The Rural Art Space Symposium was part of the two months programme Why We Left The Village And Came Back, which spread across various exhibition spaces in Shrewsbury and other public and private venues in Shropshire during November 2006 to January 2007.
Where does contemporary practice exist within rural settings? Where does it show and where is it discussed? Where and what is a rural art space?
The different displays and events during Why We Left The Village And Came Back visited existing and new spaces for contemporary art practice, to ask and explore issues of cultural production, participation and representation in regards to their spatial manifestations.
The Symposium which took place in Shrewsbury on 17 January 2007 was organised by Kathrin Böhm (public works/myvillages.org) and was set up as a partnership venture between myvillages.org, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and the School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton.
Please browse this website
- to find out more about the overall programme
- to read and follow the presentations given during the morning session
- to find a list of all the partners and contributors involved
- to view the rural art space mappings produced during the day and
- to read feedback on the day.
For further information contact Kathrin Böhm at kathrin(at)publicworksgroup.net.