Saturday 4 December 11am – 5pm
Whitworth Art Gallery
From the story of the demolishing of an entire housing estate in Manchester to listening to the echoes of past and present in poetry, Saturday Supplement is a day of talks and films that connect with the idea of landscape.
All of the events all are free and open to all, with no booking required.
Join us for the full Supplement 11am – 5pm or dip into your favourite topics throughout the day.
The work of artist Li Yuan-chia is the focus for the opening presentation by Sally Lai (Chinese Arts Centre Director) and Bob Dickenson (BBC Producer) who travelled together to learn about Li’s extraordinary life in China and Cumbria.
Dr Steve Millington from Manchester Metropolitan University goes local, revealing the many histories and landscapes of Manchester’s most famous neighbourhood in his talk Dislocating, Relocating Hulme.
Film screening. From Director John Akomfrah, formerly of Black Audio Film Collective, comes the film The Genome Chronicles. The close deaths of artist and friend Donald Rodney and Akomfrah’s mother, led to the making of a film that steps away from time to investigate the many personal connections between memory and place.
After lunch, we are delighted to welcome the artist Romuald Hazoumè, whose work is exhibited in the Whitworth’s current exhibition The Land Between Us. In a rare UK appearance, Hazoumè will be in conversation with Elisabeth Lalouschek of the October Gallery, London. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear in person from one of Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists.
Reading his own poetry, John McAuliffe will make connections back and forth between Ireland’s past and its present. John teaches at Manchester University where he is Co-Director of the Centre for New Writing.
Saturday Supplement rounds off with artists Larissa Sansour and Oreet Asherry talking about their collaborative book The Novel of Nonel and Vovel, in which the book’s heroes use their superhuman powers to solve the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Whitworth Art Gallery
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
telephone: 0161 275 7450