engage 2016: Whose Art? Our Art!

Confidence (Detail), 2016, Nicole Mollet

Published: 12 October 2016

engage 2016 Whose Art? Our Art! kicks off on the 13th of October in Liverpool across various sites, the programme will explore four important themes: Arts Activism, Accessible Arts and Social Cohesion, a Re-definition of Education and Sustainable Careers.

See full details of the conference here>

This year our guest blogger is artist Nicole Mollet who will be reporting and sharing thoughts live from the event. Nicole’s practice includes sculpture, drawing and performance and investigates hidden narratives and myths. Recent projects include a commission ‘More Than 100 Stories’ with Creative People and places, and contributing to a publication for Penguin.

You will be able to follow her progress and updates on the conference on our Twitter and Instagram.


Mollet 2Exercises to Build Trust, 2016, Nicole Mollet

On Friday Axisweb Director Mark Smith will be participating in the plenary discussion ‘What sort of artists do we want?’’ along with Jeanie Scott, Director of a-n, Sarah Pace and Tracy Simpson from ADDO, Janie Nicholl from Scottish Artists Union and Joe Orr from CACTUS. The panel will be chaired by Sarah Fisher, Director of Open Eye Gallery. A summary of the context is below:

“If the real opportunity for artists to achieve a sustainable career is to develop a mix of socially engaged practice and educational activities, how is this attainable when arts schools still focus on the white box as a measure of success? Sarah Fisher will be asking her panel to consider how, and by whom, artists should be validated, so that they can achieve a successful and satisfying career.”

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Published 12 October 2016

See India Roase Harvey's report from engage conference 2015 here> 

Author: Axisweb

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