Symposium | Edward Woodman: The Documentation of Contemporary British Art in Transition

Image Credit: Cornelia Parker, Matter and What it Means (1989), Spitalfields Heritage Centre (19 Princelet Street), presented by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1991. Photo by Edward Woodman. Courtesy DACS

John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery

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Friday 18 January 2019
Admission Fee: £10 full price / £7.50 concessions
Booking essential

John Hansard Gallery and Art360 Foundation are delighted to invite you to the symposium, Edward Woodman: The Documentation of Contemporary British Art in Transition.
The symposium explores themes of visibility, ephemerality and cultural memory present in Edward Woodman’s photographs, which document the art and artists of a key era in British art. Expert speakers will investigate shifting approaches to art documentation from 1979 to 1999 and the ways in which photographic records have shaped perceptions of history and the art of the present. 
Panellists and speakers include:
• Jo Bushnell, Director, Aspex Gallery
• Samantha Ismail-Epps, Researcher, Norwich University of the Arts and Lecturer in Art History, University of Suffolk
• Hugo Glendinning, Photographer and Film Maker
• Dr. Jo Melvin, Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan, and Reader in Fine Art & Archives, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London
• Lois Keidan, Director, Live Art Development Agency
• Guy Moreton, Artist and Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Fashion, Solent University
• Keith Piper, Artist
• Imogen Stidworthy, Artist
• Erika Tan, Lecturer, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins and Founding Member of the Asia-Art-Activism Research Network
• Gilane Tawadros, Chief Executive, DACS
• Mark Waugh, Art360 Foundation
The symposium coincides with the first retrospective of Edward Woodman’s seminal photographs at John Hansard Gallery, ‘Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman, A Retrospective’, and the publication of ‘Edward Woodman: The Artist’s Eye’. The monograph was produced in collaboration between Art360 Foundation, John Hansard Gallery and Art / Books, and was made possible through Arts Council England funding and the generosity of Art360 Foundation's donors.
The symposium will be followed by an informal drinks reception at John Hansard Gallery from 4.30pm - 6.30pm, when visitors will have a second chance to see the exhibition. A detailed agenda for the day will be available soon.
Please note that spaces are limited and that the event may be photographed, filmed or recorded. Our venue is wheelchair accessible, but please contact us Art360 Foundation at: [email protected] if you have any queries or require further information.
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