Anne Kushnik, the gallery manager for New Town Art Gallery, talks about the hisotry, mission and artists of the gallery as well as their contributions to the local commuinty.
Jessica Capra and Nika Dings promote their project, The Artists and the Others, aimed at bringing together young artists from different fields, and introducing them to each other, as well as established artists and galleries in the Maastricht art scene. In doing so they hope to increase the amount of collaboration between the fields, and make the city more appealing for emerging artists.
Speaker Julie Bevan is a writer, curator, educator, and the executive director of the Nanaimo Art Gallery. During her presentation, Julie invites us to explore the powerful potential of museums and galleries as community builders and agents of change.
Marco Giordano (b. 1988 in Turin, Italy) lives and works in Glasgow. In this presentation he speaks about deviantART, an online community for amateur artists. It is one of the biggest social networks at the moment, dealing with fine art in various categories like painting, drawing, photography and filmmaking.
Alan Van Wijgerden takes us on a tour of 11 art galleries and installations in Coventry and the West Midlands, using only public transport.
Dr. Reuben Woods is an art historian and writer. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on street art and graffiti in post-earthquake Christchurch. Reuben believes that graffiti and street art have played a central role in the city's recovery and renewal. As a post-graduate in the Art History and Theory Department, he seeks to engage a wider audience with the city's intriguing and evolving relationship with urban art by exploring the various narratives and personalities that form these diverse cultures. Reuben also contributes to the website Watch This Space and hosts guided tours of the city's urban art.
In this talk, Reuben reflects on Christchurch’s relationship with street art that has emerged following devastating earthquakes. He tells us how street art can have a significant impact on the built environment and how Christchurch is a space for artists to respond and react.