‘My City, My Art’
Web-enabled (un)conference pairing artists in the twin cities of Coventry and Volgograd to inspire partnership, the development of new work and identify the potential for exchanges. Open event for artists, and those interested in the way cities inspire them.
DOORS at 2.30, PRESENTATIONS TO START PROMPTLY AT 3pm.
The event should finish around 5pm, but the venue/bar will remain open for conversation and networking.
Our first 4 presentations are from artists based in Coventry.
Matthew Macaulay is a painter who, in addition to his own practice, organises the Plus Space Project, a peripatetic gallery exploring abstract painting.
Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist and academic who works with a variety of media and collaborators and is Associate Head of the School of Art & Design at Coventry University.
Oliver Scott is Artistic Director of Mercurial Dance, which blends dance practice (often with young people) with digital trickery to create immersive audience environments.
Jane Hytch is Creative Producer at Imagineer UK, which creates large-scale events marked by an imaginative combination of arts and engineering.
After these four, we will have a short break before hearing from our colleagues in Volgograd:Maria Melikhova is Head of Projects at the Mashkov Museum and Sergey Blokh is an academic – they are going to speak about their joint project $229,47