Friday 24th May
Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT
In conversation with Green Party’s Imtiaz Choonara and our Artists in Residence- Gareth Bunting and Victoria Sharples.
Following the European Elections on Thursday 23rd May, we are thrilled to welcome Green party’s Imtiaz Choonara. A retired paediatrician who has spent his career working in public services, specifically in education and health. He is a proud activist in Amnesty, CND, Stand up to Racism and coordinator for Derby Peace Week.
Imitiaz will be in talks with Gareth Bunting and Victoria Sharples who are in the middle of their Artcore residency ‘We Are Asteroids’, titled after eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out the effect of humans on our planet. Their two month residency aims to explore how artists can respond to the urgent need for change, and how visual art can change people’s views.
The session will be a mix of talks and debates as well as an opportunity to network.