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Conversations in Creativity

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Conversations in Creativity: DESIGN DISRUPTORS

A film aboutthe true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers eyes.

Screening followed by industry Q&A

with
Dave Kirkwood: Host
Keith Noble:
 Forepoint
Kevin Darton: UCLan

Natasha Sandoval: Scandit 

6-9.30pm (Screening: 6.30pm)

Thursday 15 February - The Arts Space - New Continental, Preston

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Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you as part of UCLan School of Art, Design & Fashion 7th Conference Week in association with Creative Lancashire & Forepoint.

DESIGN DISRUPTORS reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of 15+ industry-shaking companies, and how they’re using the power of design to disrupt billion dollar industries.

Grab a drink, some movie treats, and be first to see the film. Then take part in the Q&A discussion with our expert panel representing Forepoint, Creative Lancashire and UCLan, plus special guest  Natasha Sandoval, Vice President of Marketing for Scandit, an international technologies company. Read the Forepoint Blog

Registration

The DESIGN DISRUPTORS screening and Q&A are FREE to attend but registration is essential via the Eventbrite Page. Seating is limited—reserve your seat today!

This exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you as part of UCLan School of Art, Design & Fashion 7th Conference Week in association with Creative Lancashire & Forepoint and supported by UCLAN Innovation Zone.

 

About the film

Our future is designed.

DESIGN DISRUPTORS is a full-length documentary featuring design leaders and product designers from 15+ industry-toppling companies—valued at more than $1trillion dollars combined.

The film chronicles the true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers eyes.

Get a never-before-seen look into the perspectives, processes, and design approaches of leaders at industry-toppling brands and discover how these companies are disrupting billion dollar industries through design.

View Trailer

Find out more about the film here!

 

Conversations in Creativity

In 2011 Creative Lancashire launched Conversations in Creativity - a network and series of events where creative's from across the principles, crafts and disciplines explore how inspiration from around the world informs process. Previous events have featured Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway and Gary Aspden (Adidas Originals), Pete Fowler (Illustrator/Animation Film Maker/Designer), Donna Wilson (Designer) and a series of events during the Guild Festival with Nick Park (Aardman), Lemn Sissay (Poet) and Jeanette Winterson (Author) hosted by Dave Haslam.

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

Conversations in Creativity @ Fabrications Exchange

Friday 29 September, Burnley

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Fabrications is the UK's first festival that celebrates and explores textiles and the textile industry through the eyes of artists. Taking place in galleries, museums and former textile mills across Blackburn, Hyndburn, Burnley and Pendle throughout September.

As part of Fabrications Exchange final weekend programme Creative Lancashire will explore the broader themes of Skills, Migration and Heritage through a series of panel conversations with (and for) industry and professional textiles practitioners.

Speakers include leading textiles artist, Michael Brennand-WoodJeni McConnellSarah Lloyd (Panaz) and Amanda Odlin-Bates (UCLan Fashion). 

Fabrications Themes: 

  • Skills: We will consider the impact and influence of the specialist and established skills pertinent to the textile heritage of Lancashire in traditional and current day industries and applications, as well as through the arts.
  • Migration: We look at the global influence of Lancashire through those who came to the area to work with the textiles trade and examine what the dynamic and relationship looks like today. We will look at migration in its broadest sense, including from other areas of the UK, Asia, population movement and all migration.
  • Heritage: In what ways the textiles industry have become part of the DNA of local people, how does it shape their identity, how does it manifest itself now, what are the traces left from the past?


Fabrications Talks & Panels Programme: Friday 29 September

Morning Session 10.30-12.20

Fabrications Exchange Panel

with
Amanda Odlin-Bates - University of Central Lancashire
Michael Brennand-Wood - Artist
Sarah Lloyd - Panaz
Steve Kay - NW Texnet

A panel of leading textiles artists, designers, industrialists, and academics will address the themes and provide an insight into the ways textiles industry, skills and material still remain parts of our lives and its relationship to global markets.

Afternoon Session: 13.20-17.00

Conversations in Creativity - Art in Manufacturing

with
Jamie Holman - 
Artist
Jeni McConnell - 
Artist
Laurie Peake - Super Slow Way
Simon Attard - Panaz

A Conversation in Creativity panel bringing together some of the artist practitioners, manufacturers and commissioners who collaborated to create work for the recent Art & Manufacturing project presented earlier this year at the first National Festival of Making which brought together hidden industries with exceptional artists to produce staggering and unexpected results.

Both panel sessions are aimed at textiles sector professionals, practitioners, designers, industry professionals, students, academics and researchers

Followed by:

METIS - World Factory (Performance)

Made in China. Sold in Britain. Worn by you. 

