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engage East Midlands Area Group Meeting 28 March 2017

Research & Collaboration

Between Artists, Galleries and Universities


engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join engage East Midlands Area Group Reps for a series of presentations that shall explore how artists, galleries and universities can collaborate in research. The meeting will take place in Studio 1 at the Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester on Tuesday 28th March from 1.00-4.00pm.


Richard Sandell will present ‘Unruly Bodies’, exploring the potential for museums and galleries to use their collections to engage audiences in debates around contemporary social issues. He will share experiences from a recent collaborative project led by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries Exceptional & Extraordinary, which brought together 8 museums and 4 artists to address one huge question: Why are some lives more highly valued than others?


Emma Britton from The National Centre for Craft & Design will talk about their partnership exhibition 3D Printing: The Good The Bad & The Beautiful with the University of Lincoln.

The exhibition is curated specifically to research how visual arts organisations can make their exhibitions inclusive and fully accessible to a visually impaired audience. This exhibition invites visitors to road test the curatorial decisions in making it more accessible and feedback on the experience.


Kajal Patel will share her experience as the Leverhulme Artist in Residence within the department of Sociology, Media & Communication at the University of Leicester and how this has consequently developed her research on the marginalised experiences and multiple identities of South Asian women.


Shantel Edwards is in the beginning stages of an ACE funded 2-year project that examines the impact of inter-generational arts programmes on minority communities working with Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, Galleries of Justice and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham. She will share her work to date.


To book a place or request further information, contact East Midlands Area Rep Amanda Spruyt on amanda@nottinghamcontemporary.org


  1. Networking & Tea/Coffee
  2. Richard Sandell, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
  3. , The National Centre for Craft & Design.
  4. , Leverhulme Artist in Residence, University of Leicester.
  5. The Bigger Picture Research Programme, Galleries and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights
  6. engage updates.


Location: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA.

Travel & Directions:http://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/visit


Area Group Meetings are free of charge to engage members, and members from any region are invited to attend. 


Non-members are welcome to attend one 'taster' meeting for an entrance fee of £5 (non-members who have attended a meeting before please contact engage or visit our website to join). To find out about the benefits of joining engage http://engage.org/benefits.aspx

Members can view details of forthcoming area group activities and reports from past meetings at http://www.engage.org/area-groups.aspx

Posted on 17 February 2017

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