Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ink Now: Posters, Collectives and Art: Tuesday 4th June

An evening of presentations and discussion about how posters have been
used in different radical, political, feminist, collective and community
settings. By looking at specific historical moments we hope to open up a
conversation about radical ideas and collective practices in the
contemporary art context.
WHEN: 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 4th June. Refreshments available from 6pm

WHERE: Lecture Theatre CR100, London Met University, 41-47 Commercial
Road, London, E1 1LA, nearest tube: Aldgate East, buses: 15, 254,205, 25.

Suzy Mackie and Pru Stevenson, founding members of the See Red Women's
Workshop Collective, which produced silkscreened feminist and community
posters from c1974 up to the early 1990s, will show poster images and talk
about why and how the collective was set up and the first 8 years.

Jess Baines (LSE/LCC) will be presenting her research on the history of
late 20th century radical and community printing collectives and co-ops in
the UK - including: poster collectives, service printers, typesetters and
print resource centres. Jess is also a former Member of the See Red Womens

Dean Kenning (Kingston University and CSM) will be talking about the
recent show at Portman Gallery: ‘Poster Production’ where he worked with
art students from Morpeth School, Central St Martins and Reading
University, and with several contemporary artists to produce posters based
on different themes and according to various methods of working.

Rachael House and Jo David from artist run Space Station Sixty-Five on
posters and archives in the art space, including poster-related shows such
as 'Shape and Situate' 'Rachael will also talk about her recent
exhibitions 'Feminist Disco' and 'A Space of Potential' which draw on
feminist cultures'?

Chair: Anne Robinson (senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University
and former member of See Red Womens Workshop

Admission free and all welcome, but please register at: Email:
for further information. Supported by The Facility, FSSH

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