Monday, 16 March 2015

A Day with Suzanne Lacy

Walks and Talks 

In-Situ had the delight of touring international artist Suzanne Lacy around a few of the fantastic groups and projects going on in Brierfield on Wednesday 4th March.  She was introduced to some enthusiastic Nelson & Colne College students and their work; was treated to an extravagant chippy lunch with some of Brierfield Youth Panel; had a beautiful display of singing in the BAC centre; and was given an exclusive tour of Brierfield Mosque, as well as meeting many others along the way.  As is defining of Lacy's work, she drew poignant discussions and conversation from each new situation and has left all of us with food for thought.

Suzanne then rounded off her quick UK visit with an insightful talk about her work, held at UCLAN. Here she raised the topics of, among other things- feminism, activism, aesthetics, and the art of conversation- leaving the audience eager for discussion, with contemporary issues at the forefront of their minds. This presentation will be available online in the next couple of weeks.

'Suzanne Lacy's visit to Northlight Mill has been invaluable; listening to her review and praise our work was refreshing and exciting. It is rare that students like us get to meet and converse with such renowned artists such as Lacy. Thank you.' -Charlotte E. Dickinson, Nelson & Colne College

Howard Greenwood's video of Suzanne's tour round Brierfield:

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