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This event is part of Acts of Transfer

Photo credit: Vesislava Zheleva

Acts of Transfer is a project about returns, re-enactments, repetitions, and retellings. Beginning in 2021 as a collaboration between artist Katy Beinart and writer Lizzie Lloyd, Acts of Transfer documents and reactivates a selection of artworks from the past that contain elements of social engagement or public participation.

Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd will be in residence at Dorset Place during the last week of March with a programme of events to celebrate the launch of the Acts of Transfer publication.


Acts of Transfer, drop-in
Wednesday 30th March, 12 – 5pm
Thursday 31st March, 2 – 5pm
In person at Brighton CCA: Dorset Place, 6 Dorset Place, BN2 1ST
Join Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd at Brighton CCA: Dorset Place to find out more about the project and have a browse of the publication.

Acts of Transfer Book Launch
Wednesday 30th March, 5-7pm
In person at Brighton CCA: Dorset Place, 6 Dorset Place, BN2 1ST
Join Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd for drinks at Brighton CCA: Dorset Place to celebrate the launch of the Acts of Transfer publication including research and outcomes from the project exploring ways of documenting social practice.
RSVP BrightonCCA@brighton.ac.uk

Spaces of Criticality: Writing about Creative Practice with Lizzie Lloyd
Thursday 31st March, 10 – 12.30pm
In person at ONCA Barge, Brighton Marina
This workshop invites participants to explore approaches to writing about research and practice. Using hands-on exercises, discussion and collaboration, Lizzie will encourage participants to explore ways of communicating their practice in terms that capture the spirit and ethos of a given project. This workshop is open to university staff and students, as well as to independent researchers and practitioners. Hosted by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton.
Book here

This series of events is an extension of Acts of Transfer and has been developed in collaboration between the artists, Brighton CCA and Towner Eastbourne. This public programme has been created in dialogue between the collaborators as a means to open up spaces, both in person and online, to further share and engage with these experimental methods of active archiving and social practice.

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Lizzie Lloyd is a Bristol-based art writer, with a particular interest in art writing that holds theory, practice and experimentation in the balance. She has contributed to numerous publications including Art Monthly, Art Review and Journal of Contemporary Painting. Her writing has been commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Workplace Gallery, Field Art Projects, New Art Projects, Foreground, Exeter Phoenix, and Hestercombe Gallery among many others. She has facilitated writing workshops within a number of Higher Education and arts organisations, nationally and internationally, including previously at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Art Centre, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, and Index: The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. She is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art / Art and Writing at University of the West of England and completed her doctoral thesis in 2019 at University of Bristol.

Katy Beinart is an interdisciplinary artist whose art works include installation, public art, film and performance. After studying architecture, Katy has practiced as an artist since 2004, combining art and architecture to make artworks in the public realm as well as exhibiting in galleries, festivals and biennales in the UK and internationally. She uses processes of participatory research and social practice to respond to the context and history of places and people, and her work examines relationships between heritage, history and memory, culture and environment, performance and ritual, migration and home. She draws on past and present material cultures in her projects, often adapting old technologies, found objects and everyday activities and rituals. Her work aims to reveal and question pasts, and ask how these belong in the present circumstances of places, and might shape their futures. In this sense she is interested in memory as a practice that is active and alive.

Supported by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton.

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