Thursday Lates: In Loving Memory of Work
|9 February 2017
|18:00 - 21:00
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An evening of installations, discussions and music kicking off a new series of events exploring self published artist books. In Loving Memory of Work is a project curated and produced by Craig Oldham. The book content predominantly revolves around the ‘dissent and struggle' of the miners’ strike with an emphasis on the artistic aspects between 1984-85.
"It was a time for extraordinary creativity, with cartoons, songs, poems and a subversive culture that released our collective imagination. Of course, that was ignored by the broadcasters and popular press" - Ken Loach
Riot fencing will snake through the Whitworth displaying strike ephemera from the book from Oldham’s collection. NUM Banners, photographs, poems and records are a small example of what will feature in the temporary show. Craig Oldham will be hosting a guided talk around the works and publication followed by an informal Q&A. Throughout the evening Michael Holland (ONO Records / NTS Radio) will be sound-tracking the night with music that supported the miners’ strikes, and artists who covered similar topics of protest and oppression.
Alongside these seasonal events celebrating self published artist books, the Whitworth shop will also stock a curated selection of limited edition publications. Alongside 'In Loving Memory of Work' we will be stocking Jason Evans - Sale, Stuart Franklin - Anti-Austerity, Jacqui McAssey - Girlfans 1&2 and YTS Children's Strike Liverpool by Dave Sinclair.
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