Bivouac is a bringing together of artists, arts professionals, scientists and exceptional people for a couple of days to get out of the office/studio/computer and give your brain and body a kind of arts and minds spa.
Previous conversation starters have included Prof. Charles Quick, In Certain Places, Stuart Nolan; Robyn Woolston, Artist and Stella Duffy, Fun Palaces, John Sidney, Sellafield, Daniel York, Actor, Rebecca Chesney, Artist,
'It was a talking, sharing, confiding, considering, thinking, walking, drinking, EATING, pasta-making, death-discussing, faerie-making, magical (literally), gathering. Meeting. Engaging. It was about conversations, nothing led or panel-debated, nothing decided beforehand to any huge level, just a bring them together and see what happens thing. It was bloody brilliant.'
- Stella Duffy, Writer, Theatre Maker, Fun Palace Creator - she BLOGGED ABOUT IT HERE
It’s chance to recoup with other minds, to eat lovely food, talk about subjects as diverse as shipping, nuclear power, art vandalism, land use, Victorian mind reading, refugees, keeping chickens, with other very interesting and talented people.
BIVOUAC #3 - 11th & 12th July 2019
Conversation starters include
Sarah Bird, Founder and Director of Wild Rumpus
Richard Dedomenici, Artist and Filmmaker
Matt Lodder, Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory and Director of Americian Studies at University of Essex, Author of Tattoo: An Art History
Jez Dolan, Artist
Jo Galbraith, Founder of Just Play and Other Half Productions
Gavin MacGregor, Prehistorian and Artist
Maddi Nicholson, Artist Founder Director, Art Gene
Tassos Stevens, Director, Coney
Deirdre Nelson, Artist/Designer
BIVOUAC #1 & #2
Previous editions of Bivouac have included pasta making, presentations, baking, painting, walks around the Lake District, visits to Nuclear Power Stations, a trip to Walney Island and Art Gene (barrow), delicious food, great conversations, sharing of work and interested and much, much more.
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