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Event date
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 10:00
Location
Nottingham

A Symposium Exploring The Work Of John Akomfrah, The Black Audio Collective And Other Visual Artists Inspired By The Work Of Stuart Hall 

Key note speakers include: EKOW ESHUN: Writer, cultural commentator and award-winning broadcaster. JOHN AKOMFRAH: Artist, film director, screenwriter and founding member of Black Audio Film Collective. KODWO ESHUN: Co-founding member of the Otolith Group, writer, theorist, film-maker, and curator of the exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective (2007).

Event date
Friday, January 20, 2012 (All day)
Location
Milton Keynes, England

Anna Barriball’s first major survey exhibition, at MK Gallery, brought together drawing, video, photography and sculpture made over the last decade. She is in conversation with Professor Briony Fer.

Event date
Thursday, March 21, 2013 (All day)
Location
Podcast

The Trinidadian born artist Karen Mc Lean talks about her installation 'Post Colonial Now' first exhibited at Edible Eastside, Birmingham in 2012. In her talk she explains the artistic processes and ideas that were involved.

Event date
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 09:00
Location
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute)

On 5-6 February 2013, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (KIT, Royal Tropical Institute) hosted the project conference ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’. This is part of a two-year international research project led by Dr Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK), with Co-Investigator Professor Dr Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University), funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK).

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human' - Part 3 - Rebecca Chesney  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. Rebecca Chesney was artist in residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in 2010. She used her time there to research the bees and other wildlife on the estate, with a view to producing work for an exhibition at the Park's galleries to be held in April 2011.

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human' - Part 2 - Dr Clare Preston  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. This seminar included contributions from a scientist, a cultural historian and a practising artist. Common themes emerged regarding the relationship of bees to human social, cultural and environmental concerns. There were also differences in emphasis as the balance of creative, scientific and cultural concerns was different for each speaker.

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human - Part 1 - Professor Francis Ratnieks  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. This seminar included contributions from a scientist, a cultural historian and a practising artist. Common themes emerged regarding the relationship of bees to human social, cultural and environmental concerns. There were also difference in emphasis as the balance of creative, scientific and cultural concerns was different for each speaker.

Event date
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 10:30
Location
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium

This study day explored issues raised by a major Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at Tate Modern. His extraordinary body of work is the springboard for a critical exploration of ideas around the meaning of pop in the US and UK and its legacy for contemporary art and culture. Curators, academics and artists will contribute to the debates.

Event date
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 23:00
Location
Milton Keynes England

The Open University has collaborated with the artist Olivia Plender in her current solo show at Milton Keynes Gallery, providing archived TV programmes from the Art and Environment course, first presented in the late 1970s. These are shown on television screens as part of Plender’s installation in the Long Gallery which explores the use of television as an educational resource (see below). Over the course of 2012 the exhibition will be travelling to the Arnolfini Gallery Bristol and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

Event date
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 23:00
Location
6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG

‘Crystal World’ was an art exhibition held in July-October 2011. Curated by Gill Perry, Professor of Art History at the Open University and with the collaboration of the Royal Society, it explored modern artists’ fascination with the crystals and the relationships with scientific and philosophical studies of these chemical substances. In this podcast Gill Perry discusses the exhibition with Dr Keith Moore, Chief Librarian of the Royal Society. The interview takes place in the exhibition space in October, 2011.

Event date
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 23:00
Location
The Open University, Milton Keynes

Prof David Rowland opens the conference by welcoming delegates and introducing Lord Putnam's  keynote address. The conference was sponsored by Laurence King Publishing and Wiley-Blackwell.

Event date
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 23:00
Location
The Open University, Milton Keynes

Dr Carol Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University at the time and one of the convenors of the conference gives a brief welcome to the conference.  The conference was sponsored by Laurence King Publishing and Wiley-Blackwell.

Event date
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Winstanley Lecture Theatre Trinity College

Alyce Mahon, Surrealism and Alchemy: Transform the World!

Part of the series 'Art & Alchemy: Transformation & Contemporary Art' A two day conference across Cambridge and Norwich exploring ideas of alchemy and transformation, and the role of crystals in contemporary artistic practice and theory from Graeco-Roman Egypt to Surrealism and contemporary art.

Event date
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Winstanley Lecture Theatre Trinity College Cambridge

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Stranded

Part of the series 'Art & Alchemy: Transformation & Contemporary Art'. A two day conference across Cambridge and Norwich exploring ideas of alchemy and transformation, and the role of crystals in contemporary artistic practice and theory from Graeco-Roman Egypt to Surrealism and contemporary art.

Event date
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Starr auditorium

Part 9 - Second discussion, before closing

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