Under the banner ‘Whose Art? Our Art!’, this year’s engage International Conference in Liverpool explored gallery education through the lens of art activism with two days of speeches, discussion and debate. Laura Harris reports from the city.
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The annual arts education conference, which this year takes place in Liverpool, will explore how issues of access and activism impact on galleries and the visual arts.
During the first day of scheduled ‘Projects and Demonstrations’ at SGCI, myself and artist Sarah Jane Lawton, based at East London Printmakers, presented our collaborative print project ‘Movement & Gestures’. Our printmaking intervention presented an opportunity for participants to make […]
Arriving in Portland, Oregon for the annual SGCI (Southern Graphics Council International) conference to beautiful sunshine and blue skies was unexpected, due to the city’s mostly reliable reputation of being amongst the most rainy places in the USA. Thanks to […]
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What does 2016 have in store in terms of conferences and events, exhibitions, art fairs and festivals? We take a month-by-month look at what the year has to offer – and we’ll be adding new events for later in the year as they’re confirmed.
This year’s engage International Conference in Glasgow focused on young people working with art and artists, with a remit to explore the gallery as a school, the importance of cross-disciplinary engagement, and the ethics of peer-led practice. But, as Moira Jeffrey reports, much of the lively and challenging discussion was wide-ranging and off script.
Artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young attended the recent Europe-wide IAA conference in Pilsen, Czech Republic, where he was speaking about the Paying Artists campaign. He reports from the home of Pilsner lager on three days of discussion, debate and far too many procedural matters.
This year’s Arts Council England and British Council-supported No Boundaries – billed as a symposium on the role of arts and culture – took place over two days at the end of September at Watershed in Bristol and HOME, Manchester. Featuring talks and discussion from an international cast of contributors, it once again had a live link between each venue and was also live streamed. Artist Julie McCalden reports from Bristol, while arts consultant Mark Robinson presents a view from the rainy city.
A recent symposium in Swansea, organised by Q-Art, brought together speakers from across the UK to explore the impact of location on art education and the art school. Rory Duckhouse reports.
Organised by collaborative artists Brass Art, the Folds in Time conference at the Freud Museum will explore the uncanny and unconscious within artistic responses to architectural space. Kristin Mojsiewicz explains to Pippa Koszerek why artists are at the centre of the event.
Just returned from the brilliant FKL Soundscapes and Sound Identities Conference at the beautiful Castell Besen in Trentino, Italy where I presented a paper and a sound/video work. Learnt so much over three days and met lovely people who I […]
On the evening of the Monday 30th June 2014, I arrived in Paris for the start of my research residency at Centre Pompidou. The event (part exploration of the archive, part conference) had been organised in response to the 25th […]
A recent summit at Project Ability in Glasgow brought together support studios and learning disability artists from around the world for three days of art making, discussion and sharing of ideas. Emmie McKay reports on a conference with a difference that also included a residency by the artist Tanya Raabe-Webber.
Digital Utopias was a one-day conference in Hull organised by Arts Council England that set out to create debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. Richard Taylor reports from the 2017 City of Culture.
As students we have all been part of the university environment for a couple of years at least. Have you ever asked yourself if you would like to work in one? If so have you thought about what kind of […]
The 56th Venice Biennale, British Art Show 8, Manchester International Festival – we take a month-by-month look at the year ahead to provide a selection of key events for your diary.
While strategies to pay artists better are forging ahead in the UK, this vital issue is also on high on the agenda in some other countries. Susan Jones reports on Working Artists: aspects of art and labour, a recent conference in South Korea which she also spoke at.
Goldsmiths is to celebrate the life and critical influence of leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall with a week-long series of discussions, screenings and exhibitions that culminates with an international conference exploring his legacy.
With its focus on the idea of gallery educators as ‘disruptive influences’, this year’s engage International Conference in Leeds took a close look at the innovative use of digital technologies in gallery education. Mike Pinnington, content editor at Tate Liverpool, reports from day one of the conference.
This year’s Arts Development UK conference in Cardiff took ‘arts for life’ as its theme and gave delegates an opportunity to ‘pick and mix’ from a variety of sessions. But, reports Julie McCalden, the event’s real highlights came from its lively keynote speakers.
This year’s engage International Conference takes place in Leeds in November, and is set to explore how innovation and risk taking in gallery education can often run parallel with a need to disrupt, subvert and ‘unsettle’. We speak to conference programmer Michael Prior to find out more.
Alongside the usual lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours and knowledge exchanges, this year’s AD:UK Conference will include a new open forum strand – plus a-n will be providing crowd funding expertise through its Granted professional development programme.