Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice.

On the 14th November 2014 the Fine Art Department in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University is staging a one day Conference entitled ‘Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice’.

The conference has its roots in the ‘Topographies of the Obsolete’, a project initiated by Bergen Academy of Art where a group of artists, curators and students occupied the redundant Spode Pottery in Stoke on Trent and created ceramics–rooted responses to the factory. As artists have extended the range of their practice and exhibition beyond the studio and gallery, creative explorations of post-industrial sites have become increasingly topical. ‘Material Memory’ will bring together artists, curators, landscape architects, musicians and cultural geographers to present live projects and debate the issues that such work raises.

Registration for delegates is £45.00 for the full day which includes lunch and a closing drinks reception. A limited number of free places for students are also available. To book a place at the conference please log into our University booking site https://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=9&catid=49&prodid=329#

On Saturday 15th November there will be a one day symposium for students on a Post Industrial Site around the Newcastle area. This is a free event and can be booked on the same booking site with a student number.

Further information will be posted on our School of Arts and Cultures University Conference site http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/fineart/research/conferences/ and our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/692601884160763/

This event is supported by Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Newcastle University Post Graduate Research Fund. School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom.
Contact: Gwen Heeney g.heeney@newcastle.ac.uk

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