mac Symposium – Conflicting Accounts: Warfare and the Public Archive

Barbara Walker, The Big Secret III, 2015 Barbara Walker, The Big Secret III, 2015

Symposium – Conflicting Accounts: Warfare and the Public Archive
mac Birmingham
11 June 2016, 11am – 4pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)

To accompany Barbara Walker’s current exhibition, Shock and Awe, mac Birmingham are holding a symposium on 11 June. With contributions from academic Professor Vron Ware and artists Terry Atkinson, Peter Kennard and Hew Locke, the symposium explores the subject of conflict and its interpretation in our national archives. Chaired by Professor Lynda Morris.

Symposium Programme

11.00 Welcome and introductions

11.15 – 12.00 Professor Vron Ware provides some context for Barbara Walker’s work and matters of race in the military

12.00 – 12.30 Hew Locke discusses the artist and archives, illustrated by projects including The Tourists and Ghost

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A

[Break – refreshments not provided]

14:00 – 14.45 Professor Lynda Morris and Terry Atkinson in conversation about his World War I drawings

14.45 – 15:15 Peter Kennard on the Unofficial War Artist

15:15 – 15:45 Q&A followed by invitation to visit Barbara Walker’s exhibition

16:00 Close

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