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Bursary Artists: In Conversation

Photo by Katarzyna Perlak.

7.30pm. This event is now fully booked. In the event that there are no-shows, people who turn up on the door may be able to get in.

Join us for a talk and a drink with Artsadmin's current bursary artists, Martin O'Brien, Project O, Lucy Hutson and Rosalie Schweiker, as they each introduce ideas around their practice, as well as past and future projects at this mid-point of their bursary.

This event is part of a series of bursary In Conversation events, and follows on from the event on 21 January 2015 with Rosana Cade, Reynir Hutber and Lily Johnson.

Chaired by the artist Oreet Ashery. 

Martin O’Brien’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, hardship, disgust, long durations and pain-based practices to challenge common representations of illness and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease.

Project O is the performative fruits of conversations between Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small. Trained in contemporary dance, movement and the understanding of the body as the site of politics are central to their work. Project O comments on the fallout from being black, mixed and female. It is a project that tries to talk about, and make visible, the awkward stuff of everyday oppression and to move on from this.

Lucy Hutson a performance artist and agitator whose work questions human nature and interrupts social order. She likes to work with found objects and unloved artefacts. Often focusing on capitalism and gender politics, her work manifests itself in interventions, installations, solo performances, film and intimate encounters.

Rosalie Schweiker is a conceptual artist who uses social exchanges such as conversations, economic transactions and jokes to find new functions for art in society. Inherent in the work is a playful humour that makes knowable the unwritten rules by which social systems operate. 

Artsadmin’s Artists' Bursary Scheme has been running since 1996 and has supported over 200 artists working individually or collaboratively in contemporary performance practices. Artsadmin's Artists' Bursary Scheme 2014/2015 is generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.



Date and time

18 February 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


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