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Online Talk | Meet the Artist: Susan Collins


[ Online Talk )

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Join the conversation with artist Susan Collins and discover the inspiration behind her new commission Dell Quay.

Susan Collins is one of the contemporary artists who has created new work for Sussex Landscape: Chalk Wood and Water. For her work, Dell Quay, a camera has been installed on the roof of Dell Quay Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour. Images from the camera are transmitted live to a screen in the exhibition, which then updates one pixel at a time over a six and half hour time period, the times it takes for the tide to change. The result is a hauntingly beautiful image of the harbour, which slowly evolves during the day, capturing the changes of light, movement of the sea, boats and wildlife. As Collin’s has said, she is exploring ‘a longing for this remote location, this connection with the other [place]’.

This online event will take place over Zoom and gives you the chance to hear directly from the artist herself, find out more about her work and to ask questions.

You can see Dell Quay in our current exhibition Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water.

Tickets cost £5 and you will receive access to a recorded version after the event that will be available until April 2023.

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Meet the Artists Series

This talk is part of a series exploring artists with commissioned work in Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water.

Also part of the series:

Tania Kovats

Thursday 12th January | 7pm

Jo Sweeting and Louisa Thomsen Brits

Thursday 16th March | 7pm

About the artist

Susan Collins (b. 1964 London) works across public, gallery and online spaces employing transmission, networking and time as primary materials. Most of her work is made in response to specific sites and situations. Susan Collins is currently Professor of Fine Art and Head of Research at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London where she was Slade Professor and Director from 2010-18 and established the Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) in 1995.

Photograph of a woman with long brown hair, purple scarf and long grey wool coat standing to right of a TV screen showing a seascape