There’s more to pattern than meets the eye! with Keith Albarn

July 13, 2017

Image: No Art, Two man show, with Jim Birdsell for London Design Week, 2007

2.30—4pm

Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JB

School and community group bookings only. Places are limited, please email caitlin@createlondon.org to find out more

Materials provided, no experience necessary

Explore the endless possibilities of pattern with original Walthamstow School of Art tutor Keith Albarn (part-time 1965–1968, full-time 1973–74). Tease indecision and play with patterns; rotate, reflect and reverse using ready-made structures and create your own individual drawings. Explore ideas around patterns in nature, interconnectedness and abstraction. By the end of the session participants will see how our dependence on pattern is blindingly obvious!

Keith Albarn’s practice is inter-disciplinary, connecting neuropsychology, mathematics, natural sciences and cultural anthropology, seeing pattern as a psychological phenomenon, in perception and in cognition, with its own neural correlates and its own physiology; as a universal cultural phenomena appearing from prehistory to the present day, giving form to belief.

Albarn has exhibited widely since the 1960s; key exhibitions and projects include Interplay at the ICA (1977-1981), World of Islam festival at the ICA (1974) and Illusion in Art and Science at the ICA in 1976 and in New York in 1977. He has also taught extensively and was the course leader of fine art at North East London Polytechnic (1977-1981) and was the head of School of Art and Design at Colchester Institute (1981–1997).