Permission Taken
Antonio Roberts questions ownership and authorship through digital works that undermine online codes; he remixes existing images to create works that range from humorous statements to cyclical animations and political meditations. This exhibition presents a series of new digital, video, print and installation works developed during the glitch artist’s recent residency at the University of Birmingham, borrowing from the institution’s art collection to further consider ideas around copyright and free culture.
Until 23 January 2016, Birmingham Open Media, 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham.

Invisible Landscapes Seminar
OSR Projects convene this one-day symposium on place-based contemporary art practice. Guest speakers include The Drawing Shed’s Sally Labern, academic and cultural geographer Owain Jones and b-side Festival‘s Sally Watkins. An afternoon of workshops will see Alexander Stevenson share his approach to working with distinct landscapes, Jethro Brice inviting delegates to get messy in his practical mapping with mud session and a discussion led by Tim Martin on how artists can be both useful and useless when working with local businesses.
Friday 4 December 2015, 10.30–5pm, OSR Project Space, Church Street, West Coker, Somerset.

Katie Paterson: Open Studio
Katie Paterson is inviting the public to join her and life scientists from the University of Bristol as they sort through unique samples from 10,000 tree species that Paterson has sourced from around the world. This exploration of geological time through fossils will form the basis of her new public artwork produced by Situations for Bristol’s Royal Fort Gardens in spring 2016.
4-6 December 2015, 11am-6pm, (Artist Talk: Thursday 3 December, 6.30pm), Arnolfini, Bristol.

Motifs: Free taster workshop for artists, writers and musicians
The cross-disciplinary creative education organisation Wavyline offers a free taster workshop for visual artists, writers and composers. The concept and techniques of the motif – an approach regularly used in music – will be applied across art forms through a series of practical exercises. Led by composer and Wavyline director Virginia Firnberg.
Friday 4 December 2015, 1pm, Wavyline, The Rosetta Art Centre, Stratford, London E15.

Jour Fixe: A series of critiques for visual artists
This series of four artists’ critiques takes place in December and January, providing artists with a peer support environment at the crucial early stages of the making process. Participants will be encouraged to share their ideas and concepts and take the plunge, creating a new work that they may have been postponing. Sessions are free. RSVP to: [email protected].
4 & 18 December 2015, 15 & 29 January 2016, 6pm-8pm, Threads, Water Lane Coffee House, Canterbury.

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