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November 2019

Panel Talk – Is All Art Activism?

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am

We're hosting a thought-provoking panel talk, asking a question which is bound to ignite many opinions - "Is all art activism"? Guido Reni's painting style is sublime, yet the subject of the central painting in The Bowes Museum's 'The Power and The Virtue' exhibition is violent- a woman who has committed suicide after being raped. This apparent contradiction raises the familiar question of whether art is purely for art's sake, or is it driven by, or accountable for, a social…

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Stepping Out of The Box Art Exhibition

November 9, 2019 - November 29, 2019
Palace Green Library, Durham University, Palace Green
Durham, County Durham DH1 3RN United Kingdom

Led by our Artistic Director Polly Turner, young people from Parkside Academy, King James I Academy, Teesdale School and Wolsingham School have created artwork that has been incorporated into our original art exhibition – Stepping Out of The Box - which kicked off at Locomotion and has now moved to Durham University. This original artistic exhibition aims to develop a dialogue and initiate conversations around gender roles and aspirations. It is the culmination of a series of creative workshops in…

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Make Do and Mend Film Screening (Free)

November 30, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Galgate
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP United Kingdom
Make Do and Mend film

This powerful short film, that audiences have called 'life changing', is full of heartache and humour and shares three real North East women’s personal stories of domestic abuse. The verbatim script was created using these thought-provoking accounts and much of the set, costumes and props were designed and made together with them. The film is full of North East spirit, and can help us all to recognise, understand and respond to those affected by domestic abuse in our communities, so…

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