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Jun 1

CGLAS MA Artists Talk: A Masters in the Art of Lockdown

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

Join LDG as we team up with City and Guilds of London Art School to showcase the work of their MAFA cohort currently studying under Lockdown

Join LDG as we welcome the CGLAS MA Fine Art cohort to showcase their interim show works in a unique Online Artist’s Talk that inlcudes the work of our very own LDG tutor Luisa MacCormack!


The last year has been a unique experience for us all, but how do you balance a pandemic with your Masters Degree? The current cohort of MA students at City and Guilds of London Art School have been discovering just that, creating impressive new works and developing their practices between zoom tutorials and lockdowns!

LDG is teaming up with CGLAS to showcase the work of 7 MAFA students at the mid-point of their MA, the interim show – which like so many other art events right now is closed to visitors.

We welcome you behind the scenes to meet the artists and learn about their journeys and practices first hand in this Artist’s Talk and Q&A taking place via zoom! The work is incredibly varied and broad ranging, and we feel very lucky to get this sneak peek into their practices at such an important stage.

The Artists include;

LDG tutor Luisa-Maria MacCormack, who is currently studying for her MA at City and Guilds

Luisa-Maria MacCormack studied Textiles Design at London College of Fashion before tunring to Fine-Art and studying at the Royal Drawing School in 2014. A founding member of the London Drawing Group and The Big Art Herstory Project, Luisa teaches drawing and feminist art-history classes in major venues across London, as well as exhibiting regularly in solo and group shows. Luisa works across a range of media, including poetry, prose, painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.

In all mediums, her work has a tendency towards the duplicitous, and is often cross disciplinary in nature. Above all, her interest lies in forcing the viewer to question their own perception of the world around them, and through her work she explores issues of spirituality, supernatural and mythic traditions, sexuality, the physicality of the body, belief and the evolution of ritual. Her interests are wide-ranging and encompass aspects of human history, science, religion and culture.



Archie Campell (cover image)

I make drawings, paintings, sculptures and videos, basically anything, broadly themed on what we do to protect ourselves from that which we fear. The stuff I make pokes around the tragicomic fantasies we construct to help ourselves through life and away from pain.

Defence mechanisms and protective devices are repeating motifs in my practice. I’ve found that these devices are a good way to talk about a ‘practical’ response to fear, rather than trying to unpick the psychological Gordian knot.


Felicia Spahr

Influenced by classical Japanese aesthetics and classical violin playing, Felicia Spahr plays on traditional notions of building up compositions with an emphasis on color, mark-making, and using materials that deliberately dislocate the viewer and invite them into new ways of seeing. She completed a Fine Art Foundation with Distinction from The Art Academy and is currently working toward her MA at City & Guilds of London Art School.


Andy Szczech

Andrew Szczech is an artist who primarily works with paint to investigate themes around structures and systems and how these are being broken down all around us. Layers of paint and other materials are added and subtracted to finally reveal quiet, understated and disturbingly elegant works.

Currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School (CGLAS).

BA (Hons) First Class in Fine Art at CGLAS, 2020.


Nilufar Nuthall

Nilufar Nuthall gained her BA in Fine Art at University College for the Creative Arts, going onto build site specific camera obscura installations worldwide and lead photographic workshops for museums. Continuing on from MAP at LCC Nilufar has a place on the MAFA City and Guilds London Art School to continue her studio Fine Art Practice.

Nilufar is a multi-media artist exploring interiority and exteriority in her practice, working with film, installation structures and projections. Delving into the memories of her family’s past Nilufar marks her position as an artist in relation to her family today.


Kate Knight

Kate Knight works primarily with figurative imagery. She is currently studying an MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds of London School of Art 2020/21

Knight studied her BA (hons) Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design 2005. She was selected as the runner up for the Marmite Prize for Painting 2010 as well as being selected for ‘Artist of the Day’ Flowers Central on Cork Street 2010 by professor Mo Throp. She is a regular participant at London’s prestigious Art Car Boot Fair, as well as, selected for the 2020 ING Discerning Eye.


Lottie Reay

Lottie Reay is a London based artist and teacher who works predominately in sculpture and installation. She studied BA(hons) Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and then gained a PGCE in Secondary Art & Design education. She went on to teach and run a vibrant art department for a number of years and is now studying MA Fine Art at City & Guilds London School of Art.


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