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BALTIC 39 Common Room: Practicing Socially Engaged Art with Hannah Hull
Fri 1 April 2016, 12:00 – 14:00 BST
Friday 1 April 2016 / 12.00-14.00
BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne
FREE / Booking essential
Artist Hannah Hull joins BALTIC 39 Common Room to lead a session on socially engaged arts practice. Hannah is interested in empowering individuals to creatively and critically intervene with their world. Her social sculpture and political interventions are situation-specific, often dialogue-based and temporal. Hannah also consults on creative practice for social change. Her specialist interest is the use of a critical, contemporary art model for 'socially-excluded' groups such as recovering addicts, ex-offenders and the homeless. She is currently developing a new web based platform for socially engaged artists, Critical Spaces.
The session will begin with an introduction to Hannah’s personal approach to the definition and parameters of the term ‘socially-engaged art’, followed by a series of mini-discussions that address key issues with the contemporary practice of socially engaged art including:
- models of collaboration;
- political nature of socially engaged art;
- managing boundaries, life/work balance;
- starting a project/ending a project;
- thinking about useful or uselessness.
Hannah will draw from art historic references including Dada, Situationist International and Fluxus and examples of her own work. As always, attendees are invited to bring their own experiences to the discussion.
Hannah Hull will be offering 1:1 mentoring sessions to three artists in the afternoon. To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Deadline for applications is Monday 21st March 2016, 10.00
BALTIC 39 Common Room is an opportunity for bi-monthly meetings of artists and arts professionals to have peer led conversation about arts practice, to share practical advice and talk through common questions. Each session takes a different focus to stimulate dialogue on developing, managing and sustaining a professional practice. There will also be a chance to share news and promote upcoming projects to a peer network.