Joanna Bird Foundation / Our Projects

‘Art, Form and Function’ Talks

In the month of November 2019 and in conjunction with the celebration of Joanna Bird’s London gallery’s 25th Anniversary, a selection of artists were invited to talk in relation to their understanding of Art, Form and Function in their practice. Art, Form and Function explored the relationship between Fine Art and the functional purpose of domestic ware and where the two can successfully be combined and how the interpretation of domestic ware can sit comfortably in the world of Fine Art. All events were held at the Joanna Bird Gallery, 19 Grove Park Terrace, London W4 3QE, in association with the Joanna Bird Foundation.


Artist’s Talk: William Wilkins in conversation with Joanna Bird

To open our series of artists’ talks, we were delighted to welcome distinguished pointillist painter William Wilkins, CBE. Joanna discussed with William the maturing and evolving of his work from drawing to pointillism and the influence of the Welsh landscape, Venice and ceramics in his paintings.

Thursday 7th November 6:30pm

Artist’s Talk: Amy West

Amy West in conversation with Joanna Bird, they discussed her exquisite glass jewellery, created from rare, coloured glass, exclusive to Murano. It was a fascinating insight into Venetian glass jewellery making.

Wednesday 13th November 6:30p

Poetry Reading: Gregory Warren-Wilson

A reading of Gregory’s poetry, reflecting his response to the city of Venice.

Wednesday 20th November 6:30pm

Artist’s Talk: Charlotte Hodes

To conclude our Artist’s Talk series, we welcomed ceramicist and print maker Charlotte Hodes to discuss her subversive, yet quietly playful work, relating to historic patterns and the human figure.

Wednesday 27th November 6:30pm