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Alaudio Guarino, Aria Artra Gallery, Milan, March 1998

The Trouble with Diversity in the Arts (BSL signed)

12 Dec 2012

Examining the hurdles and limitations of access to the arts, both historically and theoretically, this talk focuses on issues of equality and diversity in relation to entry barriers of creativity, learning, participation and involvement within the artistic context. Understanding the ways in which diversity has been and remains an intrinsic and dynamic part of the creative process and with an artistic led approach to diversity in the arts, our varied panel of speakers review and expand on the structural gaps in the arts, increasingly influenced by wider debates in society at a national and global level.

Tessa Jackson
With over 25 years of experience, Tessa Jackson is a prominent voice within the visual arts. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Iniva, her experience as gallery director, curator and consultant on cultural policy in the UK has led to a deserved OBE for services to art. Her co-authored review of the 'Presentation of Contemporary Visual Arts' led to the Arts Council England’s 10 year strategy, Turning Point in 2006.

Sonia Boyce
Sonia Boyce is an artist, whose collection of work engages with art as a critically social practice, adopting a range of media from photography through to installation, sound and text. The position of Black or Afro-Caribbean artists within contemporary culture has been significantly shifted by her influence and she now skillfully balances the two roles of creative practitioner and Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University.

Paul Goodwin

Paul Goodwin is an independent curator, lecturer and urban theorist based in London. As a curator at Tate Britain from 2008-2012 he directed Tate Britain's pioneering Cross Cultural Programme a multi-discpliniary platform exploring the impact of globalisation and migration on contemporary art in Britain. He is currently Associate Lecturer, MA Curating, Chelsea College of Art and Design; Associate Director, SUUM Global Curatorial Office in London and Curatorial Director, 3D Foundation Sculpture Park and Residency Programme in Verbier, Switzerland.

Nina Mangalanayagam

Swedish born Nina Mangalanayagam is an award-winning photographer exhibited internationally before graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Using her personal experience and family as a reference, Nina’s work explores identity and attachment to a sense of place. Her project 'Homeland' has been shown as part of the cultural programme of the 2009 Swedish EU Presidency and as part of the Free to Air Festival.

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