FILM SCREENING + ARTIST TALK – Launch Pad: For Posterity

21 February 2015 / 2-4pm

To coincide with our next Launch Pad exhibition, For Posterity,  join us for a screening of ‘Old English Craft’ films courtesy of the Sam Hanna collection at the North West Film Archive followed by a panel discussion on the ways in which artists invent and reinterpret history, place and language through material processes.

Curator and CG Associate Lucy Harvey will be joined by Launch Pad selector, artist Hilary Jack, and exhibiting artists Hannah Leighton Boyce, Rosanne Robertson and Cherry Tenneson to discuss the ways in which they appropriate materials and engage with chance, failure and function in their practice.

The exhibition draws its title from Harvey’s research into traditional crafts and Burnley-based filmmaker, Sam Hanna’s documentaries (1940-80) which, in his own words, depict “old English crafts captured for posterity”. The themes of skill, authenticity and authorship evident in these films inspired Harvey to draw together six artists who engage and subvert these ideas through their work and the event hopes to explore the parallels between traditional craftsmanship and making within contemporary art.

Launch Pad: For Posterity was selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by artist Hilary Jack and Castlefield Gallery’s programme manager Matthew Pendergast and includes works by Rosanne Robertson, Richard Proffitt, Cherry Tenneson, Fliss Quick, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, and Lucy Harvey.

Booking not required.

Castlefield Gallery would like to thank the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University. Launch Pad: For Posterity has been supported using public funding by Arts Council England.