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Events at The Whitworth Art Gallery

19 Dec 2011

Artist Talk: Elin O'Hara Slavick (13 January) * Symposium: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (5 January)

Artist Talk: Elin O'Hara Slavick
Friday 13 January (2pm), no need to book, free

To mark the end of the exhibition Dark Matters: Shadow • Technology • Art, at the Whitworth , we are delighted to welcome participating American artist Elin O'Hara Slavick to the gallery to speak about her fascinating work. Slavick's works of abstract beauty expose the horror of war and, in particular the aftermath of bombing. Slavick will speak about her drawing project and subsequent book, 'Protesting Cartography - Bomb After Bomb' and will focus primarily upon her haunting work 'Hiroshima: After Aftermath' within the context of shadow, technology and art.

This is a free event and will take place at 2pm in the Whitworth Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

The lecture will be preceded by a tour of Dark Matters by exhibition curator Helen Stalker at 1pm.

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Symposium: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Thursday 5 January, please book

The creators of Air Pressure will talk about their work and the ways that art-science collaborations illuminate the social, political and ethical issues in the public understanding of science. They will be joined by speakers from Japan to reflect on the Air Pressure project, and discuss examples of disaster and disease in Japan and elsewhere. The symposium will be followed by a concert of contemporary sound art.

For more information or to book:

  • email whitworth@manchester.ac.uk
    or
  • telephone 0161 275 7450