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Home Residency talk with Steve Pool from The Polytechnic
30th October 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A talk from Steve Pool of The Poly-Technic on their participatory practice, and opportunity to meet our resident artists Natasha Joseph and Delpha Hudson, to talk about art and meet other artists.
The Poly-Technic, established in 2006, is the collaborative arts practice of Steve Pool and Kate Genever.
The Poly-Techic works in places – any place and builds on a history of artists working with communities. Our contemporary social practice creates opportunities for ourselves and others to come together to make, talk, think and learn. We stepped, back a few years ago and asked ourselves what can we do that’s worth doing or rather – What can art do, that’s worth doing? In response we decided to ask tough questions, critically think and open up ‘active’ spaces. To date these have included discussion groups, artist development, curated programs, radical print workshops, open call commissions and the production of work for exhibition.
Steve is currently researching a PhD revisiting the impact of Creative Partnerships, for which he worked over several years, and working on the current Poly-Technic project, ‘Never-Land – Sheffield/Leicester/Venice’: an international work which is catalysed by a 6 week participatory commission at Yorkshire Artspace Sheffield, followed by photo screenprint workshops at Leicester Print Workshop and finished with a week long residency in Venice; which will include workshops, an exhibition of work from whole project and paper presentation at the ‘Ruskin in Europe’ conference at Ca’Foscari University.