Graphite and Beyond: The Art and Science of Carbon | Thursday 8 November 2012

 Untitled (vibrations from a graphite core) Graphite Flakes, Lallemand & Tondeur 2012. Image Courtesy of the Artists and GV Art, London

Untitled (vibrations from a graphite core) Graphite Flakes, Lallemand & Tondeur 2012. Image Courtesy of the Artists and GV Art, London

Graphite and Beyond: The Art and Science of Carbon

Presentations and Discussion

Thursday 8 November 2012, 6.30 for 7pm

Please RSVP to info@gvart.co.uk

‘Graphite and Beyond: The Art and Science of Carbon’ will explore the many meanings of graphite: where this form of carbon comes from, what can be done with it, what its symbolism and literally graphic potential means for artists, and why it is the perfect material for nanotechnology.

The event will be chaired by Philip Ball and contributing speakers include Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester, Dr. Alexandra Porter of Imperial College London, and visual artist Anaïs Tondeur.

This discussion is part of the programme of exhibition related events created to compliment Graphite, the new group exhibition at GV Art. This exhibitioncurated by Robert Devcic, engages with the often over-looked medium of graphite within contemporary art. Graphite intends to reflect on these innovative and varying explorations by a group of artists, to encourage discussion surrounding the significance of the pencil, and question the belief that it is a perfunctory or archaic material.

Click here for the Biographies of Speakers

Martin Beney