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Colour in Material: Simone Brewster in conversation with Jemima Burrill

Join us online for a conversation between Simone Brewster and Jemima Burrill as part of NOW Gallery’s ongoing series exploring colour in contemporary artistic practice.

Simone is a designer and artist who talks with clarity about legacy, voice and colour in all senses of the word. Her work uses colour to tell stories and to identify a clear narrative about who she is, as a woman, a creative practitioner and craftsperson. This talk, hosted by Jemima Burrill curator of NOW Gallery, will look at the colour connections Simone draws on and how different materials can change the perception of a design.

Through jewellery, painting, sculpture and furniture, Simone will discuss her inspirations, her creative thought process and her ongoing manifesto about the importance of placing objects with care in the world. She has been selected by Greenwich Peninsula to create a ‘Listening Chair’, a public bench to encourage a talking/listening space for all, with a view of The Thames. We will explore how Simone works to a brief, maintaining her own point of view whilst creating a considered, timeless and touching work to be enjoyed by all.

This talk is the third instalment of a new four-part series of online conversations taking place on Zoom with artists, designers and creative practitioners interrogating our relationship with colour and in turn how it shapes our experiences and environment. Liz West will be talking with Kaia Charles on 6th April at 6.30pm.


About Simone Brewster

Simone Brewster is a London based artist creating large scale, statement sculptural furniture and objet d’art and jewellery.

She holds a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and an MA, Design Products from the Royal College of Art. Using this she seamlessly works across scales, from jewellery and furniture, and beyond. Her collections explore ‘intimate architectures’ – creating objects and spaces that utilise architectural principles throughout.

Simone’s work has been exhibited at the British Embassy during the London 2012 Olympic Games as an example of British Design Talent, The Royal College of Art 175 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, amongst many other domestic and international exhibitions.

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