AboutMichael Trainor - the curator of Bathing Beauties - will talk at Great Western Studios on 18th September. Looking at the bizarre visual and social culture of the British seaside and how the beach hut came to be re-invented for the 21st century. It is a talk suitable for artists, architects, designers, anyone interested in popular culture or who just like looking at interesting pictures of the coast (without Neil Oliver). There will be lots of images and he WARNS that the talk will include intimate pictures of beach huts.
Michael Trainor is the Artist Fellow on the 2011/12 Clore Leadership programme.
He has spent the last 15 years making large scale art and events in public spaces including Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008, the international art/architecture project âBathing Beauties' for Lincolnshire County Council and many permanent and temporary works for galleries and museums. He is currently developing an international project on art and consumerism called âI, Consumer' and a series of performances called âThe Complete History of Drinking in the Northern Quarter' in his home city of Manchester, UK.
Random fact #173: In 1999 he sold everything he owned to a museum leaving himself with only a box of ashtrays.