Date: Friday 1 September 2017, 1pm
Location: Kaleider, Bathurst House, Smythen Street, Exeter
Kaleider Lunchtime Talks are always about providing an informal space for people to come and listen (whilst eating their packed lunch), and to have their minds stretched in different directions as they discover others’ practices, projects, disciplines and approaches. It’s 20 minutes ‘talking’ and 20 minutes Q&A/conversation.
*When they say ‘talking’ this might be to play, test, brainstorm, hack, talk, discuss.
I’ve been playfully exploring my local area for a number of years, its history, geography, biodiversity, archaeology, and myth – some invented! In 2016, the Exeter City Council wards were reorganised, and I realised that my ward of St Loyes was a mish-mash of council housing, suburbia, industrial estate, business park and M5 services, and it has no heart. So I self-designated as St Loyes’ Artist in Residence, and during Art Week Exeter produced a safari concert in the local roads named after English composers. Now I’m putting together a programme with the…
VISION: Through art in its broadest sense to nurture a sense of place among residents and workers in St Loyes; and build community.
OBJECTIVES: Produce engaging art in St Loyes; increase access to experiencing and doing art; engage and be led by community; engage with nature and environment; have fun!
STRANDS: I’m hoping to produce a series of ongoing regular activities; community events and projects; undertake my own work; and commission other artists.
This talk was a shout-out to anyone with an interest in any aspect of place-based art and/or who lives in St Loyes.