From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to Burnley, World Factory weaves together stories of people connected by the global textile industry. Featuring stunning video and a powerful score, the show gives audiences a first-hand experience of the sharp end of fast fashion. World Factory is being shown in the atmospheric, now-derelict Brierfield Mill, an ex-textile factory that closed in 2010, which played a vital part in Britain’s own textile history. Transportation to and from Brierfield Mill will be provided.
More information

Exhibition & Displays

During the lunch break delegates will be able to visit exhibits and view works created by some of the speakers other designers, artists, manufacturers and organisations

Agenda:
10.30 Registration & Networking
11.00 Fabrications Textile Industry Panel Discussion
12.20 Lunch & Exhibition
13.15 Conversations in Creativity: Art in Manufacturing
14.30 Travel to Brierfield Mill
15.00 METIS World Factory (Performance & post show discussion talk)
17.30 END

Registration

Fabrications Exchange is free to attend but registration is essential via the Eventbrite Page

Creative Lancashire's Conversations in Creativity is a series of talks where creative's from across the disciplines explore how inspiration from around the world informs process.

Creative Lancashire are joining the first National Festival of Making, which takes place on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May at various venues in Blackburn.

The first National Festival of Making happens in Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, 2017. With twice the national average of people employed in the manufacturing industry, and a community of talented and creative maker businesses working from studios and locations in Lancashire and across the North of England, the festival promises a vibrant celebration of Britain’s unrivalled making heritage and its bright future.

In the days preceding the weekend celebration of making Creative Lancashire in association with partners including D&AD, Crafts Council, Make it British & Central Research Laboratory present a series of events aimed at professional creative practitioners/makers and industry.

Through a series of Conversations in Creativity talks, Masterclass in Making workshops and Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) seminar discussions, the conference events will address key themes relevant to creative practitioners involved in the maker movement and manufactures. 

Conversations in Creativity – Charles Hadcock Studio 

in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

Studio Visit & Panel Discussion 

with 
Charles Hadcock
John Grayson
Hugh Miller
Jamie Holman  

Hosted by Claire Mander 

An exclusive opportunity to gain a unique insight into the work and process of Charles Hadcock, one of the country's leading artists in his own studio surroundings, located in the stunning South Ribble mill location, followed by a panel discussion other RBS artists and celebrated emerging maker talent.

How do you finance the creation of new work & What does success look like? 

This question goes beyond bank accounts and 'gnaws at the core of what it means to pursue a career in the creative industries.' Often the creative has a definition of success connected with the aspiration to produce better work for an audience and clients that they have identified and respect. 

We look at the ways and strategies four artists and makers at different stages in their careers (and across disciplines), find ways to make work in a time when funding opportunities are diminished for the creative practitioner.

Time: 3-6pm
Date: Thursday 27 April
Venue: Roach Bridge Mill, Samlesbury – includes minibus transfer (from/to) Blackburn & Preston Train Station and light refreshments. To book a transfer email: emg@creativelancashire.org
Tickets: £10 / £6 Concessions/RBS Members

Conversations in Creativity: Self-initiated Projects

in association with D&AD

A stellar panel of designer-makers discuss their inspirations and importance of self-initiated projects in their creative practice.

with
Craig Oldham
Hamish Muir 
Jane Foster

Hosted by Dave Kirkwood

Time:     6.30-8.30pm
Date:     
Wednesday 3 May
Venue:  Blackburn Cathedral
Tickets:
£6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members

TICKETS & REGISTRATION

Members of Creative Lancashire Network, Creative Industries Federation & D&AD can use the following Code to purchase Tickets at the discounted price of £4:

CODE: BIG5017 

Masterclass in Making: Dave Kirkwood, Hamish Muir & Jane Foster - What makes the makers? (2-4pm 3 May - University Centre Blackburn College) 
Earlier during the same day members of the panel will also take part in anintimate round table discussion bringing together designers, makers, students businesses and anyone interested in the creative process.Places are limited.
Tickets:
 By Invitation – A number of places will be made available to students & relevant creative practitioners. To request a place contact: emg@creativelancashire.org

Convesations in Creativity: Plumen with Alice Rawsthorn

in association with D&AD

Three of the most respected names in design discuss their collaboration with Plumen, one of the world's leading lighting company, and their own studio practice.

with
Nicolas Roope
Claire Norcross 
Samuel Wilkinson 

Hosted by Alice Rawsthorn

Time:     6.30-8.30pm
Date:     
Wednesday 3 May
Venue:   Blackburn Cathedral
Tickets: 
£6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members

TICKETS & REGISTRATION

Members of Creative Lancashire Network, Creative Industries Federation & D&AD can use the following Code to purchase Tickets at the discounted price of £4:

CODE: BIG5017

Conversations in Creativity

In 2011 Creative Lancashire launched Conversations in Creativity - a network and series of events where creative's from across the principles, crafts and disciplines explore how inspiration from around the world informs process. Previous events have featured Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway and Gary Aspden (Adidas Originals), Pete Fowler (Illustrator/Animation Film Maker/Designer), Donna Wilson (Designer) and a series of events during the Guild Festival with Nick Park (Aardman), Lemn Sissay (Poet) and Jeanette Winterson (Author) hosted by Dave Haslam.

Past Events:

John Puttick & Gareth Gardner

A Womans Place

Bowie – The Very Best of Britannia

BOB North Debate – Collaboration

Made You Look

Conversations in Creativity at BOB North

Mike Pickering

John Bramwell - Iam Kloot

John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

Simon Aldred - Cherry Ghost

Donna Wilson

Pete Fowler

Jeanette Winterson

Lemn Sissay

Nick Park

Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway

Gary Aspden