Conversations Series II: ‘Other Transmissions’ travels to Artlink Hull as part of its tour. This exhibition will feature new artworks resulting from collaborative artist residency, Conversations Series II, led by Venture Arts in partnership with the Whitworth and Castlefield Gallery, exploring stereotypes and ‘art world definitions’ through visual dialogues in multi-media, audio-visual, film and sculpture.
This iteration of the series delves into feelings and thoughts about the labels placed upon artists by society, and the art world more broadly. Continual conversation and a sharing of art practices have resulted in the new work that you will see in ‘Other Transmissions.’ The artists include: Joe Beedles, James Desser, Amy Ellison, Frances Heap, Andrew Johnstone and John Powell-Jones, and facilitated by James Pollitt and Jennifer Gilbert from Venture Arts.
New works created will be exhibited at Artlink alongside iconic pieces from the Whitworth’s Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, one of the most significant public collections of Outsider Art in the UK, including work by Judith Scott and Henry Darger. Six students from the University of Salford have been documenting the residency throughout using photography, film and drawing, and their resulting works will be shown alongside the residency artist’s works at Artlink too.
‘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 iteration of the series delves into feelings and thoughts of how artists feel about the labels placed upon them by society and the art world more broadly.
This exhibition is part of the Conversations Series II: ‘Other Transmissions’ touring project which will launch at TATE Exchange, TATE Liverpool 20-24 March then touring to Artlink Hull 29 March – 21 June, Paradise Works, Salford, 28 June 6-8pm and then The University of Salford, New Adelphi Gallery 1-31 October 2019.