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Situations Events; Liverpool and Bristol

July 13, 2014

Situations are launching a new series of half-day professional development workshops and live events offering insights into new approaches to public art across the UK. Events will take place in Liverpool and Bristol on the 11th and 13th July 2013.

Professional Development Workshop: Liverpool
Friday 11th July, 12-5pm
Homebaked, Anfield, 199 Oakfield Road, L4 0UF, Liverpool.

The first workshop is hosted in association with the Liverpool Biennial and offers delegates the opportunity to get under the skin of two art projects, which have used bread-making, community baking and food production as an alternative approach to urban redevelopment.

Futurefarmers, led by Californian Amy Franceschini, will join Homebaked Co-operative Anfield, a community bakery and social enterprise which grew out of the 2010 commission, 2Up 2 Down, by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. Futurefarmers will be discussing the evolution of their project Flatbread Society, commissioned by Situations for Oslo harbour in Norway.

Booking for this event is essential, to purchase tickets click here.
Price: £15 (includes lunch and a curator led tour of Liverpool Biennial)

Live Event: Bristol
Amy Franceschini and the Futurefarmers
Sunday 13 July, 1pm - 2.30pm
Hart’s Bakery, Arch 35 Lower Approach Road, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QS

Following a sell-out lecture by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, Situations presents the second in its Public Art Now live event series with San Francisco-based artist and Futurefarmer Amy Franceschini bringing her ‘boat oven’ to Bristol. Inspired by the possibilities of urban food production, Amy’s projects include Victory Gardens - where San Francisco’s City Hall plaza was transformed into allotment gardens – and Flatbread Society, a compelling proposition to create a permanent site dedicated to grain production and baking on Oslo’s coverted waterfront.

Amy is also founder of award-winning artist and architecture collective Futurefarmers. Keep a look out as the ‘boat oven’ – a makeshift oven housed in a fully serviceable canoe – will set sail from Bristol’s harbourside on Saturday 12th as an exciting prelude to Sunday’s event. Seek the unexpected!

Produced by Situations, Public Art Now is a national programme about challenging where, when and how art takes place. Watch a webcast of this event at thisistomorrow.info

Booking for this event is essential, to purchase tickets click here. Price: £7 (£5 concession)

Event presented by Situations and supported by Bjorvika Utvikling and Hart’s Bakery, Bristol. The Public Art (Now) live event series is produced in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

For more information about Public Art Now click here or Situations click here.

Travel Bursaries:

Public Art (Now) July Bursaries: Applications now open

Situations are offering travel bursaries of £150 each to attend each their five live events and three workshops in the Public Art (Now) series and contribute to the Public Art (Now) blog.

For more information about how to apply click here.

Amy Franceschini

Amy Franceschini