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Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives

November 1, 2015, 10:00 am

Liverpool Biennial present a daylong event bringing together distinguished thinkers and practitioners from the field of community arts on Sunday the 1st of November 2015 from 10.30am to 5.30pm at The Black-E, Liverpool. The event looks to discuss and explore the legacy of such practices in the light of a renewed interest in socially engaged art. This event will re-open conversations and instigate new ones, ensuring that important work undertaken in the 1970s and 1980s continues to resonate.

Speakers include: Assemble, Ania Bas, Sonia Boyce, Jason Bowman, Polly Brannan, Anna Colin, Anna Cutler, Rosie Cooper, Janna Graham, Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Homebaked, Sophie Hope, Nina Edge, Bill Harpe, Wendy Harpe, Lorraine Leeson, Andrea Phillips, Laura Raicovich, Alan Read, Frances Rifkin, Sally Tallant, Nato Thompson and Ed Webb-Ingall.

This event is part of a weekend of programmes in Liverpool and beyond that considers current approaches in socially engaged art. The Visible Award, hosted by Tate Liverpool, is the first European award for socially engaged artistic practice, celebrating art projects that work with people in the social sphere across the world. On Saturday 31 October, the 2015 Visible Award jury is taking place at the Council Chamber in Liverpool Town Hall. An open public debate will be hosted that leads to the announcement of the prize winner.

The daylong conference is convened by Liverpool Biennial and Andrea Phillips, in association with Visible Award 2015 and Tate Liverpool.

Click here for more information or to book your free place.