End of Term: Radical Sabbatical

Radical Sabbatical is an artist residency programme that has brought together three creative practitioners from Eastside Projects’ ESP Associates Scheme – Emilie Atkinson, Sarah Farmer and Stuart Whipps – with academics from across the University of Birmingham.

The programme is a space for experimentation, knowledge exchange and cross-disciplinary engagement – a place for artists and academics to explore each other’s research and consider how it is produced and conveyed.

The artists were invited to respond to provocations from a range of academics working in the following areas of research: Aging and Repair, Trust and Risk and Waves.

Join the Radical Sabbatical artists for their end of term event! Loosely taking the form of a science fair, the event will introduce ideas and work that have been taking shape over the past few months.

ADVANCE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP IN ON THE DAY!

Presented by Cultural Engagement in partnership with Eastside Projects.

Slime Cities – create your own felt microbes!

Join Melissa Grant and Sarah Kuehne at this drop-in participatory workshop where you can learn about the microbes in our mouths and create your own felt microbes to take home or add to the Slime Cities installation!

Slime Cities is an exhibition exploring the microbes found in our mouths and features works by artists Elin Thomas and Sabine Tötemeyer alongside students and visitors of Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry. Exhibition continues to 16 April 2018.

Presented by the School of Dentistry.

Brum Goes Wild

Do you want to know more about what grows in your own backyard?  Have you ever wondered about the plants and animals that live in Birmingham?  Do you want to know how you can use the natural resources that are on your own doorstep?

Join Winterbourne for this free family workshop offering ideas and advice for how to work with nature in your own outdoor space, whatever the size!

Presented by Winterbourne House and Garden in partnership with the British Ecological Society and The Wildlife Trusts.

Radical Sabbatical: End of Term Event

ADVANCE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.

Radical Sabbatical is an artist residency scheme delivered in partnership with Eastside Projects’ ESP Associates Scheme. Each year, four artists are encouraged to enter into creative dialogue with University of Birmingham academics to explore how each other’s research is produced and conveyed.

Our 2019 Radical Sabbatical artists – Leah Carless, Kelly Large, Priya Mistry and Brian J Morrison – have been working with academics in response to research themes of Common-Wealth and The Unconditioned Mind, unpicking the traits of loneliness, exploring medical imaging and connections to emotional states, understanding the biologically adaptive role of delusions, analysing the binaries of charisma and connections between obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphia.

Join the artists for their End of Term event where they’ll introduce new ideas and talk about work that has been taking shape over the past few months.

Presented by Research and Cultural Collections and Eastside Projects.

 

Revolutions: 1989 in 2019 / Projection

Don’t miss this large-scale projection onto ‘Old Joe’. Polish artist Maciek Backzyk (kinoManual) has been commissioned to create a new audio-visual work produced from the testimonies of Central and Eastern Europeans living in the UK as part of the Testimony in Practice project.

This event is presented as part of Revolutions: 1989 in 2019, which brings together two AHRC-funded projects: In-Between Spaces, which explores barriers to inclusion and representation experienced by CEE artists living in the UK; and Testimony in Practice, which has collected short testimonies from CEEs living in the UK. The work of Revolutions can be seen in multiple locations throughout the week commencing 7 October.

Presented by Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Revolutions: 1989 in 2019 / Conference

Conference celebrating AHRC funded research project In-Between Spaces, bringing together artists, academics and other practitioners in the cultural sector to discuss representation and inclusion of Central and Eastern European artists in the UK creative economies.

This conference is presented as part of Revolutions: 1989 in 2019, which brings together two AHRC-funded projects: In-Between Spaces, which explores barriers to inclusion and representation experienced by CEE artists living in the UK; and Testimony in Practice, which has collected short testimonies from CEEs living in the UK. The work of Revolutions can be seen in multiple locations throughout the week commencing 7 October.

Presented by Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music at the University Birmingham.