TApchat / Covid

 

 

 

In April 2020 during lockdown we had the first of our weekly TAPchat  Zoom meetings, inviting artists based in Norfolk to chat with  our team about topics relating to our Covid work lives.

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th July 2020

11 – 12.20pm

 

Hosted By:

STEPHANIE DOUET

JACQUES NIMKI

 

fast Forward

During the lockdown period, many artists have chosen this time as a way to reflect and reconsider the direction of their practice and what it might mean to be an artist post Covid 19. 

However, others have seen it as an opportunity to spend more time in the studio without the added external pressures of employment or galleries and have used the time to increase their productivity by taking up initiatives/competitions as a way to kick-start their process.

 

Has this period been a fruitful one in respects to spending a prolonged time in the studio? Has the additional time given you the opportunity to complete unfinished works? Has the Artist Support Pledge given you the impetus to create more work than usual? Has having a structure e.g. a drawing a day or a themed task helped you to produce a body of work? Has this extended period helped you to develop new ideas or resolve old ones?

 

 

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26th June 2020

11- 12.20pm

 

Hosted by :

STEPHANIE DOUET

JACQUES NIMKI

 

Full Speed Ahead

During the lockdown period, many artists have chosen this time as a way to reflect and reconsider the direction of their practice and what it might mean to be an artist post Covid 19. 

However, others have seen it as an opportunity to spend more time in the studio without the added external pressures of employment or galleries and have used the time to increase their productivity by taking up initiatives/competitions as a way to kick-start their process.

 

Has this period been a fruitful one in respects to spending a prolonged time in the studio? Has the additional time given you the opportunity to complete unfinished works? Has the Artist Support Pledge given you the impetus to create more work than usual? Has having a structure e.g. a drawing a day or a themed task helped you to produce a body of work? Has this extended period helped you to develop new ideas or resolve old ones?

 

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    29th MAY/ 12th          JUNE 2020

                   

         11 – 12.20pm

 

                         HOSTED BY

                     STEPHANIE DOUET

                                     &

                        JACQUES NIMKI

 

           

           

RESPITE & REFLECTION (Two parts)

During the lockdown period some artists have seen this as an opportunity to increase productivity. However many others have seen this as a period as a time for respite, a time to reflect and reconsider the direction of their practice and what it means to be an artist post covid 19

 

 

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15th May 2020

11 – 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

JANETKA PLATUN

 

 

 

THE NEW NORMAL

As social distancing constraints begin to loosen, we are told to expect a new normal, but should this look like? Can artists find new ways of working that are based on mutuality rather than blind individualism and a better understanding of our dependence on nature rather than its objectification?

 

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8th May 2020

11- 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

JESSICA COOPER

STEVE RUSHTON

The future

Is this an opportunity for artists to take control of their means of production, so that we do not simply return to previous models where artists are dependent on galleries, curators and funders for their livelihood? If so, how could this be achieved?

 

 

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28th April 2020

2 – 3.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

LUCY DAY

SIMON WHITEHEAD

Think Global – Act Local

Should artists develop ideas and ways of working that are more in tune on a local rather than a global scale? Are there previous models that we can reference? Does this approach risk being more insular rather than inclusive? Or is it possible to think global and act local?

 

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1st May 2020

2 – 3.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

DAVID COTTERRELL

ALICE WALTON

 

The Space in Between

 

Are there positive aspects to social distancing that can be used to create new approaches to making or exhibiting work? How would this apply in the cases of a) an artist whose work is either object-based; b) one whose work is conceptual; or c) one with a socially engaged practice?

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21st April 2020

11am 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

KATEY COE

JANINE MC GAUGHRAN

Means of Production

 

Is this an opportunity for artists to take control of their means of production, so that we do not simply return to previous models where artists are dependent on galleries, curators and funders for their livelihood? If so, how could this be achieved?

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         24th April 2020

         2 – 3.20pm

 

           GUEST SPEAKERS:

           MANICK GOVINDA

           JONATHAN SWAIN

Vulnerability

What kind of financial effects will the current upheaval and uncertainty have on the already precarious existence of many artists? How are this and other factors affecting them mentally? How can artists overcome this new sense of vulnerability, either individually or collectively?

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