Art of the Troubles – Programme of Artists’ Talks Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Art of the Troubles – Programme of Artists’ Talks Wolverhampton Art Gallery – January – February 2015
Tuesday 2-3pm – Venue Wolverhampton Art Gallery / Arena Theatre Tilstone Space
January 13th- Andre Stitt. http://www.andrestitt.com/ . His talk will focus around performance art and civil conflict. He made a series of performances which he called ‘Akshuns’ in Belfast in the 1970s and he is currently Professor of Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art.
February 3rd- Dan Shipsides. http://www.danshipsides.com/ . His installations investigate his interest in space and place in all and any of its potential manifestations – political, personal, topological, psychological, phenomenological or nonsensical.
February 10th- Philip Napier. http://philipnapier.com/ He works in sculpture and explores issues of power and cultural identity, often incorporating movement and sound. He is Head of Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a founder of Flax Art Studios, Belfast.
February 17th- Paul Seawright http://www.paulseawright.com/ . He is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art. His work deals with conflict in many global situations but for this talk he will focus on the work relating to the Troubles.
Performance Day -
In addition Daniel Jewesbury http://www.danieljewesbury.org/ will be doing a performance on the 27th January in the exhibition. His performance will be a response to FE Mc William ‘Women of Belfast’ sculpture. He will be in the gallery drawing from 1.00 pm with the final performance taking place from 4.00-4.30.
Note Venue Spaces – If you could let me know roughly how many students you are likely to be bringing then that would be very helpful. Our Gathering Space holds up to 40 people but I have also been in touch with Neil Reading at the Arena Theatre to see about availability there. It may be that if we are likely to have a larger audience than this then we could hold the talks over at the Arena.