Design and Use

Date 05.02.14

Time 6.30 - 8.00pm

Location Arnolfini


Artist Jeremy Hutchison, with design writer Emily King and curator Emily Pethick, Director of the Showroom London, discuss the role of the user and social process that evolves through the design process. Jeremy Hutchison is currently working on a commission for Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, managed by Willis Newson.

Supported by Bristol City Council, the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Above and Beyond.


Art and Design Talk Series

This new bi-monthly lecture series explores connections between art and design with leading practitioners and thinkers. The series is predicated  on an understanding of ‘design’ as a socially engaged practice concerned with the means by which individuals and communities experience and understand their environment. The first season will focus on design and use, with following seasons investigating the relationship between design and architecture, and art and the public sphere.

The series is co-organised with Bristol City Council as part of the Art and the City talks programme, and Primary Capital Programme, a series of public art commissions for Bristol primary schools.

Jeremy Hutchison

Jeremy Hutchison (b. 1979) lives and works in London. He was trained in linguistics and wrote advertising for Coca-Cola before receiving a distinction from the Slade. Working across installation, video and sculpture, he designs situations that turn everyday life into manifestations of the absurd.

In a recent work he emailed factories all over the world, asking that one of their workers produce an incorrect version of the product they make every day. This installation was awarded the Barto dos Santos Award, and he was subsequently named by The Independent as one of the most interesting artists to graduate last year. Subsequent exhibitions include Paradise Row, London (2013); Saatchi New Sensations (2011), V&A Museum (2011), Zabludowicz Collection (2012), Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2012) and a commission for London's SouthBank Centre (2011).

£6 / £5 Concessions, free for UWE Students with ID. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: /

Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Box Office from 11am on the day of the event.

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.