turner talk August 27, 2011Posted by robert jarvis in ..
Although it has been almost a year since my last post, work behind the scenes for aroundNorth has been continuing – looking for possible avenues of funding in collaboration with the Observatory in Armagh. Of course, at this time in the UK (and beyond) it is a time of financial uncertainty with many art initiatives receiving cuts in funding and so, in order to help raise the project’s profile, I have been trying to spread the word about my proposed project. Last night, for example, I presented the ideas behind aroundNorth at the new Turner Contemporary Gallery, in Margate, Kent as part of the gallery’s Late Night Live events programme. I was joined by astronomer Brendan Owens (currently based at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich) who contextualised my work from a more conventional astronomic viewpoint. The evening was well received, and it was great to come across so much enthusiasm for the project and what I want to achieve through its creation.