses on the role of intuition in painting.
    Period14 Oct 2018
    Event titleThe Clairvoyance of Painting Workshop
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationFolkestone, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • Myth-Science, Fictioning, Premodernisms, Bad Painting, Atemporality, Residual Mining, Myths, Theory-fiction, Paleo-Art, Minor-modernisms, The Occult, Intuition in Painting.