Wednesday 10 October
6.00 – 8.30pm
We invite artist Rosie Ridgway to share and discuss alternative ways of being an artist, with a focus on collaborative and participatory practice as a way of making art. The event will take the current Amy Sillman exhibition as a starting point to explore various modes of art-making through reinterpretation, performance and collective decision making. Throughout the evening participants will have the opportunity to create an improvised scene, enacting different roles using props and objects, to create a live soundtrack.
Rosie Ridgway is multidisciplinary artist and musician working with sound, performance, sculpture and costume. Ridgeway’s work deals with reinterpretation of cultural phenomena and the generation of alternative realities. Rosie’s practice often involves collaborative or participation in its making to produce humorous, absurdist narrative pieces.
Supported by Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, City Bridge Trust, The Finnis Scott Foundation and Tomart Foundation. We are grateful to John Lyons Charity and The Chapman Trust for their support for our Education programme.
Alongside the Saturday sessions, our Youth Collective Talks and Events Series offers people aged between 15 – 25 years the opportunity to engage and learn about matters surrounding contemporary art and artistic production through a series of workshops, talks, interventions and screenings as a way of expanding professional development opportunities.
Rosie Ridgway is a multidisciplinary artist working with music, performance, sculpture and costume. Since finishing her Art Degree at Goldsmiths, Rosie co-created the unaccredited M.A course School of The Damned which ran as a critical, self governing M.A in protest to the high tuition fees of the current education system and established Good Job, an artist-run space, which held exhibitions, artists talks and events and an independent record label. Rosie works also as performance practitioner at inclusive arts organisation Heart n Soul, working with musicians with learning disabilities, using digital music technology to create sound and music experiences.