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Symposium: The Social Impact of Artist Residencies

Date uploaded: April 4, 2012

Buddleia Presents...
Symposium: The Social Impact of Artist Residencies

Centre for the Urban Built Environment (CUBE) is delighted to announce in association with Buddleia: Symposium: The Social Impact of Artist Residencies.

Artist residency programmes has become a growing field of practice offering participants a wide range of contexts from rural retreats to large-scale institutions to artist led or community spaces. In each instance artists are being asked to engage their practice within a new paradigm of delivery.

Thius event will be exploring different artist in residency models from an international, national and regional perspective. The focus will be on how artists engage with the localities they are hosted in and what impact this can have for the artist as well as the local communities.

Speakers include:

  • Lynn Froggett: Professor of Psychosocial Welfare from University of Central Lancashire whose recent research paper New Model Visual Arts Organisations and Social Engagement looks at the development of social engaged practice by four UK arts organisations.
  • Aaron Cezar: Director of The Delfina Foundation, which facilitates artists exchanges between the UK, Middle East and North Africa via a programme of artistic residencies and related events. Aaron recently edited an online magazine called ArteEast Quarterly that focussed on the rise of global residency programmes and the lack of research and discourse surrounding it.
  • Kerry Morrison: an environmental artist. She works in public places creating landscape interventions and performances in response to environments and socio-ecological issues within a given locale. Kerry has recently set up In-Situ an artist led initiative, evolving internationally with artists increasingly developing longer-term relationships with people and place.
  • Bill Drummond: an artist, musician, writer and record producer. Recent art activities, carried out under Drummond's chosen banner of the Penkiln Burn, include making and distributing cakes, soup, flowers, beds and shoe-shines. Bill bought and set up Curfew Tower in the small town of Cushendall on the Antrim Coast of North East Ireland and is managed by a small group of trustees called In You We Trust. The Tower has been run as an artist residency since 1999.

When: 18 April 2012, 2-5pm

Where: CUBE Gallery

This event is FREE but booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.  To reserve a place please email [email protected] or call 0161 2375525

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CUBELab Resident: Rich White

CUBELab Resident: Rich White