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Collage of Scenes from The Mine

Key details

Time

  • 5pm – 7:30pm

Location

  • Battersea

Price

  • Free

Who could attend

  • Public

Type

  • Lecture

An introduction to the RCA's Disabled Students' Network featuring a presentation and Q&A with artist Jay Price.

This event will take place in the Gorvy Lecture Theatre at RCA Battersea.

Drinks from 5–6pm Jay’s talk to start at 6pm and to finish by 7:30pm.

Jay is a London based artist, with a Masters from the Royal College of Art, and Bachelors degree from University for the Creative Arts. They have exhibited in the UK, USA, South America, and Asia.

[Not a ‘disabled artist’] As a disabled person Price makes work that explores navigating a disabling society, often drawing on their own lived experience with psychosis, autism, and brain damage: making alien experiences relatable. Working within these areas taught Price to think outside of the box, as people who are ignored in society have no platform for their message. Within the discourse of “outreach”, Price is asking not for ‘gestures’ to fit these challenges but for fine art to fundamentally examine how to adjust itself in the initial stages of creation and presentation. These cogitations would have the cumulative effect of making the artists’ work inclusive and approachable to a more diverse and larger audience: not charity or gimmick but thoughtful consideration that references history and contemporary practices to improve the artwork, enable artists to have a larger cultural impact, and build a platform that extends the reach and engagement of the message.

Price states that by prioritising the exposure of an artwork in this way it has the added advantage of benefiting others and breaking down barriers, while contributing to the growth of the cultural industry and performing a cultural service/duty. Price’s practice seeks out original insights into the audience and methods of production that address urgent challenges facing both artist and art world, contributing to the evolution of the industry, and adding an alternate & controversial perspective to ongoing debates.

This event will have a British Sign Language Interpreter.

See more of Jay's work on their website