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Pathways: Art and Its Practices

Pathways: Art and Its Practices

19 March, 2020 10:00-18:00 Mile End Art Pavilion, London

Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pathways-art-and-its-practices-tickets-96475295205

Join us at Mile End Art Pavilion for a day of free workshops and talks hosted by Middlesex University postgraduate students and staff, to coincide with the two art exhibitions 'Miles to go…' and 'Whose woods are these?'

The Art Pavilion is an inspiring gallery space, set within a grass bank in Mile End Park and overlooking a small lake.
The exhibitions run from 14th to 21st March, 9-5pm daily except Sundays 10-4pm. They are being opened by Iwona Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel gallery, at the Private View on 13th March, 6-9pm.

Pathways: Art and its Practices at The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY

Please register separately for panel attendance and for individual workshops.


10.00 - 10.30: Welcome tea and coffee

10.30 – 12.00: Workshops (parallel sessions, limited places, registration necessary - please choose one only)

- Hi, Nice to Meet You: Workshop with MA student Christa Demetriou

The workshop is an extension of an ongoing project with refugees and asylum seekers, where processes of working freely with basic art materials are explored for their therapeutic potential and for facilitating new connections.

- Sound Walk with Tansy Spinks

You are invited to take part in an hour’s guided sound and listening walk around the environs of Mile End, taking in the local sites and sounds. The walk will be one hour and will be followed by a brief discussion of what we’ve experienced.

- Positive Print Photography: workshop with Steve Barritt and Eva Vermandel and

In this workshop you will make your own one-off photograph using positive paper and a large format, 10x8 camera. The workshop will focus on shooting the images with prints emerging later in the day.

12.00 - 5.00 Panels (please register for these even if you are attending a workshop)

12.00-1.15 Living as an arts practitioner in London 2020: Acme, a-n and Artquest

Representatives from these three artist organizations will discuss the work that they do in terms of supporting and creating opportunities for artists and practitioners in London. Chaired by Anne Robinson.

1.15-2.00: Lunch (not provided: bring your own sandwiches or use local cafes nearby)

2.00-3.30 Conversation Pieces: Recent social art projects by Middlesex staff and postgraduate alumni. Speakers will include Alberto Duman, Jenny Dunn, Wendy Charlton, Alison Lam, Loraine Leeson and the Geezers.

3.30-4.00 Book Launch: 'Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms' (Valiz, 2020): tea and coffee provided

4.00-5.30 Panel discussion: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms

Chaired by Katy Deepwell, editor of the new book 'Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms' (Valiz, 2020), this panel includes discussion with contributors to the book on the relationship between art practices and feminist cultural politics. Six members of Middlesex staff and three PhD students are among the 32 contributors to this volume which arose from a conference held by the Middlesex Create/Feminisims research cluster in July 2018.


The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY

This event along with the two parallel shows Miles to go... and Whose woods are these? is organized by  postgraduate students and staff from Photography and Fine Art programmes in the Department of Visual Arts,  Middlesex University. Miles to go... is an exhibition of work by current students on MA Fine Art, MA Printmaking and MA Photography programmes. Whose woods are these? is an exhibition of work by research students and staff.