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The reading group
18 Crazy Angels
23 June

12.30 - 2.30pm
Enemies of Good Art
Have family life and the demands of a career in the arts become incompatible?

As a consequence of the recent general election, its impact on public arts funding and the subsequent loss of earnings for many cultural workers, those working in the precarious arts sector find themselves facing difficult life choices and career possibilities.

The term family is frequently appropriated for political goals, with an emphasis on the traditional heteronormative nuclear family. Family issues in the media rarely take into consideration alternative family models, and policy seldom considers the needs of precarious workers with families. This open discussion aims to provide a platform for art workers to discuss realities and pressures of negotiating family life and life in art.

The event has been organised by Catherine Bertola, Cath Campbell, Jo Coupe and Jennifer Douglas artists based in the North East, in collaboration with Martina Mullaney, an Irish artist and PhD Candidate at The University of Reading, England. Her project, Enemies of Good Art, is a multi-disciplinary art work interrogating the position of the artist in relation to the family. More information about Enemies of Good Art can be found on www.enemiesofgoodart.org

The discussion will be chaired by Godfrey Worsdale, Director, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

This event is free, children and babies are welcome.

Places are limited so please RSVP to thenortherncharter@gmail.com
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