The Art Conference

23 Jul 2016 – 24 Jul 2016

Event times

Saturday 10:30-19:00
Sunday 10:30-18:00

Cost of entry

Tac Super Smart £135
Tac General £155

Ugly Duck

London, United Kingdom


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The Art Conference will transform Bermondsey’s ‘Ugly Duck’ conference centre into an exploration and celebration of urban and public art, comprising film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital installations.


Attendees will be given the unique opportunity to experience the intersection and evolution of technology, art and culture via a program of international keynote speakers, each renowned for addressing, confronting and impacting social challenges through artistic expression.

Stories will be shared and new dialogue created during panel discussions designed to pair global talent with the brightest minds of the city, connecting those with creative potential and collaborative need.

TAC #01 Keynote Speakers:

Our inaugural conference debates, deconstructs and drives change on the subjects of
social engagement through public art and how technology can enrich the experience of art and culture.
Each speaker has been chosen for the impacts they have made on the world, the insight they can bring to our collective social understanding and the knowledge they can impart and trade with a receptive audience.

The Art Conference #01

Confirmed Speakers: 

Valentina Fois - Digital Art Curator (Italy)

Jordan Seiler - Artist and Activist (New York)

Jose Montmayor - Digital Artist (Mexico)

RJ Rushmore - Journalist and Curator (New York)

Guillaume Trotin - Gallery Director (Germany)

Dan Witz - Artist (New York)

Maser - Artist (Ireland)

Robert Montgomery - Artist (UK)

Louis Jensen - Creative Director (UK)

Mia Grondahl - Art Administrator and Journalist (Sweden)

Tinsel Edwards - Artist and Activist (UK)

Wioletta Kazimierska-Jerzyk - Arts Administrator and Curator (Poland)

TAC Exhibitions Hall

Exhibiting Artist:  

Will Vibes - Painter

Colin McMaster - Painter and Sculptor

Jose Montmayor - Virtual Reality Experience

Maser - Painted Installation

Robert Montgomery - Light Installation

Jordan Seiler - Art Installation 

Dan Witz - Art Installation

Conference Host: Doug Gillian from Fifth Wall TV

Officia Media Partner: WideWalls.

TAC #01 Venue:
Bare wood, raw potential
TAC #01 spans all three floors of Ugly Duck, a contrarily stunning 19th century warehouse located on Bermondsey’s Tanner Street.  Bare wood and cavernous space enshrine a thoroughly modern event, rooting visitors in the history of London’s collaborative spirit and giving them room to breathe and develop.

The ground floor will be transformed into the TAC Exhibitions Hall, a free showcase of original artworks, prints and digital art installations to welcome the public. Each of the two floors above the hall is reserved for the conference, literal lofty ambition.


It couldn’t be easier – Ugly Duck stands proud at 47-49 Tanner Street, just a 10-minute walk from London Bridge and Bermondsey underground stations. If you’re taking the bus, numbers 42, 78 and 188 stop just around the corner on Tower Bridge Road.


Visitors will also be treated to food and drink from local chefs in the outdoor food court, while networking breakfasts and afternoon teas will be provided by Unity Kitchen, a social enterprise creating jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.



For enquiries concerning tickets, scheduling, directions and special requests, please contact:

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Tina Ziegler

Exhibiting artists


Tinsel Edwards

Valentina Fois

Jordan Seiler

Robert Montgomery

Dan Witz

Jose Montmayor

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