‘Utopian Realism’ is an exploration of rural utopianism, idealism and industrialism in the North East of England and Mid Wales by the artists Mair Hughes and Bridget Kennedy.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Son of Utopian Realism

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

 (http://www.shrewsburymuseums.com/news/index.html?sid=acf1fe7ae2680be2c29704ee8734ee35 )

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.

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