Looking Closer – Open Encounters

Todays’ blog post is to let you know about an exciting event that is coming up THIS Friday (8th July)!

Open Encounters: A Panel Discussion will feature experts from art, philosophy and writing joining together to discuss how encounters with artworks can open up rich personal engagements, memories and aesthetic connections. Read on to find out more about our fantastic panellists:

shaun camp     Shaun Camp – Fine Art lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts

Shaun Camp is a lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts, and an artist and graphic designer in his own right. Examples of his work can be found on his website: shauncamp.com. He is currently engaged in research on the idea of the third space, or memory, across a variety of artistic mediums – including film, and photography, and the role of play in teaching creative subjects.

Image – NUA

JC_photo_Ian_Tyson   John Christie – Artist, film-maker, and author

John Christie is an artist, film-maker, and author most well known for his letter writing collaboration with John Berger that came to be the book, I Send You This Cadmium Red. His latest project with John Berger, Lapwing and Fox, is the basis for our exhibition, and he has been involved from its’ inception. He is a founding member of the Full Circle Editions publishing company, and examples of his artworks can be found in galleries across the country.

Image – Ian Tyson

ChrisGribble_2003  Chris Gribble – Chief Executive of the Writers’ Centre, Norwich

Chris Gribble is the Chief Executive of the Writers’ Centre based in the centre of Norwich, and a founding member of the organisation. He has a PhD in philosophy and poetry from the University of Manchester, and maintains links to literature development in the city through their University Centre for New Writing. He is currently the co-chair of the National Association for Literature Development, and is on the Board of Directors of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN). The Writers’ Centre’s aim is to ‘explore the artistic and social impact of creative writing through pioneering and collaborative projects regionally, nationally and internationally.’1

Image – Writers’ Centre

Time: 6 – 7.30 pm / Elizabeth Fry Lecture Room 01.08 / University of East Anglia campus

The event is free to attend – book your place now by emailing i.phillips@uea.ac.uk. Hope to see you there!

 

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