SPARK #6: Sound, carbon, consumerism

3 December 2022 / 11:00-13:00 (walk at 10:00)

SPARK #6 is a sixth in person meeting for Greater Manchester/North West-based artists who want to intervene in the trajectory towards climate breakdown, and is an opportunity to meet other artists and to share information and ideas.

Saturday 3rd December 11:00-13:00 : In Person Meet-up at The Birley, Town Hall Annexe, Birley Street, Preston, England, PR1 2QE.

Facilitated by artist Rob Mullender-Ross, SPARK #6 will focus on how a more ear-minded approach to the environment might lead us to discover things about spaces and places which ordinarily we don’t notice – most manifestly the relationships between carbon and noise, and how urban and rural territories can be thought of through soundscape as well as landscape.

Optional Extra – city centre walk – meet at 10 am outside The Birley for a sound walk around Preston

Rob Mullender-Ross is an artist, educator and researcher, who has taught sound on a practical and cultural basis at undergraduate and postgraduate level for over 16 years, and presented research and lectured nationally and internationally. His work has included recording, editing and mixing audio for film & video (feature, shorts and experimental), radio (independent and BBC) and sound works for installation in gallery spaces. He holds a PhD in experimental sound and moving image, and a postgraduate certificate in teaching in higher education. He is a member of the Higher Education Academy.

SPARK #6 follows on from Castlefield Gallery’s SUSTAIN programme focussed on low carbon artmaking and from our first five SPARK sessions at Manchester Art Gallery and Rogue. The SPARK sessions are intended to help seed a new Greater Manchester/North West-based network of artists working low carbon.

Register on Eventbrite

If you can’t come to the event but would like to be put on the Spark email list, please email Jane Lawson at NB by doing this, you will be giving consent for your email address to be shared with the other artists on the list.

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Spark #6 is supported by Castlefield Gallery and The Birley.

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