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Practice as Research Corkscrew Conversations: Ruth Solomons (Birkbeck) and Katrine Hjelde (Chelsea College of Arts)

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library

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Over the course of 4 evenings in June current practice-based PhD students at Birkbeck will be in conversation with invited guests from a range of disciplinary perspectives including art, graphic design, medical humanities and creative writing. Join us in discussing the relationship between theory and practice in their research, explore how practice can be made visible and find out more about current issues practitioners face during and post-PhD.

These events are co-convened by Bruno Roubicek and Sophie Hope.

6 June - Ruth Solomons (Birkbeck) and Katrine Hjelde (Chelsea College of Arts)

Ruth's practice-led research draws not only on her experience of working as an artist, but also the experience of the risks and strategies undertaken in order to sustain practice. Through the research process, her painting practice has become increasingly interwoven with the perception of how artists work. Continuously working part-time, balancing rent rises against stagnant pay rates, and navigating oversubscribed, diminishing numbers of artists' studios in city centres, are all connected aspects which influence the sense of work she is developing within her practice.

Katrine Hjelde (Ph.D.) is an artist, lecturer and researcher working as Course Leader for the Graduate Diploma Fine Art and as Senior Theory Lecturer, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. As an artist she exhibits in Great Britain and Europe, collaborates with the architects practice b+r and works with the collective FLÎ"G, a group formed at Chelsea College of Arts in 2010, comprising of artists, students, former students, staff and researchers. FLÎ"G explores the relationship between art practices, art education, and pedagogy, looking at forms of knowledge production and dissemination in the art school and beyond.

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