Frederik’s: Dark Matter Symposium: The Unseen World of Artist-led Activity

Frederik's: Dark Matter Symposium: The Unseen World of Artist-led Activity
Frederik’s: Dark Matter Symposium: The Unseen World of Artist-led Activity


Venue: Frederik's
Dates: 03/09/2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00


Dark Matter Symposium: The Unseen World of Artist-led Activity 

Saturday 3rd September
11am – 4pm (Lunch provided)
Frederik’s, 32 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 8BX

Dark Matter: The unseen world of artist-led activity, part of The Royal Standard’s ten year anniversary programme, will investigate the trials, tribulations and triumphs of creating and sustaining artist-led organisations.

Our panellists will be discussing the struggle to secure spaces to house artist-led collectives and organisations; and the safety, security and future for artist-led activity. With contributions from MODEL, The Bluecoat, Penthouse, Supercollider, Seize Projects, East Street Arts, Paper Gallery, Islington Mill and The NewBridge Project amongst others.

After the discussion we will also be offering the opportunity for an exhibition tour of ‘Gettin’ the Heart Ready’ before it closes on the 11th of September.

Itinerary:

Arrivals – 11:00-11:30

Panel Discussion 1 – 11:30-13:00:
Our first panel will discuss the safety, security and future for artist-led organisations and will be chaired by Marie-Anne McQuay, Head of Programmes at Bluecoat.

Panellists include: Lester Drake (East Street Arts), David Hancock (Paper Gallery), Emma Thompson (Islington Mill), Charlotte Gregory (the NewBridge project) and Sarah-Joy (Seize Projects)

Lunch – 13:00-14:00

Panel Discussion 2 – 14:00-15:30:
The afternoon panel will investigate the effects of space and location on artist-led activity and will be chaired by Kevin Hunt, co-director at MODEL and former director at The Royal Standard.

Panellists include: Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp (Penthouse MCR), Tom Island (Supercollider), Lara MacLeod and Peter Amoore (Rhubaba)

Gettin’ the Heart Ready Exhibition Tour – 16:00-17:00 

Join us after the discussion for one of the final chances to see ‘Gettin’ the Heart Ready’ , a group exhibition celebrating The Royal Standard’s coming of age. The 23 artist-strong retrospective showcases artists that have been collaboratively nominated by our directors past and present, in recognition of their previous work for The Royal Standard, and their careers as practitioners.

Including works by:

JO ADDISON / JONATHAN BALDOCK / DAVID BLANDY /
OLIVER BRAID / JOE CROWDY / JEMMA EGAN / CRAIG FISHER / MATTHEW  DE KERSAINT GIRAUDEAU / MICHELLE HANNAH / JOE HAMILTON / LITTLEWHITEHEAD / CELIA HEMPTON / HOLLY HENDRY / JAKE LAFFOLEY / LILIANE LIJN / JAMES MCLARDY / PIL AND GALIA KOLLECTIV / JESS FLOOD PADDOCK / MIKE PRATT / LOW PROFILE / AILIE RUTHERFORD / SAM SMITH / DAVE SHERRY