This session will comprise a set of informal conversation pieces between artists of different generations inspired by the idea of exchange and knowledge production. How do we value the rich accumulation of experience and expertise of established, older artists? What are the modes of transmission of different types of knowledge in different areas of arts practice? What can come out of collaborations both formal and informal between artists of different generations? VAI, Bealtaine and Create are interested in generating a broader conversation about artists’ role in society and the implications of ageism, creativity and other issues such as the challenges faced by artists in relation to sustaining their practice over time.
This partnership event involving Bealtaine, CREATE and Visual Artists Ireland is designed to critically consider the unique contributions made by experienced artists to wider artistic practice over the course of their careers and to consider intergenerational learning. This chaired panel session will involve artists with experienced practices who have worked together and will take place at 11.45am, on Friday, 15th May, 2015, IMMA.