How can public art be useful to society?
Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 9 November 2017, 6pm–7pm
Gavin Wade | Artist-Curator and Director, Eastside Projects
Join Gavin Wade as he questions the processes of public art and considers how art and artists can not only impact, but be embedded within the social fabric of a city.
Sculpture: a fabrication talks programme contextualises the research of Mark Devereux Projects’ represented artist Nicola Ellis. With four new commissions planned for the public realm in Greater Manchester, these timely talks will each address the differing logistical, conceptual and social aspects of public sculpture.
The event is free but booking is essential, book tickets at Eventbrite.
About Gavin Wade
Gavin Wade is a pragmatic utopian, an artist-curator, gallery director, publisher, and comprehensivist, one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects in Birmingham, and a Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham City University. His aim was to establish a new model of artist-run space that supports high-quality artists’ practice, impacts significantly on the cultural life of the city, and contributes to both national and international critical cultural ideas and agendas. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs. He has curated numerous solo exhibitions and group projects, as well as publishing and writing a myriad of books, including The Interruptors: A Non-Simultaneous Novel, Article Press, 2005, Has Man A Function In Universe? Book Works, 2008 and his new book of collected writings Upcycle This Book, Book Works & Stroom den Haag, 2017.
This programme is part of Nicola Ellis’ Arts Council England funded research and development project Sculpture: a fabrication.
Sculpture: a fabrication talks programme is produced by Mark Devereux Projects and in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery.