Our Corner – Art as Political Expression

Our Corner – Art as Political Expression

The Crick Centre at University of Sheffield http://www.crickcentre.org/ and Ignite Imaginations www.igniteimaginations.org.uk are collaborating to produce a three day exhibition for the Festival of the Mind http://festivalofthemind.group.shef.ac.uk/2014-festival-mind/ on the themes of Discrimination, Inequality and Sense of Place. The Festival of the Mind is a collaboration between the city and the University of Sheffield. It’s an 11-day festival where the University shares its most exciting research in inspiring and creative ways. This exhibition is part of the second Festival of the Mind that will be held from 18th September 2014. It will bring together research staff of the University and Sheffield’s cultural and creative industries to create a magical series of events for everyone to get involved with.

The Our Corner- Art as Political Expression exhibition will be held at Bank Street Arts during a 3 day event from September 18th-September 20th that will encompass daily workshops and evening open mic sessions where members of the public can come along and participate in artistic expression and public debate to push and probe the boundaries of art as a political medium.
Here is the info from our website re opening times and workshop bookings:
Each day:
Exhibition- 10-4pm
Showcasing the work of 15 artists responding to the themes through painting, sculpture and photography
Workshops 2-4pm- limited to 10 places per day
Creative workshops led by a professional artist responding to the themes
Please register for a space on the workshops by visiting the links below.
Thursday 18th September 2PM – 4PM Creative writing
Friday 19th September 2PM – 4PM Photography
Saturday 20th September 2PM – 4PM Mask making
Open Mic Nights 7.30-9.30pm- limited to 60 places per night (booking tbc)
Open mic slots available on the night. Three curated open mic nights themed around discrimination, inequality and sense of place. Poets, performers, musicians, filmmakers and academics will share their views and work on these themes.
We wish to create a space in which members of the public can come along and participate in artistic expression and political debate to push and probe the boundaries of art as a political medium.
The Festival of the Mind is a collaboration between the city and the University of Sheffield. It’s an 11-day festival where the University shares its most exciting research in inspiring and creative ways.