Monday 3 October 2016
Free to any course attendees
Architectural play and microcosm worlds have a profound influence on the work of Matthew Benington. In prehistoric times hard to access caves such as the Chauvet Cave in southern France provided an evocative platform to witness hand drawn representations of the world and gain strategies for safely navigating danger. For Benington the loss of cultural memory is such a danger and this is why he records to record it through the language of printmaking. This is a response to a perceived lack of public monuments dedicated to remembering people who have suffered the hardship of diaspora and the loss of their home.
Matthew Benington has been developing dialogue with the artists as a means to explore his ideas about the Monument. This manifested in Unstable Monuments, an Arts Council England funded exhibition featuring the work of 14 established international practitioners.
Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at Norwich University of the Arts. Exhibited widely across UK and Germany. Residency in Alberta, Canada 2011. First class BA HONS, Falmouth University , 2010, MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art 2010-2012. Saatchi New Sensations exhibition, London, 2010, Stanley Picker print fellow for Kingston University 2012-2013. http://www.matthewbenington.com/