This series showcases under-represented writers and artists and how they got their work ‘out there’. They aim to inform and inspire and give you the opportunity to meet practicing professional artists and writers.
As an artist, curator and writer, Aidan’s work is underpinned through conversations as practice-based research: real, overheard, visual, imagined, or virtual. At the intersection of the visual arts, wellbeing and increasingly, technology, he uses the locations he occupies as a ‘Live Laboratory’ to research, develop, test and make work. Site or context-specific interventions serve as a catalyst for a socially-engaged conversation and personal or communal exploration. Discussions provide the core for the curation of public events, seminars and forums to specifically engage a non-art audience and explore the work in a wider context. This diversification and cross-pollination is integral to his overall practice.
Aidan is particularly concerned with language: literally in text-based pieces, objects as metaphor and the emotional and psychological language of spaces and location. He regularly participates in panel discussions, presents at conferences, guest lectures, and trains and facilitates groups and discussions. Aidan will talk about his development as an artist from someone with no previous experience of making art to his current practice. He will discuss how developing sustainable long term relationships with organisations has been key to his practice rather than short term discrete works. His practice is made up of several strands with an overarching unifying context within arts, health and technology. How do we manage this and keep the plates spinning? Making art is a small part of being an artist unless you have a studio with other people to manage things to allow you to just make work. With so many demands and so little time how do we know what to focus on?
For more info, visit www.aidanmoesby.co.uk
Fee: £3 suggested donation
Date: Monday 12th March 2018
Venue: Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, BN1 3XG
NB: These events are open to the pubic, but under-represented artists and writers will take priority if the event is fully booked.
113 Queens Road,
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