TEC ‘ Talks’ programme showcases a range of creative professional practice, in conversation with working artists, writers, and creative practitioners.

Talks have included:

Artists Talking

Produced by TEC Natalie Boobis / Robyn Talbot

Artists Talking: In Conversation with Charles Hadcock & Brigitte Jurack
Thursday 17th November 2011

Brigitte Jurack has exhibited internationally and is a co-founder of acclaimed artists’ group Foreign Investment. She works in sculpture and installation and is currently a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Charles Hadcock is an internationally acclaimed sculptor based in Preston. Hadcock’s monumental sculptures reflect his interest in geology, engineering and mathematics and are enriched by references to music and poetry.
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Artists Talking: Bryan Talbot & Mary M. Talbot
Friday 13th April 2012

Funny Animals: Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition: Bryan Talbot discusses his graphic novels Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown, pointing out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books themselves.
Introducing Dotter of her Father’s Eyes: Dr Mary Talbot introduces her graphic novel, Dotter of her Father’s Eyes. Part personal history, part biography, it contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and her own. The book is illustrated by her husband, the graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot, and was published by Jonathan Cape on 2nd February 2012.
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Conversations in Creativity

Produced by Creative Lancashire

D&AD North Lecture – Conversations in Creativity with Gary Aspden
Wednesday 16th November 2011

This D&AD North Lecture was presented in association with Creative Lancashire’s Conversations in Creativity Network. For 12 years Gary Aspden was a guiding force for some of Adidas’s most influential collaborations. From Peter Saville to Kazuki Kuraishi via A Bathing Ape and Ian Brown, the results of his time at this legendary brand have been diverse to say the least. He revealed how he spent the 80’s immersed in the northwest of England’s subcultures. Their legacy is still being felt today and has been evident in Gary’s work at Adidas.
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Conversations in Creativity: Pete Fowler
Wednesday 30th January 2013

This Creative Lancashire event at The Continental presented an insight into the world of Pete Fowler. Pete’s art has roamed in the fields of music, illustration, toy design, print making, painting, commercial clients and more recently, cross stitch embroidery. The event coincided with a major exhibition of his artwork, both new and old, at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
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Klaus Mähring on his Nomadic Village Travelling Exhibition
Wednesday 18th July 2012

The artist Klaus Mähring gave an informal talk about the exhibition. From 21 May to 3 June 2012, CountyDurham hosted a unique village within the town of Wolsingham. The 35 international residents of the ‘NomadicVillage’ worked in camper vans, caravans, marquees and a converted police bus. The 12-day project provided space for professional artists to live, work, and respond to the location. The resulting exhibition travelled in suitcases and was shown in a caravan rebuilt into a gallery at various UK venues including The Continental.
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Frederick Douglass and the White Negro – with introduction from Dr Alan Rice
Friday 29th October 2010

Dr Rice presented a hugely relevant story of the movement from the injustice of slavery toward civil rights.
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In conversation with writers

Produced as part of TEC project Lancashire Writing Hub

Nik Perring – Writer
Sarah Hymas – Poet, Performer and Editor

Read about workshops and classes here

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