The annual event will bring together artists, independent curators and producers, artist-led projects and representatives from the region’s arts organisations for a lively afternoon re-thinking art practice, exchanging knowledge and networking.
This year the event will focus attention on practice itself. The key factors shaping practice will be considered alongside those influencing the shape of the art world. South West initiatives and those from further afield will be drawn upon in relation to how they fit into these wider contexts.
Discussion and debate
Setting the scene for the day, artist, writer and lecturer Dave Beech will lead a provocation; ‘Entering the World From Here’.
An Art and Education session will discuss approaches to creative education, including the country's first school of creative arts, partnerships with cultural institutions and alternative forms of learning and education. The speakers are Andrew Brewerton, Principle and Chief Executive,Plymouth College of Art, Lisa Harrison, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries & Education at UWE and Donna Lynas, Director,Wysing Arts Centre.