The Tuesday Talks programme invites artists, thinkers and curators to explore an aspect of their practice in a lunch-hour. Visiting speakers shape the form of their talk, so you can expect anything from in-depth discussion of a current interest to a live performance.
Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. They work across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture, animation, performance, music and installation. Much of their work is made in collaboration with other people and focuses on the relationship between society, culture and the natural world. They are interested in how nature is perceived through the lens of technology, folk art and other cultural mediation. Throughout their career they have examined the process of working in a hands-on way with technology to produce artworks, projects and collaborations. In tandem with this they are fascinated by the increasingly rapid obsolescence of technology and the impact of this phenomenon upon the objects that artists make. Recent work has developed from an interest in technological folklore, science fiction narratives and artistic collaboration with groups of people who do not consider themselves to be creative.
Juneau Projects have exhibited at venues including Tate Britain (London), PS1 (USA), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), Grizedale Arts (Cumbria), IKON (Birmingham), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Japan), Tatton Park Biennial (UK), Somerset House - Kings Cultural Institute/Up Projects (London), Stream Vermont (USA)
Juneau Projects’ work is in collections including the Zabludowicz Collection, KPN and New Art Gallery Walsall.
The Tuesday Talks programme is a collaboration between the Peter Scott Gallery and Lancaster University Fine Art Department. The Autumn 2017 season includes:
Kathryn Elkin | 17 October
Juneau Projects | 24 October
Kate Owens | 31 October
Gemma Anderson | 7 November
Ian Hartshorne | 14 November
Jill Gibbon | 21 November