Work In Progress is a free event open to artists and makers at all stages of their careers. This WIP will be led by artist Susie Olczak, beginning with a presentation of her practice and a Q&A, and the opportunity to present your work-in-progress in a friendly and supportive peer review.
The event will be divided into two parts including the artist talk and the work in progress presentations. The presentation slots are limited to 5 participants and are open to artists and makers at all stages of their careers.
About Susie Olczak
Graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2010 and with an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2019.
Susie Olczak is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture. Her work focuses on the idea of adaptation and asks the viewer to look again at the world. It is about the perception of geometry, pattern, and light while moving through transitory spaces, such as corridors, underpasses, and the walkways between buildings. Her work has been shown internationally in Berlin, Japan and the United States. She has exhibited around the United Kingdom, attended residencies in Finland and had work commissioned by corporate clients located in Singapore. She has also been commissioned to produce public artworks by BBC Scotland, Charles Saatchi at the Big Chill Festival, and the National Trust.
In Cambridge, she has produced works for The Institute of Astronomy and the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as for King’s, Jesus, and Peterhouse Colleges of Cambridge University. In 2018 she participated in a workshop with the RCA at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Summer Art Academie in Venice. During 2018, she also received the Villiers David Travel Grant for a research trip to Iceland. In 2016, Susie Olczak was a bursary award winner at the Royal Society of Sculptors. In 2019 she showed in the Ingram Collection Purchase Prize Exhibition and in 2020 she completed the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award residency and exhibited the work at Standpoint Gallery.
Susie Olczak is an associate lecturer in Fine Art at University of Gloucestershire. She has been a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, The Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London, University of Cambridge, University of Westminster, Falmouth University, University for the Creative Arts, University of Brighton, University of Bedfordshire and Cambridge School of Art. Susie Olczak is also a freelance artist educator, working at the University of Cambridge Museums.
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.