Method Maker

27 June – 2 July 2016


Summer School

Method Maker was a week-long collective enquiry that considered different research methodologies and how they inform artistic production.

The programme looked at how artists can use different methodologies to observe, critique and develop new work. In the programme artists considered how research connects with other fields of study and encourages new developments. Methods considered included, but were not limited to: fieldwork, documentation, process, observation, collaboration and play.

Key questions to the week were: How do artists engage with different fields of study and research methodologies? What types of research can be useful to an art practice now? Can artists' practice influence wider knowledge production?

Workshops, screenings, walks, group readings and discussions were led by: Petra Bauer, Simon and Tom Bloor, Annie Fletcher, James N Hutchinson and Tessa Lynch plus invited guests including: Fiona Anderson, Rhona Warwick Paterson; and Godfrey Fitton. Method Maker was facilitated by Harry Weeks.

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Archive, Events, Learning: Petra Bauer & Annette Kraus, Read the Masks. Tradition is not Given., 29 June 2016, 6pm

Archive, Events, Learning: Annie Fletcher, 2 July 2016, 3pm

This is an archived programme entry.

Thomas Abercromby, 'John', video still 2023, courtesy of the artist. Photo Daniel Hughes. Featured Julia Lau and Nevil Jose

Thomas Abercromby


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Liza Sylvestre, 'asweetsea' video still, 2022, courtesy of the artist.

Liza Sylvestre


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