Wednesday, 22 May 2013

ink now: posters collectives and art

Rachael and Jo from Space Station Sixty-Five are speaking about the Shape & Sitaute posters (amongst other fine things) at this event:
Ink Now: Posters, Collectives and Art

This is an evening of presentations and discussion about how posters have been used in different radical, political, feminist, collective and community settings. By looking at specific historical moments we hope to open up a conversation about radical ideas and collective practices in the contemporary art context.

Admission free and all welcome, but please register at:

Suzy Mackie and Pru Stevenson, founding members of the See Red Women's Workshop Collective, which produced silkscreened feminist and community posters from c1974 up to the early 1990s, will show poster images and talk about why and how the collective was set up and the first 8 years.

Jess Baines (LSE) will be presenting her research on the history of late 20th century radical and community printing collectives and co-ops in the UK - including: poster collectives, service printers, typesetters and print resource centres. Jess is also a former Member of the See Red Womens Workshop

Dean Kenning (Kingston University and CSM) will be talking about the recent show at Portman Gallery: ‘Poster Production’ where he worked with art students from Morpeth School, Central St Martins and Reading University, and with several contemporary artists to produce posters based on different themes and according to various methods of working.

Rachael House and Jo David from artist run Space Station Sixty-Five on posters and archives in the art space, including poster-related shows such as 'Shape and Situate' 'Rachael will also talk about her recent exhibitions 'Feminist Disco' and 'A Space of Potential' which draw on feminist cultures'?

Chair: Anne Robinson (senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University and former member of See Red Womens Workshop)

Each of the speakers will make a 20 minute presentation followed by an open discussion with time for questions.

Email: for further information

6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 4th June
Refreshments available from 6pm
London Met University
41-47 Commercial Rd, E1

Supported by The Facility Centre for Creative Practice as Research, FSSH

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