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GROUNDWERK 5.4: Histories and Principles of Casting

SAT 27 JULY 2:30-4pm // FREE & OPEN TO ALL


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Join the assembly line! Presented with a set of materials, equipment and moulds of an unknown object, this session will see attendees assist in the production of an artwork. Learn about fundamentals of casting and it’s history as an early means of reproduction and manufacture, in this practical introductory session led by artist and fabricator Nick Tudor and researcher Will Stronge. The workshop will ask us to examine our roles and complicity within contemporary labour systems and global economies of production and consumption, as well as question the function of work as a method of organising our lives.

Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is recommended, as spaces are limited.



Nick Tudor is an artist and fabricator based in London. His practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, painting and writing. Most recently he exhibited at Dirty House, London, an exhibition space he also runs, and has a forthcoming exhibition at ADDS DONNA, Chicago. As a fabricator he has worked on recent projects for artists such as Mike Nelson, Jonathan Baldock and galleries including Tate and Studio Voltaire.

Will Stronge is co-director of Autonomy, an independent UK think tank focusing on issues relating to the future of work. He is also a researcher in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Brighton. He is the co-author, with Helen Hester, of the forthcoming primer – Post-Work: what it is, why it matters, and how we get there (Bloomsbury,2020).


Image credits:

How to build fires (working title), 2019. Jesmonite. Image courtesy of the artist.

Ship of fools, 2018. Hazel walking shanks, cast aluminium, rope. Image courtesy of the artist.

You Get What You Put In, 2018. Jesmonite, oil paint, UV print on acrylic. Image courtesy of the artist.

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