REGENERATE Arts and Activist Symposium in Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Thursday 12 April, 11 to 6.30pm

Third Space Galway will expand its Galway-based programme over the course of the day to establish a new international dialogue with artistic practitioners from the Netherlands and Great Britain, and initiate exciting working partnerships with artists, activists and leading researchers in Galway, NUI Maynooth and most crucially local stakeholders within the Galway community, working in partnership with Galway City Community Network.

TSG has invited internationally renowned artist, urban activist and curator Jeanne Van Heeswijk (jeanneworks.net/) and acclaimed A Field of Wheat artists Anne-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene (fieldofwheat.co.uk/) to Galway to participate in events comprising of a symposium, workshops, consultations, and food presentations which explore our local community and food systems and foster an atmosphere of conviviality and community around these issues in a local context.

TSG has also invited Irish artist, curator, philosopher and experimental food producer Niamh McDonnell to present on her practice which opens new ways of thinking across food sovereignty and performative models of artistic and political engagement. TSG will invite diverse arts, community and cultural stakeholders to participate in the symposium and in extended conversations and presentations. TSG has invited curator, writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh to moderate the Galway discussions and presentations and to explore some of the more challenging philosophical and political issues embedded in the various artistic practices and community initiatives on the day.

Curated by Martina Finn, this event was initiated as part of a Food Sovereignty Ireland collaboration with leading NUI Maynooth researcher Alistair Fraser, author of Global Foodscapes: Oppression and Resistance in the Life of Food, whereby the artists will also take part in the Food Sovereignty Festival in NUI Maynooth on April 14th.

The event is free, all are welcome throughout the day and at the closing food event at Nun’s Island.

For further information contact thirdspacegalway@gmail.com or visit thirdspacegalway.ie

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