Co-Lab Workshop: Florence Peake

Wed 22 January 2020, 11am - 4pm at Fine Art Gallery, School of Creative Arts


(Photo credit: Anne Tetzlaff)

Co-Lab is an annual series of artist-led workshops, organised in collaboration with LU Arts and free to all Loughborough University Students. Taking place across one week each January, workshops are designed to cross disciplinary and methodological boundaries, introducing participants to artistic methods that can be used to address contemporary social, political and technological concerns. 

This workshop will involve large-scale drawing and painting inspired by movement practices from Somatic dance techniques, which use the whole body to capture gestures and actions through mark-making.

The visual works created will make an immersive landscape to work with as scores for movement. Over the course of the workshop the painting/mark making will become more collaborative. This workshop will explore how qualities of gesture made through whole body movement can have different dynamics and presence, bringing to life conjunctions of gesture in the marks made.


Please click here to book (Loughborough University students only). A £3 deposit is required, refunded to those who attend the workshop. No prior experience or specialist knowledge is required.

Florence Peake is a London-based artist who has been making work since 1995. Her performance practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture combined with found and fabricated objects placed in relation to the moving body. Site and audience, live and recorded text, wit and candour are key to her work, which has been presented internationally and across the UK, in contexts including the Venice Biennale (with Eve Stainton, 2019), De La Warr Pavilion (2018), Palais de Tokyo (2018), CRAC Occitanie (2018), Wysing (2017), Serpentine (2016), Whitechapel Gallery (2016), ICA (2015), Harris Museum (2015), Hayward (2014), BALTIC (2013), Frieze (2013), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012).