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Alongside University of Salford Art Collection, we are hosting a series of talks and events to celebrate the exhibition ‘You Belong Here’ and The Storm Cone augmented reality artwork in Peel Park.

All artist talks and panel discussions will be live streamed where possible.

You can find out more about all the artists and download a copy of the You Belong Here exhibition brochure here.

You Belong Here: Artist Talk with Hilary Jack

Date | Time: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

Hilary Jack joins us to give us an insight into her practice and to discuss her latest commission for You Belong Here.

Hilary is a co-founder and director of Paradise Works, an artist-led studio community in Salford. Her work is often a response to a particular location and socio-political aspects of our everyday lives. For You Belong Here Hilary has created a series of sculptural birdboxes based on the local architecture of the past and present.

Hilary will be in conversation with Lindsay Taylor, Curator, University of Salford Art Collection.

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You Belong Here: Cheddar Gorgeous with Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney

Date | Time: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

Join drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous and some of their collaborators for an informal panel discussion about the commission for You Belong Here.

Cheddar uses makeup, costume and performance to create living spectacles and tell stories inspired by everything from historical figures to environmental issues. For You Belong Here Cheddar delved into the history of the old Halls of Little Hulton and in particular the ghost story of Madam Mort. In collaboration with local artists, Cheddar has created a new outfit inspired by Madam Mort’s story, including fabrics hand-dyed using foraged natural materials from the area, as well as incorporating local people’s written memories into the fabric design.

This is an exciting opportunity to find out about the inspiration behind the project and the artists who worked with Cheddar to re-create Madam Mort.

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On Nature and Time: Artist Talk with Anna Ridler

Date | Time: Wednesday 20 October 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

We are delighted to welcome artist Anna Ridler alongside writer Georgia Ward Dyer and Sylvia Travers from RHS Garden Bridgewater to discuss the notion of keeping time and forms of intelligence in the natural world.

Anna works with AI (artificial intelligence) to explore the ways in which we understand, categorise and interpret the world around us. Her new work Circadian Bloom will be on display in the café area of the Museum.

Georgia Ward Dyer is a writer, artist and curator interested in the relationship between people and plants, and how we communicate through word and image.
Sylvia Travers is a doctor of pomology and led the walled garden curatorial team in the installation of the Kitchen and Paradise Gardens at RHS Garden Bridgewater.

Circadian Bloom is commissioned by University of Salford Art Collection.

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The Storm Cone: Artist Talk with Laura Daly

Date | Time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

Join artist Laura Daly in conversation with University of Salford Art Collection Curator Lindsay Taylor as they discuss the concept behind the work, Laura’s research and working with the university to create the final piece.

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The Storm Cone: Talk with historian Paul Rabbitts

Date | Time: Wednesday 17 November 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

We are delighted to welcome Paul Rabbitts to Salford Museum & Art Gallery. Paul is an author and parks historian with a fascination for bandstands and will be here to talk about the history surrounding bandstands, the focus for Laura Daly’s The Storm Cone.

Anyone can experience The Storm Cone through the project website, where you can also download the free app to use in Peel Park.

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The exhibition has been curated by Salford Museum & Art Gallery and University of Salford Art Collection.