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

  • Wed 3 May 2017

    Joseph Kendra: If You Had a Year to Change Something What Would You Do?

    The BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop Series 2013-14 was a project that explored the possibilities of change and transformation, through ideas about art, thought and technology. Organised in partnership with theatre company Quarantine, the project asked people to answer a simple question: If you had a year to change something, what would you do? A group of 30 recruited participants met across a series of events between 2013-2014, with invited guests from a wide range of disciplines. The ‘Thought Workshop Series’ acted as a case study for Tate Exchange, a new space at Tate Modern for the public to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art. This talk explores how long-term collaborations between institutions, artists and the public might transform the way we think about current artistic practice, learning and the role of the museum.

  • 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.

  • Thu 18 May 2017

    Hackpad Event: (play)ground - less / Luli Perez / Jane Frances Dunlop & Mira Loew

    What does it mean to be an artist in today’s digital and nomadic world?

    Who forms our community when we exist inside a global network?

    Where do we find the local when we are constantly on the move?

    What does it mean to inhabit the temporary?

    Itinerant Assembly interrogates these questions through a five-month programme of events which investigate the productive potential of temporary togetherness. The series of assemblies, which began in January this year, culminates in two final events this May: a new commission by emerging international artist group (play)ground - less, and a hackpad event based around a conversation between international participants, which will take place on an online collaborative document that can be updated in real time.