Venture Arts presents the Symposium: Collaboration in Practice at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art that will bring speakers from leading organisations across the UK together, to share their experiences of collaboration in contemporary disability visual art practice including; Amanda Sutton, Director, Venture Arts, Manchester; Ruth Gould, Director, DadaFest International; Tanya-Raabe Webber, Artist; Charlotte Hollinshead, Artist Facilitator, Action Space, London; Elisabeth Gibson, Executive Artistic Director, Project Ability, Glasgow; Shan Edwards, Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Art House, Wakefield.
During the day there will also be interactive and multimedia presentations of the work by the 12 artists involved in Venture Arts project OutsiderXchanges. Over the past 7-months, OutsiderXchanges, a visual arts project based on collaboration, reciprocal learning and creative exchange has brought together six learning disabled artists and six contemporary visual artists in one studio space. Taking parity of ideas and aesthetic approaches as a starting point the resulting works blur the line between art and life, inviting the viewer to challenge their own conceptions of art and what might be considered ‘outsider’ art.
The symposium also coincides with the OutsiderXchanges exhibition at the Quay Gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art from 1st-31st October 2016 where materials and documents will be exhibited alongside the final works to reveal the relationships, work, play, and collaboration that led to the final outcomes.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
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