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Visual Culture Seminar 3 – Works in Progress

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 4:00-5:15pm MIRIAD Open Space Dear colleagues The Visual Culture Group is offering the third in its series of talks this Wednesday  at 4pm in the MIRIAD Open Space. Fionna Barber and Dani Child will speak under the joint title “(In)visible Women as Workers and Revolutionaries”. Please see the attached poster for more details. There will be another seminar next week (29 June) featuring Bex Lewis and Jim Aulich on World War II posters. More details later.

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 – Call for Entries

Student and Graduate Opportunity: Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students at Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase their work and further their involvement in the art world in preparation for their future career. There is a Student Category, and prizes include £1,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 311,000). They can also enter the Main Category if they wish. We would really like students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to know about this opportunity. If you could share this ...

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Sound – Arts & Health

The North West Arts & Health Network alongside the Arts and Health Research Centre and Future Technologies Research Centre present: WHO: Arts and Health Artist in Residence, Vic McEwan, Dr.Toby Heys and Clive Parkinson WHAT: An exploration of practice that spans the sonic, the Australian wilderness, the tragic and human condition in extremis WHEN: Wednesday 29th June – 2:00pm – 5:00pm WHERE: Manchester School of Art WHY: To understand the reach of contemporary arts practice on the lives of marginalised people and its potential to impact on human wellbeing Limited Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sound-arts-health-tickets-26074699127

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Simon Woolham’s Up And Coming Exhibitions And Projects

The Macc Walks – Taking-Back-Space: Pete, Janet and Laura Commissioned film for the Barnaby Festival 2016 http://barnabyfestival.org.uk/events-2016/simon-woolham-the-macc-walks-taking-back-space-janet-laura-and-pete/ DAR – Digital Artist Residency SPACE/PLACE Residency http://digitalartistresidency.org/news  Rural Routes – The Bolsover Walks Commission for D-Lab in collaboration with Junction Arts, Derbyshire http://www.d-lab.org.uk http://junctionarts.org In Search Of The Shortcuts ART ON PAPER BOZAR, Brussels Represented by PAPER  http://www.artonpaper.be HUGGING THE CANAL Super Slow Way Walking/Drawing Residency from Leeds to Liverpool In collaboration with Jennifer Reid http://superslowway.org.uk _______________________________________________________________ Simon Woolham Artist Associate Artist – Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Practice-Led PhD at MIRIAD (MMU) Associate Lecturer – Manchester Metropolitan University Curator/Artistic Programmer at PAPER mail: simonwooly@hotmail.com Tel: 07759 776848 www.insearchoftheshortcuts.com www.darkcorner.co.uk www.paper-gallery.co.uk ...

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Creative Provocations

Join us for a series of informal style presentations or ‘provocations’ with other MIRIAD postgraduate students and staff. Students/staff are encouraged to present a topic, problem or discussion related to their research project (in any format appropriate to the Righton Open Space!) To take part email gemma.k.meek@stu.mmu.ac.uk with a title and small blurb about how you would like to use your 10 minute slot and its related topic (deadline: 28 June). These slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The line-up of presentations will then be circulated prior to the event. The aim is to encourage an informal, supportive space to ...

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Picturing The Social: 2016 Conference + Workshop

A one-day conference exploring contemporary image sharing on social media & online visual cultures, which aims to create productive dialogue (We have also organised a small post conference workshop for researchers working in this area, the details of which can be found here.) Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 Grand Hall, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Attendance at the conference costs £20. Please register here The programme for the day can be found here In recent years individuals, groups of people, and organisations have become more reliant upon visual images and practices of visualisation as means of understanding and communicating about the world. The wide ...

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Arts & Health Research Network Events

Two events organised by the Arts & Health Research Network are taking place over May… DEVOLUTION: Arts, Health and Social Movements Workshop – Thursday 12th May 12:30 – 17:00 As part of the Devolution agenda, we are working with partners across Public Health and the Cultural Sector to explore the work of the arts and health community as a social movement across Greater Manchester. This workshop has very limited places for staff and students from the Manchester School of Art. We would particularly like to encourage a small number of students to take an active part in the event. To ...

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Visual Culture Research Group Seminar

You are cordially invited to the first in a series of seminars hosted by the Visual Culture Research Group. The series airs fresh research in progress in order to generate discussion and feedback. Our first speakers are David Brittain on “The magazine art of non-art magazines” and Dr Rosemary Shirley on “Breathing Spaces: the smell of Britain’s National Parks”. The seminars take place on Wednesdays at 4.00pm in the MIRIAD Open Space. See attached poster for more information. If you are not able to join us on this occasion, the next seminar will be on the 18th May with speakers: Dr ...

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NWCDTP Online Resources including Asking Experts videos

The NWCDTP has made a variety of open access resources available online, which are outcomes of the consortium’s AHRC-funded Public Policy Engagement pilot. These include a set of video interviews produced especially for publication online: http://nwcdtp.ac.uk/public-policy-engagement/asking-experts/. The interviews present insightful advice from Select Committee Clerks, Parliamentarians, and NGO Advisors about the best ways to engage with policymakers face-to-face as well as via written and online media. If you have any feedback we would be glad to hear from you. Dr Wendy Asquith Postdoctoral Research Associate Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Liverpool W.Asquith[at]liverpool.ac.uk

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