A talk delivered by artist Chris Alton for Croydon School of Art students in April 2019. Chris speaks about recent and previous projects that make up his art practice.
Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism, recording a rhythm ‘n’ blues album about tax avoidance, or proposing art schools be built over golf courses, Chris’ work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions.
Chris was a participant in Syllabus III, an alternative, peer-led, learning programme (2017-18). Recent exhibitions & commissions include; Survey, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Bluecoat, Liverpool; g39, Cardiff (all 2019), Jerwood Space, London (2018); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery (2018-19) & Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool Biennial (2018); and The Billboard, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff (2018).
Chris is Head of Public Realm Projects at Turf Projects.
The accompanying slideshow is available for download here.