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Thu, 05 Oct


Katherine Richards Art Gallery

Meet the Artist: An Evening with Tim Bates

Tim Bates is a creator of minimalist lighting pieces derived from his fascination with architecture, theatre and empty space. He uses raw, unglazed clay enhanced with gold and sometimes graphite in brutalist designs to create atmospheric pieces that suggest shadows and mystery

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Meet the Artist: An Evening with Tim Bates
Meet the Artist: An Evening with Tim Bates

Time & Location

05 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Katherine Richards Art Gallery, 111 Portland Rd, Hove BN3 5DP, UK

About the event

Tim divides his time between teaching art at Brighton College and living in Brittany with his family. In both places he works with clay to create very different bodies of work. In France his work is making functional jugs, bowls plates, while in the UK it is more sculptural and architectural, usually taking the form of lighting pieces, each one unique, exploring various themes. They are quiet and understated, minimal in form and colour, but with a strong architectural presence

Tim is fascinated by theatre lighting, and his ‘brutalist’ design lamps are all about creating ambience and mood. These are not functional lighting pieces: some are enhanced with graphite, others gold, others a single shot of colour, to be glimpsed, dramatically, through an opening

During the evening, Tim will discuss this creative concept and demonstrate his process on an earthenware clay slab

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Tickets are limited to 10 places 

We accept payment online by debit or credit card. You will receive an email receipt as proof of purchase and your name will be added to our guest list for the evening

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