28th January 2005

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOST ART FESTIVAL CONFERENCE

 

The University of Lincoln in Hull is to host a special two-day conference as part of the annual ‘Gage05’ arts festival next month.

 

Invited speakers, including local, national and international artists, will debate and explore the festival’s themes of 'Change, Motion and Migration'. It will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February in the Saville lecture theatre of the university’s Derek Crothall Building on George Street in Hull.

 

The conference is a partnership between the University of Lincoln's Hull School of Art and Design, Hull School of Media Technologies, and Hull Time Based Arts. It will include an international exhibition of work, by delegates, staff and students, which will be displayed on the 7th floor of the Derek Crothall Building.

 

Hull College's new Media and Performing Arts Centre will also be open for evening lectures between Tuesday 1st and Friday 4th February between 7pm-8pm, to provide a broader historical context of the event.

 

The ‘Gage05’ festival kicks off at a special launch event on the evening of Monday 31st January, and will run until Saturday 5th February. It is funded by Arts Council England and Hull City Council and will include live performance, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings across the city of Hull.

 

Visiting groups will be guided through practical digital media workshops and be able to try out interactive technologies at a special hub which will be set-up in the Ferens Art Gallery’s Live Art Space. A host of events including live music, performance and screenings will be taking place throughout the week, as well as daily animations on Hull’s Big Screen.

 

The festival also promises to host a series of weird and wonderful installed artworks, including a kinetic light sculpture, a musical instrument played like a computer game and a drawing machine that uses a suspended helium balloon and weather changes to create its images.

 

All events are free to view and open to the public. For more information about the conference contact Sarah Humphreys on (01482) 311555 or email shumphreys@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

 

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk