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Material Nuclear Culture Roundtable.
Sat 18 June 2016, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
In 1999 artist James Acord built a roundtable in his Hanford studio, USA, to bring together environmentalists and people from the nuclear industry to discuss the clean up of the Hanford site. In memory of Acord, the exhibition will present a reconstruction of his table as a focus for roundtable discussions. On Saturday June 18th, a roundtable discussion will take place in the center of the exhibition between artists, submariners, and members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group, and NsubF Nuclear Submarine Forum in the Southeast.
Speakers include: Ele Carpenter, Curator; Les Netherton, chair of the SDP-AG; Mark Portman, WO1, Royal Navy (Submarines); Carien Kremer, Curator, William Morris Gallery; Nicola Triscott, Director of Arts Catalyst.Artists: Nick Crowe, David Mabb, Kota Takeuchi, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead.
10.20 Ele Carpenter Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 Presentations: Interdisciplinary roundtables and submarines.
Les Netherton, SDP-AG
Nicola Triscott, Arts Catalyst
Mark Portman, Royal Navy (Submarines)
Nick Crowe, artist
11.45-12.45 Presentations: Museums, monuments and memory.
Carien Kremer, Curator, William Morris Gallery
David Mabb, artist
Kota Takeuchi, artist
Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, artists
12.45-14.00 Lunch - with a selection of Sandwiches and nibbles.
14.00-15.00 Roundtable Discussion
15.00-15.30 Plenary and close, chaired by Nicola Triscott.