Friction: challenging questions about Museums & Art over breakfast & coffee @SVA_

The Friction Project was so-named due to holding a perceived idea that there exists a slight rub between contemporary art and the museum sector; and between fact and fiction. I think I have to put up my hand here and say that was a mis-preconception – because the research done, and dialogues that have been had, have evidenced no friction at all. Indeed I’d say that the level of collaboration and spirit of generosity has been a genuine underpinning for the whole project.

We hope you can come and join us and explore these things with one of our partners in Stroud – SVA, when they host a brunch for the project. The Miniature Museum of Museums will be at Museum in the Park so do go and see it before the brunch, where we will be asking:

“How might contemporary art and museums skill-share to inform innovative thinking that challenges our understanding of knowledge?”

We invite anyone with an interest in contemporary art and/or museums to join this conversation. Friction – a blend of fact and fiction – and there’s the rub. Do the two together disrupt our understanding of authoritative knowledge, or expand it?

Participants are invited to join us to activate their analytical engines – a hearty breakfast with fresh coffee will be served.

Friction – a blend of fact and fiction

Breakfast discussion with Tara Downs, Bart Sabel and Carolyn Black

Sunday 19th April 11am-1pm

SVA, 4 John St, Stroud GL5 2HA

Funded by Arts Council England

Tickets: £5 breakfast included, booking essential

Email: Tel: 01453 751440

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Gloucester Waterways Museum         

28th February – 13th April 2015 

Open daily throughout the year, 11am to 4pm

Museum in the Park, in association with SVA SITE Festival          

18th April – 31st May 2015

Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm

Holst Birthplace Museum, in association with Cheltenham Open Studios                                                                                 

12th June – 1st September 2015

Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm

Sunday 1.30pm–5pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays


SITE Festival                                                             1st – 30th April 2015

Brunch at SVA Stroud                                              Sunday 19th April 11am-1pm

Cheltenham Open Studios                                      13th – 21st June 2015

Cheltenham Music Festival                                      27th June – 11th July 2015

Published by carolyn black

I'm an artist and also commission contemporary art in unusual locations. As a producer, I fundraise, curate, project manage and deliver projects. I'm also a writer and film-maker.

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