Many thanks to all our speakers at the symposium yesterday!
A sterling line-up of inspirational talks delivered to level 1 to look ahead for Professional Practice in level 2 and what happens after study:
Jason Hicklin – special guest speaker introduced by Wendy Rhodes-Picken, artist and PhD researcher, UWE).
Nick Greenglass is currently working on a new series of prints at Spike
Print Studio on the year-long Peter Reddick Bursary Award. Nick shared
his experiences of Professional Practice and life after graduating.
Charlotte Biszewski presented her latest year-long, funded print
project, Bristol Set in Print and a new print project with We Can Make.
We Can Make work with local people, artists and architects to develop new
ideas and practical ways in which citizens can play a bigger role in housing.
Aoife Barrett co-founded the artist-run space Unit 10 in Bedminster with
Monika Rycerz as a social enterprise platform for local art and community
needs. Aoife talked about the benefits and pitfalls of working in social
enterprise, funding applications and her practice.
Monika Rycerz co-founder of Unit 10, discussed running the Creative
Club, Threshold and St. Mungo’s printmaking workshops, and how
participatory and social art projects have impacted upon her practice as an
artist who enjoys making work with others.
Sarah Duncan has completed residencies, won awards and exhibited
widely. Sarah spoke about her practice and experiences as an artist both
here and abroad, on residency programmes.
Angie Butler, artist and PhD researcher at CFPR, UWE, discussed
aspects of PhD study, and the progress of her research project into
letterpress printed artists’ books.
Thank you also to Aoife Barrett for the FRESH PRESS: WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER symposium booklet design and production; Monika Rycerz for the cover print; Emily Lucas for Antidotes – An Essay In Pictures; Sarah Duncan for her interview; Jocelyn Wellby of Unit10 for her PAGES response to the Women, Art, Books & Printed Matter symposium at Hauser & Wirth; Bristol Print Collective for their report on a research trip to Copenhagen: A Fairy Tale Print Story from Odense, and to Linda Parr for her UWE student conference poster: Can Sophie Take Care of Herself?