Benjamin Owen is a filmmaker whose work explores politics as it is played out in the everyday and in the commonplace. Although the work often takes the form of film, Owen’s practice encompasses music, performance and education. Often highly collaborative, his events and films question traditional forms of participation, reception and display. Owen has exhibited and performed his work widely, including Spike Island, Bristol; G39, Cardiff; Plymouth Arts Centre; Cubitt and Whitechapel Gallery (both London). His collaborative project with Kit Poulson is at CHELSEA space and Bookworks 2017.

After a highly successful series of lectures in 2016, the Garage Lecture Series returns in 2017 with a new venue at Worcester’s state-of-the-art library building, The Hive.
Meadow Arts and the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department (housed in the Garage Studios) organise the series of lectures, which are free to attend. This is a chance to listen to high calibre artists who have made the journey to Worcester to talk about their artistic practice, their ideas and inspiration.

The Garage Open Lecture Series is a collaboration between the University of Worcester’s School of Art’s ‘Fabrication Research Group’ and Meadow Arts in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Arts Partnership.