Sat 24 May 2014
13:30 – 19:00
£10 / £5 concessions (students, unemployed, over 65′s)
The title of the exhibition, ‘Local Name Unknown…Gypsies? was taken from a label accompanying Romany artifacts in a museum collection, and reflects the complexities of presenting and classifying objects and cultures within an art historical or anthropological context.
This afternoon of presentations, film screenings and discussion will take the experience and viewpoints of Gypsies and ‘Outsiders’ as a springboard for exploring how we perceive and represent ourselves and others through labels and imagery, both in institutional settings and in our everyday lives.
Delaine Le Bas : is the exhibiting artist in the current Phoenix Brighton exhibition ‘ Local Name Unknown…Gypsies?’ Delaine has an international following; in 2007 her work was included in the first Roma pavilion of the 2007 Venice Biennale and in the Gwangju Biennale 2012 in Gwangju, Korea. Delaine will describe her experiences as a Romany artist in the contemporary art world.
Dr. Louise Purbrick: is Principal Lecturer in the History of Art and Design, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton. Her work with material culture has led to involvement in the documentation of historic sites and the curation of exhibitions.
John Maizels : is the founder of ‘Raw Vision’ magazine. He is the author of several art books including the Outsider Art Sourcebook, Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond, and Raw Erotica. John will explain the Raw Vision definition of Outsider Art and what it is about this form of creativity that is gaining increased interest worldwide.
Tony Gammidge : is an artist, filmmaker, art therapist, lecturer and Arts and Health worker. His most recent work has been in running video and animation projects on medium secure units collaborating with the residents on the wards in making short films ‘Voices from Behind the Fence’ project. Tony will screen some of these films and describe the process of creation.
Simon Costin : is an Art Director Curator, with a background in theatre design and art history. Simon will introduce his new project, the creation of a ‘Museum of British Folklore’.
Damian James Le Bas
Young Film makers
1:30 Welcome and introductions
1:30 Presentation by Delaine Le Bas and tour of exhibition
2:00 Films – by Damian Lebas
3:00 Tea break
3:15 Welcome to panel – Louise Purbrick
3:30 Simon Costin presentation
4:00 John Maizels presentation
4:30 Films – Tony Gammidge
5:00 Tea break
5:15 Intro to film and screening (young peoples film)
5:30 Panel discussion – Louise Purbrick
6:30 Drinks – summary and thanks
Event ends at 7pm