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Open Call: 'Group Therapy for Social Practice Artists' - Davina Drummond
Nov
1
3:45 PM15:45

Open Call: 'Group Therapy for Social Practice Artists' - Davina Drummond

Group Therapy for Social Practice Artists (it’s cheaper than individual therapy!)

Do you ever question how social art practice is valued in the wider art world? Do you ever feel your practice is considered second rate to exhibition artists? Do you ever wonder or get asked whether what you do is actually even art? Do you make ‘social practice art’ as a way to support your ‘own’ practice? Do you feel emotionally exhausted from the psychologically taxing nature of your work?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then this session is for you! Come and spend an hour with Davina using 'art therapy' techniques to reflect on these questions and explore how we as artists can support ourselves and each other whilst strengthening the role of art and social practice in the UK and beyond.

www.davinadrummond.co.uk

Image: Davina Drummond, The Big Celebration Cake, Commissioned by Tall Tales, 2010


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Open Call: 'Let's Make A Game!' - Anna Horton Cremin
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Open Call: 'Let's Make A Game!' - Anna Horton Cremin

Let's Make a Game!

‘Let’s make a game!’ takes your favourite games from parties to playgrounds and makes them into something new. Using themes and questions from the Summit we will be creating a new street game to test, break and play together.

We will be using Pocket Park Games toolkit as a starting point. This toolkit was created during the Good Game, a recent project with Ampersand Projects, Birmingham. Good Game explores the positive impact games can have on our lives, communities and the places where we live.

Come along and help make a new game for the Social Art Summit.

www.annahortoncremin.com

Photo credit: Andy Ford


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Open Call: 'From Objects of Transgression to Spaces of Communication...' - Gil Mualem-Doron
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Open Call: 'From Objects of Transgression to Spaces of Communication...' - Gil Mualem-Doron

From Objects of Transgression to Spaces of Communication: the case of The New Union Flag and SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon)

In this illustrated talk  & workshop Gil Mualem-Doron will present his practice with a focus on the New Union Flag Project, now entering its 5th year. He will also present SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon, founded in 2016 in his living room. Recently, the project has developed into a much larger exhibition space and talk programme at the Black and Ethnic Minorities centre in Brighton.

www.gildoron.co.uk


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Open Call: 'Organisational Diagrams for Everyday Lives of Socially Engaged Artists' - Helen Stratford
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Open Call: 'Organisational Diagrams for Everyday Lives of Socially Engaged Artists' - Helen Stratford

What do you do everyday? How do you organise your daily life? Is it productive?

Recently, while working with communities whose existence has been deemed without ‘economic justification,’ Helen has been exploring what makes a ‘productive’ life.

Equipped with a library of architectural / diagrammatic books alongside self-help guides, such as ‘DOING IT NOW!’ and ‘GETTING IT DONE!,’ light boxes, drawing tables, and flow chart templates, Helen is inviting delegates to join her in making diagrams of day-to-day challenges and routines.

Playing with pie charts, flow charts, colour charts, bar charts and other organisational devices, this session will bring everyday, yet personally unique routines together with the measured ways that try to organise our daily existence; critiquing those organising devices that promise to "change you to who you really want to be."

www.helenstratford.co.uk

Image: ‘Doing Make Up’ - Helen Stratford


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Open Call: 'The Temporary Tattoo Parlour' - GOSH Arts and Davina Drummond
Nov
1
12:30 PM12:30

Open Call: 'The Temporary Tattoo Parlour' - GOSH Arts and Davina Drummond

The Temporary Tattoo Parlour

Commissioned by GOSH Arts, artist Davina Drummond collaborated with young people at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and tattoo artist Ella Bell to create a limited edition set of temporary tattoos as a reminder that not all experiences or situations, especially when in hospital are permanent.

Historically tattoos have served as decorations of bravery, pledges of love and hope, celebrations of achievements and as reminders of important events. The discussions and limited edition that came out of a series of workshops allowed young people to reflect on the techniques they use to cope with their illness; process their hospital experience and share the challenges of living with ongoing health conditions.

Through a collaboration with Artfelt, the Temporary Tattoo Parlour will be situated at Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Friday 2nd 2.00 - 5.00.

www.gosh.nhs.uk/wards-and-departments/departments/gosh-arts

A version of The Temporary Tattoo Parlour will also appear  at Theatre Deli on Thurs 1st 12.30 - 2.00.

Image credit: Victoria Headstock


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Open Call: 'The Artist and the Institution' - Alice Myers
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

Open Call: 'The Artist and the Institution' - Alice Myers

Alice will be hosting a roundtable session for sharing, supporting and discussing work in progress around the theme of negotiating the role of the artist within institutions. Delegates are invited to bring projects to the table for discussion.

Alice has been developing participatory photography inside prisons, during which the following questions have arisen:

1. What role(s) can/should artists play within institutions?

2. How can the tensions and problems around agency, authorship and representation that arise when doing this work become a visible and integral part of the outcome?

www.alicemyers.net

Image Credit: Jamie McK


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Open Call: 'The Two Elephants' - Adam Scarborough
Nov
1
9:15 AM09:15

Open Call: 'The Two Elephants' - Adam Scarborough

Delegates are invited to sit and contemplate two opposing pieces of text in Site Gallery’s Project Space. This work by Adam Scarborough may offer to some a meditative space to consider their position in relation to the two statements or, for others, an instigation to conversation and debate.

www.adamjscarborough.com

(Image: ‘The Democracy Machine’, 2018)

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