Starting Something

A talk series bringing some of the most exciting and inspiring creatives together and discussing their journey starting something.

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Art Licks


Eastcheap studios



Holly Willats is an independent curator & writer, and the Director of the arts organisation, Art Licks. Having founded Art Licks in 2010, she has since edited 22 issues of its magazine, directed five editions of its London festival (the Art Licks Weekend) and produced and curated various artist events, including those at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art. Last year, she carried out a curatorial residency at FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia (funded by Arts Council England & the British Council). Holly has recently written articles for Art Monthly and ArtQuest on research in São Paulo, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Sean Pearce is an artist based in Letchworth Garden City. Sean’s art practice varies from painting, sculpture and photography. He has recently obtained a space in the centre of town and has converted them into artist studios – Eastcheap studios. There are currently nine artists that occupy the space.
︎ @eastcheapstudios

Tom Godfrey opened his gallery TG in Nottingham in 2014 after several years operating as an artist; running project spaces; self-publishing; curating independent exhibitions and working for a range of galleries and art institutions. TG works with artists across the globe on a range of solo & group exhibitions; screenings & events; art fairs and publications. It maintains a number of relationships with artists that manifest themselves in a longer term supportive capacity. Tom also works as the curator of the Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University.



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Friday 31 August 2018


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(Milton Keynes)

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