Art & Class:Is everyone welcome?

Took place on the 16th April 2019
Preston Playhouse
Talk Programmed by Rebecca Chesney

How diverse are the cultural industries when it comes to social class?

This event offered the chance to hear about the inequalities within the visual arts and why it matters.
Speakers:
Dave O’Brien (author of The Panic! report on inequality in cultural and creative jobs and audiences)
Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington (Co-founders of The Double Negative)
William Titley (artist and co-founder / director of In-Situ)
Rebecca Davies (artist and creator of The Oasis Social Club)
Marlene Smith (artist and curator)

The event was chaired by Rebecca Chesney (artist) and was documented by Denise Courcoux (arts writer and critic) Read the documentation here

About the speakers

Read more about the speakers here
Read more about Rebecca Chesney’s creative practice here.

Film of event

The event was recorded on film by Garry Cook, view here

The event was free to attend and took place at Preston Playhouse Market St West, Preston PR1 2HB

Linked events

Imbalance Redressed 2018: Talk Programmed by Rebecca Chesney at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery which started a conversation about the under representation of women in national and public art collections and explored how the imbalance could be redressed.

Photographs by Jackie jones ©