Symposium: with Semiconductor, Pr. Sue Thomas & Squidsoup, Saturday 25 May 10.30-5pm.
Installation: at Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP, Friday 24-Sunday 26 May 11-4pm
Modern technology and the natural world are often seen in opposition, the former perceived as either destroying or at least disconnecting us from the latter. So what of a new relationship, a new approach towards the natural world that reconnects us in ways only possible through the use of technology? The New Natural will bring together three people whose work explores different aspects of this question. A day of presentations at 4 John Street, a film installation in the Brunel Goods Shed, interwoven with good food and finishing with an open discussion led by Rob la Frenais of Arts Catalyst (www.artscatalyst.org).
Tickets £12 including lunch and refreshments. £20 for weekend inclusive of evening events. Booking essential as places are limited. Tel. 01453 751440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
MAKING FUTURES 3 builds on the success of the previous (2009 & 2011) international research conferences and will be held on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September within the magnificently sited Mount Edgecumbe estate on the River Tamar opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK.
Alias is pleased to be supporting MAKING FUTURES 3 again. Builidng on the success of the previous conferences, Alias will be collaborating with Devon Guild and Plymouth College of Art in order to provide bursaries to help craft practitioners to attend the conference.
MAKING FUTURES 3 aims to provide an inclusive platform and we believe that independent craft practitioners have a vital contribution to make to the conference. We want, therefore, to encourage them further to add their voice to the debate by submitting proposals for presentations. With this in mind, Alias and Devon Guild are running a series of mentoring sessions at Devon Guild focused on developing proposals for conference presentations. These sessions are intended to support the bursary scheme. Priority for bursaries will be given to individuals who will be presenting.
These events will take place on 11 April, 1 May and 4 September. Each session will run from 6-8.30pm and will be led jointly by Paul Harper and Malcolm Martin. The first session will introduce the project and explore the range of possibilities for conference presentations. There will also be an opportunity to discuss your ideas. The two following sessions will focus on developing abstracts and the final presentations.