In response to the challenges that artists, curators, and galleries face today, Room7 are excited to present an evening of talks and discussions on the contemporary arts of the West Midlands. During the symposium we will examine wider topics such as the relevance of contemporary art in society, and a consideration of the status of contemporary art and artists post ‘Brexit.’
The programme includes talks by Director of New Art West Midlands Craig Ashley and Cheryl Jones, Director of Grand Union, a practice workshop where the audience are encouraged to respond to the artworks on display, and a roundtable conversation with the four artists featured in the show, FLUX, James Lomax, Zoe Robertson, Intervention Architecture, and Mark Houghton.
Tea, coffee and a glass of wine is included in the entrance fee, light refreshments will also be available
Tickets £5/£3 concessions.
Tickets must be pre-booked as numbers are limited. Tickets can be ordered via ‘Eventbrite,’ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
There may be limited tickets available on the day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
Room7 Symposium Programme:
5:00pm – Welcome
5:15pm – Workshop
5:50pm – Coffee Break
6:00pm – ‘The Contemporary Art Scene Post Brexit’ – a conversation with Cheryl Jones (Grand Union) and Craig Ashley (New Art West Midlands)
6:45pm – Break
7:15pm – Exhibition Tour, led by curators and artists
7:30pm – Artist in Conversation: An open-panel with Intervention Architecture, James Lomax, Mark Houghton, and Zoe Robertson.
8:00pm – Drinks
9:00pm – Close
Location: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT, http://centrala-space.org.uk