Artists and the EU Referendum

18 June 2016 / 16:30-18:00

Julie Ward MEP in conversation with Kwong Lee.

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This timely event will explore how the EU referendum may affect UK artists working in Europe and artists from Europe working  in the UK.

Julie Ward is a Labour and Co-operative Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Julie serves on the Parliament’s Culture & Education Committee, the Regional Development Committee and the Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. First elected in May 2014, Julie previously had a long career in the cultural sector, working with marginalised communities using arts as a tool for wellbeing, empowerment and social change. Prior to being elected as an MEP, Julie had been working with partners in the EU and beyond for more than a decade.


Kwong Lee is Castlefield Gallery’s Director and Co-Chair of Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester. Since its founding in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has been one of Northern England’s most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice.

Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester is a network that provides platforms to promote and support the work of the city region’s visual arts eco system, including artists, organisations and professionals.

It is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), which has the purpose of strengthening and developing the contemporary visual arts sector in England, using the Network as a platform for collegiate working locally and nationally.

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