Thursday 29th September Art in The Market: Artist talks with Jean McEwan and Chemaine Cooke Wur Bradford artspace Kirkgate Market (opposite Home From Home cafe) 3 – 4pm
Join visual artist Jean McEwan and dance artist Chemaine Cooke in an informal talk about their recent residencies at Wur Bradford artspace in which they each responded creatively to the environment, people and history of Kirkgate Market, via mapping and movement, research, games, interviews, and donated objects from market traders. To see some of Jean’s activities see her blogpost here. Chemaine has been documenting her work with movement and objects via her Twitter feed here
Jean and Chemaine will also talk about their ideas plans to develop new art events and interventions in Kirkgate Market over the coming months.
All are welcome, refreshments provided
Wur Bradford is a participatory art project (‘Wur’ means ‘our’ or ‘we are’) based in a a stall in the city’s Kirkgate Market. All are welcome to get involved. It is supported by Bradford Council, Bradford Markets and Two28
We’re delighted that dance artist Chemaine Cooke will be taking up residence at the Wur Bradford art stall over the next three weeks. Chemaine has a wealth of experience of working across disciplines with other artists and non artists. She also has worked extensively on participatory art projects in many different contexts in Bradford and beyond, and has been a core member of the Wur Bradford artistic team since May.
During her residency at Wur Bradford, Chemaine will reflect upon the nomadic style of her artistic past, making an installation made from personal objects and items donated by market stall traders, documenting people in the market through movement and photography.
She invites people to come along to open sessions she is hosting in the space over the following three Thursdays ( 1st, 8th and 15th September) any time between 12-3pm to find out what she’s been doing, talk about her work, and to get involved. All are welcome!