Rural Art Space

April 16, 2007

Why We Left The Village And Came Back Info

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Why We Left The Village And Came Back was a two months programme of displays, films, events and a public symposium curated by myvillages.org in collaboration with Adrian Plant from Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

17th November 2006 to 20th January 2007

Why We Left the Village and Came Back is an exhibition and events programme investigating the relationship between the rural environment and contemporary arts practice.

mediamaker, Shropshire’s innovative media arts partnership, has invited the artist collective myvillages.org. to devise this programme as the first stage of a major commission for Shrewsbury and Shropshire. Over two months, the project will explore the countryside as a place for art production, a socio-cultural space and a space for critical reflection.

THE LAUNCH
Thursday 23rd November, 7pm: Old Market Hall Film & Digital Media Centre

DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITION
17th November to 20th January: Belmont Arts Centre; Music Hall Gallery; Old Market Hall Film & Digital Media Centre; Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Wapke Feenstra’s BBBox at Belmont
Antje Schiffers’ installation at The Music Hall Gallery
Kathrin Böhm’s Höfer Goods at Shrewsbury Museum

PUBLIC FILM PROGRAMME

BIBLIOBOX TOUR SHROPSHIRE

THE SYMPOSIUM
Rural Art Space: Innovative art practices in the rural environment
Wednesday 17th January, 10am  to 5.30pm; The Old Market Hall and
The Music Hall; registered guests and pre-booked ticket holders only
The Symposium is open to art practitioners, curators, students, arts administrators and decision-makers in the region. It will start by looking at current culture-led rural regeneration initiatives and will examine critically the role of the arts within them. The afternoon will feature a series of workshops focusing on case studies and exploring various specific issues around the curation and production of art in the rural environment.

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