Lunch Discussion with Julie-Ann Simpson and Amy Gear @ Cafe 52, Aberdeen [16 June]

Lunch Discussion with Julie-Ann Simpson and Amy Gear

12:00 - 14:00

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Cafe 52
52 The Green, AB11 6PE Aberdeen
A table for 10 is booked at Cafe 52, The Green on Saturday and Sunday during Look Again 2018, with your hosts being artists! Join Julie-Ann Simpson and Amy Gear over lunch on the Saturday to discuss the festival, the theme of 'Serious Play' and the notion of 'being a tourist in your own city'.

Julie-Ann Simpson is an artist member of Visual Artist Unit (VAU), working predominantly in the fields of painting and drawing and is currently based between Aberdeen and Glasgow. Since graduating from Gray’s School of Art, Julie-Ann has returned to the painting department in a teaching role, working part-time alongside her studio practice. Previously, she worked as the Collections Assistant at Grampian Hospitals Art Trust. Julie-Ann is currently preparing for a two-month residency in Yamanashi, Japan in Autumn 2018.

Amy Gear graduated with an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2015, currently lives and works in Shetland, and is a visiting lecturer at Gray’s School of Art. Amy's practice explores possible (and impossible) interrelationships between land and the body, knotting together notions of identity, language, knowledge and imagination. Amy works across a broad range of media: drawing, printmaking, performance, painting, photography, moving image, poetry/text, storytelling, installation, sculpture and digital knit.

Part of Visual Artist Unit's Talks Programme for Look Again 2018. A seriously playful programme exploring the themes of the festival, this is an opportunity to meet the artists and take part in the discussion. The programme includes artist-led discussions over lunch, experimental artist talks and panel-led group conversations in cosy dens!

*Booking required via Event Brite*

Look Again Festival invites you to ‘become a tourist in your own city’ by seeing Aberdeen city centre through fresh eyes. Look Again Festival is a celebration of the very best contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen.

Aligning with Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People’, Look Again Festival’s 2018 programme will see artists and designers respond to the theme of ‘Serious Play’. Three iconic locations; Marischal College Quad, Broad Street and Castlegate, will be animated with an array of live art and performance, playable structures, interactive workshops and creative interventions across the four-day festival.

Look Again 2018 has been made possible thanks to the kind support of: The Robert Gordon University, SMART, Creative Scotland and Aberdeen City Council. Look Again is a member of Aberdeen Festivals sponsored by Nexen and is an official supporting partner of the Year of Young People 2018.


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Image caption: Mooth o Da Cave (image caption: Amy Gear)
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