Climate Change and the Visual Arts
engage Scotland and VAGA
27 August 2009
Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh
10.30-17.00 followed by a public lecture 18.15-19.45 at the National Library of Scotland.
A curatorial development and networking event for professionals working across visual arts practice and disciplines, Climate Change and the Visual Arts will offer a range of perspectives on the environmental impact of presenting contemporary visual art – including the rise of festivals, biennials and cultural travel, institutional approaches, engaging the public and artists’ practice – and discuss whether concerns over climate change affect the sector’s working practices.
Speakers include: John Hartley, Ecology Officer, Arts Council England (Convenor) Alison Tickell, Director, Julie’s Bicycle Judith Nesbitt, Chief Curator, Tate Britain James Wallbank, Access Space, Sheffield Justin Carter, artist Laura Sillars, Director of Programme, FACT, Liverpool
Targeted at artist-curators, gallery and museum curators, gallery educators, temporary exhibition makers, administrators and project managers.
Places are strictly limited so early booking is recommended. An event organised as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, by VAGA, Visual Arts and Galleries Association and engage Scotland, National Association for Gallery Education, with support from the Scottish Arts Council. To book, go to http://www.engagescotland.org.uk Fees: £15 students/artists bursary £30 individual VAGA/engage members £50 organisational VAGA/engage members £80 non members of VAGA/engage