01 januar, 2018

Conversation and Exchange: Talking with Children

Conversation and Exchange: Talking with Children

By Hanne Mugaas

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Work is a programme of public discussions bringing together curators and artists working across the north of the UK with creative practitioners from different European cities. The discussions are focused upon exploring ways of working outside, across, between and within existing institutional structures. Each event takes a particular thematic inviting practitioners to share their current projects and their approach to working.

On January 18, Kunsthall Stavanger's Assistant Curator Heather Jones will travel to the Bluecoat in Liverpool to present the Kunsthall's dedicated programming for children and discuss the importance of including young people in creative and curatorial practices from an early age. 

Bluecoat’s recent programme of exhibitions has looked at alternative approaches to education, the history of the gallery building as a school as well as working with artists who develop projects with children as their intended audience. Additional presenters include Marie-Anne McQuay, Bluecoat Head of Programme; Polly Brannan, artist and curator; Mick Marsden, illustrator; and Julian Woods, educator. Each will present their recent projects and discuss the benefits of creating works with, for and in response to, children.

All discussions will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow.

The project has been developed by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of mima Middlesbrough, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth.

Learn more HERE.

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