19 June 2021
Join us for a Conversation between curator and writer Roger Malbert and artist Mick Peter where they will discuss drawing, both in relationship to their work as well as the drawings that inspire and interest them.
This event has been programmed especially to accompany Mick Peter‘s exhibition Gerroff!! (Or User Feedback) which is currently open across Hospitalfield’s Gardens. Gerroff!! (or User Feedback) is a series of sculptural scenes that create a narrative trail at Hospitalfield humorously addressing the ‘rules’ of engagement with art.
1 & 2. Courtesy of Mick Peter
3. Courtesy of Mick Peter and Hospitalfield. Photo by Ruth Clark.
Roger Malbert was until July 2018 Head of Hayward Gallery Touring, Southbank Centre, London, where he was responsible for a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions touring to galleries and museums across the UK, including an innovative series of artist-curated shows and the British Art Show. He has organised and co-curated many exhibitions including: ‘Hand Drawn Action Packed’ (2018), ‘A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker’ (2013), ‘The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing’ (2009), ‘Africa Remix’ (2004), ‘Carnivalesque’ (2000) and ‘Fetishism, Visualising Art and Desire’ (1995).
He is the author of ‘Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art’, published by Thames & Hudson, 2015, and has written for The Art Newspaper, Modern Painters and Times Literary Supplement. He has written catalogue essays on Matta, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Armitage, Omar Ba and Tacita Dean. He is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and a Trustee of Autograph ABP (Association of Black Photographers).
Mick Peter is an artist based in Glasgow. His playful installations incorporate imagery influenced by drawing, illustration and commercial art. His sculptures are often enlarged drawings, used to animate the narrative of his exhibitions which satirise the symbols of power and authority as well as art making itself.
He has recently had solo shows at BALTIC (2019), Deborah Bowmann, Brussels (2018/19), Glasgow International (2018), Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017), Workplace, Gateshead (2016), Tramway, Glasgow (2015), and Drawing Room, London (2016), Popcorn Plaza, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Jupiter Artland (2014) and Almost Cut My Hair, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Tramway Hidden Gardens, (2014).
Recent group shows include ‘Voyage au long cours’ at FRACNormandie Caen (2018), Natural Selection’ at Galerie 5, Angers (2016), France and ‘Corps narratifs’ at the Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (2016). Puddle, pothole, portal at Sculpture Center, New York (2014), L’Echo at HAB Galerie – FRAC des Pays de la Loire, , (2014), Monument at FRAC Basse-Normandie, (2014), British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, (2013).
Mick Peter is represented by Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.