ARTIST TALKS

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COMMUNITY | ROBERT PARKINSON & THE CARAVAN GALLERY

Fri 3 April | 12.30pm-2pm

Location: The Beacon Portal Space, Whitehaven
W Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY

*Lunchtime Talk*

Robert Parkinson & The Caravan Gallery have people and place at the heart of their photographic practice, having spent many years running community-focused photography projects. In this informal talk, they will be discussing approaches to socially-engaged photography and the impact this can have in our communities.

This talk is open to all, but may particularly be of interest to those working or volunteering in charities and arts organisations, who would like an insight into community-led photography projects. The talks will be followed by a Q+A, giving you the opportunity to discuss ideas and ask questions.

Snacks provided.

MISHKA HENNER: ART IN A DIGITAL AGE

Fri 21 April | 4.30pm-5.45pm

Location: Cooke’s Studios
104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 3 April | 5pm-6.30pm

Location: The Beacon Portal Space, Whitehaven
West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY

Acclaimed digital artist and photographer Mishka Henner is known for using the internet as a material for his work and exploring the cultural representation of environmental & geopolitical issues. He will be giving a talk about his award-winning practice and the creation of his new installation created with Bhatti: ‘Energy Goast’, a commission for West Coast Photo 2020 which investigates the critical role West Cumbria plays in military, nuclear and energy. 

Mishka studied sociology and cultural studies and sees his art as an extension of those subjects. Originally a documentary photographer, he began deconstructing the medium in 2010. Through his work, he questions how a culture constructs and maintains its myths and belief systems.

His artworks have been exhibited all over the world, including at MoMA, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and the Lowry amongst others. Upcoming shows include the Guggenheim, New York, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, and Foam Amsterdam.

Refreshments provided.