LeftCoast is pleased to be working in partnership with Abingdon Studios, along with the Grundy Art Gallery and Blackpool School of Arts to present a programme of artist talks, exploring practice before, during and after…

Blackpool as a destination is closed, its work/leisure balance disturbed. Venues and organisations are all experiencing the impact of public programmes being closed/altered, in different ways.

So, in the meanwhile, we have collectively invited four guest artist speakers to share their work in whatever way they see fit. Supporting artists with time, space and money to share their current practice, simultaneously, Meanwhile… gives people a schedule to engage with artists, and a consistent date and time, becoming a home from home comfort for many.

Although each partner has a distinct oeuvre to date, the commonality between each is that of conversation. We each have a desire to stay and remain connected, through the promotion and support of artists, and to help each other explore solutions to understand the world through a new lens and multitude of perspectives.

Artist talk dates:

Thursday 4 June, 2-3 pm: FRANCES DISLEY
Thursday 11 June, 2-3 pm: HELEN STRATFORD
Thursday 18 June, 2-3 pm: KERRY MORRISON
Thursday 25 June, 2-3 pm: LOUISE GIOVANELLI
Thursday 2 July, 2-3 pm: RESEARCH WEBINAR


To book a place, please click directly on the date and speaker/event you wish to attend (you will be taken to Eventbrite). Once registered, you will receive a Zoom meeting link and password, via email, in advance of each talk booked.

*booking is essential, as places are limited. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Download the full programme for more detail about the artists and partner organisations. 

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