Graeme Durant | Double Dare: DAY (DIY Discussion Event)

Publication Date 13 Feb 2015

Friday 13 February 2015 / 15.00-16.30, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Join artist Graeme Durant for a discussion about the ethos and practices of DIY culture with West Yorkshire-based artist, writer and musician Andy Abbott. The discussion will be chaired by Emma Coffield, Newcastle University, whose PhD research explores Artist Run Initiatives.

Andy Abbott’s entrance point into art and self-organised cultural activity was through his involvement in the DIY music scene. He continues to play in bands that tour the international DIY network, releases records through his own imprint and other independent labels. He also curates and organises music events and festivals in Yorkshire. In 2012 he was awarded his practice-led PhD entitled Radical Resonances: Art, Self-organised Cultural Activity and the Production of Postcapitalist Subjectivity.

Graeme Durant’s practice shares an affinity with a DIY ethos that challenges established modes of production and presentation. In 2014 as part of art collective, JAMBON, Durant hosted ‘January Sale’ at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, presenting over 20 artists from Europe and USA. Moving into self-publishing, his first artist book was produced in collaboration with Sleeper Books in 2014.

Emma Coffield is a researcher at the International Centre for Culture and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), Newcastle University. Her AHRC sponsored PhD thesis, The Construction of Culture[s]: How Artist-Run Initiatives Construct Culture[s], explored how members of three UK-based artist-run initiatives legitimated certain kinds of art, became certain kinds of artists and found a place where they might meaningfully belong through their everyday involvement in, and production of, distinct cultures. Emma also works for the Cultural Significance of Place research group at Newcastle University, and as a curator and gallery educator.

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Speakers Emma Coffield, Graeme Durant, Andy Abbott
Format MP3
Related Artist Graeme Durant
Month February 2015
Keywords DIY, Artist-led initiatives
Related Events Graeme Durant: When in Roam (5 December 2014 – 22 February 2015), Graeme Durant: Double Dare (13 February 2015)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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