Into the Gravy - The Cooperative Impulse

26 Oct 2010

Event times

starts at 6.30pm

Cost of entry

free (but booking required)


Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Nearest Metro station: Monument
  • Nearest Railway station: Newcastle Central

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A talk on collaborative practices and professional development in contemporary art


curated by Gabriella Arrigoni Vane Tuesday 26 October 2010 6.30pm / performance 8pm Participants: Tim Brennan (artist and lecturer, Sunderland University), David Butler (Coordinator of LifeWorkArt — Newcastle University, and Co-Director of Intersections), Chris Dorsett (artist and Reader in Art School Practices, Northumbria University), Richard Forster (artist), Emma Keating (senior consultant, Grit & Pearl), Will Marshall (artist, The NewBridge Project), Adam Phillips (artist and curator, CIRCA), Will Strong (artist, The NewBridge Project, Paul Stone (Vane), Sam Watson (artist and curator, CIRCA), Christopher Yeats (Vane). Moderator: David Butler Noise performance by Domestic Violence Admission is free but booking is required. Please contact Vane on 0191 261 8281 or email to book a place. Artists, curators, lecturers and practitioners across Tyne & Wear gather together for discussing mechanisms of group work in the arts and their importance especially for artists at the beginning of career. Into The Gravy originates as a follow-up to a research conducted by curator Gabriella Arrigoni for Newcastle University and focused on the condition of emerging artists. Bringing Tyne & Wear as a case study, the essay investigates the transition between Fine Art education and the professional environment, describing the regional art community as a sort of open but circumscribed ecosystem. The event is intended as an opportunity to present and discuss the main findings of this research, but also as a platform to develop a further debate on some of its crucial subjects. Artists, curators, creative practitioners and the audience are invited to question and rethink roles and models of art education, as well as on self-organising, diy approach in collaborative practices within the art world. Gabriella Arrigoni is an art historian, journalist and independent curator. Her writings have been published in several magazines and catalogues both in Italy and abroad. Since 2006 she collaborates with as editor and she curated exhibitions in several not-for-profit spaces. She founded the curatorial platform Harpa Projects in 2009, together with Michela Gulia, and she is part of Nopasswd festival 2011 curatorial team. She currently lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Vane Kings House Forth Banks Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3PA at 6.30pm / performance at 8pm Refreshment will be provided Special thanks to: The Co-operative for more information please contact: or 07518613841


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