What is it?

Culture³ (Culture+ Creative Conversations) event is a platform to discuss, debate and challenge the status quo. The aim is to gain inspiration, spark collaborations and revolutionise the way we work in the arts and culture.

As discussed in Vanessa Thorpe’s article ‘Farewell Christo’(Arts and Media correspondent, The Guardian September 2018), we want to explore whether temporary art installations make more of an impact to the people and place and it is exhibited rather than permanent pieces, and what that means for artists, funders and commissioners in the future.

We will be joined by a panel of interesting and experienced people including Grace Davies, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for The National Trust and environmental artist Steve Messam to start the debate and extend the discussion to us all.

This event is in association with BEAF 2019.

Who is the event for?

Artists and creative practitioners as well as arts venues, galleries and commissioners from across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

What you will go away with

Listen to presentations from key speakers on exciting public art projects across the UK

The panel discussion will explore some the following questions:

Why we celebrate temporary and permanent in such different ways.

The effect temporary art has on the arts world, the space it occupies and those that view it.

What’s next for public art in the UK?

We will then open questions to the audience.

It is also an opportunity to network with like-minded creatives from across the county after the discussion with refreshments.

Who is speaking?

Grace Davies, The National Trust

Grace Davies is Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for National Trust delivering a programme of cross-artform commissions, residencies and exhibitions in heritage and landscapes settings across the UK, working with artists such as Jeremy Deller, Michael Price, Serena Korda and Les Enfant Terribles. Prior to this she was Director of Visual Arts South West, Curator for Locws International, Picture This and Ffotogallery.

Steve Messam, Environmental Artist

Steve Messam is an environmental artist based in County Durham, UK and working internationally. His ephemeral site-specific installations re-imagine the everyday, interrupting historical places and vacant architecture to help us perceive the familiar environment in a new way.

Working on a scale that is typically ‘bigger than a house’, his works explore the colour and scale of place. His inflatable textile works include a suite of pieces that filled historic ruins in a Scottish castle gardens and a wrapped seating shelter in Blackpool.

Other works include ‘PaperBridge’ (2015) (pictured) – a functioning packhorse bridge made from 22,000 sheets of paper in the Lake District; and ‘Clad’ (2009) – a traditional timber-framed cottage wrapped in the fleece of 300 local sheep in Newtown, Wales. He created the first off-site installation at the 2006 Shanghai Biennial and created a number of site-specific installations across the Venetian Lagoon during the 2009 Venice Biennale.

What is Culture³?

Culture³ (Culture+ Creative Conversations) is a platform to discuss, debate and challenge the status quo. To gain inspiration, spark collaborations and revolutionise the way we work in the arts and culture. At each event, held at various venues across the county, we invite a panel of interesting and experienced people to start the debate, and extend the discussion to us all.

How to book

  • Spaces are limited, only one place available per business
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.

  • Spaces are limited, only one place available per business
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.

When

10 May 2019
17:30 – 20:00

Where

THIS Workspace

Old Daily Echo Building

18 Albert Road

Bournemouth

BH1 1BZ

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