Make/Shift/Space is a portable artist structure which hosts a programme of live art making through residencies, workshops and events within temporary public locations. Devised by artist-duo Hickey+Warner, the project is supported by Arts Council England and mac Birmingham. Make/Shift/Space provides an interface for exchange between artist, audience and the built environment; brokering conversations about social interaction, public landscapes and artistic activity.
Claire Hickey is a Visual Artist whose art practice is underpinned by manual explorations into the making process and the personal experiences that this can convey within sculptural work; the physicality of materials in relation to the body is a fundamental theme. Through collaborative projects, she has also produced site-responsive pieces exploring the physical labours of people and the haptic history of place. She has recently completed her MA in Art & Design at Birmingham City University.
As artist and researcher Emily Warner engages in a multi-disciplinary practice to explore art as an ongoing process in flux, something that temporarily exists as a live experience, an action-based encounter or a conversational situation. Activating relationships and interactions with people and place, she is interested in the condition and construction of transitional relationships within physical and digital contexts.
AirSpace Curriculum is a programme of events, talks and workshops organised by AirSpace Gallery in partnership with Staffordshire University which recognises and responds to the need for continuing professional development for artists in Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.
The first part of the Curriculum offer is a series of artists’ talks, usually available solely to students on the Fine Art BA at Staffordshire University, but now being opened up for any interested artists and members of the public to attend. This offer will combine with AirSpace Gallery’s existing Artists’ Talks programme.
The programme offers an insight into the professional practices of a number of interesting and varied professional artists and arts practitioners.
***Please note*** - For talks held at Staffordshire University, booking is essential for non-University attendees.
The talks take place at the Film Theatre at Staffordshire University.