What We Talk About When We Talk About Work

November 2017 - August 2018  Research

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. The programme launched on the 2nd of November 2017 at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Events will occur regularly until August 2018. Each discussion is being live broadcast by this is tomorrow.

The project has been developed by Laura 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 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth.  Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Eating History

June 2016  Research

An AHRC funded cultural engagement project centred upon the Home Studies Collection, an archive of cookery books from the 1680s to the 1980s held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections library. The project ran between April and June 2016 and entailed taking material from the collection to different community groups in Manchester, using the historical material as a trigger for conversation around contemporary questions of food and identity.

Art School Alternatives

October 2010  Research

Asymposium exploring alternative methods and approaches to contemporary art education at Liverpool John Moores University. The sympoisum was produced for Corridor8 and featured as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2010 programme. Speakers included Juan Cruz, Heath Bunting, Kate Rich, Department 21, Megan Wakefied, Islington Mill Art Academy, Terry Smith, The Drawing Exchange, Circa Projects, Derek Horton, Black Dogs, A Latento, No Fixed Abode, Disrupt Dominant Frequencies, Artmarket/Kunstfreund and Paul Rooney.