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ARTISTS MAKE CHANGE

Group Discussions

TICKET BOOKING OPENS 25TH MAY

FACILITATORS:
KATRIONA BEALES
ROSS JARDINE
ADELE PATRICK
TOM GODDARD

In response to the 5 video case study presentations, we are holding a series of group discussions to explore the themes of the presentations in more detail. The discussions will be of interest to artists and arts organisers interested in this realm of artists making change, and places can be booked via individual EventBrite listings.

The discussions will take place online, on Zoom. Click the links next to each discussion description to book your place.

MEET THE FACILITATORS

Katriona Beales is an internationally exhibited artist whose work responds to the social implications of new technologies, mental health and digital culture. Katriona’s interdisciplinary project ‘Are We All Addicts Now?’ was supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England and was shown at Furtherfield, London in 2017. In 2018 she exhibited new commissions supported by ACE at the V&A and Science Gallery London. Recent exhibitions include 'You're in a computer game, Max!' currently online at SKELF and a participatory green screen installation 'As we are but not as you know us' at Autograph (Feb-March 2020) which was developed with families with children with complex needs. Katriona received an MA from Chelsea College of Arts supported by a Stanley Picker Award. She is one of the founding members of Artists' Union England.

Ross Jardine is an artist with an interest in administrative and policy-making structures, specifically their often overlooked but vital role within institutions and everyday life. He works at the Greater London Authority as a political and policy advisor. Jardine collaborates with Andrea Francke as part of Future of the Left, which is currently developing an evaluation framework for the Gasworks Galley’s participatory residency programme: Connecting Communities. He works with Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau on Radio Anti, a temporary FM and digital radio station that hosts conversations and develops research on ‘how things come to be’.

Adele Patrick has been developing innovative cultural projects rooted in equalities and in academic research and community learning and teaching for over 25 years. Adele co-founded Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) in 1991 and is currently GWL’s Creative Development Manager. She has had a key leadership role in GWL which has grown from a grassroots project led by volunteers into a Recognised Collection of National Significance employing 23 staff, the sole accredited museum dedicated to women’s history in the UK and an influential, change making organisation in the Museums, Library and wider cultural sectors. Trained as a designer at Glasgow School of Art (where she subsequently taught Gender Art and Culture) Adele has been active in many projects, from the development of a women’s self build housing project to co-devising with Rachel Thain Gray, GWL’s Equality in Progress: a transformational programme in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for cultural organisations.
A collaborator with writers, visual artists, filmmakers and performers, Adele was awarded an Engage Scholarship for Excellence in Gallery Education in 2016. She publishes widely in academic, professional and popular journals and publications and regularly speaks at national and international conferences. She was Scotswoman of the Year in 2016 and in 2017 received Honorary DLitts from both Glasgow School of Art and University of Strathclyde. After her Clore Leadership Fellowship in 2018/2019, Adele undertook Post Fellowship research on Feminist Leadership.

Tom Goddard is recognised nationally for his work in education, receiving the inaugural Marsh Award for excellence. He received a Creative Wales award from the Arts Council of Wales and represented Wales at Standpoint Futures, an established programme of visual art development residencies for emerging artists who are based outside Greater London.
He has created community centred public art projects with Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust; Somerset Art works; Meantime, Cheltenham; Take Apart, Plymouth and Locws International, Swansea.

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DISCUSSION #1
Making Change through Unionisation
facilitated by KATRIONA BEALES
June 8th, 2pm - 3.30pm
Book Your Place HERE

Do you feel unrepresented? Do you ever feel that no-one hears your voice? Are you in need of a support structure? In this discussion, facilitated by one of the founding members of Artists Union England, Katriona Beales, we will explore:

- underlying principles of unionisation
- do artists need to unionise?
- what are the benefits and what are the challenges
- solidarity - can it work in the arts?
- and more!

This discussion session runs in parallel to a presentation by members of The United Voices of the World Union's Design and Creative Workers Branch - be sure to the watch the video before joining the discussion to get the most out of the experience.The presentation by UVW-DCW can be accessed by clicking HERE

DISCUSSION #2
Making Change through Political Representation
facilitated by ROSS JARDINE
June 10th 7pm - 8.30pm
Book Your Place HERE

Should artists be involved in the political system? How can artists be political representatives? What are the challenges facing artists as politicians? In this discussion, facilitated by Ross Jardine, an elected representative on the Greater London Authority, we will explore:

- how art and politics mix
- how to become a political representative
- how artists can benefit the political process
- how can you mix an art practice with being a poltical representative
- and more!

This discussion session runs in parallel to a presentation by Lena Šimić and Tim Jeeves - be sure to the watch the video before joining the discussion to get the most out of the experience. The presentation by Lena and Tim can be accessed by clicking HERE

DISCUSSION #3
Making Change through Institutions and Archival Spaces
facilitated by Adele Patrick
June 12th 2pm - 3.30pm
Book Your Place HERE

Do you wonder how and where activist work fits within gallery environments? Or, what the curatorial channels are between campaigning and exhibition? In this discussion, facilitated by Glasgow Women's Library's Dr. Adele Patrick, we will explore:

- effective campaigns and protests
- the challenges of working in campaign and protest
- does campaigning and protesting really achieve change?
- how to bring the campaign into the Institution
- does the institution have a role to play in campaign and protest work
- and more!

This discussion session runs in parallel to a presentation by members of Array Collective - be sure to the watch the video before joining the discussion to get the most out of the experience. The presentation by Array can be accessed by clicking HERE

DISCUSSION #4
Making Change through Art Practice and Art Work
facilitated by Tom Goddard
June 17th 2pm - 3.30pm
Book Your Place HERE

Do you wonder how an art practice can effectively create change? What do change-making art practices look like? In this discussion, facilitated by artist Tom Goddard, we will explore:

- whether effective change can be made through an art practice
- the contexts and situations for artists seeking to make effective change through practice
- effective strategies and solutions for artists and practices seeking change
- the challenges facing artists working in this way
- and more!

This discussion session runs in parallel to a presentation by Juliet Davis-Dufayard - be sure to the watch the video before joining the discussion to get the most out of the experience. The presentation by Juliet can be accessed by clicking HERE

DISCUSSION #5
Making Change With and Within Communities
facilitated by TBC
June 17th 7pm - 8.30pm

Details Coming Soon

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Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

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