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You'll Never Live Like Common People

Yorkshire Area Group Meeting
Friday 12 October 2018, 12 - 3pm
Artlink Hull, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull, East Yorkshire HU5 3QP
Location: www.artlinkhull.co.uk/contact/#location_info

Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join Yorkshire Rep Gaby Lees, for an Area Group Meeting at Artlink Hull, where an invited panel will lead discussion around class and art. 

Is art a middle class occupation?  Can (or should?) art be classless? Can you work in the arts and still be working class? 

The meeting will be an opportunity for all colleagues working in galleries, museums and the arts to catch up, network and reflect on their practise. 

The Panel: 
Sharon Darley: Trained at Chelsea School of Art and has 20-years’ experience working with communities within a range of development contexts. Accredited with the creation and development of Estate of the Nation arts programme and the development of Thornton Neighbourhood Plan;her eight-years at the Goodwin Trust has presented opportunities to create a heady mix of arts and non-arts community development to improve the quality of life for people living on the Thornton estate, Hull. https://goodwintrust.org/hull-2017-project-shines-housing-estate-in-new-light/   

Gill Hobson: A Fine Art Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University and an associate of IVE specialising in spatial practice and creative development in education, Gill works in the public realm across the arts, health and education sectors developing place and person specific projects and programmes her approaches embrace photography, moving image, sound, three dimensional works and craft practices. Gill is also Co-ordinator of Creative ENRG, which offers free, tailored business support to the arts, culture and creative sectors in Hull. www.gillhobson.com/ 

Joe Fletcher Orr: An artist and also director of Cactus Gallery in Liverpool, Joe’s work draws parallels between the craft of comedy and the process of art making. Through in-gallery interventions and sculptural re appropriations of 21st century tat, Joe uses ‘the joke’ as a means to dissect notions of taste and to challenge the authority of the commodity-driven art market. joefletcherorr.co.uk/ 

Kenn Taylor: A writer and an arts producer, Kenn is currently Creative Director at Artlink Hull. Originally from Birkenhead in Merseyside, he has lived and worked in Liverpool, London, Bradford, Leeds and Hull. kenn-taylor.com/about/ 

unch will be provided.

Click here to book a place

Further Information: 
Museum as Muck: A network for working class museum and gallery professionals. www.facebook.com/groups/1594531157282635/ 

Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries 
Lead authors:  Dr Orian Brook, Dr David O’Brien, and Dr Mark Taylor
This report demonstrates how the cultural and creative industries are marked by significant inequalities; in particular how the social class background of the workforce intersects with other issues including attitudes and values, experiences of working for free, social networks, and cultural tastes. 

The Art of Now: Outsiders
Artist David Tovey asks: Can anyone declare themselves an artist? 
He considers the so-called rules as he wonders how open the established art world is to outsiders. He leads an uncompromising - and at times uncomfortable - discussion about activism, criticism, exploitation, entitlement, preconception and power. 

Things to do in Hull: 
The Ferens Art Gallery will be changing over its temporary exhibition but the permanent displays are sill well worth a look. www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries/ferens/ferens-art-gallery 

Portraits at Sea an exhibition of portrait drawings by Dan Llywelyn Hall is on display at Hull Maritime Museum: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-40076432 

Studio Eleven Gallery - current exhibition Made on the Clay. http://studioeleven.co.uk/

For more information about this meeting please contact Engage Yorkshire Rep Gaby Lees - email gabylees@barnsley.gov.uk

Posted on 18 September 2018

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