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Wednesday 9 February 2022

13:00pm - 14:00pm

Online event


Join us for an informal lunchtime chat between Laura Clarke, Artistic Director of Arts Catalyst and Ruth Claxton

Our ‘In Conversation’ events are designed to help STEAMhouse Create members learn more about how different arts organisations, commissioners and curators work with artists, and how artists can work with them.

Arts Catalyst works across art, science and technology to produce ambitious new projects that critically engage with our changing world. They commission new artworks, produce exhibitions and host research residencies, as well as organising walks, workshops, radio broadcasts, communal meals and other actions that bring people together to explore ideas, ask questions and share knowledge.

Current projects think about how communities of humans and non-humans collaborate to shape common environments, asking what kind of diverse world-making practices and varied ways of knowing can we draw from in order to organise ourselves differently?

Laura Clarke is Arts Catalyst’s Artistic Director and Joint CEO. Prior to her appointment at Arts Catalyst she was Curator at S1 Artspace in Sheffield (2017-19). Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Hayward Gallery, Barbican Centre, and Nottingham Contemporary. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art (2012), and has a background in Fine Art. She is also a founding member of Basic Channel, a collaborative itinerant curatorial platform supporting artistic research. Her curatorial interests and research focuses on ecological and pedagogical modes of organising, and the critical potential of collective research and experimentation.

To book your place, please e-mail Ruth Claxton: