Social Works? Get-Together

A balancing act: Precarity and socially engaged arts practices


A balancing act: Precarity and socially engaged arts practices

An opportunity for creative practitioners who define themselves as socially engaged to get together and discuss the issue of precarity of their practice and within their projects.

The morning will kick of with talks from artist Matt Baker from the Stove and artists Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford speaking about their project In Kind. It will be followed by a discussion on precarity and the questions raised in the talks. To finish off we will be looking at ways to further the discussion and forms of mutual support.

The event will be creatively recorded by Josie Vallely who will produce a zine of collected material, reflections on the event and contributions from people attending. This will be copied at the end for people to take away.

Funded by Axisweb as part of Social Works? socially-engaged art events, comissions and writing. 

For more information contact the organiser Alex Wilde


Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Place: Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA

Time: 9:30am-13:00pm

Cost: FREE

Bursaries: to apply for a bursary to attend the event please contact: saying how much is required (up to £50 per person) and 100 words about why it would benefit you, and how you would use it.

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Facilitator: Alex Wilde
Alex Wilde is a visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow. She has been involved in projects across Europe focused on creative engagement with people about the communities and places they live. In her practice she often seeks to investigate, frame and encourage critical reflection upon our relationship to food, in particular how it impacts upon the planning and design of communities. Projects are usually site-specific and collaborative, utilising different tools and props to create space for exploration, understanding and response.

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