“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself"

- (Dewey, Democracy and Education, 1916)

Image Credit: Objectified (2018), Image courtesy and copyright of Joel Fildes and Museum of Homelessness.

Image Credit: Objectified (2018), Image courtesy and copyright of Joel Fildes and Museum of Homelessness.

Lincoln Creates Network

The Lincoln Creates Network (LCN) brings together and celebrates the breadth of critical and applied creative practices in Lincolnshire. The Lincoln Creates Network + Artist Talk series, is designed to support local creative professional development, peer learning and networking as well as critical conversation and debate. The programme creates space for local artists and creative practitioners to share opportunities, creative expertise and developments within their own work, as well as hear from nationally and internationally established artists who have been welcomed to the city.

Looking ahead, in LCN, Mansions of the Future recognises an extraordinary opportunity to provide infrastructural support to collaboration and creative capacity building - promoting creative organisation which is led by and for local people.

This series builds on the foundational activity of inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm and our 2018 – 19 artist talks series formerly known as Wednesday Sessions.

The creative future of Lincoln belongs to you. 


Upcoming Events

#1 LCN Launch with Lillian Wilkie. Tuesday 20 August, 5.30 - 7pm

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Lillian Wilkie

Lillian Wilkie is an artist, editor and publisher. She is founder of arts imprint Chateau International and co-director of Bound Art Book Fair. Lillian studied photography and fine art at the University of Westminster and Chelsea College of Art and Design, and lectures at the London College of Fashion with a specific interest in the intersection of fashion image-making and contemporary art publishing. Her art practice incorporates photography, video, performance, sound and publishing to explore the official and unofficial narratives bound to architecture, industry and the natural world. She has exhibited across the UK and Europe including at Tenderpixel, Bergen Kunsthall, &Model, Flat Time House, Jerwood Space, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Avalanche and [SPACE]. 

http://mawkishness.org/

Free. Booking required via Eventbrite.


#2 LCN with artist Matilda Moors

Tuesday 10 September, 5.30 - 7pm

Image courtesy and copyright of the artist and Andy Keate

Image courtesy and copyright of the artist and Andy Keate

Matilda Moors’ practice is interdisciplinary and takes its form through an ongoing enquiry into ideas of consumption, identity and bodies. This is a practice that is in knowing dialogue with the legacies of many radical women practices (Kruger, Kelly, Rosler etc.) Conceptual Art and Pop Art. Matilda frequently mines visual languages associated with youth and teenage culture, this favours the decorative - with a skewed-cartoonesque-cuteness, a homespun crafting, and an honest directness through text. The artworks power often resides in lacking the usual cultural signifies of seriousness, intellect and rigor. Her practice intelligently argues for the pleasures, emotional content and societal observation that can tell important contemporary stories. This is a practice that considers the individual and their feelings in the chaos, complexities and anxieties of late capitalist culture.

She has exhibited through out the UK at galleries including The Horse Hospital, Five Years Gallery, The Royal Standard, Supercollider and Strange Cargo, as well as abroad at Scai the Bathhouse and Geidai, Tokyo. She was a founding member of School of the Damned has recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools.

www.matildamoors.com

Free. Booking required via Eventbrite.


#3 LCN with Museum of Homelessness (Matt & Jess Turtle)

Tuesday 24 September, 5.30 - 7pm

Image courtesy and copyright of Museum of Homelessness and Julie C.

Image courtesy and copyright of Museum of Homelessness and Julie C.

Museum of Homelessness

Museum of Homelessness (MoH) is an independent charity that is responsive to the day to day realities of homelessness. The museum has been created by people with direct experience of homelessness to collect and share the art, history and culture of homelessness and housing in order to make a difference to society today.

About Matt and Jess:

Matt and Jess are the co-founders of the UK’s first Museum of Homelessness, which is driven by people who are or have been homeless. MoH was setup five years ago and collects and shares the art, history and culture of homelessness to create social change today. It does this through actively campaigning for change and through it's programmes. 

As well as developing the Museum of Homelessness, Jess has just finished a part-time role on the Policy and Programmes team at the Museums Association and was formerly Chair of Trustees for the Simon Community. Matt has previously worked in programming roles for organisations such as the Design Museum, Crafts Council and the Royal Academy of Arts. They are also visiting tutors at the University of Essex and Kings College, London.

www.museumofhomelessness.org

Free. Booking required via Eventbrite.


#4 LCN with artist Ian Waites

Tuesday October 29th, 5.30 - 7pm

Image courtesy and copyright of Ian Waites.

Image courtesy and copyright of Ian Waites.

Ian Waites is a senior lecturer in the history of art and design at the University of Lincoln. His current research explores the landscapes, histories, dreams and memories of the postwar English council estate. He keeps a blog on this subject www.instancesofachangedsociety.blogspot.com  – and he is the author of Middlefield: A Postwar Council Estate in Time (Uniformbooks, 2017).

Free. Booking required via Eventbrite.