‘Other Transmissions’ is a touring project launching at Tate Liverpool as a Tate Exchange event from 20 – 24 March 2019, coalescing around a programme of drop-in workshops and talks informed by ‘Conversations Series II’ artist residencies led by Venture Arts’ with programme partners’ Castlefield Gallery and the Whitworth.
Artists: Joe Beedles, James Desser, Amy Ellison, Frances Heap, Andrew Johnstone and John Powell-Jones, supported by Venture Arts’ James Pollitt.
Following the launch in Liverpool, ‘Other Transmissions’ travels to Artlink Hull, where from 29 March – 21 June new works developed through ‘Conversations Series II’, will be shown alongside key works from the Whitworth’s Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, one of the most significant public collections of Outsider Art in the UK. Works on loan from the collection will include pieces by Henry Darger and Judith Scott.
On 28 June at Paradise Works, Salford, 6-9pm will be a film screening of ‘Other Transmissions’ group film and an exclusive live immersive intervention by Joe Beedles. ‘Other Transmissions’ will complete at The University of Salford, New Adelphi Gallery, from 1-31 Oct, where several works produced by the ‘Conversations Series II’ residency artists will feature alongside documentary material of the ‘Conversations Series II’ process, captured by the university’s BA Graphic Design students. Visual responses in the form of zines, riso-prints and film will be shown with the touring programme.
‘Conversations Series II’ has supported six artists living and working in the North West of England to undertake a five-month residency at Venture Arts Studios in Hulme, Manchester. The artists are a diverse group of learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists selected based on the quality of their practice, and their openness to exploration, experimentation and collaboration. This iteration of the series delves into feelings and thoughts of how artists feel about the labels placed upon them by society and the art world more broadly.