5 October — 8 October 2009
The retreat Economics of the Art System took an in depth look at the art market, exploring the financial and cultural economies that drive the industry.
6 July — 9 July 2009
The first four day retreat, Neither Here Nor There, explored local narratives, histories and myths in the arts and examined successful approaches to working, exhibiting and selling art beyond the borders of major urban centres.
21 March — 22 March 2009
Escalator Visual Arts was launched by the artist Phyllida Barlow in March 2009 with the event What do Artists do? with contributions from artists Simon Liddiment, The Hut Project, Maria Zhale and Charlotte Thrane.