Collaborative Research Group is a new alternative education programme, a collaboration between University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and CRATE, a studio and project space in Margate. It brings together a group of six arts practitioners who are interested in collaborative working and the pluralities of contemporary visual art practice (including producing, curating, organising and writing). This programme is conceived as both alternative and complementary to postgraduate and research-based education. The six CRG artists are Áine Belton, Dom Elsner, Louisa Love, Alex Parry, Trish Scott and Charley Vines. CRG is co-ordinated by artist Toby Huddlestone.
CRG is creating a social space within the HQ, providing a context for interpreting the Biennale through participatory activity, talks, tours and other events. Come to the HQ to find out more, or look on the CRG website at www.collaborativeresearchgroup.co.uk to see what’s on.
10:00-18:00, The Public Zine Library – CRG are inviting visitors to contribute to an ongoing public zine that will be published on the last day of the Biennale
12:00-13:30 Artist talk: Bronwen Buckeridge
Artist Bronwen Buckeridge discusses her practice and commission for the Whitstable Biennale. Bronwen Buckeridge’s audio installations are studies in how sound and memory shape our experience of place. Made for one person at a time, her work experiments with the complex dynamic of live and recorded sound in a chosen location. The acoustic environments she creates are deliberately unstable – both right now and already past, moored and itinerant, referring at once to the site where they are installed and to elsewhere.