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Introducing Social Making 2018

Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is the second biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC. The aim of the symposium is to bring examples of international socially engaged practices to the South West of the […]

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‘Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next’ is a biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC, exploring contemporary social practice.
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Presenting at Drawing Conversations 2, Coventry University

Very excited and somewhat nervous at the prospect of presenting a paper about the project and video at Drawing Conversations 2: Body, Space Object, at Coventry university in December. Having been out of academia for a while, I am getting up […]

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Katriona Beales, Are We All Addicts Now?, installation view, Furtherfield Gallery, London. Photo: Pau Ros; Courtesy: the artist and Furtherfield
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Ethics, art and technology: the need for a human-centred approach

At a recent symposium in London, academics, technologists, artists and film makers gathered to discuss the politics and ethics of art technology. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry attended and was struck by the need for a much closer relationship between the tech and ethical tendencies in this ongoing and vitally important debate.

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Day two of slowing down

Doing deceleration symposium at Nottingham Contemporary. We started the day in the project space of Nottingham Contemporary exploring the theme of ‘Doing Deceleration’. This was an event open to the wider public, not just the Summer Lodge. A full list […]

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Georgina Starr, Exorcism of the Luna Milk Orb (Study for the Birth of Sculpture), 2015 and Cooper Gallery commissioned artist's book The History of Sculpture, 2013, installation view. Featuring A Modular Infrastructure Acting In Concert With Cooper Gallery, 2016 by Cullinan Richards.
Photo: Ross Fraser MacLean/ Studio RoRo 2016. Image courtesy of the artists and Cooper Gallery DJCAD University of Dundee
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Creating spaces for dialogue: feminist thinking in art practice

‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ is a two-‘chapter’ exhibition and symposium at Cooper Gallery, Dundee that presents contemporary and historical feminist art from the 1970s onwards in an attempt to create a dialogue between “artists, thinkers, artworks and practices”. Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris reports from Scotland’s ‘she town’.

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Art Is... event, Tate Modern,  Saturday 9 April 2016, Mike Fairclough, head teacher, West Rise Juniors (left) and Henry Ward, head of education, Freelands Foundation. Photo: Oliver Cowling, Tate
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Art is… at Tate Modern: stimulating, provocative and often moving

At the recent Art Is… event at Tate Modern, the Freelands Foundation gathered together a cast of artists, educators, gallery directors and more to present a series of talks and discussions about the idea of socially useful art, the importance of art education, and the role of creative freedom for artists. Fisun Guner reports.

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Serendipitous Symposium

Artists in the Field: Ephemeral Landscapes and Experimental Geographies A personal response to the symposium within the context of my own art practice ‘If in doubt return to the field’ was Dr Harriet Hawkins’ opening to the symposium, Artists in […]

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Stitched Time in Coventry and end of year message

At the beginning of the month I found myself in Coventry where my piece “Stitched Time” was shown in an exhibition to accompany a symposium at the University called Drawing Conversations. Although my academic brain felt a bit rusty on […]

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Laurel Berry

Artist and and co-organiser of The Immediacy of Paint; The Role of Painting in the Digital Age.

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