Art History in the Pub

May 21, 2018

Venue: The White Bear, 113 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS

Date and time: Monday 21 May, 7 – 8.30 pm

Talk: ‘Structure and Serendipity – Searching for Art’s New Publics’

Speaker: Theresa Bergne

This month’s Art History in the Pub speaker is curator-producer Theresa Bergne, founder of Southwest-based Field Art Projects. She specializes in commissioning artists to develop work in the public realm, outside of a formal gallery setting; broadening audiences for the visual arts; and collaborating with partners to make this happen. Her project locations include London, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, and she is currently engaged in commissioning artists as part of the Colston Hall refurbishment.

Theresa will talk about how to create an ambitious public art programme in collaboration with a community. She will reflect upon the challenges of commissioning art in urban communities and within regeneration initiatives. Theresa will draw on projects across Bristol suburbs including Barton Hill and Hengrove’s ‘Future Perfect’ programme.

Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place around the UK. They reflect our commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion.

Art History in the Pub is free and open to all.

Image credit: Max McClure, ‘Future Perfect’ art programme, Hengrove