This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

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Symposium – Making Sense and Use of a Creative Life with Helen Storey
February 20, 2015 2:00 pm
February 20, 2015 5:00 pm
January 7, 2015
Dorich House
69 Kingston Vale , London , SW15 3RN, United Kingdom

This public event brings together two artists exhibiting in the house of another, Dora Gordine, whose studio home Dorich House is a museum managed by Kingston University London. The dialogue between each figure is explored in this symposium, asking how creative people respond to personal and other archive collections and the place of past artefacts within a forward-looking practice. The event title is drawn from the collaborative project between Helen Storey Foundation and Kingston University.

Helen Storey is a celebrated social artist and designer whose career began at Kingston Polytechnic as a student in the Fashion department. After working for major Italian fashion houses and establishing a highly successful fashion business in her name, she now works on public projects that exist in the spaces between design, science, technology, art and the sustainability of creative human practice in contemporary life. The exhibition at Dorich House Museum showcases material from the Life on the Outskirts digital archiving project with Kingston University London, and its capacity for future development in Helen Storey’s work. Helen will be speaking in conversation with Andrew Ibi, course director for MA Fashion at Kingston University.

Elaine Wilson is an artist working primarily in ceramic sculpture. Her practice examines received notions of femininity, looking at the way women see themselves and have been seen in historical and social contexts. Many of the sculptures incorporate ceramic processes combined with diverse materials and objects that often reference historical artefacts and ornament. Figurines developed during her Norma Lipman Research Fellowship will be exhibited at Dorich House Museum. The works draw on the contexts of ornamentation and the romantic ideal.

This event is part of a wider programme of exhibitions, talks, and events celebrating the 140-year history of Kingston School of Art. To find out more about what’s planned visit:

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Supported by Creativeworks London Researcher In Residence scheme.



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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.