After a bit of a break which involved tying up phase one of Utopian Realism (evaluation forms etc..) Mair and I have managed to get some time together this week.
Wednesday 24th April saw us giving a talk about the Utopian Realism project to a group of artists in Shrewsbury.
The artists we were talking with in Shrewsbury are part of a group called 'Re:Collect' and are involved with the redevelopment of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
It felt like a really exciting time for the artistic community of Shrewsbury and we were fortunate to have timed our talk in such a way that we could attend another artist's talk the next day. Alison Craighead (of Craighead and Thomson) gave a great talk about the duo's involvement with a series of new commissions for the museum and their work with digital media and internet data streams.
This was part of a series of talks, there are two more to go, see link below for more details.
Mair and I will be posting regularly on the blog again as we explore more ideas that have emerged from the project and start planning for phase two.