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Ode to a Tool: RBS Fellows Debate – Talks Online

28 January 2015 - 28 April 2015

On 28 January 2015, three eminent RBS Fellows, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE FRBS, Bruce Gernand FRBS and Michael Petry FRBS, introduced their most loved tools sparking a lively debate on the role of the hand, the digital and the skills of the master craftsman in the creation of contemporary sculpture chaired by Geoffrey Matthews, RBS Council Member and Secretary of the Chelsea Arts Club.

The vastly disparate styles and methodologies of these distinguished artists illuminated the central theoretical discourse regarding the contributions of concept and craft to art. Refracted through the context of three contemporary art practices, surprising synergies and differences emerged in what was a dynamic panel discussion. To read more about the debate, speakers and chair, please visit the Ode to a Tool page. 

If you missed this exciting event or would like to recap, download a recording of the talks here.

This recording was made possible through the support of Tiranti’s.