Adam Sutherland, Grizedale Arts Director Talks: How Did We Get Here? (Part 4) <2017-2022>
Date: 07 December 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All talks in this four part series are free to attend – both online and in person at The Farmer’s Arms – however, advance booking is essential for all through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
Live online access will be through Instagram Live via @grizedalearts and we’ll also post on our Youtube channel for anyone who cannot make it to watch later.
Talks start at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Adam Sutherland brings us up to date in his epic saga, with a look at Grizedale’s distinctive high profile projects from just before the pandemic. Exhibitions giving serious curatorial bandwidth to overlooked local Cumbrian artists rub shoulders with new projects in rural Japan and contributions to Ruskin’s centenary year. Lawson Park hosts dozens of volunteers, mostly lost art school graduates, and Grizedale invents ‘The Confederacy of Villages’, dedicated to peer to peer learning between villages in Japan, Spain, Poland, Italy and the UK . With the hugely popular and acclaimed survey exhibition, ‘The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Adam dips his toes into the blue chip gallery world and takes away much to learn and apply for the next big project, The Farmer’s Arms.
About Our Autumn Talks Series:
The Farmer’s Arms is not your typical pub. Nor is Grizedale Arts your typical arts organisation. They’ve both come a long way, and this autumn we’ve tasked our longest-standing staff members to tell you all about how we got here. Pick up a pint in The Stable Bar and settle down to hear some extraordinary and inspirational stories that connect art and life in ways that you’ve never dreamt of. Each session lasts an hour, including ample time for questions at each talk’s end.
In 2023 our Talks season continues with varied guest speakers from the worlds of art & design, business, ecology, local history and much more.
About the Speaker:
Adam Sutherland MBE distils his 23 years as Grizedale Arts director into four unmissable chapters. Richly-illustrated with archival and rarely-seen images, Adam will highlight favourite creative projects in far flung spots, adventures with artists and lift the lid on just how much like herding cats working in the arts really is.
Adam was appointed Grizedale Arts’ Director in March 1999. He was previously director of art.tm, a visual arts organisation in the Scottish Highlands, prior to which he was a visual artist, producer and maker based in London. Adam has curated projects for commissioners such as Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), PS1 / MoMA in New York and Jerwood Visual Arts in London.