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Watch short clips of some of our discussions from the day below
About the event:
Attendees explored some of the practical approaches and theories of archiving contemporary art, with the help of the unique perspectives of Art360 Foundation artists, archivists and experts in the field.
Our all-day workshop was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue with a range of experts on the timely subject of archiving, and raise questions on the challenges and outcomes of creating an archive. Amongst others, the event included artists, archivists and other professionals participating in the Art360 Project, which equips artists and estates with the practical tools and guidance to create accessible and engaging archives.
Through personal accounts, explored:
The complexities of archiving challenging media, such as performance art, photography and ephemeral material
The collaborative relationship between artists and archivists in a studio setting
Archives and the concept of value
Creating dialogue between artists, archivists and institutions to form archives of the future
The event was a valuable professional development opportunity for artists, estates, archivists, galleries, museums and more.
Our expert speakers included:
Maya Balcioglu, Artist
Mel Francis, Archivist
John Hilliard, Artist
Stella Keen, Artist, Jeff Keen Estate
Victoria Lane, Art Archives Consultancy
Tito Magrini, Archivist
Hayley Newman, Artist
Paul Rousseau, Curator, The John Deakin Archive
Judy Vaknin, Art Archives Consultancy
Mark Waugh, Art360 Foundation
The Art360 Project has created a valuable network of experts in key areas, including archive valuations, digitisation and conservation. We are looking to share the knowledge accumulated through our activities, and to stimulate ongoing conversation on these vital subjects as they evolve with technological innovations.
Our inaugural workshop will be a unique opportunity to gain insight into an increasingly pressing but under-researched field of enquiry. We hope to create a thought-provoking forum for discussion and bridge dialogue between institutions, artists, estates and archivists.
“As a child, and now an adult I continue to be inspired by the lives of artists. My own personal life story is unique and I would like to begin the process of sharing it through the cultural history of my work.”
- Hayley Newman, Art360 Foundation artist
“Without a public showing, documentation or works in private or public collections the entirety of my practice remains in the margin, unseen and unavailable.”
- Terry Smith, Art360 Foundation artist
Event image © Brian Benson: www.bbphoto.me.