On August 15th we welcome one of our Temporary Custodians, Bob Miller, as special guest to the Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA). This will be the first in a series of ‘Temporary Custodian Talks‘ where we hear in person from our growing community of Custodians, forming a special series of events in the ongoing IMAA programme of free open public sessions. Each Custodian will share their motivations for purchasing a piece of ‘Temporary Custodians’, their relationship with art, and their story as an owner in this experimental collective. ‘Temporary Custodians of Islington Mill, 2018–2028’ is a single work by Maurice Carlin, divided into 100 unique prints, distributed amongst a community of owners. 84 pieces have found homes so far, with the remaining 16 still for sale. The project has formed a key strand in the development of Carlin’s art practice and in the fundraising and expansion plans for Islington Mill. Bob will be discussing his art collection, his motivations to begin collecting art, and will bring along 3 of his favourite pieces to focus on in more detail. A great opportunity to consider work from a serious collector’s point of view and to get a personal look into the art buyer’s world. The event will include a barbecue on the Mill courtyard, so please feel free to bring along some food to share if you are able.
Event begins at 6.30pm on Wednesday August 15th.
Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA) is our free peer-led art school. It is open to anyone who wants to be an artist. Learning activities (workshops, crits, coaching, group residencies and projects) are shared and led by the ideas and energy of current student-members. The Academy is not formally accredited; students choose to graduate when they feel ready to work more independently as artists.