Article by Clare Johnson on Marina Abramović

Clare Johnson’s article ‘Waiting for Marina: Generosity and Shared Time in Marina Abramović’s 512 Hours’ has been published in Liminalities: a journal of performance studies, volume 14, issue 4 (2018). You can read the article here.

Re-thinking Thinking in Art and Design Education symposium

In November 2017 Jenny Rintoul and Clare Johnson organised a half-day symposium at the Arnolfini, Bristol, called ‘Re-thinking Thinking in Art and Design Education: thoughts on/from/with creative practice’. This included presentations from three speakers – Katy Macleod (Kingston University), Joanne Lee (Sheffield Institute of Art) and Jenny Rintoul (UWE) and was part of our Cultural …

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The Living Legacy of The Greenham Women: training day

Clare Johnson and Rachael Miles ran a training day in October 2018 for volunteers involved in an oral history project about the women who campaigned for nuclear disarmament at Greenham Common from 1981-2000. The project is funded by Heritage Lottery and lead by Kate Kerrow (The Heroine Collective) and Rebecca Mordan (Scary Little Girls). The volunteers …

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Watch Wednesdays: Past Futures

‘Watch Wednesdays’ are a weekly drop-in screening and discussion group for UWE students run by the Visual Culture Research Group. The screenings focus on analysis of selected clips and are a chance  for students to develop their ideas and discuss theory in an interdisciplinary, cross – level, peer group.  In this series ‘Past Futures’, the group will be watching …

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Women: Art, Books and Printed Matter (collaboration with Hauser & Wirth)

In November 2016 the VCRG collaborated with Hauser & Wirth, Somerset on a symposium called ‘Women: Art, Books and Printed Matter’. The event took inspiration from themes raised by the Louise Bourgeois: Turning Inwards exhibition, which was on show at Hauser & Wirth at that time. The symposium featured presentations by Clare Johnson (UWE), Many …

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New Directions in Women’s Art History

In May 2014 the VCRG held a one-day symposium based on recently published books in women’s art history. It marked an exciting time in the development of this field, which is notable for the diversity of approaches taken and broad range of artists studied. This extends from transnational to inter-generational and archival strategies and includes the …

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Family Matters symposium

In December 2014 the VCRG collaborated with the Family Ties Network of artists, filmmakers and writers on a symposium called ‘Family Matters’ held at the Watershed, Bristol. Presentations by Shawn Sobers, Suze Adams, Nick Kaplony, Sally Waterman and Alex Franklin (respondent) explored the notion of family in relation to photography and moving image. The event …

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