We’ve organised the following series of events to give the public a chance to get an insight into the iconic work of Parkinson and the artist’s response to his huge legacy:
Saturday 24th September at 3.00-4.00pm
Artist talk & short Q&A– sculptor Kathy Dalwood
Artist Kathy Dalwood talks about her response to Norman Parkinson’s work.
“In perusing the Parkinson archive I was surprised to find some interesting correlations with my own work. His placement and lighting of models often makes them appear very statuesque, almost living sculptures. He clearly had an eye for strong sculptural form. His images of giant hats and telephones emphasised this three-dimensional love affair and I translated these into the bust Photographer’s Assistant.”
Saturday 24th September 5pm at The Union Club, Soho.
Special screening of the award winning BBC Arena documentary on the life of Norman Parkinson – Aka Norman Parkinson introduced by Arena Series Editor Anthony Wall and the film’s director Nicola Roberts
In their introduction to the film Anthony Wall and Nicola Roberts will talk about the making of the film and give their insight into how ‘Parks’ as he was affectionately called, was able to tune into the vibe of the times time and time again, outlasting all his peers and why he still inspires artists today.
The short talk will be followed by a special screening of the hour long documentary, co-produced by the Norman Parkinson Archive and BBC Arena.
Arena: aka Norman Parkinson is a timeless celebration of one of the much-admired greats of British photography, highlighting an incomparably glamorous career which spanned seven decades. The award-winning, amusing and visually stunning film profiles this uniquely talented man and features original contributions from his colleagues and admirers including Jerry Hall, Iman, Grace Coddington (American Vogue), Celia Hammond, Nena Thurman and Carmen dell’ Orefici – the world’s oldest working supermodel.
Following the film, a tour of the ‘After Parkinson’ exhibition will be offered by Elizabeth Smith, Co-Director of the Norman Parkinson Archive and curators Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn of Cavaliero Finn from 6.30-7.00pm
Sunday 25th September at 11.30am-12.30pm
Artist talk & short Q&A– designer & ceramic sculptor Alice Mara
Artist Alice Mara talks about her response to Norman Parkinson’s work. (photo by Sarah Weal)
“My ceramic pieces have also always been made up of narratives, a fantasy place – an idea directed by me. Commented Alice Mara. “I asked myself, what lies beneath Parkinson’s perfect pictures? What comes after the moment in time, caught on camera – what about the reality?”
Alice Mara has created a number of design and sculptural pieces in response to Norman Parkinson’s work including a series of limited edition sculptural pots, two limited edition lamps and a range of limited edition platters.
Following the artist talk a tour of the ‘After Parkinson’ exhibition will be offered by Elizabeth Smith, Co-Director of the Norman Parkinson Archive and curators Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn of Cavaliero Finn from 12.30pm