Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers - Hew Locke

Hew Locke, detail of 'Congo Man', from the series 'How Do You Want Me?'
Wednesday 14 November 2018 17.00 to 18.30
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Hew Locke returns for his third and final lecture in his tenure as Falmouth School of Art’s Visiting Professor of Illustration. 

Identity and Autobiography 

Locke's investigation of the display of power includes areas such as royal and swagger portraiture, coats-of-arms, public statuary, trophies, financial documents, weaponry and costume. Maritime imagery and symbolism has been a constant in his work, along with reflections on his upbringing in Guyana. 

Born in Edinburgh, Locke spent his formative years in Georgetown, Guyana, before returning to the UK to study. He received his BA(Hons) Fine Art in 1988 from Falmouth, then an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 1994. 

Locke has work in the collections including Tate, the British Museum, the V&A, Brooklyn Museum and the Perez Art Museum Miami. He has had solo shows in public galleries in the UK and the USA, and has taken part in Biennials in Hangzhou, China; Kochi, India; Prospect3, Miami; Guangzhou, China; Valencia, Spain and San Juan, Puerto Rico.