Online Event: Out and About Artists' Platform

Online Event: Out and About Artists' Platform - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

29 October 2020 29 October 2020

When: 29 October 2020
Where: Online
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free
Suitable for: Any age

Out and About: Queering the Museum invites you to join us for an artists’ platform. Hosted by Professor Jana Funke and writer Natalie McGrath, join the project team and the four commissioned artists, as they share insights about their work on the Out and About: Queering the Museum project at RAMM.

During lockdown, we commissioned Charice Bhardwaj, Carina Miles, Caleb Parkin and Oren Shoesmith to work with us on queering the museum. Originally, the work was for a live performance at RAMM Lates back in May, but as gatherings and buildings were cancelled and closed, we had to move our collaboration online.

At this event, the artists will share some of their initial work and talk about their process, followed by a Q&A session. What are the challenges when working on the collections without being able to visit the museum? What ideas and forms of collaboration have emerged in their practice as artists? How can we queer the museum and engage with the collections at a distance?

Join us for exciting insights and conversations about queer and trans art, thinking and practice, as the artists talk about a range of topics and themes including: the rejected gay sand of collector Ivor Treby, poetry inspired by scattered language and the art of queer failure, a variety of tiny objects (including a 19th century matchbox) leading to the discovery of a small queer world of pink hares and dark cupboards, and finding queer and trans resonances in religious stories of transformation.

This event will take place online as a Zoom session. Book your ticket here.
Details of the session will be emailed to you in advance.