Free talks for students – 'Earning a Living through Creative Practice'

Creative Partnerships invite students to attend the following talks, which are aimed at students hoping to gain employment through their art form or creative practice.

Image Courtesy: David Dixon


The sessions will be delivered by our creative agents who work as freelancers for Creative Partnerships and make a living through their creative practices.

Creative Partnerships is the government’s flagship creative learning programme which promotes greater creativity in schools.

Talks are free and refreshments will be served.

David Dixon, installation artist

Thursday 5th May 2011, 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Eldon Building, Lecture room 0.20.

David Dixon is a nationally exhibiting installation artist.  He currently holds posts as Creative Agent for Creative Partnerships, Artist Advisor for Dada South, and is Lead Artist/ Programme Co-ordinator for Chapel Arts Studios.

His studio work, resulting in exhibitions, is centred around his installation practice and research.  He is very interested in uncertainty and interdependency, which requires him to respond rather than pre-plan a lot of his works. It also allows for collaboration to become a useful aspect of the works realisation.

One of the key aims in the Chapel Arts Studios is the development of a graduate assistance programme. The first element of this is a residency scheme which they have put together, with the artists working in schools, and thus gaining teaching experience to help them start their careers.

Further information or

Sarah Mander, visual artist/printmaker

Thursday 12th May 2011, 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Eldon Building, Lecture room 0.20

Sarah Mander is a visual artist/printmaker.  She co-founded Red Hot Press print workshop in 2004 which is a printmaking facility in the centre of Southampton teaching printmaking techniques to adult learners and young people through their Outreach Programme.

In her work Sarah specialises in intaglio printmaking techniques producing semi-abstract imagery using etching and collagraph printing techniques. Sarah has been teaching printmaking for the past 15 years to adults and for the past 5 years to young people.

Further information


To book your place on either of these contacts, please contact Debbie Newman, Creative Partnership on or 023 92 843771

(Do not leave a comment on this blog to book your place – it will NOT be picked up)

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    Anisha Naidu
    9 years ago

    Hi , I am at Animation student studying first year and I will be interested in attending the Free talk.

    Kind regards,
    Anisha Naidu


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