Planting Biennials into Place: Potluck & Discussion

On Friday 27 July from 6pm at Artspace Arcadia Gallery, Dale Hipkiss, Birmingham-based artist and Coventry Biennial 2017 exhibitor will share his recent experience of Manifesta 12: Planetary Garden, Europe’s nomadic biennial which is currently occupying Palermo, Italy.

Manifesta has stated an intention to investigate “the role of cultural intervention, allowing citizens to take back ownership of their city”. What could this intention mean if applied to Coventry over the coming years?

Dale will talk about how he saw this being achieved in Italy.

Oliver Noble, Curatorial Intern with Coventry Biennial and Dale, will then expand upon this and then engage the audience in discussion over a potluck dinner.

This event is being delivered in partnership with Coventry Artspace and will also provide the final chance to see Camara Taylor’s ‘Flutter’ which has been presented as a part of The Art of Coventry Season 1. Additionally, there will be chance to find out more about The Art of Coventry Season 2 which will be starting in September.

Free entry.
Please bring a food or drink item to share with the group.

Application Writing with Zoë Lippett

Application Writing with Zoë Lippett
Tuesday 22 May 2018. 6-8pm. Coventry venue tbc. £7 (+ booking fee)
Due to popular demand, we have invited Zoë Lippett, Exhibitions and Artists’ Projects Curator at The New Art Gallery Walsall to deliver an educational session for visual artists who are considering submitting their first funding applications.

Drawing on her experience of assessing applications, selecting for residencies and creating opportunities for artists, Zoë will guide you through a range of ways to present your practice in different contexts, sharing top tips on producing great written applications, standout artists statements and more. The session will be a fantastic opportunity to ask all those burning questions, share your own experiences and ultimately, make your application a success. Book here. Spaces are extremely limited.