What conditions are needed and what are the right risks to run to make something happen. What might future art practice look like and what are useful new ways of doing things.
Thursday 19th April 2018, 10am – 4.30pm
NN Contemporary Art and the University of Northampton
Fee for delegates £10 / £7. Includes lunch & refreshments.
CVAN EM’s 2018 Annual Event, Another World Is Possible, will explore what conditions are needed and what are the right risks to run to make something happen. What might future art practice look like and what are useful new ways of doing things.
The day will start the day at NN Contemporary Art with a viewing of A Manipulation of Terms, a solo exhibition by University of Northampton graduate and NN studio artist Dylan Fox, whose work explores his experiences transitioning gender spanning printed matter, sound, found objects and neon.
From there delegates will make their way, ‘walking and talking’, through The Racecourse park to the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus, where we will have lunch in Newton Grand Hall. En route from NN and on site delegates will see artwork by UoN’s BA and MA students, produced for the occasion*.
Following lunch delegates will hear from Ryan Hughes – artist, curator and founding director of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art – about what made the Biennial possible, what opportunities it yielded for artists and practitioners, what risks were run to realise it and what legacy it leaves.
Breakout conversations covering a range of per-determined topics will allow delegates to converse and share views on topics essential to art practice and its dissemination, before we reconvene and sum up.
*The UoN students showing work are: Katie Smith, Lucy Brown, Jan Harrington, Rebecca Sharp, Charlotte Richards and Joanne Drewniak.
A minibus will transport delegates with access needs from Wellingborough station to NN Contemporary, from there to the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus and from there back to Wellingborough station. Please let us know if you will require this service by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
For delegates coming by car St Michael’s multistorey carpark is convenient for the town centre and The University.
NN is located at 9 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP.
Image: Another World Is Possible by Mark Titchner
Our Annual Events are designed for and to inspire an open and diverse audience of those working in the sector as well as non-arts professionals. Featuring keynote speeches, discursive breakouts, informal networking and member contributions, these events allow us collectively to explore ideas relevant to the sector, capitalise on the knowledge, skills and assets of the network and expand its terms of reference and aspiration.