2 - 4pm Free
The first in Felicity Allen's series of Dialogic Portraits, Begin Again, currently on show in Turner Contemporary's Learning Studio, involved 76 sitters contributing to a project which involved painting, writing, sitting and speaking. The majority of the sitters had worked with the artist in the previous decade, in the arts higher education and public sector. Following a brief reading by Felicity from her book Begin Again Chronicles, which came out of this project, a panel discussion about dialogic portraits will take place, and the audience, including a number of sitters from the project, will be encouraged to contribute. Chaired by historian of contemporary feminist art, Alexandra Kokoli, speakers include critic and curator Helena Reckitt and two of the 'sitters' who contributed to Begin Again, curator, Paul Goodwin and poet, Carol Watts.
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