'A Celebration of Women in Art' at Explore in celebration of International Women's Day 2020

When: March 9 2020

Where: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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This special FREE, PUBLIC event in celebration of International Women's Day is part of the EXPLORE Lifelong Learning membership programme.

10.45-11.45 From Geometric Abstract to Working in the Community: My Role as an Artist Speaker: Theresa Poulton
Theresa is a practising artist living and working in the North East. She has taught and run workshops in India: worked on collaborative projects between Durham University and Gem Arts. She is currently developing workshops for Syrian and Sudanese refugees as well as running drawing projects for Newcastle University and the arts community. Theresa will talk about her role as an artist with the community.

12.30-13.30 Lab Based Research into Microbial Organisms as a Practising Artist Speaker: Louise McKenzie
Louise is an artist based in the North East. She is a member of the Cultural Negotiation of Science Group: an associate of Genetic Medicine. Louise was among the 10 artists chosen to resubmit her work to the 10th anniversary Lumiere festival. Louise will talk about her practice and will describe how her recent experience working in a genetics lab with microbial organisms as tools for genetic/artistic research has led her to reconsider the biological body. Her work involves investigations into the emotional weight of lab-based research into synthetic DNA.

14.00-15.30 Women in Art Speaker: Victoria Horne
Victoria is a senior lecturer in Art History at Northumbria University specialising in the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo- American Feminism. She is currently researching cultural attitudes towards reading and in particularly the depiction of women in artworks. Victoria is currently developing a programme based on second-wave feminism and recent developments in feminist inflected perspectives in art and aesthetics. Today, she will talk about her research into the depiction of women reading in artworks.

Please note that there is NO dedicated parking for visitors to Commercial Union House. Good public transport links are available as well as local public car parks.

The Explore Lifelong Learning programme offers:
Enjoyable learning in a friendly environment - improve your well-being and learn at the same time
Flexible - attend as much or as little as you like
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