RANDOM Archive Symposium 12 August

Saturday, 12 August, 11am-3pm
Symposium at Bury Art Museum

‘Silences, interventions, disruptions: Exploring the text art archive’
Invited artists, writers and researchers respond to the notion of practice based archives and the collection of text art held within ours. Including papers, performances, readings and informal panel discussions. A launch event for the 2019 Text Art Festival, and to mark the close of the RANDOM Archive exhibition.
The day will feature presentations and panel discussions with a number of artists and writers including Lauren Velvick, Lisa Wigham, Penny Anderson, Phil Davenport and Jez Dolan, with performances by Helmut Lemke and Rachel Defay-Liautard. We will consider the ways in which archives might be spaces used for generating text art, and ways in which this art might resist the constraints of the space. The afternoon panel will examine the people and narratives ‘absented’ from institutional archives and the practitioners who seek to create alternatives and mark out these histories. We will close with the launch of the 2019 Text Festival announcement by Director Tony Trehy, followed by drinks and a final opportunity to view the RANDOM Archive exhibition.
Lunch and refreshments provided – please sign up in advance (link)

 

Workshop: LGBTQI+ Archives Through Polari

Dolan, Jez - Polari - An Etymology according to a diagramatic by Alfred H Bair - BUYGM.1592.2014.JPG

Saturday 15 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Join us this Saturday for a workshop which explores the Polari language and artworks relating to the research of this hidden coded language which are held by the Bury Text Art Archive.

Hosted by co-curator of the ‘Random Archive’ exhibition Hannah Allan and artist Jez Dolan who has carried out extensive research around Polari and other overlooked Queer cultural histories. http://jezdolan.com

Image: ‘A Polari Etymology’ Jez Dolan (2013)

 

Please sign up using the link below or by calling the gallery on 0161 253 5878

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/polari-divine-tickets-34462318723

All welcome – with or without knowledge of the subject area.

 

Exploring the various language categorisations that can be used when cataloguing an LGBTQ archive.

Part of the Random Archive exhibition at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre which features work of national and international language artists which are part of Bury Art Museum’s unique Text Art Archive. For more information about this exhibition and related workshops please visit BuryArtMuseum.co.uk

 

 

Workshop: Catalogue Poetics

Join us this Saturday for a creative workshop where we will use the structure of archive catalogues and respond to works within the RANDOM Archive show to create short poems and an alternative guide to the show through our own responses to the pieces.

Welcoming those with and without previous writing experience.

Please sign up using the link below, or please ring the gallery on 0161 253 5878

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catalogue-poetics-creative-writing-workshop-tickets-34462006790

 

Saturday, 24 June, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Exploring the language and syntax used when cataloguing an archive, and how this might be used creatively to draw out narratives or work with the documents.

Random Archive workshops

Running along side the Random Archive exhibition are a series of FREE workshops funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The workshops explore how to catalouge and care for community & personal archives, how to establish a DIY/Feminist archive, how to catalouge an LGBTQI+ archive and how to create your own Digital Archive. For more information on dates & times visit the Random Archive Workshop tab or Bury Art Museum website http://www.buryartmuseum.co.uk

Random Archive Exhibition – (20/05/2017- 12/08/2017)

Curated by Susan lord and Dr. Hannah Allan, the Random Archive exhibition features work of national and international Language Artists which is part of Bury Art Museum’s unique Text Art Archive. Random Archive attempts to push boundaries by questioning how an archive can be viewed, accessed and explored. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to get up close in a gallery setting to a collection which is usually kept in store, the public will be encouraged to interact with it and explore it afresh.

TEXTfestschrift

Earlier this year Philip Davenport, long time Text Festival collaborator, and Text Artist Derek Beaulieu began working on the idea of celebrating Text Festival Director Tony Trehy’s 20th year at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre.

They came up with the exhibition TEXTfestschrift, which focuses on the notion of constructing memory. Philip and Derek set about inviting Text artists to contribute an original piece of art on this theme, and here are just a few of the art many artworks that we have received so far:

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The Exhibition opens August 2015