Future event

Open Book Reading Group: Andres Serrano
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Multiple Dates
Wed 30th Jan & Wed 27 Feb 2019

Explore our latest exhibition (Andres Serrano’s Torture) and read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry linked to the themes of the exhibition, then try your hand at creative writing in response.

These sessions are led by the poet Samuel Tongue.


Free but booking essential - sign up from the links below

Wednesday, 30th January 2019 (10:30am-12:30pm)

Wednesday, 27th February 2019 (10:30am-12:30pm)


Part of the  wider Open Book Reading Groups. www.openbookreading.com

Document Scotland Salon
Thursday, 7 February 2019

The centrepiece of the evening will revolve around Document Scotland’s current work entitled A Contested Land.

A Contested Land examines the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape through the work of four photographers. The contrasting series of works by the collective known as Document Scotland, will be exhibited at the Martin Parr Foundation for the first time before it is shown at venues in Perth, Dunoon and Inverness during 2019. The exhibition in Bristol has been curated by Martin Parr and each of the projects feature new and previously unpublished work by the collective.

The Document Scotland Salon will be hosted by members of Document Scotland who will show their work on a large screen. Each photographer will talk for around 10 minutes and then take questions for around five minutes.

Document Scotland have also invited fellow Scottish photographers Arpita Shah and Margaret Mitchell to present and talk about their work.





Tickets £4 (£3 concessions) available here

Document Scotland Salon
TALK: Becky Shirwan (Collection Director, a/political)
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Becky Shirwan is Collection Director at a/political, a not-for-profit organisation that collaborates with socio-political artists to initiate, produce and tour large-scale projects world-wide.

In 2015, a/political commissioned the artist Andres Serrano to produce Torture, the series currently on display at Stills. Shirwan was closely involved in the development of the work including the production of photographs at The Foundry, a/political’s experimental art space in Maubourguet, France. Shirwan has worked for a/political since the organisation was founded in 2013.

She will talk about the ethos of The Foundry and her role in commissioning, producing and collecting artist’s works, including the various projects she has initiated such as Santiago Sierra's Black Flag, Erik Bulatov's FORWARD and Democracia's ORDER.

Tickets £5 - Booking available here through Eventbrite




image credit: Behind the Scenes: Andres Serrano at The Foundry, 2015

Behind the Scenes - Andres Serrano at The Foundry, 2015
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