Following the In Conversation event with Andrew McDonald and Dr Michael Birchall, from 4 – 6pm visitors are invited to join the current Writer in Residence, Iris Priest, for a drop-in critical discussion of the work produced throughout her residency and the work on display in the exhibition.
The intimate public event will draw to a close McDonald’s solo exhibition with an open and informal discussion for visitors. It will act as an opportunity for anyone to share observations and develop a discursive exploration of the exhibition alongside the resident. Acting as mediator, Priest will draw directly from her own ideas and observations produced during her time in residence to help critically question the work of McDonald and the public response to it before producing a piece of text relating to the exhibition in the coming weeks to be published in an upcoming limited edition Corridor8 publication later this summer.
Castlefield Gallery and The International 3 are pleased to be partnering with Corridor8, the platform for contemporary visual arts and writing in the North of England. With support from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, Corridor8 are delivering their second writing residency programme in collaboration with their Northern partners in Manchester and Hull. Selected from an open call, the proramme will see an early-career writer invited to spend 10 days producing writing that responds to the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery. This writing will be published alongside other commissioned essays as part of a new Corridor8 publication.