STICK Conference 2020

Industry can be the subject of art for a plethora of reasons: to document a process, to advertise or celebrate new manufacturing methods, to agitate for social change, or perhaps to find beauty in less-obvious and more satisfying places. The relationship between the two has been subject to fluctuating fashions but is currently in the public view as artists, museums and galleries seek to use all the methods available to communicate their stories to the public by crossing disciplines to mutual benefit.

Attendance is FREE and your place can be booked via Eventbrite here. The conference will be online only, hosted on Zoom. All times are BST. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive joining instructions via the online event page.

10amKeynote: Sue Jane Taylor will talk about her work as an artist recording the lives of workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry over the last 30 years.
10.45amPeter Wakelin will talk about the UK context of art and industry. He is a writer and curator, formerly Secretary of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales and Director of Collections & Research at National Museum Wales.
11.15amAndrew Cronshaw is a photographer and writer and will talk about the creative process.
11.45amPatrick Viaene will discuss industrial art in the Netherlands. He is an academic and writer based at the University of Antwerp’s Department of Heritage.
12.45pmLorna Waite will talk about cultural retrieval, land use and post-industrial folk memory. She is a writer and poet.
1.15pmCaroline Nicholson will talk about the history of manufacturing through murals.

Nina Baker will talk about women and engineering in novels and literature. She is an engineer and a freelance researcher and writer.
2.15pmSiobhan Osgood will talk about the artistry of engineering drawings in Ireland’s Great Northern Railways. She is a student at Trinity College Dublin writing her doctoral thesis in this area.
3pmReport from the Chair & AGM
3.15pmClosing remarks