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‘Adopt a Slide’ Event – Call for Submissions

The ‘Adopt a Slide’ team is organising an event enjoying, exploring and celebrating SLIDES. It is going to be held on the 29th of July 2015 between 1.00-6.00 pm in the MIRIAD open space, Righton Building, MMU. We see this as an opportunity to show work in progress, test out new ideas and play. We are looking for artworks, prose, poetry, workshops and performances that contain slides, use slides as sources of inspiration or engage with slide technology. We are hoping to show the importance of the slide collection at Manchester School of Art, how it can be used creatively ...

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Adopt a Slide: a participatory artwork

The Visual Resources Centre at Manchester School of Art is under imminent threat of closure. This outstanding visual and material resource, comprising 300,000 slides, documents over 50 years of responding to the needs and interests of teaching staff and students. Adopt a Slide is a blog-based participatory artwork designed to collect responses to the slide collection, in an attempt to demonstrate the unique potential of this resource as a physical entity. In a digital world, analogue technologies take on a different meaning and purpose. We believe they are more than just their digital equivalents. This is your chance to contribute ...

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FEAST – Call for Contributions

Laura Mansfield is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at MIRIAD researching the Island as a model for staging contemporary art beyond the gallery. She is developing the publication project FEAST. Feast is a publication project assembling writings that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade. The publications combine articles on contemporary arts practices with recipes, food histories and literary narratives in an eclectic mix that serves to explore, highlight and question the varied roles food and its associated practices hold within our everyday. To date three printed ...

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Event Generator

An opportunity to do a small, funded, collaborative project.  Would you like to work with other research degree students on a small project?  This could be a piece of research, a publication, an event, an exhibition and so on. The PARC NW event generator is an annual event at MIRIAD. Research students from across the membership of the NW Practice as Research Consortium (PARC NW) are invited to come and devise potential collaborative research projects.  Past sessions have resulted in, for instance, the exhibition and publishing project ‘Lost and Found’: http://news.miriadonline.info/lost-and-found/ Funding is available for projects which are conceived at the ...

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Exhibit work in the Righton cabinets

All postgraduates are invited to exhibit their work in the cabinets (which are secure) and other available spaces in Righton Main space and the PGR spaces In Cavendish. There will be a note book diary in the main space in Righton from the beginning of March 2015 where you can book yourself in. Myna Trustram holds the key to the cabinets which can be used singly or all three according to availability. we would encourage you to exhibit a small example of your work and enliven the MIRIAD spaces. Please contact Alice Kettle for queries: a.kettle@mmu.ac.uk

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North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership is on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-West-Consortium-Doctoral-Training-Partnership/1481522052133607?fref=nf The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) funds students of the Arts and Humanities in their research via the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The NWCDTP brings together Keele University, The University of Lancaster, The University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Salford to provide postgraduate supervision, skills and development training. The Consortium also links students from these institutions with eight cultural/industrial partners across the North West: BBC, FACT, Home (Cornerhouse), TATE Liverpool, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives, MOSI, Future Everything and Opera North. ...

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