Stuart Whipps is based in Birmingham. He has exhibited his work across the UK and internationally and is the recipient of a number of awards. He works predominantly with photography and video, alongside reconfigured existing or remade materials. In taking an artefact or historic position as the starting point for his work, the artist questions the role of documentation in constructing a shred understanding of cultural values.

After a highly successful series of lectures in 2016, the Garage Lecture Series returns in 2017 with a new venue at Worcester’s state-of-the-art library building, The Hive. Meadow Arts and the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department (housed in the Garage Studios) organise the series of lectures, which are free to attend. This is a chance to listen to high calibre artists who have made the journey to Worcester to talk about their artistic practice, their ideas and inspiration.