The Collection and Usher Gallery, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP , 24 March 2017

Make.Practice.Perfect.  Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands

Make.Practice.Perfect will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all. Aimed at artists, students and academics, as well a non-practising public, this daylong event discusses how, where and why we produce art works today, what are the barriers to production and how we may overcome them through our working methods and accessing relevant networks and resources.

Schedule - All times UK

  • Fri 24 March 2017

    Make.Practice.Perfect.  Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands

    Make.Practice.Perfect will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all. Aimed at artists, students and academics, as well a non-practising public, this daylong event discusses how, where and why we produce art works today, what are the barriers to production and how we may overcome them through our working methods and accessing relevant networks and resources.

  • Sun 26 March 2017

    European Unision | Ruth Spencer Jolly

    European Unison’ will be a performance intervention staged at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 6pm, conceived by the emerging artist Ruth Spencer Jolly. 28 pianists gather to represent the members of the European Union and play out the history of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The piece acts as a eulogy to the rich cultural exchange and peacekeeping cooperation we have turned our backs on. The ensemble of pianos demonstrates that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.

    Ruth Spencer Jolly is an emerging artist from Birmingham. She recently graduated from the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and is currently Artist in Residence at St George’s School, Ascot. She has been noted as ‘one to watch’, profiled on Radio 3 Young Artists’ Day in 2015 and has featured in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibitions this year. She specialises in an interdisciplinary practice called ‘Musart’ which lies in the grey zone between the visual arts and music.

  • Tue 25 April 2017

    RCA | Luc Tuymans & Gilane Tawadros chairing by Georgios Kontis

    Visual Cultures Lecture Series | Cultural ID & Europe, Authenticity

  • Tue 9 May 2017

    QUAD Arts centre | PaintingDigitalPhotography conference

    The PaintingDigitalPhotography conference seeks to investigate how artists and theorists are currently engaged in critical discourses around the shifting relationships of painting, photography, and digital manipulation. How are these mediums being defined in their connection to one another as new hybrid forms are being created through their combination? What do these combinations tell us about these mediums and disciplines, their natures and practices, in the digital age? In what ways might digital imaging and manipulation enable a painting / photography interconnectivity? Central to the debate will be the focus on the blurred boundaries, common threads, antagonisms, distinctions, and growing interrelationship between painting, photography, and ‘the digital’ in the development of new creative practices.