[Blueboard] Visual Arts lectures and workshop by Alan Whittaker from Liverpool Hope University

mvilches at ateneo.edu mvilches at ateneo.edu
Tue Jun 28 14:55:48 PHT 2011


                           The School of Humanities
                             The Fine Arts Program
                            The Ateneo Art Gallery
              in cooperation with British Council Philippines

invite you to visual arts lectures and workshop by Alan Whittaker,  
Head of Fine and Applied Arts in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at  
Liverpool Hope University and Associate Professor at Hope's Bachelor  
of Design program.  Alan Whittaker's visit is under the auspices of  
the educational link between Liverpool Hope University and the School  
of Humanities.

Incidentally, Fr. Ben Nebres, SJ is receiving his Doctorate of  
Letters, Honoris Causa, at Liverpool Hope University's graduation  
ceremonies on 20th July 2011.


Wednesday, June 29
INTRODUCTION TO ART AND AESTHETICS:  THE LIVERPOOL HOPE DESIGN WORK
4.30 to 6pm, Escaler Hall

Other than introducing art and aesthetics in general, this  
presentation describes the work that Liverpool Hope University is  
doing in relation to design: metal, wood, fabric, and with specific  
focus on ceramic art since Mr. Whittaker is a ceramic artist.  The  
presentation describes Hope?s curricular offerings in these fields,  
their workshop rooms and facilities in their Creative Campus, the  
output that their students/graduates produce, and some ideas on job  
opportunities that await those in the design/art field.


Friday, July 1
GLOBAL HOPE
4.30 to 6 pm
Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room
H. De la Costa Hall

This presentation is on Liverpool Hope University's Global Hope  
project, overseas education charity, using university resources (staff  
and students) in support of community development and communities  
overseas.  
[http://www.hope.ac.uk/service-and-leadership-award/global-hope-faqs.html].
This presentation describes a 2010 engagement in Betim Brazil where students
worked with cooperatives and designed products (bags, jewellery and  
ceramics) for sale locally and abroad.  
[http://www.hope.ac.uk/service-and-leadership-award/betim-brazil-2010.html]


Saturday, July 2
CERAMICS/POTTERY WORKSHOP
9:00 to 3:00 PM
Venue:  UP College of Fine Arts

In this workshop, Alan Whittaker will demonstrate his craft using  
local clay.  This is designed for Fine Arts students both at Ateneo de  
Manila and the University of the Philippines.  Anyone else in the  
Ateneo community that is interested in attending this workshop, please  
contact the Fine Arts Program, local numbers 5330/5331 or email  
Michael Parker, Coordinator for the Information Design Program  
<mparker at teneo.edu> for more details and arrangements.


Monday, July 4
ARTSPEAK
TRANSLUCENCE AND LIGHT IN BONE CHINA:  ALAN WHITTAKER's CERAMIC ART
and opening of Whittaker's Ceramic Exhibit
4:30 to 6:00 PM
Ateneo Art Gallery

Alan Whittaker is experimenting with bones from kangaroos and Shetland  
sheep in the latest stage of his career-long interest in translucence  
and light in bone china. Mr. Whittaker says:  ?Ox bones are  
traditionally used in the manufacture of English bone china. But I  
have taken kangaroo bones and calcined them up to 1000C in the kiln,  
grinding the resulting ash to a powder and then using it for my work.  
Different bones give the china different characteristics and it?s a  
matter of comparing the effect of bones and their different chemical  
composition. Liverpool Museum is now anlaysing bones I have supplied  
to help me understand the differences.?


Wednesday, July 6
THE LIVERPOOL ART AND CULTURE SCENE
4.30 to 6 pm, Escaler Hall

Liverpool is a city in the UK that has a rich cultural heritage.  It  
used to be a mercantile hub and gateway to the New World.  Today, a  
lot of people go to Liverpool for its art, music, and museums.   
Liverpool houses Hockney, Degas, Turner, Rembrandt and many more in  
its impressive Walker Art Gallery.  It also takes pride in the Tate  
Gallery that exhibits modern art.  Home to the Beatles, it has its own  
The Beatles Story ? a treasure trove of the art and life of this group  
that has made their important mark in the music industry.  For music  
lovers, the Liverpool Philharmonic is a place of great interest.  This  
presentation is a both a pictorial and narrative description of the  
city with specific focus on its art and culture scenery.  In addition,  
and more importantly, it shows how Liverpool Hope University (located  
on Hope Street between the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the  
Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King) has connected  
itself to Liverpool?s rich art and culture scene through its programs  
and staff expertise.


MARIA LUZ C. VILCHES, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dean, School of Humanities
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone (632) 4266001, Ext. 5300, 5301
Telephone & Fax (632)4261042
http://www.ateneo.edu/soh

"Hope is the thing with feathers
  That perches in the soul,
  And sings the tune without the words,
  And never stops at all."
            -Emily Dickinson

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