To coincide with the ‘Other Transmissions’ exhibition at Artlink Hull, Conversations Series II will present In-conversation where the participating artists; Joe Beedles, James Desser, Amy Ellison, Frances Heap, Andrew Johnstone and John Powell-Jones and Artist Facilitator James Pollitt, will talk more in depth about their experience the residency and their featured artworks.
‘Conversations Series II’ has supported six artists living and working in the North West of England to undertake a five-month residency at Venture Arts Studios in Hulme, Manchester. The artists are a diverse group of learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists selected based on the quality of their practice, and their openness to exploration, experimentation and collaboration. This series delves into feelings and thoughts about the labels placed upon people by society, and for artists and the art world more broadly.
The participating artists have spent time with The Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection at the Whitworth, researching collection pieces, this process stimulating conversation on how artists are labelled, and how this can sometimes define their work and themselves as ‘different’.
For more information visit www.artlinkhull.co.uk or to see what the artists have been working on follow @convoseriesVA on twitter or @convoseriesva on Instagram.
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