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Action Space: 'No Limit' Symposium at the Old Diorama Arts Centre

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Time 18:30
Date 05/07/18
Price Free

No Limit Symposium: Critical reflections on the role of experimentation, sensory play and collaboration in art making.

What is our relationship to experimentation, play and collaboration within art making? How can these experiences teach us about ourselves, our society and the role of artists?

Experimentation, play and collaboration are fundamental elements in the formation of our identity and the world around us. As artists, these methods are used to explore new ideas and test boundaries.

This symposium will respond to the exhibition No Limit, a group show bringing together new work by nine artists with complex learning disabilities based in Camden, London, and part of the Peperfield Art Project.

Using the work in the exhibition as a trigger for conversation, three speakers will discuss ideas around perception and social aesthetics as well as exploring issues around the ownership of artwork and the possibilities of collaboration.

This investigation into the core reasons that artists create will also form part of a conversation about how our sensory perceptions are transforming the role of the artist in the digital age.

India Harvey - An artist and researcher working with galleries, schools and alternative spaces of childhood. India's practice is a playful, urgent and serious investigation into the social, political and institutional barriers to meaningful inclusion.
Victoria Tischler - Professor of Arts and Health, University of West London
Elwin Harewood - Registered Art Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an artist who has a first degree in Fine Art painting.
Sarah McEvoy & Phoebe Barnicoat - Artist Facilitators of the Peperfield Art Project and ActionSpace.
Phoebe Barnicoat, curator of No Limit.
Sarah McEvoy is an artist working mainly in textile and video
Sheryll Catto – Co-Director of ActionSpace and Chair - Joined ActionSpace in 2008, having worked in the creative sector for over 25 years. She has a personal and professional interest in supporting the development of creative practices and was attracted to ActionSpace because of their commitment to providing artists with learning disabilities with the same creative and professional development opportunities as their peers in the contemporary visual arts sector.

No Limit Symposium programme:
6.30pm - Open to view No Limit exhibition
7pm - 8pm - Symposium Guest speakers, each giving 15min presentations
8 - 8.30pm - Q & A chaired by Sheryll Catto