Trace Elements in Conversation

1st Dec 2014 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • British Sign Language interpreted

Free, booking required

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Free event, register via Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trace-elements-in-conversation-tickets

This afternoon event will start with a short presentation by leading international visual artist Simon Mckeown on his background and work including his latest outdoor project, Cork Ignite, a large-scale commission planned for Cork, Ireland in 2015.  Mckeown will specifically discuss why large-scale prominent events that involve and reflect on disability are critical to society’s development and our cultural consumption.

Trace Elements will include a panel discussion on how Cork Ignite is funded by Ignite, an unique partnership in Ireland, inspired by the success and impact of Unlimited 2012.  The discussion will also focus on the context of collaborative practice involving artists working together with communities or a community of interest in some way.

The panel includes:
Dr Paul Darke (academic, writer and cultural critic)
Simon Mckeown (artist and reader in computer animation, Teesside University)
Pádraig Naughton (Arts & Disability Ireland)
Mary McCarthy (Director, National Sculpture Factory and Chair, Culture Ireland)
Kath Gorman (Independent Producer and Cork Ignite Project Manager).

Dr Paul Darke is an internationally respected academic, writer and cultural critic who has written and created extensively around the issue of identity and culture.

Simon Mckeown was named DaDaFest International Artist of the Year 2010.  He was awarded his own London 2012 commission, Motion Disabled: Unlimited and also took part in two other London 2012 Festival projects, Prometheus Awakes and M21 in Much Wenlock, widely recognised as watershed moments for contemporary disability arts.

Pádraig Naughton is the Director of Arts & Disability Ireland.  Past roles include Artistic Director of Equata, the disability arts development agency for South West England.  He is also a practicing artist in tactile experimental sculpture and landscape drawing.

Mary McCarthy, Director of the National Sculpture Factory and previously Executive Arts and Culture Manager for Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Director of Programmes and Deputy Director for Cork 2005.

Kath Gorman, Cork Ignite Project Manager and an experienced producer of participatory projects. Past roles include Associate Producer for Cork Midsummer Festival, Festival Producer for BBC Blast and Director of Jacksons Lane.

Access: BSL Interpretation

Free event, register via Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trace-elements-in-conversation-tickets

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1st Dec 2014 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • British Sign Language interpreted

Free, booking required

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