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Independent Activity Seminar

Independent Activity Seminar:  Saturday 4th May 2013, 1 – 4pm

CAZ Basement, The Exchange, Princes street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

Join BLW and other artist-led organisations/activities in the SW to find out about current activity, and to meet and to network with key artist/organisers in the region. This event offers a unique opportunity to artists looking for ways to connect with peers and to make/exhibit work.

Speakers will briefly outline their projects to date, their concerns, aims and/or the ethos of their project and offer 3 reasons why they feel independent activity is important. These 3 points will be written down enabling the group to collectively arrive at a set of simple findings as a result of the seminar.

1 – 1:05pm – Introduction by Rebecca Weeks of CAZ
1:05 – 2:05pm – Three 15min presentations and three 5mins Q&A
2:05 – 3pm – buffet and informal presentation by Sara Bowler from ALIAS in exchange gallery cafe
3 – 4pm – two x 15 mins presentations & two x 5 mins questions and discussion/summary to be led by Rebecca Weeks.

Speakers & Artist Led Projects
Speakers will include Mark James for L.I.E, Paul Farmer for CMR, Jane and Patrick Lowry for BLW, Carl Slater from KARST, William Hibberd from Nom de Strip and Sara Bowler from ALIAS

Back Lane West is an artist-led project space in Redruth, Cornwall. Its aims are to support and encourage critically engaged visual art practice and artists’ professional development.

CMR is an artist-led contemporary art space and membership initiative based in Redruth, Cornwall.

KARST is a non-profit art initiative in Plymouth focused on the exposure of international contemporary arts, offering innovative curatorial projects a test-bed for gallery presentation.

L.I.E (Library of Independent Exchange) was founded in 2011, initially conceived as a temporary arts reference library and platform for events. The core aims of the L.I.E are to develop discussions and exchange, exploring the processes of publishing, collaboration, and dissemination.

Nom de Strip is a free journal dedicated to expanding contemporary arts audiences in the south-west. It aims to define the relevance of contemporary art to everyday life & its contribution to the SW region.

ALIAS is a platform built by artists for artists for the development of artist led groups in the South West of England. ALIAS aims to nurture artist led activity by providing a critical context, resources and advice to artist led groups through an advisory service and by fostering the creation of an organic community where cooperative and collaborative projects can thrive.

No booking is required for this seminar. If you have any questions or special requirement please contact us via our email address:
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This project is curated by Rebecca Weeks of CAZ.