IT’S TIME BOOK LAUNCH
Talk 5pm-6pm followed by drinks til 7pm-ish
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY, ALPHABETTI THEATRE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
How do you make experimental art projects that are inclusive and accessible to the core?
Join Wunderbar’s Ilana Mitchell and Karl Taylor from Glasgow’s Buzzcut in a conversation hailing the launch of It’s Time – a collection of case studies from Live Art UK.
The new book highlights the artists, projects and initiatives re-politicising and re-energising our arts spaces and shares radical works and ideas with a public who are themselves being forced to do more with less.
, co-published by Wunderbar, demonstrates that through creative resistance – of patriarchy, of white supremacy, of ableism, of corporate interest and austerity – Live Art can determine its own future, and that of the world around it. Read more about It’s Time.
To get into the spirit, have a read of Karl’s essay
, which explores how a DIY, artist-led project put making their festival accessible right into the heart of the work – sharing both how easy and difficult that is.
As we know from our ongoing conversations at Wunderbar – not least throughout the making Great & Tiny War with Bobby Baker – it is so important to put these consideration right at the heart of your thinking and making, and to be creative when faced with challenges.
Join us to discuss and think up ideas of how we can all be making our work more inclusive and accessible.
Come and have a drink and get your own copy at a very special discount price.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Karl Taylor is the Co-Director of Buzzcut Festival and Associate Producer for Take Me Somewhere, an international festival of contemporary performance for Glasgow. He undertook the Artsadmin Traineeship in 2015 and has since worked with multiple arts organisations and festivals including the Liberty Festival of Disability Arts and Allieurs on Folie – Londres in Mons for the 2015 European City of Culture. He also produces the work of artists Lucy McCormick and Scottee.
Ilana Mitchell is an artist, curator and project facilitator who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is very proud of her 2017 British Academy Rising Star Award for her collaboration with philosopher Dr Rachael Wiseman on the Wunderbar Foundation. She is equally proud of her other work, whether it gets awards or not. Ilana is Artistic Director of Wunderbar, producing “playfully disruptive and seriously curious” projects since 2009, Chair of Trustees at The NewBridge Project and was a founding member of the Star and Shadow Cinema co-operative.
Image above: APOCALIPS, a newly formed feminist punk band performing in English and BSL, BUZZCUT, 2017. Photo by Julia Bauer
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