Axisweb, in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, are pleased to invite you to join us for Practices in Between: Curating Post-Disciplinarity with critic Jessica Hemmings 11am – 4.30pm on Friday 12 October 2012.
The day provides a vital opportunity for curators interested in the space between fine art and craft to give thinking time to issues influencing contemporary practice.
It will also include a gallery talk by Michael Brennand-Wood on his exhibition Forever Changes currently on show at Ruthin Craft Centre. Lunch is included in the day with ample time built in to network and get to know attending colleagues. Please see the programme below for further details.
Practices in Between is free of charge and there are 6 travel bursaries of £25 each available on a first come, first served basis.
Practices in Between: Curating Post-Disciplinarity
With guest speaker Jessica Hemmings and gallery talk by Michael Brennand-Wood
11am - 4.30pm
Friday 12 October 2012
Ruthin Craft Centre
Park Road, Ruthin,
Denbighshire, LL15 1BB
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Practices in Between Programme:
11am - 4.30pm Friday 12 October 2012, Ruthin Craft Centre
11am – 1pm
Curating Post-Disciplinarity led by Jessica Hemmings
As both artists and makers create work outside of familiar disciplinary boundaries, a range of new issues arise in interpreting, evaluating and curating contemporary practice.
What is really involved in ‘post-disciplinarity’? Does process remain a relevant concern? What is the role of craft or skill if artists and makers move outside the mediums of their training? Has the potential of collaboration been dangerously inflated in this context?
Jessica Hemmings will lead a provocative discussion around these issues.
Jessica Hemmings has written for publications such as Crafts, Selvedge and the Surface Design Journal. She has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Winchester School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.
She studied Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA (Honors) in 1999 and Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, earning an MA (Distinction) in 2000.
Her PhD, awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 2006, is published by kalliope paperbacks under the title Yvonne Vera: The Voice of Cloth (2008).
She is currently Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
1pm – 2.30pm
Opportunity to continue the discussion over lunch
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Gallery Talk and tour of the exhibition Forever Changes by Michael Brennand-Wood
Michael Brennand-Wood is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles. A defining characteristic of his work has been a sustained commitment to the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources, in particular the exploration of three-dimensional line, structure and pattern.
He has persistently worked within contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, pattern, lace and recently floral imagery. He believes that the most innovative contemporary textiles emanate from an assured understanding of both textile technique and history.
Michael’s work can be seen in major public, corporate and private collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
He won The Creative Concept Award in 1987 and The Fine Art Award in 1989 at the International Textile Competition in Kyoto, followed by the first RSA Art for Architecture Award 1990.
He is currently completing two new works for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in Leeds and developing an interdisciplinary arts programme for Colston Hall in Bristol.
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Coffee and tea with a chance to talk further with Michael Brennand-Wood about his work.