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LSE Arts Talking Pictures lecture series

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dominic Allan

Dominic Allan will discuss his recent exhibition, 'The Irresistible Lure of Fatty Gingo' at Transition Gallery, London and his ongoing series of photographic works, 'Dominic from Luton.' He'll reflect on his experiences making site-specific artworks in artist-run spaces in London, performance based work including Mr.Softee (seaside Superhero) and Arts Council East funded project, 'Dodgem'.

Dominic Allan was born in Luton in 1977. He graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 1999, specialising in sculpture. Since then, he has continued making artwork about an obsession with coming from Luton. This has provoked the use of materials as diverse as: customised dodgem cars, gold-leafed lollypop sticks, home-made seaside superhero outfits and children covered in joggle eyes. Recent projects include, 'The Irresistible Lure of Fatty Gingo' Transition Gallery, London.

Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.

The next lecture in this series entitled Daphne Wright: Prayer Project will take place on Tuesday 27 October at 1.05pm.

The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Any queries, email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

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