In Conversation: Leah Miller-Biot and Max Alexander
GSA Community Engagement / GSA Exhibitions

Event Type:

Guest Lecture




9 May 2022
13:00 - 14:00



Tell Me What Your Body Feels Like Doing, 2022
Leah Miller-Biot

In Conversation: Leah Miller-Biot and Max Alexander

Event info

Artist In-Conversation: Leah Miller-Biot and Max Alexander

Monday 9 May, 1pm to 2pm, Online Event

As part of the Garnetbank Creative Residency In-Progress Exhibition, GSA Community Engagement host an in-conversation between creative in residence, Leah Miller-Biot and artist Max Alexander.

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Leah Miller-Biot is a GSA and Slade School of Art graduate with an established painting and sculpture practice and a commitment to amplifying others’ voices as a means to social change. Through the residency she has been exploring the healing and soothing potential of sculpture and painting through creative workshops that explore different senses, but are primarily led by touch and rooted in free play. Through this approach the children have been developing their language to understand and express their bodily sensations, such as laughing, running, being still, to have that heard and respected, and to see that as a unique part of who they are and how they navigate the world.

Max Alexander is an artist, playworker and creative facilitator who specialises in working with neurodivergent and/or disabled children and young people. Working as ‘Play Radical’ Max creates and co-creates spaces for play, exploration and connection with a focus on neurodivergent joy and ways of relating. Max creates playful objects and environments which offer different ways of interacting with people and the sensory world. He is drawn to repetition, pattern, movement and loves to dive deep into things that might seem mundane or insignificant to discover new detail, beauty and very often absurdity and humour. Max is currently very into light switches, sticks and the colour orange.

The Garnetbank Creative Residency is a partnership project between GSA Community Engagement and Garnetbank Primary School. Now in its second year, the residency places a GSA graduate within the school over an academic year with the aim of developing and encouraging creativity, curiosity and skill development for both the pupils and the Creative. This project is part of the GSA Community Engagement programme. The programme explores ways for the Glasgow School of Art to better connect, partner and work with the surrounding areas of Garnethill and Blythswood. The aim is to develop strong relationships through positive and mutually beneficial partnerships with people who live, work, study and play in the local area and explore new potentials for creative engagement.

Associated Exhibition Information:

Tell Me What Your Body Feels Like Doing

19 to 30 April, 2022

Tue - Sat, 10:00-16:30, booking required

Reid Ground Floor Corridor, The Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art

This exhibition follows Leah Miller-Biot's residency as part of Garnetbank Creative Residency, a partnership project between GSA Community Engagement and Garnetbank Primary School. For more information see here.