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CuratorSpace Salon #2: Art and Education

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Leeds Beckett University School of Art, Architecture and Design

Broadcasting Place, Room BPA103

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9EN

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Come and join us for the second of our professional development events for artists and curators. These events give you the chance to hear from creative professionals about the work they do and how they can help you to develop your own practice. You’ll also have the chance meet other people working in the creative industries.


The Event

This event responds to the question 'How does the space between Art and Education manifest?' Themes addressed will include:

  • Artists working with different forms of community engagement
  • Practical advice on visual arts activities delivery
  • Regional and national visual arts networking
  • Visual arts practice as research
  • How artists engage in collaborative practice


Speakers include Creative Practitioner and Lecturer, Dr Liz Stirling; Creative Consultant and Exec Director of YVAN, Adrian Friedli; Visual Artist, Paul Digby; and Practice Based Researcher, Helen Clarke.


The event will begin with an optional tour of the Leeds Beckett University Degree show at 11am and talks will start at 1pm, finishing by 5pm. There will also be an option to stay for the private view of 'Natural Selection' by Andy Holden and Peter Holden at Leeds Art Gallery.


The Venue

The event will take place at Leeds Beckett University at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Broadcasting Place, Room BPA103. Groups will meet in the main foyer at 11am (for the Degree Show tour) and 12.30pm (for the event).


The Speakers


Dr Liz Stirling

Dr Liz Stirling is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies for practice based research in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University and founder member of feminist research group F=. She is a creative practitioner using performance, collaborative production and art activism to explore how we connect with each other. She has performed, published and run projects extensively in the UK including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern Summer School and toured with the British Art Show 8.​ Liz's research looks at ways to engage in creativity and learning, often using play and non-verbal communication both within formal educational settings and in communities and art spaces. Liz is also an Art Doctor currently working on a year long project funded by Leeds Inspired called Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Adrian Friedli

Adrian came to Yorkshire in 1981 to study fine art in Leeds, and has subsequently lived, and worked in the cultural sector in Yorkshire for over twenty-five years, as an artist, in academia, as an independent producer, and as a Director in regional and national arts development agencies. As a creative consultant, Adrian was Programme Lead in the team that bid successfully for Hull to be UK City of Culture in 2017, and part of the team that developed Waltham Forest's successful bid to be the first London Borough of Culture in 2019. He is currently Programme / Executive Director Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network Ltd, Chair of Warrington's Culture Commission, and a Non-Executive Director of Forced Entertainment, and The Tetley, and Third Angel.

Paul Digby

Paul Digby is a Leeds based artist. He has exhibited in including the Saatchi Gallery, the Wellcome Museum, Leeds Art Gallery and Manchester Contemporary. He engages with non arts sector institutions in large scale collaborative projects where he deconstructs drawing, painting and sculptural processes and disseminates concepts, methods and material usage through his practice and interactive workshops.

Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke is a Doctoral researcher at Leeds Beckett University, jointly supervised by Dr. Casey Orr and Dr. Sharon Kivland (Sheffield Hallam University). Her research crosses cultural studies and photographic practice, investigating the politics of the female body in the public space of the street.​​

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