ESL Industry Insiders
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English as a Second Language: Industry Insights

FREE
03, 10 & 17 Apr 2019
13.00 - 13.30
Terrace Rooms
South Wing

Meet stylist Agata Belcen, model Moffy Gathorne Hardy and designer Veronica Ditting as each introduce key exhibits in the gallery, through personal perspectives and professional practice.

These informal talks reflect on the imagery produced by Hanna Moon and Joyce NG, noting pivotal moments in collaborating on the project and the principles they represent in the context of their wider work in creative industry.

WED 03 APR 2019 | 13.00 - 13.30
STYLIST, AGATA BELCEN
THE POWER OF AESTHETICS

In association with Agata’s role as Hanna Moon’s stylist.

Senior Fashion Editor at AnOther Magazine, Agata Belcen is also a regular contributor to Fantastic Man and Dazed.

Before embarking on her career in fashion, Agata studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge and History of Dress at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She then assisted stylists Cathy Edwards and Camilla Nickerson whilst developing a subtle and considered take on contemporary femininity.

In addition to her magazine editorials, Agata has styled for brands including Joseph, COS, Ivy Park, Stella McCartney and Gucci and with photographers including Johnny Dufort, Mark Peckmezian, Hanna Moon and Robi Rodriguez. She collaborated with Charlotte Wales and Chopova Lowena on the book Kukeri, published in 2018 by Claire de Rouen. 

@agata_belcen

Agata's work never has the appearance of models showing off "looks" - instead, she gives us people who seem to have dressed themselves according to some strange, jarring and beautiful logic of their own.

Ned Beauman, Author


EVENT POSTPONED ( SCHEDULED FOR WED 10 APR 2019 | 13.00 - 13.30), NEW DATE TBC
MODEL, MOFFY GATHORNE HARDY
THE MUSE IN THE MAKING

In association with Moffy’s role as featured model and as Hanna Moon’s muse


Moffy (short for Myfanwy) Gathorne Hardy is a muse, a ‘literary beauty’, a ‘mold breaking beauty’, an ‘alt-beauty’, known for her 'crossed eyes, fighting fashion industry norms’. Rising to prominence in 2013, her first shoot with photographer Tyrone Lebon featured on the cover of POP magazine. Challenging industry ideals her magnetism is difficult to pin point, Hanna Moon describes being immediately drawn to her when they first met six years ago. They have since developed a close friendship leading to images depicting an unbridled intimacy. She has modelled for brands Adidas, Mimi Wade and Vivienne Westwood and appeared on the pages of magazines Document Journal, A Nice Magazine, Novembre, Dazed and Buffalo Zine alongside continuing her studies in Russian Literature and French at UCL.  

@moffygathornehardy

WED 17 APR 2019 | 13.00 - 13.30
DESIGNER, VERONICA DITTING
DEFINITION BY DESIGN

In association with Veronica’s role as graphic designer and exhibition design consultant


Studio Veronica Ditting is an award-winning creative direction and design studio based in London. Veronica is the creative director of biannual women’s magazine The Gentlewoman, which has been designed and produced in collaboration with Studio Veronica Ditting since its first edition in 2010. The practice is characterised by a strong signature that is resolutely editorially driven, working closely with photographers, artists, editors and writers to realise ideas at their most definitive. Recent clients have included the brands Hermès and Tiffany & Co, and the art institutions Het Nieuwe Instituut and White Cube.

@studioveronciaditting
studioveronicaditting.com