Responding to a landscape: Symposium at MAC in association with the Matthew Murray Exhibition

Murray, Matthew (2017) Responding to a landscape: Symposium at MAC in association with the Matthew Murray Exhibition. In: Responding to a landscape: Symposium at MAC in association with the Matthew Murray Exhibition, 24/11/2017, MAC Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

RESPONDING TO A LANDSCAPE 24th November 2017, 9.30am-5.30pm Matthew Murray Will be speaking at the Responding to A Landscape Symposium at mac - Birmingham. The symposium has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Murray’s Saddleworth; Responding to a Landscape, premiered at mac Responding to a Landscape will explore, debate and review the evolving relationship between artists and photographers and the landscape. We will hear from a number of perspectives, from acclaimed practitioners for which landscape is a recurring subject, a social and environmental concern, a research and archive practice and an essential departure. What does landscape and our natural world look like and mean to photographers and artists today? The symposium has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Murray’s Saddleworth; Responding to a Landscape, premiered at mac, Birmingham. Murray is interested in depicting the landscape based on what he feels rather than what he sees. His landscape work is a personal story and odyssey. His Saddleworth is the result of a five year creative and sensitive journey that captures the beauty of the moorland landscape. The symposium invites acclaimed and outstanding photographers, artists, writers and photography historians to talk about their work and relationship with the landscape. Those speaking alongside Murray include; Richard Billingham, Chrystel Lebas, Jem Southam, Camilla Brown. The practitioners will talk about how they have approached landscape and their unique relationship with it. Landscape photography has a long and significant history and today approaches have perhaps never been so broad with practitioner’s motivations and aesthetic concerns been varied. Some document, others work with more abstract concerns; Some work collaboratively, others in isolation; Some are working on environmental concerns and others more personal stories. During the Symposium we will hear from the perspective of the photographer, curator and academic. They are motivated by landscape for many different reasons. We will hear from and celebrate those that create self-initiated projects and commissioned bodies of work and see a range of photographic practices that are at the cutting edge of photography now. The project is supported by GRAIN Projects, Arts Council England, Gallery Vassie, mac Birmingham, Pirate Design and the University of Gloucestershire. http://grainphotographyhub.co.uk/portfolio-type/responding-to-a-landscape-2/

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Symposium, mac, Birmingham, Landscape, Photography, Richard Billingham, Chrystel Lebas, Jem Southam, Camilla Brown, Saddleworth, Responding To A Landscape
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Matthew Murray
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:49
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4897

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