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Art of Destination
Thursday, 29 March 2012 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Creative tools for transforming spaces, engaging communities and inventing new kinds of destination.
Date: Thursday 29th March 2012 9.30am – 4pm
Venue: Brockholes Visitor Village, Preston (off Junction 31 of the M6)
Join us for this full-day conference event, designed to stimulate and inspire you with a range of exciting creative projects that take derelict or unregarded space and transform it into somewhere special – new community assets, new kinds of visitor attraction, destination art.
The event will showcase the REMADE partnership in Lancashire, highlighting the key success of the Padiham Greenway programme alongside and in the context of a selection of high profile, inspiring case studies from the region, the UK and beyond.
The conference coincides with the launch of a temporary installation on the site, specially commissioned from international artist Steve Messam.
Speakers confirmed include:
- A new view of a special place: Hayley Skipper, Grizedale Forest
- Transforming dead space: The Lancashire Wildlife Trust at Brockholes
- The joy of temporary: Steve Messam, international artist
- Connecting people with place: Helen Yates, Mid Pennine Arts
- Creating new kinds of destination: Laurie Peake, Liverpool Biennial
We are also delighted to announce that Director of In Certain Places Charles Quick, architect collective Assemble, artist Marco Dessardo and Rob Howell from Somewhereto_ are now confirmed as speakers at the conference.
The event will be introduced by Kevin Ellard,County Councillor for Preston East, Chair of the Lancashire County Council-led Arts Development Funding Task Group.
Who is this event for?
The day is aimed at arts specialists and enthusiasts, professionals in environment, regeneration and public realm, education and public policy. We will showcase our region’s work alongside guest projects both national and international. Venue is the wonderful new floating village at Brockholes, itself a prime example of such a transformation.
Further information about the event and speakers will be available at www.midpenninearts.org/artofdestination
Standard tickets are £20 plus VAT, and include free parking at Brockholes, lunch and refreshments on the day.
This conference is organised by Mid Pennine Arts in partnership with Lancashire County Council, with support from Arts Council England.
When & Where
Mid Pennine Arts
Mid Pennine Arts brings art, people and places together to transform perceptions and change lives.
MPA is as a commissioning agency, working through collaborations to produce high quality creative work in response to the rich and diverse contexts and communities of Lancashire and the North West. MPA works in some challenging locations, but we create ambitious, exciting work that has won national and international awards and can achieve lasting effects.
MPA has created bold new landmarks for Pennine Lancashire (Panopticons), stunning art commissions for heritage venues (Contemporary Heritage), engagement projects celebrating our heritage assets and creative learning programmes for young people and others. MPA incorporated in 2012, becoming a charitable limited company, continuing to build upon our strong track record that goes back 46 years.