Fri, Sep 04 | Zoom

Lone(ly) Arts Club

An online monthly meeting for artists and practitioners from East Lancashire and beyond.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Sep 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

About the Event

For this month's Lonely Arts Club we will be exploring what it means to be an artist working in socially engaged practices in a post-pandemic world.

This session aims to collectively and collaboratively address key questions, challenges and themes in the area of embedded, collaborative and socially engaged art practice. Together we will explore practical and theoretical questions and share knowledge around how to navigate our practices in the current environment, we will be exploring questions such as:

How can we approach virtual spaces as social spaces? How can we utilise and work with remote engagement? How can artists navigate these difficult times? What tools are at our arsenal and what can organisations do to help support artists move their practices forward during this time?

For this session, we will be joined by Andy Abbot, who will be sharing his own experiences as a socially engaged artist who has utilised remote working and digital process to co-produce works. Andy is an interdisciplinary artist, who often works with audiences as co-producers of the work they will experience. His projects explore themes of place and desire aiming to uncover and amplify underrepresented histories, narratives and voices. Recent works apply digital and Virtual Reality technologies in public and social contexts.

As an individual artist and in various collectives and collaborations Andy has exhibited, performed, presented and undertaken commissions for Tate Modern, London; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; SWG3, Glasgow; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Museum of Oxford; and Yorkshire Forward and has completed residencies for Gasworks (London) in PiST, Istanbul; and Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy.

This session links with Andy’s current curation of an international residency with Cittadellarte, Italy which explores "Embedded Arts Practice in a Post-pandemic Future".

For more info on Andys work and Cittadellarte please visit:

This session will be an opportunity collectively share ideas, hopes, thoughts and concerns and look at how we might navigate through these times as artists, practitioners and collaborators.

We hope that you can join us. 

Please register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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