These short interviews with artists and curators focus on questions that have emerged from About Face symposia, such as identity, vulnerability, authenticity, empathy, use of photography, archival inhabitation of the body, ownership and why, when portraiture continues to play an important role in the development of narrative traditions, it is mostly absent in art school curricula in the UK.

The films were made with the support of Camberwell Chelsea Wimbledon’s Graduate School, University of the Arts London.

Anita Taylor

Essay: Interrogating Appearances – The Drawn Self by Anita Taylor

 

Charlotte Hodes

Essay: Now You See Me: Self-representation in the work of Charlotte Hodes by Hannah Westley

 

Colin Wiggins

Essay: Models and Muses by Colin Wiggins

 

Eileen Hogan

 

Ian King

Essay: Portraiture and ownership… by Ian King

 

Isabel Seligman

Essay: Face Value: Portraiture and the Site of the Self by Isabel Seligman

 

Jo Melvin

Essay: Facing legacies: what traces might an artworks representation expose? by Jo Melvin

 

Mark Fairnington

Essay: Collected and Possessed by Mark Fairnington

 

Paul Coldwell

 

Rab MacGibbon

Essay: The Naked Portrait by Rab MacGibbon

 

Sandy Nairne

Essay: Creating New Public Portraits by Sandy Nairne

 

Sarah Jaffray

Essay: The Inframince by Sarah Jaffray

 

Stephen Farthing

Essay: Whose Face Is It? by Stephen Farthing

 

Trish Scott

Essay: Louisa Love has my hard drive by Trish Scot