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Artists in Conversation: Kendra Haste and Sinta Tantra
16 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Dorich House Museum is the 1930s former studio home of the renowned artist, sculptor and designer Dora Gordine and houses the largest international collection of her work.
In conjunction with Aurora Metro Publications and Books on the Rise, Richmond’s new independent bookshop, we are pleased to welcome artists Kendra Haste and Sinta Tantra to discuss their work. Kendra and Sinta, who both undertake large-scale public commissions, will be speaking on the theme of working at larger scale. This event will take place in Dora Gordine’s former modelling studio at Dorich House. Please note that the modelling studio is located on the first floor of the building and there is no step-free access.
Kendra Haste MRSS graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (1990) and Camberwell College of Arts (1993) before completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art where she became interested in wire mesh sculpture. In 1999, she won the BBC Wildlife Art Award with her sculpture of a baboon. She has since established a considerable reputation in her field with work included in collections worldwide. She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, the Society of Wildlife Artists (UK) and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (USA). Her public sculptures in the UK include an elephant at Waterloo Station, London and 13 works at the Tower of London, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces in 2010. Her work is also in the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.
Sinta Tantra was born in New York and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1999-2003) and the Royal Academy Schools London (2004-06). In 2017 she was the first recipient of the Bridget Riley Drawing Fellowship at The British School at Rome. Tantra currently lives in between London and Bali. Highly regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm, recent commissions include, among others, Karachi Biennale (2019), Sharjah Islamic Art Festival (2019), Honor Hills, Seoul commissioned by Hyundai (2019) and Facebook HQ London (2018). Her solo shows include: Modern Times (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2020), Your Private Sky (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2018), A House in Bali (ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta 2017) and Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong 2016).
Doors will open at 7pm, giving attendees time to browse a curated selection of books available for purchase from Books on the Rise, including 50 Women Sculptors, in which both artists feature, which will be sold at a discounted rate of £20 (RRP £24.99). The talk will start promptly at 7:30pm and conclude by 9pm.