FREE event but booking is required.
This is part of a series of events that examine how artists, their activity and communities help shape the identity of a city, and how the ‘cultural value’ artists bring can be better articulated to create stable and sustainable infrastructures for artists in the future.
Join us for an evening of conversation, food and drink where we will be discussing how artists can better articulate their economic and cultural value. We will also examine the relationship artists have with the places and communities they inhabit.
The session will begin with presentations from artist Maurice Carlin, Clore Visual Artist Fellow (2016/17) supported by a-n, and director of Islington Mill, whose practice deals with artistic structures and processes; Kerry Morrison environment artist and director of In-Situ a not-for-profit artist led organisation embedded in Pendle, East Lancashire; and Robert Hollands, a Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, whose latest research project is studying the role alternative artists groups can play in transforming cities. Finishing with a discussion chaired by Dr Emma Coffield, whose own research looks at the relationship between artists and place, there will also be the chance to chat more informally over food and drink as well as join a guided tour of Cobalt Studios to find out about future plans.
To find out about the other events in the series, please visit: https://www.a-n.co.uk/assembly/assembly-newcastle