Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, Dora House, London SW7 3RA

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We are delighted to celebrate, once again, International Sculpture Day at Dora House.

In 2024 International Sculpture Day (ISD) takes place on Saturday 27 April and we will mark it with a daytime drop in workshop (12-4pm) followed by an evening In Conversation event starting at 6.30pm and chaired by our President Laura Ford. 

In Conversation with Serena Korda and William Cobbing

This is part of an ongoing series of talks around the practice of sculpture and on this occasion, our President Laura Ford will chair a panel discussion with artists Serena Korda and William Cobbing  that will explore the evolving relationship between craft and sculpture.

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About William Cobbing

William Cobbing studied BA Sculpture at Central St Martins, De Ateliers, artists’ institute in Amsterdam and a PhD by Practice at Middlesex University. He was awarded the Helen Chadwick Fellowship at Ruskin School and British School at Rome, resulting in the Gradiva Project at Freud Museum and Camden Arts Centre. He also undertook residencies at Turquoise Mountain in Kabul.

International exhibitions and performances include: ‘Social Substance’, Airspace Gallery & British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, 2023; ‘THINGS IN THINGS', William Cobbing x Maison Margiela x LNCC, 2020;  ‘Human After All: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary Art’, The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, The Netherlands, 2020; ‘Haptic Loop’, Cooke Latham Gallery, London, 2019; ‘Feÿ Arts Festival’, Château du Feÿ, Bourgogne, France, 2019.

His most recent group exhibitions include ‘The Darling of Reflection’ Sid Motion Gallery, London, ‘Pourquoi London’, Gertrude x Canopy Collections, London; ‘Of the Earth’, Messums West, Salisbury, all 2024, and ’Matter’, Flowers Gallery; ‘Adattamento Complesso Naturale’, Premio Stromboli, Stromboli; ‘Life Is More Important Than Art’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, all 2023. 

About Serena Korda

Serena Korda has a multi-media, installation-based practice that has 'world-building' at its core. Weaving together a host of influences her work channels and challenges the myths, folklore, witchcraft and magic from which she draws inspiration. Korda reviews historic narratives through a feminist lens, reworking them to create her own idiosyncratic mythology.  Ritual is continually investigated as part of Korda's practice, specifically its historic role within violence. Many of Korda's audio works investigate how to make invisible forces palpable and create an environment of care in a world that is turning on itself. As such her practice challenges an anthropocentric vision of the world; the animism of objects is celebrated, the violence of humans laid bare.

Serena was awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Artists Award 2021 and was the Norma Lipan/BALTIC Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University 2016- 2018. She has exhibited widely, including at BALTIC Gateshead, Camden Arts Centre, Glasgow International, Hayward Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wellcome Collection, Turner Contemporary and The Tetley, she has also created numerous public art commissions, including W.A.M.A the Work as Movement Archive 2012 and Black Diamond 2015. 

Serena has an upcoming solo exhibition at East Quay in September 2024 and is represented by Cooke Latham Gallery.

Images courtesy of the artists.

For William's portrait photo credit: Doug Gillen

For Serena's portrait photo credit: Chris Egon Searle