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Fly Eric Symposia series - Changing perceptions of what artists can do

20 Jun 2009

Event times

11:30-4pm (registration from 11am)

Cost of entry

Free Admission, booking required

Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • No.2 Metroshuttle Bus
  • Metrolink Tram: G-Mex station
  • Deansgate Train Station

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NO. 3: Expanding possibilities for artists' professional practice and opportunities for artists in industry

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Fly Eric is a developmental network of artist focused organisations in the North West of England, led by Art Gene, Castlefield Gallery and Storey Gallery. Its mission is to support visual artists to infiltrate, inhabit and contribute to society. Speakers: Richard Layzell (www.rescen.net/Richard_Layzell/r_layzell.html) Richard Layzell's practice encompasses challenging contexts and diverse audiences. His public sculpture commissions include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and sites in Colchester, Didcot and Maidenhead. His interactive sensory installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was seen by 100,000 people in galleries across the UK. His experiential facilitation led to a long-term relationship with industry in the role of ‘visionaire', where he effected organisational, cultural and physical change. Hazel Grian (http://licorice-media.com/) Hazel Grian is highly regarded as a writer and creator of Alternate Reality Games, multi-media stories that find worldwide audiences online. With a background in film, theatre, radio and design, three years ago Hazel became Artist in Residence for Hewlett Packard Labs on Arts Council England's Diffraction scheme with further support from South West Screen and Watershed, Bristol's media centre. Alice Angus (www.proboscis.org.uk) Alice Angus is artist and co-director of Proboscis. Proboscis seeks to place artistic processes in new contexts and our projects include research, publications, symposia, residencies, artworks and creative tools that bring new perspectives, their partners include industry, government, academia and communities. Chair - Mitra Memarzia (www.memarzia.org) Mitra Memarzia is an artist working in a variety of media including photography, film, installation, sculpture performance, and socially engaged practice. With a combined theory and practice PhD in fine art on Contemporary Iranian Women Artists, her specialist subject is the construction and representation of identities. Although her work is diverse, she often explores the notion displacement, boundaries and power. Ten travel bursaries are available up to the value of £25 (5 for Lancashire based artists and 5 for others based in the North West). To apply E: events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with a short explanation (100 words max) of why you wish to attend. Please include your postal address. In return you will be required to write a short report. N.B. Preference will be given to those who have not already received bursaries for Fly Eric Symposia Nos.1 and 2. The event is free but booking is essential. To book a place contact: E: events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk T: 0161 832 8034.

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