Public Art and Self-Organisation, Leeds

Public Art and Self-Organisation, Leeds
4th floor, 4 The Embankment, Sovereign Street, Leeds. LS1 4BA.

Monday 1st October 2012
9.30am to 4.30pm

Moderator: Paul O’Neill, Curator, Artist and Writer, Bristol.

Andy Abbott, Artist, Leeds.

Jeanne van Heeswijk, Artist, Rotterdam.

Vaari Claffey, Curator, Gracelands, Dromahair.

Anthony Gross, Director, The Old Police Station and Enclave, London. and

Self-organised public art practice has always offered a means of challenging the dominant order and continually finds new ways of doing things without the overarching support of an institution, public funding body or private patron.

This event explored different models of self-organisation within contemporary public art practice. It examined: rationales and tactics for getting started; social, economic and organisational structures; and strategies for survival and sustaining activities.

The event was for artists, curators and representatives from arts organisations.

Cost: £10 including refreshments and lunch.

The event was recorded for use on ixia’s websites. Please find the audiofiles below:

Morning session: Paul O’Neill; Andy Abbott; Jeanne van Heeswijk; Q&A


Afternoon session: Paul O’Neill; Vaari Claffey; Anthony Gross; Q&A