Sat, 07 Aug | Doncaster Unitarian

Public // Street Art Forum Day 2

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Public // Street Art Forum Day 2

TIME AND LOCATION

07 Aug, 10:30 – 18:00 BST
Doncaster Unitarian, 60 Hall Gate, Doncaster DN1 3PB, UK

ABOUT THE EVENT

Aptly titled Public Art to Street Art, this one day forum features presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions which take place on Saturday the 7th of August at the Unitarian Church. An event for artists, curators, urbanists and writers to challenge how we think of art in the public realm. We will hear from renowned public art curators including Tamsin Dillon and Laurie Peake with other speakers to include street artists Yola, STATIC, Natasha Clark as well as sculptors Sophie Ernst and Lewis Morgan. We will hear from artist/architects Matthew Rosier, whose public art installation is featured outside of Tate as well as Studio Polpo, who currently represents the UK at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Additionally the forum features talks with eco-artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey. 

Together these celebrated individuals will discuss creative connections, social agency, effective responses and the relevance of contemporary urban interventions to form a critical understanding of people and place. As ‘high street collapse’ provides new opportunities for reimagining urban space, how do new forms interface with public art policy and the work of regenerative arts programs?

Interwoven into the forum is the Parallel State in collaboration with Olivia Jones and Doncapolitan, who have invited a number of people to respond to the following provocation: What Does a Northern Town Look Like in the Parallel State and what happens in it’s public spaces? All citizens in the Parallel State are equal and not bound by geographical restraints and prejudices. Without a north:south binary, how will Doncaster’s past inform this reimagined version of itself? If Doncaster were self governed, what would it look like? How would it interact with other urban and rural communities? What would its public spaces look like? Expect speakers, performances, thoughts from young people, a backroom polling station and a temporary tattoo parlour. Speakers will include drag performance artist Bipolar Abdul, Clare Devaney who is Strategic Lead for Place & Culture in the North, award winning Doncaster artist Sarah Smizz and Olivia Jones, who represents Parallel State and serves as the creative director of Doncopolitan

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