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XFI Building, Streatham Campus

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PRACTICE, PLACE, PURPOSE


A partnership event kindly hosted by Exeter University and made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England.

A one-day symposium exploring the purpose and practice of place-based contemporary arts commissioning. Led by stewardship organisations National Trust, Forestry Commission England, Canal & River Trust and Churches Conservation Trust in partnership with Exeter University.

Traditionally presented in urban spaces and institutions, the contemporary arts experience has, for several years, been increasingly sited outside these traditional settings - in forests, waterways, churches, landscapes and heritage buildings. Through key commissioners such as the stewardship organisations listed above, and with the support of the Arts Councils of England and Wales, contemporary arts practice has been employed to create purposeful encounters, enrich experiences, tell new stories and ultimately seeks to contribute towards the health and wellbeing of the nation.

This seminar will both showcase and interrogate the ‘practice of place’ and its artistic and instrumental aims, through a series of provocations, respondents and debate. The morning sessions will focus on socially-engaged and participatory practices with a provocation and responses, and the afternoon sessions will interrogate the concept of wellbeing through contemporary arts encounters through a provocation and respondents addressing this through the themes of practice, place and purpose.

Setting the context for the day, delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from Grace Davies, Contemporary Programmes Manager, National Trust; Tim Eastop, Producer, Arts on the Waterways Programme, Canal & River Trust; Anthony Bennett, Development Director, The Churches and Conservation Trust and Silvia Bordin, Arts Development Programme Manager, Forestry Commission England, who will each explore Practice, Place, Purpose in the contexts of their respective organisational programmes.

The day will encompass outdoor wanderings, artist projects, research papers and provocative debate with plenty of opportunity for participation and discussion.

The day has been made possible with support from Arts Council England.

Speakers include:

Keynote by Katherine Clarke, MUF Architecture/art with further contributions and provocations by Professor Andrew Newman, Prof of Cultural Gerontology at the University of Newcastle, Laurie Peake, Director of Super Slow Way, Dr Beverley Hawkins, Director of Education, Management/Organisation Studies, University of Exeter Business School; and Chrissie Tiller, a writer, thinker, teacher and advisor with an extensive history of working through collaborative and social practice.

A storytelling picnic lunch will be served by artists Natasha Rosling and Vilma Loustarinen as a shared celebration of the local landscape. Expect an exploration of the poetic connections between food, place and the human body.

2 x paid reporting bursaries have been made available to document the symposium through Visual Arts South West. Please note applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Symposium schedule, speaker list and biographies will be available to download soon.

Accessibility:

The symposium venue at Exeter University has step free access and is fully wheelchair accessible. We will be providing alternative routes /activities during the breakout periods for those with accessibility needs.

We will be providing an artist designed vegetarian lunch. If you have any additional dietary or accessibility needs, please contact Georgina on georgina.bolton@nationaltrust.org.uk to discuss how we can support you.

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