Rural and Autonomous – TalkSee’s May event

Rural and Autonomous – TalkSee’s May event

image by Frances Scott for
TalkSee's May 2017 event

Join us tonight at 7pm for TalkSee’s event… introduced by TalkSee founder Nina Bacos, with Adam Geary, Deirdre MacKenna and Frances Scott, as we discuss our work as in rural situations as artists/curators/programmers and arts-institution representatives.

Photography is the most used artistic expression today and this makes the fertile ground for discussing photography beyond the norm of professional communities and special interest groups.

At the TalkSee March event Matt Sillars one of the directors of from the New Highlands photography festival ‘Flow’ (Sept 2017) talked about how “in communities across the country, we have opportunities in international and national photographic practices and exhibitions”.

The conversation this evening is facilitated by people who act in contexts in Scotland outside the main city areas, and will discuss opportunities for audience and practitioners in these areas – initiatives and dialogues that stretch beyond the perceived limits and margins of urban centers.

You are warmly invited to bring questions and ideas.

Adam Geary, Deirdre MacKenna and Frances Scott have all worked with culture & art in rural or nonmetropolitan areas sharing approaches which are a mix of professional and creative practices:

Geary runs AGLU BOOKs, photographs and works as a cultural manager in North Ayrshire where amongst other things he directs the Dick Institute (Museum, Library and Art Gallery), Burns House Museum and the Baird Institute (Museum and Art Gallery);

Independent programmer and producer Deirdre MacKenna researches, programmes, commissions and presents projects and artists’ residencies for ‘Cultural Documents’, an autonomous cultural agency working in Scotland and Italy to raise awareness of intangible aspects of society such as memory, identity, language and human migration. Her own practice uses film, photography and installation in specific situations.

Frances Scott graduated 2014 in visual communication at Glasgow School of Art and is an independent organiser of opportunities for cultural practitioners in remote rural areas.

7pm – 9pm – Monday 08 May 2017,
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Glasgow - CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD
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image by Frances Scott for  TalkSee's May 2017 event

image by Frances Scott for TalkSee's May 2017 event

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