Thursday 20 January / 6:30pm / The London Library / Tickets
Image: SMIIILLLLEEEE (2021) by Rachel Jones, courtesy Thaddaeus Ropac gallery. Photograph by Eva Herzog.
Artist Rachel Jones will be in conversation with poet and writer Victoria Adukwei Bulley at The London Library, discussing her current exhibition SMIIILLLLEEEE which is on view at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery. They will explore the diverse influences that inform Jones’s creative practice, from the written and spoken word to the world of sound.
Jones and Adukwei Bulley wish to create a discursive space and will open up part of the conversation to include the audience, an invitation to share questions, observations, declarations and ideas that arise from their discussion.
Rachel Jones completed her Masters Degree at the Royal Academy Schools in 2019 and was awarded the André Dunoyer de Segonzac Hon RA Prize before exhibiting alongside Gillian Ayres and Nao Matsunaga at the New Art Centre, Salisbury. She has held residencies at both The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas in 2019 and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Bermuda in 2016.
Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and artist based in London. She is the winner of a 2018 Eric Gregory Award, and has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and at the V&A Museum, London. Her debut poetry collection, Quiet, is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in 2022.
Tickets are £3, £5 or £10 so you can select the price you wish to pay. All proceeds will go to the charity selected by Rachel Jones, Free to Be Kids, which supports the emotional health of vulnerable children.
Artist talk begins at 19:15. Bar at The London Library opens from 18:30.