Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as site for Creative Practice
One day conference at the Fine Art Department in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University.
From Gwen Heeney, Newcastle University, School of Arts
Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as
Site for Creative Practice.
Call for Delegates
On the 14th of November
2014 the Fine Art Department in the School of Arts and Cultures at
Newcastle University is staging a one day Conference
'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 and Design
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.
It will be a good day of debate and
Confirmed Speakers include:
Jane and Louise Wilson, Dr. Tim Edensor,
Prof. Andrew Burton, Prof. Anne Helen
Mydland, Rowland Byass, Dr. Venda Pollock, Prof. Jeremy Welsh, Dr.
Ian Thompson, Prof. Wolfgang Weileder, Prof. John
Kippin, Dr. Andrew Livingstone and Megan Randall, Michael Maziere
and Danny Bright.
Registration for delegates is £45.00 for the full day
which includes lunch and a closing drinks reception. Students go
free but places are very limited. Registration
To book a place at the conference please log into the
University booking site
On Saturday 15th November
there will be a one day symposium for students on the Post
Industrial Site around the Newcastle area. This is a free event and
can be booked on the same booking site with a student
Further information will be posted on the School of Arts and
Cultures University Conference site
and the Facebook page
This event is supported by Newcastle University
Institute for Creative Arts
Practice and Newcastle
University Post Graduate Research Fund.
Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Grand
Assembly Rooms, King´s Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United
Download the conference pack here