FUTURES talks 8th – 9th March

The third year Art Theory and Practice students recently organised a series of talks under the name of FUTURES, which was designed to help inspire and encourage our current students to pursue career ambitions after graduating. The students invited a variety of speakers to come and speak about their own careers and offer useful advise for what to do next after graduating. Below are a few images of the FUTURES talks.
Congratulations to the third years for pulling together a packed and interesting two day event!


Poster designed by Ryan Harding

Day One: Wednesday 8th March

Scaffold Gallery: Will Marshall, Laura Hopkinson, Laura Waver
Scaffold Gallery exists without a fixed space, there is no physical gallery. Instead we move around, using other spaces to hold one off, pop-up exhibitions.
Further info at scaffold gallery website / @ScaffoldGallery

Laura Robertson, Editor of the Double Negative
The Double Negative is an online magazine featuring the latest arts, design, film & music coverage in the UK. Our mission: to hold a mirror up to the national — in particular the North-West — art scene and reflect it, uncovering and analysing the talent based here.
Further info at The Double Negative website / @TheDbleNgtve

17193705_10209937890576818_1995578496_o17230235_10209937890616819_1471988171_oNaomi Mabita and Dan Glass 
Art Activists
Further info at glitter dynasty (Naomi Mabita) and The Glass Is Half Full (Dan Glass)

IMG_2703Liz West
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.
Website / @LizWest_Art

Day Two: Thursday 9th March

Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 09.17.33David Gledhill
David Gledhill is co-director of Rogue Artists Studios CIC, the largest studios in the North of England, and has been a professional artist since graduating in 1981. David is a current PhD candidate at MIRIAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. His research centres on the potential for painting to address historical themes.

Callum Kirkwood
Callum is an Assistant Producer at Future Everything, an award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For 21 years FutureEverything has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate.
Find out more here / @CallumKirkwood

Matthew Pendergast, Curator at Castlefield Gallery
Since its founding in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has been one of Northern England’s most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice. Central to CG’s activities is an artist development programme that has launched major commission-winning artists.
Castlefield Gallery website

IMG_2718Post graduate discussion
This session was led by Beccy Kennedy, senior lecturer in Art History at Manchester School of Art. Beccy introduced the Visual Cultures MA and then opened the session up to general questions about post graduate courses.


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