20th October, 2021 / 16:00 - 17:30
21st July, 2021
Multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor Paula Varjack curates and hosts the second series of conversations in collaboration with students from the School’s BA Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE).
In this informal conversation, streamed via Instagram Live, Paula Varjack is joined by Selina Thompson who discusses her practice and shares advice, experience and ideas with the next generation.
Selina Thompson is an artist and writer whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts.
She was featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018 and awarded the Forced Entertainment Award in 2019. Her credits include BBC Radio, the National Theatre Studio and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as theatres across the UK, Europe, Brazil, North America and Australia.
Selina has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She believes in the power of art, though the industry is perhaps killing her slowly, and she is trying to build a life that feels like it embodies the changes she wants to make.
When she is not working, she is probably on the phone to her mum, in her quiet peaceful flat, surrounded by plants, her cat and mountains of books.