This will be the first of our new regular monthly networking sessions – time for our What Next? Norfolk members to network with each other and for artists to come and meet organisations/venues/local artists & makers – please pass this invitation on to anyone you think might be interested!
Updates from the last few meetings will follow soon.
29 July - Natalie Jones from Arts Council England will speak about the ACE Advocacy toolkit
What Next? Norfolk will break over August summer holiday period and resume early September
9 September – Daisy Bourne will be speaking to the group
30 September – James Shelton, Marketing Manager at Norwich Cathedral will be speaking to the group
Exhibition – NB. LECTURE TODAY AT 4PM
The War and Peace exhibition in the Undercroft is very good BTW
Manipulation of Art in Britain 1968-2015
Lynda Morris Lecture Friday 17 July 2015 at 4pm
At a symposium in Birmingham in 2014 a major British Curator, who now works in New York, said: It may take many decades, if not longer, for Britain to recover from the manipulation of the Art Market caused by Young British Artists (yBas).
I have been thinking about this ever since and I have to go back over almost five decades to recover the story.
I have been fond of saying I would like a PhD student to work on a thesis that would be called: One curator, four museums over four decades and four art dealers. I have tried to write this myself, most recently in the essay Genuine? in the publication The New Economy of Art 2014 by DACS.
It was launched at the House of Commons, on the cover is Jeremy Deller’s commission of a wall painting for the 2013 Venice Biennale of William Morris throwing Roman Abramowitz’s luxury yacht, like a dart - or a medieval lance.
I am starting to think that my argument in that essay was a bit naive. You cannot just blame museum curators, when the entire phenomenon of contemporary art has become such a close bedfellow of Capitalism as the largest unregulated market.
Is it too much to hope that the multitude of artists in towns and cities throughout the world, can organise themselves to disrupt the value systems on which our increasingly valueless culture is based?
Professor Lynda Morris
Issues about art lecture
For artists interested in issues about art this lecture by Prof Lynda Morris is at The Undercroft in central Norwich on Friday 17 July and will encourage strong debate, and possibly stimulate opinions for our own ' Curator's Conversation' on Thursday 23 July at St Margaret's Church, Cley.
Creative Industries Federation event and documents - Arts and Growth: http://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/#arts-and-growth-report
Where Do We Go From Here? Arts & Money: http://funpalaces.co.uk/go-arts-money/