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Almuth Tebbenhoff in conversation with Anna McNay

3rd October | 4.30pm
Originally training in ceramics, Almuth Tebbenhoff is an artist inspired by process. Her practice now spans clay, wood, metal and marble, as well as drawing. Her work is concerned with the origins of matter and the cosmos – an infinite vastness way beyond our imagination, let alone our control. Her larger pieces seek to carve out hollows, releasing the light from within the material, while her smaller scale pieces include her Pocket Universes, inspired by orreries.

Tebbenhoff’s early work was largely monochromatic, but, since the early nineties, she has been moving towards a freer mode of expression, creating explosive forms in bright colours through a steady evolution of processes.

In 1981, Tebbenhoff established her studio (and home) in a former church hall in Southfields, where she is based to this day.

In conversation with Anna McNay, Tebbenhoff will discuss some of her themes and motivations; the cross-fertilisation between her various media; the role of drawing in her practice; and her on-going exploration of the universe as subject matter.

About Almuth Tebbenhoff

Almuth Tebbenhoff was born in Fürstenau, north-west Germany, in 1949. She moved to England at the age of 18 and studied ceramics at the Sir John Cass School of Art. Since 2003, she has been a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2006, she undertook a residency in Pietrasanta, Italy, where she was introduced to marble. Since then, she has been returning to Italy for three months every year.

About Anna McNay

Anna McNay is a freelance art writer and editor. She is Deputy Editor at State Media and former Arts Editor at DIVA magazine. She contributes regularly to Studio International, Photomonitor and The Mail on Sunday and has been widely published in a variety of other print and online art and photography journals and newspapers. She has written numerous catalogue essays.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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