Join Deirdre Figueiredo to discuss Art and Democracy, organised by Heart of Glass.
23 May, 9:30 am — 5:30 pm
Free (book in advance)
Deirdre will be speaking at this year’s conference as we develop our upcoming exhibition on the theme of ‘the commons’:
“The fourth annual With For About conference asks ‘Is art, and the making of art, the last frontier in the fight for democracy and the realisation of civil society?’.
The politics of our times have presented us with an unprecedented moment of re-evaluation. Our communities, our values, our social structures are in flux.
Collaborative art has always presented a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with these agendas, to draw audiences into work in new and exciting ways and allow many to add their voices to commentary on these times. But as democratic deficits are felt by increasingly larger parts of our community what role can artists and art play?
This year we are joined by a host of speakers from across the globe, including Jeanne van Heeswijk, Jonas Staal, Susanne Bosch, Larry Achiampong, A Blade of Grass, Deirdre Figueiredo, Brian Harnetty, Heather Peak Morison and Rick Lowe.”
Image: Amy Twigger-Holroyd, Reknit Spectrum Samples (Photo: Amy Twigger-Holroyd)