Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We now have confirmation from all 4 of the practitioners/collectives that we were hoping to have speaking at the Symposium.
The theme of the Symposium is 'The Artist's Role in the Post-Industrial World, and Practitioners engaging with the public realm.'
Gary from The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home will be talking about Action Research in relation to their activist practice as a family.
Architecture Sans Frontiere will be talking about consultation in relation to their practice.
Sophie Hope from B + B will be talking about her collaborative practices within the public realm.
And Rich White will be talking about his Intervention works in buildings and places in cities.
After each speaker has given a presentation of their work there will be panel discussion around the themes and opportunities for questions.
I can't wait!
Monday, August 17, 2009
I am so pleased to announce that for Interrogation: Action Research we have the Institute for the art and Practice of Dissent at Home coming to speak about the Institute and their activist works. Then for Interrogation: Intervention we have Rich White coming to talk about the Intervention works he makes in cities and towns.
Just waiting now to hear back from the other two people on my list...fingers crossed.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We talked about the programme, and made lists of things we would need, and things to do ready for the artists coming in in September.
I took a lot of photos and purchased a couple of books about the building of the gallery, which would be really useful for background, we also had a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in the gallery cafe.
The intention is that the selected artists will be able to comment on, and add content to the interrogation blog during the day, in roder to let the world know what is going on in the studio.
Also, the artists will be able to write up their thoughts on the processes they have undergone, and any images they want to share after the day.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Longhouse is an annual programme of work carried out by community arts organisation, Multistory based in
Call to Artists:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to become a secret agent for a day in order to interrogate the public spaces of
Using the New Art Gallery Walsall as a base you will investigate the artist’s role in the post-industrial world through one of four methods:
INTERЯOGATION: ACTION RESEARCH (
INTERЯOGATION: CONSULTATION (
INTERЯOGATION: COLLABORATION (
INTERЯOGATION: INTERVENTION (
The programme, organised by Longhouse and the New Art Gallery
The programme questions how working quickly and responsively feels for the artist, and provides opportunities for artists to work together within public realm spaces.
How to Apply:
To express interest in this opportunity send:
· 100 words describing why you are right for this mission and
· state which of the four methods you are interested in interrogating (
· your C.V. and a maximum of 5 images of your current practice
Please send your expression of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions:
Successful ‘agents’ will be notified on
(Please note that due to the timescale and nature of the project feedback will not be given to unsuccessful applicants)
Each agent will receive a fee of £100 towards travel, time and other expenses, plus £20 on the day of the mission to cover any immediate costs incurred.
Agents must be available for the full day of the mission (dates are stated next to the four interrogation methods above), and on a project symposium day (
Each mission will be documented photographically and with video.
Results will be displayed on the Longhouse website and in the Artists’ Studio at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
For more information go to www.longhouse.uk.com